The gloss does have other redeeming qualities, though! It may be nearly clear but it imparts some of the most subtle and sophisticated shimmer I've ever encountered. That's ideal for those who seek a 'quiet' glossy lip. My favorite element, however, is the clever rolling doe-foot applicator that provides very even coverage. Fresh Expert tingles slightly upon application, plumping the lips, and the fine shimmer particles contribute further to the healthy appearance of my pout. Lastly, Fresh Expert is more long-lasting than other Dior lip glosses, 4 hours, as opposed to the 2 hours I get from the Addict Ultra glosses.
With flash, Fluorescent lighting
A better view of the spherical doe foot!
Do I find that it is worth $30? Not really. I'd rather pay $6 more for a Le Metier de Beaute lip creme ☺
Bottom line: Nice to have, not a must-have.