I received this lip gloss as a gift for my birthday in the shade "Birthday Babe". At first I was not sure if I liked it or not. It smelled like birthday cake sort of but when I applied it to my lips it felt minty. It felt similar to mint chap stick. I put it away for a month or two and pulled it back out when I was looking for a lip gloss to use over a lipstick. It is now a essential in my purse and for the summer. Whether by itself or over top a lipstick, it looks simply beautiful! Would definitely recommend!