This is an absolute favorite must-have. I honestly cried and spent plenty of money when I "lost" it and tried to find a replacement. I tried every red shade and stain out there and none matched this color and staying power. I eventually found it in an out of season bag and cried, again, with joy. This shade is perfect for everyone and your lips will look perfect throughout the day. For those that bought it as a duo with the Nars gloss, you aren't getting the same deal as just getting the color alone. Oils will remove the color and the petroleum gloss base doesn't give it staying power. Once it's on, it's on until you eat something with a high fat content. It does require a steady hand to apply as it is a doe foot applicator, but any high pigment requires a steady hand. If worn daily, your lips will need to be sloughed and moisturized at night to decrease any dryness. My only complaint is that some product may leak if you do not periodically clean the opening as you should. This is a fantastic value as one tube can last years with normal wear even though you should throw it out at 2 years.