saucy is a part of benefit's "cream" lipstick collection. it is a true red, but leans towards understated terracota rather than double-decker red. the application is a joy. the lipstick provides a creamy, full coverage. it stays on forever and doesn't bleed or leave marks on the wine glass. i've been looking for this type of non-shimmery red for a long time. it is the kind of red that is very sophisticated but as far from the trashy as possible. despite the rule of only accentuating one feature at a time, i have worn this red with subtle smokey eye and succesfully created slightly decadent, but oh-so-beautiful flapper-look (e.g. charlize theron and penelope cruz in "head in the clouds").