I purchased this Li'l Lip Duo because the colors appealed to me and I wanted to try it - so glad I did! Both colors are rich and vibrant. They're not quite matte, not quite glossy - I would call them satin finish. They glide on smooth, don't get cakey, and last a long time on my lips. No weird taste or smell. They're small but go a long way, I think these will last quite a while, great value. I like them on their own and for a more glamorous or evening effect, they look great with a wet-look or glittery gloss layered over them. These lip crayons get your friends' attention when you pull them out, too! Definitely recommend! I just ordered the Laqa & Co. Charm School Kit, can't wait for it to arrive!