The MAC SA explained this is a hybrid of a Lipstick and gloss. reminds me of the slim shines that were discontinued a few years back. This does not have the same staying power of a lipstick, but to me it is a fair compromise since it is not only not drying at all, it is somewhat moisturizing without the sticky/tacky feel many glosses have. It is a bit messy to apply and for that reason I cannot give it a 5, but its workable
The color is a vibrant raspberry. Very pretty. Gives me a nice pop of color on my NC25 tone. I look forward to trying other colors
I so wanted to like this. In the store, when I tried it on my wrist- thought I would surely love this! It has great ingredients too-no petroleum-etc.... It has shea butter which is great. But, it has no staying power at all, at least, not on me. The color is too sheer, or perhaps too light to be used as a sheer, on me, at least. It is going back!