For $1.99, this is a damn good lipgloss. I bought it in African Queen (very similar to L'Oreal Seafleur, a blue-pearl fuchsia) and Vixen (a deep burgundy-gold). The smell is a little funky, like lanolin or petroleum, but the color coverage is outstanding and I find it to have quite a high, glossy shine. It's got the color or a lipstick but the shine of a gloss. Be aware when choosing shades-- it WILL look just as dark or bright on lips as it does in the tube! Nice, smooth, non-sticky texture, too.