Nars Ondine is a beautiful taupey/purpley/brown with gold shimmer throughout. It's a sort of complex color to describe... at times it hints more plum, at other times it is more brown. The texture is buttery, pigmented, and not too sheer or too opaque...it is very easy to build the color. I love it as a lid color with a deeper purple or dark brown in the crease. It's also perfect in the crease with pretty much any lighter neutral on the lid.