I loved these balm stains. They definitely stain your lips while keeping them moisturized & they're not as harsh as lip sticks. I'm pale & this color looked so nice. The minty color is nice but once you apply it, it goes away. I definitely can't wait to try out more colors. When you first apply there is a bit of a sheen & glossy look but after a while it goes away. Great product really. I also love that you twist the bottom to get the product instead of sharpening it.