I was expecting a softer color but this is a bit 'Barbie'. However, I duly applied the pink end - beyond sticky! Tried to blot some off. Once I'd managed to pick all the bits of tissue off that were glued to my lips, I tried the sheer end. Did not help much. Gloss wore off quickly & still left a sticky feel. Tried a lip balm instead - helped a bit. After a couple of hours, the product had dried out leaving my lips feeling cracked & unpleasant (and still a bit sticky). Horrid stuff - would def never buy again!