I needed a good pink lipstick now that I've got gray hair. I use MAC blush so I decided to try their lipstick. I love the color, texture, and staying power, but the applicator is a challenge! It's makes putting on lipstick messy and uneven. I hate the rounded tip (I didn't know when I bought it the applicator design was like this). What a design fail. I'll buy MAC lipstick again but I'll make sure it has a user- friendly slanted applicator.