Noir is a medium-dark black with neutral-to-warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. There seemed to be an almost cream-like element as the finish did not read as flat as other mattes in the range have, but the texture was felt stiffer and drier in the pan than other shades as well. It had good pigmentation, but the dryness made the edges look ragged and dragged out rather than gently diffused or blended. I had the best luck using it packed onto the lid and then using a lighter shade to diffuse the edges. On me, it lasted for seven hours before turning patchy.