Emerald #5 is a medium teal with subtle, cool undertones and a sparkling, frosted finish. It had good color coverage, though not opaque, that could be built up to full coverage with a second layer. It had a creamier consistency, which made the base seem less pigmented and the product seem more heavily shimmered. It applied best in pressing motions for greater, more even coverage. This shade stayed on well for eight and a half hours on me.