I received this wonderful product in a swap, and I think I'm very lucky because Estee Lauder seems to have discontinued the product and the shade (big surprise, huh?). blooiejagwa's review is spot-on. This is a gorgeous, light-ish taupe with the tiniest bit of luminescence, leaning a little more grey (to my eye), that creates a perfect eye look with little embellishment. The formula is creamy and glides on like a dream, it's opaque (but not heavy looking), and it wears indefinitely. Really, No base, no setting with powder, nothing. And it's still there after 12 hours. Uncreased. Amazing.
Both the shade and the formula are kind to older eyes. I wore it with UD's 24-7 liner in Demolition and CG Clump Crusher mascara in brown-black, and it was a perfect professional eye look--and application doesn't get much easier. Darker skins could use this as a base, while lighter-skinned folks will love the depth and interest it gives despite the lightness of the shade and the deceptive blah-ness of the shade in the pot. This is a real winner. If you can find it, buy it!
A beautiful semi-matte (very slight sheen) taupe that perfectly fits in between cool/warm, and will suit ANYbody. For this reason it can make a good little gift, especially for a working lady who's short on time. Smooth & creamy, applies evenly, not patchy, as some cream shadows tend to be, and sets quickly. No creasing. Packaging is pretty.
I like it best as a wash over the eyelid, with winged liner. (Maybe adding a dark brown in the crease for evening.) I prefer the texture/formulation of these cream shadows to Shiseido's, Benefit's, or MAC's paint pots. The Shiseido ones have beautiful colours too, but don't apply as evenly and are too creamy (to the point that they slide), as well as having too much sparkle that actually shifts/moves around, rather than just staying where you applied it. The Benefit ones are also very creamy, and don't apply evenly in one go. The MAC ones are not creamy enough (for me). Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Tough as Taupe is in the same colour family, but slightly cooler, and darker. That one looks like an ugly greyish bruise on me, whereas this one looked like a gentler, more subtle colour, and is more flattering on me.