The packaging is great, the plastic has a real glass-like appearance, very light and its great because it lets you clearly see the amount of product in the container. This color is called Violet, I would describe it as a beautiful raspberry that has a bit of a metallic shine, silver reflects. As soon as you open it, you can sense the scent of vanilla cake, which fades quickly once you have applied the product to your lips. I normally would not pick such a dark color, but it can be as sheer or as intense as you like, it all depends on application. It feels very light on the lips, your lips won't stick together, but your hair will stick to your lips, but that is the case with more glosses. The thicker the consistency the higher the staying power. Overall I think it's a great gloss.