This review is for the "Linda Evangelista Beige #809", so I am not sure if it's the same beige, but it's one of the celebrity shades. I got this at Walmart on clearance last week for $2.29, which was a steal, particularly because they didn't have it marked(I hate when they do that) so I happened to price check it to discover it was. Anyway, this lipstick was so smooth and glided lovely on the lips. It was not matte at all. I was shocked at how good it felt. However the bad thing is it did nothing for my complexion. Because my skin is already brown this shade matched my skin perfectly, so it made it look as if I just had on a light brown sheer gloss or barely anything at all. I don't want my lipstick to look basic, I want it to have some definition. So I pulled out my faithful dark brown lip liner to see if I could see some improvement in the shade, but there was no hope, it was the same thing. It really looked as if I didn't have anything on my lips. I was sad too, because it was a good deal and it felt great on my lips and it would have been my first L'Oreal lipstick. But this did not work for me. The color was too much of a match.