Packaging: The lipsticks have unique 2-step packaging. One side of the tube has a lip balm and the other side has a lip cream with tilted doe foot applicator. The lip balm and lip cream is arranged so perfectly and in a compact form that it can be easily carried along. The lip cream does not leak and the lip balm does not come off.
Texture: Lipbalm/top coat is very soft and applies smoothly. The lip cream has a lotion-like consistency, glides easily on the lips and sets dry with a subtle sheen.
Shades: Everlasting Wine: This is a beautiful deep wine or maroon shade. I have never earlier used such a dark shade, but I am totally loving it!
Keep it Red: This is a beautiful perfect red colour. I have many red shades but this one looks beyond perfect maybe because it has no undertones.
Continuous Coral: This is a baby pink shade which has little shimmer in it. i first thought it wont look good on he lips, but it turned out looking really well and subtle on the lips.
How I use and staying power: I apply a lip balm first and keep it until I am done with the face makeup. Lipstick I always apply in the end so that I could moisturize my lips while I do other things! After I am done with the face makeup, I wipe off the lip balm and apply the lipstick. In case of dark shades, make sure you do not make any mistakes while application. I line my lips first with the tilted doe-foot applicator’s tip and then fill in the lip cream. The lip stick dries quickly but do not press your lips together as it can still feel a bit sticky for few minutes. The lip balm/top coat gives shine to your lips but I skipped it.
The lipstick gives an opaque finish with super pigmented colour in just one layer. Staying power is incredibly and surprisingly long lasting. Like, it literally stays as it is for one entire day, even after multiple meals. I think it should stay intact for more than 24 hours, but I did not use it for that long ever. One con i would like to mention is that after meals the lipstick tends to flake off from the center of lips which looks a bit odd; you can always reapply though. It does not come off with the Vichy micellar water that I use usually to remove my makeup, but it did come off with the studiowest dual phase makeup remover which has oil in it. So overall, I totally love this lipstick and the shade too is gorgeous.