Raven is an amazing, traffic-stopping orange-red that wears incredibly well. Despite being a long-wearing formula, it doesn't dry out my easily chapped lips and looks flawless for 7-8 hours provided I moisturize and exfoliate beforehand. Warm-toned reds tend to pull orange on my very warm, NC30 skintone, and while Raven is no exception to that, it manages to retain its redness while its orange base just brightens the color and really lets it pop. MAC Lady Danger and NARS Heat Wave are both much more orange on me. Opaque Rouge Lipsticks come with a flattened doe foot applicator that makes application a breeze, and the super pigmented formula clings to the lips comfortably resulting in a nearly weightless feel and very little transfer to anything you put to your lips. The finish is a lovely, velvety matte that doesn't look flat. Raven lasts incredibly well throughout the day with drinks and meals, and the only thing that will break down the color is oily food, but that goes for all lipsticks. It fades evenly and doesn't flake, but I'd recommend removing the color completely if you want to reapply because it balls up when layered. Raven is a must-have for anyone looking for a long-wearing orange-red. It's pure gorgeousness in a tube.