Fair-skinned ladies beware! This will make you look like dead.
I bought it on a whim, not trying it on, based only on how it looked in the tube. On my lips, with my pale skin, I am like a corpse.
The only uses I have for this is mixed with other lipsticks to make new, gorgeous and more wearable shades (my Volupte #10 and #27) or with my Shiseido lip gloss in #G26-Peach melba. Somehow, this lip gloss brings life to it and makes it match perfectly with my favorite grey smokey eyes.
I cannot comment its staying power, since I do not use it alone, but the mixed colours wear about 2 hours of perfection on me before they start to wear of, leaving a nice stain.
The packaging is just lovely.
All in all, I would never ever buy this again. For a nude lip, I would suggest this Shiseido combo: Automatic lip crayon in LC2 and if you want a gloss, a touch of the G26 lip gloss on top.