ColourPop Descanso is a very cool-toned, dark purple with a sparkle finish. It is a discontinued eyeliner that retails for $6.00 and contains 0.11 oz.
ColourPop Descanso Creme Gel Colour ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a "bright purple." It's a bold, bright, medium-dark violet purple with cool undertones and bluish micro-glitter. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a creamy consistency that wasn't too heavy, nor did it take too long to dry (it is quicker-drying). The color is so vibrant and pops well on the lash line, but I had issues with the glitter and color flaking on me over time, even though much of the color remained visible for over eight hours. NARS Blue Lotus (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). NARS St. Marks Place (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Homie (PiP, $10.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Roxy (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Buxom Door's Unlocked (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Sephora Eccentric Diva (DC, $10.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Precision of a liquid with the ease of a gel based formula. Apply with a brush, we like a super fine, firm and synthetic angled brush. Dip tip of the brush, coat both sides – be careful not to pick up too much product! Work quickly, as the formula becomes transfer resistant once it dries. Do NOT leave opened for long periods of time or it will dry out and you will be sad. Be sure to close the lid tightly after each use.