I picked up this shade because it's so pretty and an orange based red. It's well balanced and isn't too orange. The finish is beautiful and I didn't even need a lip liner. This will be a good pop of color (poppy red) for spring and summer. It makes me happy. So far I'm really pleased with Flower Beauty. This isn't as bright as a MAC matte, but then again it is also more soft focus, weightless, and less drying. The formula of this does remind me of high end matte lipsticks.