The formula is supposed to have "medium coverage" with a "high shine liquid lip color that deeply moisturizers." First thing I noticed was that the three shades I tried all darkened within a few minutes, so often what I saw on the doe-foot applicator was not what actually ended up being on my lips. The gloss has a very watery texture initially, as it felt rather wet, and it did not apply that well, but it seemed to self-level to an extent and looked smoother and more even within a minute of application. There was no tackiness, and the gloss had a thinner, moderately emollient feel overall, which meant that it did not last long--two to three hours--but the formula was moderately hydrating. I didn't think it was that much of a "high shine" formula as the shine didn't last for long (even doing nothing). The gloss had a sweet, fruity scent but no discernible taste.
The average rating based on all reviewed shade(s) in this formula is shown below.
Finally, a lip balm that offers full, radiant color. This breakthrough formula is packed with soothing shea butter, antioxidant-rich vitamin E, coconut water, and jojoba oil to soften fine lines and lip texture and lock in moisture while YSLâ€™s Liquid Light technology delivers high-shine color. Lips are left perfectly soft, smooth, and lush with vibrant color.