I consider myself a lip gloss connoisseur (and consumer). A smashbox gloss for $5 was an easy sell on me. This formulaton promises light-reflecting pearls to brighten your smile. Despite the vibrant color in the tube, it comes out really neutral and with only a slight glittery effect. I have no problem wearing this at work or during the day. I am not sure I really see a brighter smile, but I love this minty flavor. It is strong so it is not for the faint of heart. The mint doesn’t tingle but gives the sensation of fresh breath. This is probably not the right gloss for your wine tasting adventure in Napa because the flavor is very strong. This IS great for an application during those long afternoon hours at work for a “pick-me-up”.