It is a little sticky but you can still work with it plus if you put lipstick on top it goes away completely. It doesn't burn or sting, it's more of a tingling sensation. The color is clear not that pinky tone on the bottle. It doesn't dry out your lips at all. Now, does it really plump the lips? I don't personally think so. I have tried it many times and I don't see any changes to my lip volume, so I would have to say that the price is just a little too high for this. The only plumper that ever worked for me was the DuWop lip venom but that one did sting.