Bare Escentuals describes this color as a deep plum purple with sparkle. I am always looking for new purples to accent my green eyes. This color is SUPER DARK! I bought it to use more as a shadow than a liner because I'm not really into use powder as a liner or wet-lining powder. This color is so dark that it looks black on the lids. When I put it on my lids, I can't even tell it's purple... or that it has sparkle for that matter. I definitely won't repurchase.