Packaging: These lipsticks are contained in slim, twist-up tubes. They twist all the way up and back down easily with no issues. There is some sort of locking mechanism in place so that when you first twist it up, it clicks. The lid comes off easily but stays on pretty securely. The shade number and name is indicated on a sticker on the bottom of the product. When I first purchased these they were very securely packaged with shrink wrap covering it completely and it wasn’t very easy to remove. I am thankful for this as so many drugstore products are tampered with in the store.
Smell/Fragrance: They have a fruity scent and a sweet taste. The scent is moderate at first but disappears quickly after applying. I am somewhat sensitive to some scents and this didn’t bother me.
These have a thin, smooth consistency that swipes easily over the lips without dragging or skipping. The texture is similar to a tinted lip balm, maybe a bit lighter.
One to two swipes was enough to get plenty of color. My arm swatches below are one swipe each and the lip swatches have been built up a bit – this shows the range of color payoff you can achieve with them. They are not sticky or goopy so pressing your lips together isn’t a problem with these.
Most of these lasted 3-4 hours and were comfortable the whole time. They don’t last well though meals and drinks though.
Yes, I am glad I purchased these. They are a good choice for someone that likes to wear lip color but wants it to feel hydrating and comfortable.