Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Gloss ($20.00 for 0.23 fl. oz.) is supposed to be “ultra-shiny” with a “cushiony-soft” texture that has “long-lasting wear that’s comfortable, not tacky.” They are scented with “vanilla-mint,” which I did detect, and I could taste slightly (more like a vague sweetness). There was a slight minty tingle upon initial application, but it was very subtle and more of a cooling sensation than anything painful.
The strength of the formula is the texture of the gloss–more gel-like with a plushness that often smoothed out my lip lines rather than settled into them as some glosses are prone to do. Most shades applied well, were comfortable to wear, and lasted between three and five hours on me with light hydration.
The coverage varies based on finish, with “Sheer Cream” having the sheerest coverage and “Cream” having “pigment-rich” coverage (opaque). The two other finishes–Holographic and Metallized–are supposed to have more medium, buildable coverage, per the brand. I think that the brand could have done a better job describing the coverage levels both by finish as well as by shade, though.