On the A List is a wonderful, neutral to somewhat cool leaning taupe eye shadow. At Sephora's site, it is categorized as having a "Shimmer" finish and I'd say it's similar to MAC's Veluxe Pearl or Inglot's Pearl finishes - very pretty and it imparts "light" without being too garish or full on frosty. This is a wonderful shadow. On me, this shadow alone with a very little bit of black liner and maybe even mascara and my eyes look so enhanced. The price of these shadows is amazing and the fact that Sephora put thought into the packaging and making it easy (and affordable) for users to de-pot them easily and without risk of damaging the shadows is wonderful. This is long overdue from companies like MAC!