This is impossible to make look good. It’s patchy, applies unevenly (thinner in some spots, globs up in others). When you try to even it out, I find it only makes it look worse. With a color this dark, you need crisp lines and full opacity. It doesn’t help that this takes a full 10 minutes to dry, increasing your chances of screwing it up. I love the color, and so badly wanted to love this. It was just too much hassle for what it’s worth. I’d rather spend $20+ dollars on a lipstick that applies beautifully and looks flawless that takes under a minute to apply. This stuff takes too long to mess around with to make it look good. Put simply, it looks cheap. The patchiness isn’t cute, it wears off in chunks, and the lines bleed and clump around the edges of where you apply it (even with a great lipliner). So disappointing, I wanted so badly to love this. I have a friend with smaller lips than me and it looks good on her (not as much area to cover = less patchiness). I know it sounds strange, but if you have larger lips this will look even worse. Trying to even it out = disaster. A very poor formula done by NYX in regards to the darker shades. Skip this one.