This is a coolish, satin beige that pulls slightly irridescent. It is absolutely a gorgeous neutral. I would trade in most of my MAC neutrals and just keep this one if I had to. It's a great base color to build on with just about anything - darker browns, lighter champagnes, blues, plums, and even a dark green that I tried. It comes in one of the Naked palettes but I loved the swatch so much that I bought the pot by itself and have loved wearing it every single time since I bought it. Worth the purchase!