I am South Indian with a fairly medium complexion for that demographic. On me, this shade did not look like the picture, which, of course, was not surprising... However, it really had ZERO of the coral/ orange warmth, so did not look natural at all. It is more of a pink with lavender undertones: a much cooler color than I expected. As a lipstick in general, it goes on smooth, feels weightless, and does not dry my lips. Since this seems to be the warmest lipstick shade available, though, I will not be buying any more Sterling lip colors. Which is very disappointing, because the foundation colors were THE BEST MATCH I HAVE FOUND IN 40 YEARS.
Thank you very much for the feedback Dorothy. With lip pigments and the natural pigment of your lips, the blending may not always be suitable to your liking. We apologize if the picture is not representing correctly for you, which is why we try to describe the shade in great detail. Although we don't suggest lavender in the shade, we do describe it as a Rosewood shade with pinkish brown undertone resembling a natural berry shade blush to the lips. Plus we are in the process of discontinuing certain shades along with creating new product photography which we hope will be more representative of our shades. Perhaps since you enjoyed the look and feel of our lip colors you will check back after we have revamped them and put our new shades in place in the future. Thanks again!