Snowdusk is a dark, taupe-brown with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff and a more pearl-like finish when applied dry, When I used a dampened brush (just water!), it had opaque coverage and a stronger, more metlalic finish. The texture was soft, blendable, and a touch dry but not powdery or prone to sheering out. The eyeshadow started to fade on me after seven hours of wear (regardless of application method).