A dealbreaker: this lipstick lasts maybe an hour on me; feeling and wearing like a quite expensive lip balm. Methods to prolong longevity (blotting, powdering, lip liner underneath) don’t help enough to justify the extra effort, and muddy its wonderful color and finish. Though I love how it looks on me, it is just too much trouble to wear very often. Heartbreaking!
Dior Lucky Addict Extreme Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a fuchsia-pink with the barest hint of coral; there’s an underlying warmth lurking just beneath the surface. Tarina Tarantino Fuchsia Lining is a bitter redder. MAC Speak Louder is pinker, cooler-toned. MAC Party Parrot is brighter, less red. Lancome Fuchsia Clutch is a bit darker and has a light smattering of iridescent fuchsia shimmer.