Since pictures on different skintones are always helpful, here's Le Mépris on me anyway, in a second look with my newest Addiction orange, Fresh cheek polish, worn higher and tighter on the cheekbones this time:
Base/basics: Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Moisture foundation 001, Burberry Sheer Concealer 01 under eyes, Suqqu 01 brow pen
I applied Le Mépris over a thin coat of Kiss Me Moist Lip Natural SPF15 balm here (a basic, colourless, waxy lipbalm) here. To see it at full neon orange whack, go wince at the last looks here or here; for a modulated take (mixed with RBR Kiss Elixir lip balm), the second look here shows Le Mépris functioning as a soft coral tint.
While Rosy compared Le Mépris to the more orange Nars Red Square pencil, in my collection it skews much more uncompromisingly orange in relation to the warm red and coral shades with which I used dabble in this tricky colour.
REVLON Strawberry Suede matte (dc) -- more coral-red
REVLON Super Lustrous Fire & Ice -- more red and pink
ADDICTION Le Mépris lipcrayon -- control orange
INNISFREE Creamy Lip Tint 4 Cocktail Orange [purchased after Le Mépris, so testament to my conversion :P] -- more coral-pink, whiter base
CHICCA Enticing Lip Stain 2 Amaryllis -- more red (here)
Anyone bothering to click through will have noticed that that the differences between these shades are much more visible on the lips than on one arm. So lipswatches will come pending an improvement in the weather :)