Lip Smacker is the most convenient lip balm/lip gloss for me because it can keep my lips moisturized while still looking dressy enough to make me feel presentable. I don't like lipstick, not only because it's impossible to apply without a mirror but also because you have to constantly reapply it or the top glossy product that comes with it. This lip gloss makes me feel pulled together whether I'm dressed up or going casual, and I never need a mirror to apply it.
I have that stereotypical peaches and cream complexion, and I tend to gravitate towards pinks when it comes to lip color. This flavor is Cotton Candy, and while I wouldn't say it has any taste to it (except for your standard lip-balmy kind of taste) it is a good descriptor of the color. It's a very sheer pink with a lot of shine, and the more you put on the shinier it gets. If I'm just out with friends I can put on a thin layer after going to a restaurant, or if I am heading to a meeting after class I just apply a few more layers and get that more professional look.
You may be thinking that I paid a lot for my lip gloss. It's not your typical smaller tube, but instead it's a bigger tube that's three and a half inches tall and three-quarters of an inch in diameter: four times the size of the regular-sized lip balms. Wal-Mart occasionally has these for sale in limited colors and flavors, and I always buy a few packages because they last for a long time.
The best part about Lip Smacker lip glosses is that they come in so many different colors and types of containers. You can buy gloss in a tube that you apply with the tip, in a slim plastic tube with a brush, in a traditional roll-up tube with a cap, or even as a roll-on liquid.
With varieties like Cookie Dough, Strawberry Kiwi, Red Raspberry, Strawberry, Berry Peach, Pink Lemonade, Vanilla, Watermelon, Bubblegum, Dr. Pepper, 7-UP, Cherry 7-UP, A&W Root Beer, Grape Crush, Orange Crush, Skittles, M&M's, and even Starburst, there's bound to be something (or several somethings!) you can find that is the right shade and scent. They also have Jell-o and Kool-Aid flavors.
I keep one in my purse, one on my nightstand, and one at my desk so I'm never without my lip gloss. It really makes lipcare effortlesss when you have moisturizers, color and shine all in one non-messy product.