The red is coppery and earthy, bright and deep at the same time. When the color is on those lips, the ‘ohh and ahh’ effect is taken to a whole new level. Blue eyes pop, olive tones glow and dark hair feels a little more dramatic. Mortar & Pestle is a matte Lip Paint, and a little goes a long way. I normally have a hell of a time keeping lipstick on and I have kept this color on for 4 hours AND I ate and drank in between (I’m a snacker)! Booya.