This product is definitely a good product, however it is only good to go with people who can actually handle the matte feeling. Some days I found my lips to be extra dry while other days I could handle the lipstick. It applies perfectly like a gloss and once it dries you can feel your lips to feel slightly tight, which is a problem for some people because it feels uncomfortable. I’ve tried using other balms with this lipstick and it doesn’t work, so I guess once the balm runs out, basically you need another one.