I have the No. 1, and it's the most gorgeous red there is in my opinion. But it is dry. I wouldn't say it's very drying, but the formula is dry. When I want matte finish, I will still use this over the round tube ones. But the round rube ones are a lot less drying, with glossy finish. I prefer the formula of the round tube but like the packaging of this a bit better. They are both beautiful, and I feel good when I reapply with YSL lipstick for that.