But, alas, the gloss fell a bit short. Yes, my lips tingled. Yes, they turned a “custom” shade of pink, and sure, the sheer rose shade matched my skin tone. And maybe they plumped a bit? It wasn’t dramatic or all that noticeable, either way. And for $24, I’m not sure this Smashbox gloss is worth it, though I will say that it does glide on quite smooth and remain non-sticky. For the same effect- but a more noticeable one (meaning a puffy pucker and a unique, natural pink tone)- I’d recommendmark’s Glossblossom Ripening Lip Tint coupled with the classic DuWop Lip Venom- which, if I remember correctly, stings like crazy (which is why I haven’t worn in years) but actually works. But maybe the more it stings, the more it’s working? Beauty just hurts sometimes, doesn’t it (see: tweezing, plucking, etc).