Since this lipstick is so expensive, I wanted to get a shade I knew I would wear a lot. I chose #14, Gilian. It's really pretty, but just barely visible over my lips. Its really creamy, very soft and has a lovely sheen. I only wish it lasted longer, as I have to reapply almost hourly. I also thought I would really like the tube itself, being so heavy and with the mirror, but it feels too bulky. For that, I can't say I'm too happy with it. I do think its great for a night out, where you maybe don't have the opportunity to use a full length mirror, and the heaviness means for me anyway, easier to find in my bag.