Overall, the blue lasts much better than pink. I've noticed that the closer to red on the colour spectrum the less likely it will stay. The Aqua blue faded into a green seaweed colour, while the blue has lightened but it looks gorgeous. It looks lighter in some parts but that's due to the overloading the other areas with dye. It hasn't gotten splotchy as easily as the pink which is great. By now you would be seeing blonde if I was pink. Here they are with straight and curled hair and it photographs really nicely. I think I will stay blue longer than I expected. Top photo wearing Candy Yum Yum by MAC. Current fav of the moment.