Subtly Elegant is a medium taupe with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a slightly powdery texture, but it applied decently to bare skin and blended out without any issues. The color stayed on well for seven and a half hours on me.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
These saturated shadows in neutral and metallic shades and multiple finishes stay on all day long with non-creasing, eight-hour wear. The result: potent colour payoff that applies evenly, blends well and can be used wet or dry.