L'Impatiente may not be as dark as it is in the tube, but I'm still interested. It didn't look as deep on the other blogger either, Karen I think (can you tell I don't follow blogs).
I'm a life-long sufferer of dry, chapped lips and the RAV formula doesn't bother me too much. It can be a bit drying after a while, but not to the point of my lips bleeding. I have no idea what that's about! Something is seriously wrong if that's happening and I would think that's an extreme exception to the overall wear of the lipstick. As long as I exfoliate my lips and moisturize before hand, I can wear RAVs with little issue. MAC's Prep+Prime Lip is also good to use.