Damask is a rich berry with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff that was buildable to opaque coverage with a second application. The product had a dense, powder-like texture in the pan and then felt like a thinner layer of powder on my lips, which "absorbed" a bit and then felt like I had something clinging desperately to my lips. Without some slip, the product on its own emphasized my lip texture and made them appeared wrinkled. Layered with the balm, it was more comfortable to wear and forgiving on my lips. It lasted for over six hours on its own, left a stain behind, but was drying with the wear being only somewhat drying over time when used with the balm and still lasting for a good five hours on me.