I thought the tester was kinda scratchy at the store...but I got it anyway trusting the Bourjois name and the fact that they were on a great sale! ;) It wasn't scratchy at all....very moist and smooth application...great pigmentation...I don't need a lipstick with this liner around! Just quickly apply the liner, get some gloss and i'm done! The colour is a plummy light red colour...and looks really good on my pigmented lips! I'm a honey in Bobbi Brown for reference.