There is nothing violet about this shade, it's a straight up periwinkle. It looks blue even paired with other shades in this palette.
I’m sorry to hear you were disappointed in the shade. We described Octopi as a violet blue based off the color hex code #324ab2. We felt this best described the color that we see on our end. Octopi in the pan looks blurple and may look more blue or purple when swatched depending on your skin tone.
This shade is pigmented and easy to work with. Mild staining and the kick up is mild too. This shade works well with other purples and with blues too.