I was sent these beautiful lipsticks . The top pictures were taken after initial application and the others are about 5 hours later and after eating lunch. The red is actually much longer it was taken after about 8 hours. You WILL need to reapply! I opted not to and it left a stain that I liked well enough to leave alone. The lipsticks are creamy and the red is completely opaque in one stroke. The other two needed about 2-3 strokes for a fully opaque finish. They glide on smoothly with no pulling or tugging. They are a satin finish with some shine and sit comfortably on the lips. I did experience some drying with the nude on the edges after a few hours. Overall, they are definitely some lipsticks I would buy in more shades. I especially liked that the red did NOT stain my chin while eating!