I got this in Ripe Raspberry, and the color is *perfect*. That perfect me PLUS color, you know?
Anyway, this is a lovely lip balm. It's not stick, and at first it feels like using a crayon on your lips-- rather hard, and you're not sure that it's leaving anything behind. But the balm has a lovely hydrating feel, and is very long lasting.
The color is somewhat sheer, but not as sheer as I normally expect from a colored lip balm. There is a very slight shine, but about normal for a lip balm.
My one concern with this is that it tends to wander, like lip balms do, and the color is opaque enough to make that look funny. I'm half tempted to try it with a lip liner, but that seems somewhat silly for a lip balm? IDK, you might find this less annoying than me. :)
Overall, a lovely lip balm, and I use it *all the time*-- but with careful application and a lot of mirror checkups.