What I love the most about this lipstick is that it is a true cool-ish red that doesn't turn pink on me -- it actually stays red-red. I'm docking one star because the shape of the lipstick is an unusual wedge shape, which makes it awkward to apply without going over your lipline (you could easily use a brush or your fingertip, though), and the formula's a little dry. The cream rouge is a little less pigmented than the lipstick, but looks great on the lips and cheeks, and it's easy to blend out on your skin. It's still pigmented enough that I'd imagine it would show up on the very darkest skintone.
The packaging is beautiful and sturdy and looks great on your vanity.