This eye pencil is a creamy medium-deep grey with no shimmer. It might have the tiniest blue undertone, which works very well with my pink porcelain skin tone. It glides on very smoothly, but it might be just a touch too soft (gets smeary on a very humid day). But when I press it into the lash line and smudge out with a very narrow angle brush, the pigment serves to visually thicken the lash line, such that I can skip mascara. I also like that this pencil is a multi tasker. Despite being very fair skinned and having low/medium contrast, now that my hair is changing from ash blonde to silver, I've been using Charcoal as brow filler. I can never seem to find brow pencils that are cool enough (all contain too much red or yellow, which does not flatter my pure ash brows). I lightly pencil in a few fine lines in the sparse areas, and then I use a brow brush to blend out, so the result isn't harsh. So one pencil frames my face and my eyelashes. Perfect.