This lip tar is very thick and opaque. When you put it on, it requires a lot of blending to get it to adhere and blend into your lips. The color completely masks your natural lip color, but the consistency clings to every bit of dryness your lips may have.
I tried this product with no preparation and it did not apply easily. It covered my lip color completely, but it was messy and made my lips look very dry and flaky. On my second try, I had exfoliated and moisturized my lips completely prior to using it, but it still made my lips appear flaky.
I purchased mine in the shade Hush, because I thought it would be a good neutral color that I could get a lot of wear out of. It definitely is a beautiful neutral shade, but the formula of the product is not worth the hassle. For a similar effect with an easier application I would suggest Lime Crime lipstick in Babette.
I think this product is best for stage or photo shoot makeup or short wear. It is hard to work with, but it definitely has amazing color payoff and is true to the color that it looks like in the tube.