Colour: This appears a very cherry red at first, but on the lips (because you have go over uneven bits) it built into a very dark red very quickly. I like it, but it's not for the faint hearted.
Application & Coverage: I'm not wild about the application of this- it has a felt tip nib which has a very thin point. It works well to define the lip line, but it's difficult to fill in your lips evenly. I wasn't pleased with the uneveness, so I topped it up with lip balm throughout the day. It's also quite drying (it is a stain after all) so it needs lip balm!
Kiss Test: A little comes off (especially with the lip balm) but nothing alarming.
Lasting Power: Even with eating and drinking, with multiple lip balm applications, this stayed on incredibly well. Only after 12 hours or so did my very inner lip need touching up.
To me, this feels like a less expensive (only £4!) version of the long lasting lipsticks, like Maybelline Superstay. As with those, I find this a bit of a faff to put on and I wish it were less drying, but it does last forever. I'm definitely glad to have this for days when I need a long wearing but bold colour!
You can get this on the Stargazer website for £4.
Love B xxx