I started using Almay Truly Lasting Color (TLC) several years ago, and it's still my favorite lip color. It comes in double ended tube with color at one end and gloss at the other. Each end has it's own applicator. You apply the color first, it does sometimes take two coats to get even coverage. You need to let the color dry, don't blot or rub. Once the color is dry then apply the gloss over top. If your gloss applicator picks up color, you didn't wait long enough before applying it. Done correctly, there is no clumping as I've read about in some of the other reviews. I think they may have been applying the gloss without first letting the color dry. The color will last all day or all night, through eating, drinking, blotting or anything else. To keep the shine, you do need to reapply the gloss periodically. Since this is made to last through eating and drinking, simply washing with water won't take it off, you need to use makeup remover or soap to remove it. It may be more expensive than some, but it's worth it! Since you only apply it once per day, a tube lasts for a very long time.