This lipstick is a very intense pink with warm undertones. Even though its name suggests it to be a magenta pink, I simply do not find that to be true. In my book, the color magenta is a cold, blue-undertoned color with hints of purple. This lipstick, however is definitely orange based and will look good on ladies with warm skin tones. That being said, if you are looking for a bright, statement pink lip, this is your color!
The formula is opaque and applies evenly without settling in the lip lines or emphasizing the dry patches on the lips if there are any. I did not notice it staining the lips and that ould be attributed to the fact that this color is not a very long lasting one. It stays on for about 2, maybe 3 hours, transfers well if you are eating or drinking and is a little drying.
It smells exactly like other L’oreal lipsticks: rosy-lipsticky smell that is quite subtle.
Best matching lip liner: MAC “In Anticipation”