Deep Purple is a blackened purple with subtle, warm brown undertones and a dusting of plum micro-shimmer. It had a very pearly sheen--not quite a frost but more than a satin. It had nice color payoff, and it applied smoothly. Disney Wonder by Wonder is lighter. Illamasqua Queen of the Night is lighter. MAC Spellcaster is more matte. Giorgio Armani #3 is more metallic. See comparison swatches.
Celebrity Makeup Artist Carol Shaw created LORAC's unique, long-lasting, non-irritating eye shadow formula to use on and off the Red Carpet. This unique formula is infused with soothing botanicals such as Calendula and Cornflower. Shade, shadow, line and define with this versatile range of eye shadow colors that can be used wet or dry to create any Red Carpet look you desire.