I picked this up in a bargain bin awhile back and I'm really glad I did even though this probably means the colour or product is discontinued.
It has a bit if transparency to it, but the colour is still rich and you can build it up to a small extent (better the more time it has to dry between coats). I do find it dries the lips a little, but I guess that's to be expected since it is a stain. I love the colour and effect it gives my lips (kind of a bitten look?).
One last perk is that I just love the smell. It kind of reminds me of wine and berries.
|Swatch of NYC Smooch Proof 16H Lip Stain in 498 Berry Long Time|