I got the lighter of the 2 and it is shimmery but not too shimmery.
I was looking for something matte to contour and this works great ( I purchased in Shady Business). There's absolutely no shimmer in it what-so-ever.
In the compact, you can definitely see that it has a little bit of "shimmer". But once it's on your skin, it appears matte. I use it to contour, and it makes it look more like a sunkissed glow. Don't worry - there's no glitter or fairy dust on your face when using this product!
Love. Definitely try it out. I was shopping for something matte, but this adds a little subtle something extra.