When I look for a lip gloss, I want color and shine. This had neither. The color was the same as my lips (I had Berry) and the shine was thin.
When I opened my Birchbox I got really excited about the color of the gloss. It looks really nice in the package. But none of that transfers to the lips. So their claim for sheer color is true. However, the high gloss claim did not pan out. It had a sheen, let's say. And it didn't make my lips look nice and shapely like say Bigelow glosses will. Their gloss is a little thicker. But my hair doesn't stick to my lips. My hair did with Model Co.
They also claim this is long lasting. That is not true. I had to reapply every hour or so.
I did like the mirror on it. I generally apply my gloss on the bus or in class. So that made it nice. But that is not enough for me to buy it or recommend it.