I had my doubts when I uncapped this lipstick. It looks like a light, decidedly cool-toned lilac-pink with, like, <i>swirls</i> of very frosty gold shimmer. So garish and not me, I thought (I hate any hint of purple on my lips, even including most mauves). But I tried it on anyway and on my unlined, pigmented lips (naturally berry-pink), it lays down only a sheer layer of light pink (that is not too cool for me after all) veiled with delicate gold sheen. No frost, no purple tones--Galaxy Girl, despite it's name and garish looks, is actually a subtle, wearable, pretty color. Whoever described it as MAC's Nymphette lip glass in lipstick form was right on the money, except GG is a lot more subtle since it's very sheer and not as shiny. I feel totally comfortable sporting GG during the day and I work in a pretty conservative environment.
The texture is thin and more oily than creamy-feeling. I find a lip balm underneath helps alleviate the texture issue and prevents this from drying out my chronically-chapped lips. Staying power isn't good, but who can expect better from a sheer lipstick? But the formula is such that I don't have to fear a sparkling chin after fifteen minutes. Those who prefer bolder lips will be disappointed, but those of you who appreciate restrained makeup that quietly accents your features rather than overwhelming them will probably enjoy Galaxy Girl.