I have now purchased Parfait and Destiny. Nether are shiny and are pretty much both more of a matte which I was happy about. I like both. They are very different and I sometimes like Parfait because it is more violet and can be put on very soft. I worried about purchasing Destiny since it appears so intense but I found I actually like it for when I wear darker shades of purple or a more pure purple because Destiny is a more pure purple and found it could be put on less intense then I thought I would be able to if you buff it down. And as someone said, it does not make it look like you have a bruised eye or anything. I actually think more can use Destiny then they think they can. It is a pretty shade actually. But if you feel you must have a lighter violet purple, then try Parfait because it is a very pretty shade also.