Essence claims that this product is a lipstick and a gloss –

2-in-1. I only bought one shade, Beauty Secret. The packaging is colour code and attractive. Once you get rid of the barcode sticker, you also get rid of the name of the shade. This shade lack pigment – there is a very subtle hint of colour – not enough to claim the “lipstick” part. The gloss is not too shiny or wet but it is a bit tacky. You know there is something on your lips.
I would not re-purchase this product.