Would you consider the outer shell to be...
Would you consider the outer shell to be shiney and what softshell would be compatible with this jacket
The outer is shiny. This jacket is designed to layer over a softshell or whatever your outer garment is, so it really doesn't matter. That said, my favorite softshell in the world is the Stoic Welder Lo. It should serve you well.
i have seen far shinier jackets than the compressor, but it is pretty shiney. i use this jacket under a variety of different depending on the situation. just the other day i did ten miles at 5 degrees with a -10 to -15 windchill with this jacket under my drystein shell and i was just about perfect.