The packaging is really pretty. I like that they show to color, so you can easily tell which color you are reaching for.
|L'Oreal Colour Riche Caresse Sticks in Cotton Pink, Sheer Linen & Rose Taffeta|
That being said, I have gotten used to the texture, and I don't mind it as much anymore. I think I was expecting a heavier, lipstick feel, and these don't have that at all. I was also hoping these would be more like the L'Oreal Colour Riche Balm. The Colour Riche Balm is something I can throw on without having to look in the mirror. It gives a nice, glossy look with a very sheer color tint. The Colour Riche Caresse Sticks are very pigmented, so I feel like I need to check them in a mirror. The good news is that the lipstick tube is like a mirror, so I can use it to do a quick check.
I also find that the color really catches on chapped lips. I need to make sure my lips have been exfoliated, or the color really gets clumps at any spot that dry or peeling, even a little bit.