This stuff is so great that it has prompted me to write my first review EVER on Makeupalley! I love these lip balms! First of all I am very sensitive to weird scents and waxy/chemically tastes usually associated with lip balms or glosses...so I really expected to return this after trying it for the first time. But I was SO pleasantly surprised to finally find a drugstore lip product that actually legitimately smells like vanilla cake! I do not find it over powering at all, in fact I LOVE putting it on and smelling it! I don't think the smell lingers on the lips, I can't really smell it once it's on.
I think the color pay off is wonderful; not full on color, but enough to add just enough color and glossiness to make you feel confident with how your lips look. I hate putting on a tinted lip balm and not being able to see any color...not with this!
I also love the texture and feeling on my lips. It is very hydrating, and not sticky at all. Wear time is maybe 2 or 3 hours which I don't mind because I love applying this balm. I have found that I wear this everyday, many times with lipstick in place of gloss. I actually find that I like to put this on FIRST, and then apply my lipstick to give it a creamy look and texture (especially matte lipsticks).
This is the only thing I have every liked from Almay, but I am super impressed with these liquid lip balms. Give them a try, I don't think you'll be disappointed!
This is a lip balm, not a gloss so bear that in mind. There is a teensy bit of shine to it. Overall, it is very moisturizing. I don't feel the need to reapply often. It does have a fragrance, like a sweet vanilla, but it goes away quickly. Have already repurchased. I have the nudstrients, which is basically clear with light shimmer.
Pink pout is a bright pink. There's apricot, a bright coral and cantaloupe, a lighter peach. Rosy-lipped is a YLBB nude pink shade. Apple a day is a bright red..truffle is a brown with shimmer. There's also a purple (the only one I didn't purchase) and a dark plum.