This lip gloss has a nice shine, and a fresh minty smell. It tastes like peppermint and sugar too, so don't worry about getting a little in your mouth when you apply it! No more nasty lip gloss taste! It's short-term moisturizing, meaning it makes your lips smooth and soft but without constant application your lips will be chapped within an hour or two. It's pretty smooth as well, and doesn't make your mouth feel overly sticky. I wouldn't say it necessarily "sweetens" my breath like a breathmint would, but it does mask any foul odors.