First and foremost, I must mention I could've used a few tips with this applicator before use. It was not obvious to me at first glance how to apply it to my lips. Please note the lil' clear tabs on either end are not meant to be pulled out or fiddled with other than touching it to your lips after twisting either end until the product emerges onto the thin lil' surface area (all you need though really). Also, a hint that it might take at least a dozen or so slow rotations before the product pops out of the dispenser the very first time of use would have been appreciated, as I shot quite a bit out of it a good distance. These silly bits aside, I do like the duo. The balm applies nicely and the mask is a light, delicious smell of lemon cookies (I'm sensitive to all scents and I love it). It soothes my lips and makes 'em pop subtly but nicely.