While this doesn't work with any lipstick, particularly drugstore brands (reason for 4 stars), this is great for mixing up the finish on higher end lipsticks that already plan on sticking around.
You'll need to go through the whole routine with this one: exfoliate, prime, line, stain/stick/whatever, dry, pat with translucent powder through a tissue, and THEN apply this just before walking out the door. Aaaaaaaaand it works.
Sometimes I use it over my bare lips to make it look like I'm wearing matte lipstick. Works sooooo well after a stain, too.
I actually really like this product. It makes my lips matte and doesn't take off too much of my lip color. My lips were still moisturized as well!
hard to open
This comes securly wrapped in an impenetrable shrink wrap sleeve inside a cardboard box. It is nearly impossible to fin where to tear it off, and my superior tactile skills are failing me. I have turned it every way I can and with only 1usable hand am about to give up. I don't think it is unreasonable to expect to open a purchase I was looking forwardto trying. Only one star because I can't give none; I can't even use it.