Pistol is a light charcoal grey color with a taupe undertone. It is a bit shimmery but doesn't have any glitter. It has a smooth and buttery texture and is very pigmented. I love this eye shadow. It looks more taupy brown in the naked 2 palette I have but applies more charcoal grey on my eyes. What I love most about is the fact it doesn't have a blue undertone to it at all like MAC knight divine and Urban Decay gunmetal eye shadows do. Love to put this all over my eyelid with MAC texture in the crease.