As for how the lipstick goes on, pretty wonderfully. Creamy and smooth, my clumsy digits had absolutely no problem sliding it on. This is a done-in-one colour too, after trying it for a few days a single swipe was all I ever needed due to it being so highly pigmented.
It’s got a soft and shiny feel to it without feeling too tacky or goopy. Some shiny lipsticks (I won’t name names) often feel like you’re already wearing gloss, they go on so sticky. This certainly isn’t as dry as a matte would be, but the formula feels pleasingly silky for how sleek it looks. Once applied the two stripes of red blend beautifully into a bold and seamless red that really pops against my skin.
The glitter effect is beautiful but more golden than I expected. The preview photos show it looking very silver, but it seems what type of lights you’re stood under have the bigger effect on the end result, for better or worse. It’s quite noticeable, but still subtle, you’re not going to look like you’ve just made out with a handful of glitter but also people will know you’re not wearing a flat shade. The best part about the glitter is that you can’t feel it, at all. Glittery lipsticks often sacrifice their texture but here you could forget you’re not wearing a solid colour because the texture is buttery smooth.
With the sparkle effect, it’s most suited for an evening look, but depending on where you work (or if your day to day wear is pretty ostentatious like mine) you could get away with it for a fancy daytime look too. I wore it to work, to the shops, and out in the evening, never did I feel it was out of sync with the rest of my outfit, but it also never got forgotten or eclipsed by something else I was wearing.