Ottoman is an intense, medium red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. The shade seemed to matte and so intense that it managed to reflect an almost orange-like sheen at times, which I've seen happen occasionally with very intense, bright, and more neutral reds (and I can't figure out how to prevent it on my end...). It had medium, buildable pigmentation that applied fairly evenly but was prone to emphasizing lip texture as the product clung and made my lips feel (and look) shriveled. Smiling was uncomfortable with this product on. On its own, it wore well for over six hours but was drying and uncomfortable to wear; with balm, it lasted for five hours but the balm completely transformed the color... and somehow made it appear as a cooler-toned red.