The colour is called Raspberry Reflections and is a late 2012 release from the Maybelline Color Sensational line. In the tube it looks like it would be a milky cool toned pink, bordering fuchsia. I did not notice any shimmer, so I'll describe it as a crème formula. On the lips, it doesn't come off as milky as it looks in the tube, which you will see in the swatches.
I love how this gloss applied. Colour from start to finish and a little goes a long way, and the applicator (slanted doe-foot) is great for this product, it really allows for precision yet speedy application. Of course the overall colour will be affected by the natural colour of your lips. As it looks slightly different on Jessica from Beautezine.
As the name suggests, it is a high shine gloss and lives up to the name without being sticky or irritatingly runny. I don't feel the need to keep checking a mirror to see if it is runny down the sides of my mouth. It just settles in after a bit of wear AND the best part is, after 2 hours or so of wear it stains the lips. So the colour stays, even if the "high" shine is gone. It's almost like wearing a lip stain without the annoying dryness.
I am really fascinated by the staying power as I wore this gloss for about 4 hours and although the shine faded, it still looked great! Mind you this was after coffee, lots of yapping and snacking haha. This gloss is also buildable, so the more you apply the better the colour and the staying power to some degree.
What do you think of it? Any other affordable glosses that can match up or even more fabulous? Be sure to leave them in the comments, I've love some more suggestions!
Disclaimer: This product was given to me as a gift, opinions are my own.