This is a gorgeous colored gloss. It looks like a shimmery mauve in the tube, but when applied it is a gorgeous shimmery nude. Tons of shine, not goopy/sticky at all. The ONLY reason I am giving it 4 lippies is for the fact it does have a plastic-candy type smell when you first apply. It does go away, but I am not a fan of scents at all...so I did deduct one l/s. Other than that, this is a beautiful gloss. Check this brand out, I am impressed so far! :) 4/27/04 OK, I am deducting another lippie. The smell is getting to me & I am finding that I avoid it now. This is a shame, cause it is a pretty color.