Swatched on its own, E116 looks quite neutral and greyish. I've swatched it here next to the grey/beige E107 (on left) and the lilac tone of E116 (right) becomes more apparent.
I'm still not crazy about the pen dispenser mechanism, although the brush is undoubtedly better than the showerhead for the eyeshadow formula as it tends to clog less (the Creamy Eyes and Lights always came with the brush, and the Milky Eyes now come with the brush too). These are still products I would only recommend to someone who knows they will use them regularly (at least once a week, but preferably more often than that). I find that after the initial priming, four clicks is enough to dispense eyeshadow for subsequent uses, and I sometimes use a click or two more for more coverage.
On the positive side, when you've applied these they do not budge, making them great for summer and also good as a base for powder eyeshadows. The finish is not shimmery but has a gentle luminosity; even the more pastel lilac isn't flat or chalky.
Applied as a very simple wash over my lid to show the colour when worn. My natural olive tones tend to drab the colour a little more.
|When Bobbi Brown suggested matching eyeshadow to hair colour, I don't think she envisioned this.|
Disclosure: PR sample.