It definitely doesn't crack or dry your lips out. The satin formula is a more moisturizing formula than their matte formula. These are very pigmented. I used their Ultra Satin Lip in "Hutch" in this picture. I personally don't use their satins as much as their mattes because their satins aren't transfer proof.
The Ultra Satin ones do not dry out your lips or crack and the pigmentation is fantastic. They don't dry down completely, but they are surprisingly long lasting. They are my favorite CP formula. A million times better than their matte formula!