Escapist: Application is relatively easy - you just have to give it 10-15 minutes to dry. Afterward, I ate, drank, and kissed my partner on New Years Eve and the colour stayed put. The slight stickiness didn't bother me, and you probably won't notice it after a while. This lipstick is definitely long-lasting, but removal with vaseline and some determination works out pretty well. (Note: This is my first true stain, so I can't speak to the relative quality, but I was happy nonetheless). Will purchase other colours.