I have used this balm for years but only recently tried out this blackberry shade. I was using the cherry colour previously, and just like this shade, I loved that it stained my lips without looking overdone. It provides moisture and a nice amount of shine, I find the shades work well with my skin tone both in summer and in winter. There is a fruity fragrance and no unpleasant taste. My teen also uses the balm on a daily basis as the colours are neutral enough to wear at school.