I received this gloss as part of a graduation gift. I really like it a lot-it provides protection and coverage to my lips, while giving them a hint of color and sparkle. I love to wear it on cold days when my lips are dry, or when I don't want to wear a lot of make-up. The texture is very smooth and it has a faint taste of birthday cake. I didn't find this to be a problem. The shine from the glitter looks nice in photos too! I haven't tried the other flavors of this product, but this one is a winner.