After hearing so much rave about this lipstick from my blog BFF Syl since last year, I finally decided to purchase Have We Met? — a beautiful everyday peachy pink shade that you can wear any time for any occasion. It's probably a good thing that I waited because the new “nude” packaging looks even more chic than the previous black version in my opinion!
OK, I admit. The thing that draws me to this lipstick even before the lovely shade itself is the packaging! A truly beautiful nude beige lacquered tube that just screams luxury and classic-ness (is there such word? I hope so!). I can just look at it all day. :) The cap snaps close securely with a strong magnetic closure so it is makeup bag-friendly. The shiny, silver round knob and brand's logo embossed on the cap adds a modern, exquisite touch to the overall appearance and takes the packaging's luxuriousness to the next level. It just feels so good every time pulling this beauty out of my bag to reapply!
Have We Met? is described as “shimmering warm pink” but it looks more of a shimmery peachy pink on my pigmented lips. It's the kind of color that anyone can wear; a fool-proof shade that's guaranteed to compliment any makeup look be it minimal or intense. It contains plenty of fine gold shimmer in the formula that makes your lips look full and plump upon application. There is a delicate vanilla scent that you may not even notice at all unless you sniff closely.
The formula is relatively moisturizing during wear but once the shine and color wears off, I feel my lips becoming dry just so slightly. It does not settle into fine lines in my experience but it tends to catch dry spots on the lips. I'd always wear it over a lip balm for a smoother finish and added hydration.
With gel-like texture, it glides fairly smoothly without tugging or dragging while depositing light-to-medium color payoff with a gorgeous, luminous, translucent sheen on the lips. I can certainly feel the shimmer when pressing my lips together but it's not an uncomfortable feeling or anything. The coverage is buildable but never truly becomes fully opaque. I can always see my natural lip color peeking through and tweaking the actual color of the lipstick to more of a darker peachy pink.
Have We Met? lasts a good few hours on me which is realistic for a formula described as “sheer”, although it isn't technically sheer like a true lip balm. Since I do not own the original formula in the old black packaging, I cannot confirm if this is a reformulated version. From the review and swatches I've seen online, though, it seems to be of the same quality, just the packaging that is different. If you'd like to see how it looks on paler complexion, visit Syl's blog to see it in action!