I own the blue one and the color of the blue for a gloss is very opaque, their are noticeable shiny blue sparkles in the formula as well. You can dab a little bit on your fingers to your lips to give it just the sparkly glitter effect. I love using this gloss both ways. It’s a very good bargain, I got mine for about $3. I would recommend these, I found mine at Walmart. Good color range, I would purchase more and I will repurchase the blue as well, I use it frequently.