All five pencils have a slight mint scent and taste to them. They all go very smooth on your lips and do not tingle or feel drying, however my lips were slightly chapped after about a hour. All five pencils left a pretty decent amount of color and tint on my lips, some more than others. You get two lip lusters, two lip tints and one matte lip tint. I noticed the finish of the pencil did have an effect on the pigmentation. See below for a mini review of each pencil.
Lip Luster in escape is the lightest of the five. It has a nice shine to it but very little pigmentation. It will give you a very subtle color to your lips I don't think I will be wearing this one to often.
Overall I am extremely pleased with this set and I think it was well worth $34. I will get use out of 4 of the 5 colors. I would highly recommend this set to anyone who hasn't tried this product.
Have you tried any of Tartes LipSurgence pencils? What are your favorite shades?