I'd apply it in the morning, and by "after lunch" there wasn't much color left. And I noticed lipstick stains on water glasses at meals (which I didn't mind, but they shouldn't have been there.) So I found myself applying it in the morning, then re-applying after lunch (a couple of times using a mirror from my purse, while still at the lunch table - that was fun), and again before dinner. Unfortunately, it's not a good performance record, especially for "14 hour lipstick."
Do any of the "long lasting lipstick" products actually last longer than 3 or 4 hours? And do any of my readers use them? If so, which ones work best? I'd appreciate any ideas you may have...I want to be prepared in case a future opportunity to wear it arises!