One of my favourite, best-performing lipsticks. I've tried another Studded Kiss (Mercy) and was not impressed by the glitter, dry look and uneven lasting power. Prayer is different. It is a dryer lipstick, but it works. It's an absolutely gorgeous matte plummy purple that adds a flattering pop without overwhelming. I have very pale yellow-toned skin and dark hair and the shade looks amazing. The lasting power is very good and is one of the few that stays on somewhat evenly after eating and drinking. If you apply lightly, it becomes almost a matte stain. If more heavily, it has a cream matte lasting lipstick look. Exfoliation beforehand helps the appearance, but I don't find it makes my lips look too dry. My only complaint is that the cap continuously comes off in my purse. My tube of Mercy didn't have this issue and apparently this is fixed? My new tube also is prone to coming off. Small price to pay for this awesome shade and formula. If you're curious about Kat Von D's Studded Kiss, I'd recommend trying before buying, like applying it and walking around for a while. I was surprised how different Mercy was from the amazing Prayer and was really disappointed. Prayer will be a staple in my purse for as long as it's made!