(I just wrote a review but as I’d rated it at the top right, I couldn’t add my review; hopefully, I’ve removed my rating and can now review this). I am surprised by the F rating for this shadow because I love it and I guess part of the reason I love it is that it is on the sheer side, though I do find it is fairly buildable. The fact that it’s on the sheer side makes this wearable for me in work situations (a more full-on purple might look a bit much in my work environment). I was so delighted that this pretty, “girlie” shade was included as a bit of a “counterpoint” to the otherwise neutral and flesh toned shadows in the Chocolate bar palette. I love everything about this shadow, including the “sheerness”.
Candied Violet is a smuted, smoky violet with cool undertones and multi-colored shimmer. It was very dry and stiff to work with, and the color payoff was sheer. It didn’t work better on the lid either–harder to blend and not buildable at all. Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #6 (LE) is brighter. Sleek MakeUP Romance in Rome (LE, $9.99) is cooler-toned. Urban Decay Voodoo (LE, $18.00) is also cooler-toned. theBalm Lavish Latoya (LE, $16.00) is similar. Urban Decay Half Truth (LE, $18.00) is darker, cooler-toned. See comparison swatches.