I bought this merely because it was a great deal at the drugstore. However, now that I have used it, I can't recommend it enough. I live in Texas and between the sun, the wind and the humidty coming and going my lips have needed a lot of help. Before I would rely on something like Chapstick, but this so much better. It gives my lips color and shine while still doing the work of a chapstick that doesn't do those things. I have pretty pale skin, so i need the color, but often a regular lipstick does more to dry out my lips that it does to help them. This softens and protects while adding some color. I also gave some to my 12 year old daughter. It has enough shine and gloss to make her feel pretty while not overwhelming her with too much make up. As she is outside alot, it gives her the protection she needs as well. I bought for the price but will continue to buy for the protection as well as color and shine.