This is a beautiful lipstick, I just wish I could have visited a counter first before doing a blind-buy based on the ads featuring Vanessa Paradis. I have dark skin (NC 45) so I did not expect to look like her, as my lips are already pigmented too. This just looks like a very muddy pink on me, not as exciting as I had wanted it to be, although it is close to my natural lip color so I will keep it. I guess I was expecting a darker everyday red, 'Talisman' will be my next color to try (in person this time). 4 stars for color and consistency, not too drying, but one star off because not really worth the high price point.