This particular lippy has a special place in my heart. All of the shades in the Emotional Brilliance range are divine, but this one stood out to me the most. The premise behind EB is that if you wear the shade, you will embody that particular emotion- and several months back, I needed Strong. Most of you know I lost a dear friend in July, and I wore this shade to his funeral. I haven’t reached for it much since because of various memories, but I’m wearing it tonight. It’s his birthday, and I’m going to his family’s house to celebrate all that he was, and all that he gave to the world- which was so very much. Without him, there would be no MUO, and that’s a fact. To sum up- if you need some strength, I would go and get this shade- because every little bit helps, right? Love you, Barnes, always missed.