This is a great nude lipstick. It's very creamy, and though it doesn't dry down to a true matte, it still lasts almost all day. I use 2 coats to get a smooth and natural effect. It isn't food or beverage-proof, but otherwise it does last through a good part of the day. It's very easy to apply and reapply, and doesn't smell. I have light-to-medium olive-y skin that tans very easily, and this is literally my perfect nude shade and looks completely natural. I like the packaging, I think the silver color is very sleek and stands out against some other lipsticks. I wear it almost every day, without liner, and it never bleeds or cracks. Is it expensive for a cream lipstick? Yes. But is it worth the hype and the price? Also yes.