These are packaged in a black tube with a cap that matches the color of the balm. The name of the color isn't anywhere on the stick once you remove the plastic wrapping, but it has a sticker on the bottom with the number of the color.
I decided to try Ballet Twist, a light nude pink with gold pearlecence.
It has a faint "lipsticky" scent when applied, but isn't noticeable after application.
It feels lightweight and smooth (although it catches a little on dry flakes on my chapped lips), however this formula doesn't give as much shine (although CoverGirl does describe them as having soft shine) as I was expecting, nor quite as much hydration. Don't get me wrong, it's still moisturizing, but less than I expected. I like my balms on the thicker side.
Most of the shine comes from the gold in this color. I think the Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Sticks and the Clinique Chubby Sticks give more shine and moisture. They are also a little more slick than the CoverGirl Gloss Balm on the lips.
GoverGirl LipPerfection Jumbo Gloss Balm in Ballet Twist
This lasts 2-3 hours on me before I feel like I need to reapply it.
I do think this is a very pretty color, and I do like the formula, although I think I prefer the Neutrogena Color Stick formula.
Have you tried any of the CoverGirl Jumbo Gloss Balms?