I think it's becoming the average. I wrote a complaint at 2:56 a.m Sunday morning, and they responded at 3:10 p.m. that afternoon and credited my account 500 points. If you've already renewed your VIB/R status through 2016, any additional purchases this year will not count toward future renewal. Qualifying purchases towards 2017 status start January 1, 2016.
As far as shades go, I love DoC's Berry Me 2, Kiss of Fire and Merlot, Coloured Raine's Raine Fever, and Vanity Raine. With each liquid lipstick I add to my collection, it gets harder and harder to decide which ones will come on trips with me. Coloured Raine and LA Splash definitely outshines in this area!