A mauve-ish brown matte color, and my fav e/s of all time.
I use it to line over and slightly under black e/s on my lower lash line when doing a smoky eye, as an all over lid color, as a crease color, as a brow filler, combined with other shades of all sorts...You name it, Taupe Essentiel does it! Works for day and night time looks.
Excellent pigmentation, very blendable, superb lasting power. Very minimal fall out only if you don't tap off the excess. Can't live without it!
Will definitely repurchase!