These are actually really good lipsticks. I own quite a few of them, and have never had any issues. Their quite creamy and opaque. I'm a nude lover, so I can't really say much for the more darker tones, but I can speak for the nudes and say their actually quite lovely. My favorite shade is "beige babe" and I paid it with their sensational lip liner in ballerina I think, and it's beautiful. Their inexpensive, and truly look wonderful on the lips. They don't dry down, so if that's something your looking for, your better off with liquid lipsticks. The staying power is of your average lipstick, but easy to apply back on. I recommend these if your looking for a creamy, easy, pigmented drug store lipstick.