The stains come in cute little tubes with a clear strip to show the color inside. They are scented like their namesake fruit. I find the scent is pleasant and not overpowering. It does fade with in a few minutes.
When I first squirted the stain out, a bit of water came out with the stain. I did shake it beforehand, but that didn't seem to work. The stain is thick like a gel and opaque.
Here are heavy swatches on my NC15 skin:
These have proven to wear all day on my cheeks without setting powder, and a couple hours on the lips. I do have to use a balm, and make sure my lips are not dry or flaky at all. On cheeks, they dry completely with out any sticky feeling. These stains are everything I wanted a cream blush to be, and I will not hesitate to try more colors.