Rare Beauty Empathy is a very warm-toned, medium-dark pink with a luminous finish. It is a permanent lip balm that retails for $16.00 and contains 0.1 oz.
Rare Beauty Empathy With Gratitude Dewy Lip Balm ($16.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a muted, medium rosy pink with moderate, warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage in a single layer, which was a lot more coverage than anticipated based on the sheer, buildable coverage marketed.
The texture was lightly creamy, smooth, and lightweight with a moderate slip that wasn't heavy or tacky. The color applied evenly and didn't emphasize my lip texture, though there was a touch of product that sank into my deeper lip lines (only visible in the close-up photos but not from a normal viewing distance). It stayed on well for three and a half hours and felt lightly hydrating.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
With sheer color and soft shine, this tinted lip balm wraps lips in weightless hydration that lasts all day so they feel nourished and nurtured. With shea butter and a botanical blend of lotus, gardenia, and white waterlily, it cushions lips while building color so they look fuller and healthier.
C12-15 Alkyl Ethylhexanoate, Diisostearyl Malate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Ceresin, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Fragrance/Parfum, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera (Sacred Lotus) Flower Extract, Nymphaea Odorata Root Extract, Linalool. [+/- May Contain/Peut Contenir: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090)].