This is a beautiful, wearable purple-- and this coming from Little Miss Neutral who is afraid of colors and anything but Taupe... It's not a plain purple, it's definitely muted with some grey, and it's not metallic, per se, but it has a sheen to it when you look closely. There are no sparkles or shimmers, it just sort of has a sheen... Hard to describe! When I wear it, I wear it with a grey in the crease, like Silverthorn, and it brightens my face SO nicely! I will upload photos... I believe this was a Limited Edition. I'd buy it again if I lost mine, but to be honest, I doubt I will ever make it through this huge ProLongwear Pot... I can never hit pan on a regular sized MAC e/s!