The color payoff of this lipstick is really great. The color is a really dark purple, and it's very flattering. They are fairly long lasting, however they do not go on very smoothly and can be drying. The most annoying thing about these lipsticks is that the cap is very loose, and tends to fall off, so it's not great if you want to bring it with you. However, considering how inexpensive these are, it's a good deal for your money.