Love this one. It is the greatest lipstick I have ever had. It dries my lips a bit after several hours, however it is not critical as a lip balm improves the situation properly. The lipctick is applied evenly and does not need a lip brush or a pencil to apply the product and shape the lips. It adds volume a bit. Feels rather good. Will last through coffee break or lucnh.
The only thing that disappoints me in this product is the way it vanishes from the lips after four hours of wearing. The layer may seem uneven and to apply a new one I need to clean the previous layer to get an even coverage again.
I treated myself to Pirate the other day because I'd seen it used and thought it looked beautiful and I needed a true blue based red lipstick that was wearable and not to "extreme" looking. I'd read good reviews for this shade and was so excited to "treat myself", especially since everything else I tried to purchase that day was sold out! I have to say that I'm really disappointed in this lipstick and I'm not sure if it's just this particular shade or the formulation of the whole line (since this is my only Rouge Allure) but while this is a very attractive colour, it simply does not last on my lips. At this price point, I believe wear should be long than an hour or so. MAC lipsticks that cost 1/3 the price of this last better on me. I'm still willing to try a few more of these lipsticks (or perhaps some of Chanel's other formulas) - heck, it's Chanel! But overall, I was expecting better!