I have Trench, Grege. it takes about five swipes to show up (i have very pigmented lips). This is waxy. A bad formula. Supposed to be moisturizing.. but not the way their more serum de rouge lipsticks are (found those to be more moisturizing + more opaque). It doesn't last more than an hour. An hour is pushing it, actually. Half an hour, without eating/talking/thinking It is a safe bet for ppl who like sheerness but you'll go through it quickly as it needs to be reapplied zillions of times throughout the day. The WORST staying power from any lip product I have tried. If you packaged this in the ugliest dollar store packaging and gave it to me, it'd be a better fit than this lovely container it comes in.
If your lips have cracks, flakes it may show up. It's a thin wax, does nothing to fill in those lines. It's nothing more than a mediocre tinted lip balm with a dressed up concept (lip BLuSH...oohhh). i like this as a swipe and go lipstick but it's the packaging I like more than the actual lip "blush".
I have dry lips that tend to crack, so I always wear lip balm before I layer on the lipsticks. I got Rouge Dior Nude Lip Blush in Ing√©nue #418 at about S$45, it works well for my warm NC20 light-medium skintone. It has the right amount of pink on my pale lips to fake a healthy look, so you can imagine how often I reach for this! I wished it was more moisturising though. I am crazy in love with lipsticks, BUT the only ones I have repurchased are Clarins Rouge Hydra Nude lipsticks because they smell great, has amazing moisturizing qualities, applies thinly but is sheer and still beautiful. So please don't be affected by my option of "not repurchasing", it doesn't mean this is not worth your time.
This is the one of the most expensive lipsticks I've ever bought, on par with the YSL Rouge Volupte of which I have two, I paid £26 and I would pay it again, at least until I find a dupe with the same qualities.
I bought this in 418 Ingenue which is the perfect shade for me (NC40-42, very yellow undertones). It moisturizes the most out of all my lipsticks, gives my lips warmth and is natural enough for work but still looks great on a night out. Lasts really long if I put gloss on top (I use MAC Florabundance).
I'm very very pleased. In terms in cost, I've spent so much more than this looking for the right shade that covers, is moisturizing, is the right shade, etc., so I def don't regret buying it.