Here's a perennial favorite: Bobbi Brown Velvet Plum Long-Wear Cream Shadow is part of the permanent collection and has been so for quite a while, which is a good thing, because it's one of the best colors in the range. I'm a fan of Bobbi Brown's cream eye shadows (I'm on my second pot of Malted), because they really deliver on the longevity promise, and being so easy to use that they're practically fool proof. This is Bobbi Brown at her best, and what I hope the brand would eventually return to.
The name "Velvet Plum" shouldn't scare away those who don't do purple. It's not really plummy despite some of the particles (see the closeup photo). The color is very complex and shifts between bronze and taupe, depending on the light source and its direction. The shimmer particles are visible, though, which is my only issue with this otherwise great eye shadow. It's not as shiny as Chanel Illusion d'Ombre, and the texture is easier to work with, but the shimmer is still very much there.
Bobbi Brown Velvet Plum Long-Wear Cream Shadow ($25) is available at the counters and from bobbibrowncosmetics.com.