I bought this duo stick as part of a set from Sephora. LOVE the color!! Staying power is ok. Package is simple and streamlined. It's slightly drying, so I use a gloss over it. The BIG problem is that after the first 2 uses the applicator is not distributing enough product! I have to go over my lips a zillion times now to get any color. I've had it for 4 days. First day and a half I did not need to reapply after initial application. Now I'm reapplying every few hours. Unfortunately I won't buy again unless something changes. Might try to wet the applicator to see if it helps.