This has to be one of the best red lipsticks I've ever purchased. The color is very vibrant and definitely stands out, so if you're looking for that deep red Marilyn Monroe look, this would be perfect for you. I lined my lips with the NYX retractable lip pencil in Ruby, and then applied a single layer of the lipstick. I found it best to blot my lips with a piece of toilet paper afterwards, and then dap on a little bit more color after that. It's super long lasting and an all around great product!