This is my all-time favorite lip color, and was, unfortunately, a limited edition shade. It was re-released in a smaller size in a Holiday 2006 gift set and a similar but not identical shade was later released (Moonstone -- I don't find it to be comparable). This color is universally flattering and the sparkles are so finely milled there is no "glitter" effect, just a subtle glow. This can be used alone, or over a lip pencil or lipstick of your choice. The texture is smooth and applies evenly. It's no more long-lasting than the average lipgloss, but no less, either. The scent is a light vanilla. I cannot recommend this product enough. Be careful with how you store it, though -- it's not a "toss in your purse and go" lipgloss, as the tube itself has a tendency to burst or leak!