You spend forever finding the perfect red lipstick, then the makeup company decides to discontinue it. Great. Beautyfix was no help, so I have to do this the old fashioned way. My beloved Superstay was sold out of all the reds at CVS, Walmart, Target and Target.com. Revlon also has a long-wear formula; I bought ColorStay in Non-stop Cherry.
First of all, the color is not as advertised. It certain lights, like the light of the drugstore, it looks candy apple red. But it has strong fuchsia tones in other lights. Most importantly, it dries hot pink. Hot pink is not red.
What really turns me off this lipstick is the goopy moisturizer. It feels like the cheap lip gloss you'd buy for a dollar when you were in high school. It dries eventually, but it's a wee bit gross until then. Plus, it's sloppier to apply than Superstay's balm.
On the plus side, it doesn't dry my lips out at all, and I apply the gloss less than Superstay's balm. Amazing considering what it is.