It's a lovely lip gloss. I wish it lasted a bit longer on my lips but that's not really what glosses are made to do. If you're on the edge between 2 colors, go with the darker one. It has a nice sheerness to the color so it's not too much. I love the texture and the taste. Only thing is if you have very dry lips, you should exfoliate and moisterize first to avoid the gloss from getting clumpy
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
BareMinerals lip gloss used to have a different type of applicator that was very easy to apply. They have now switched to a paint brush type applicator which I find difficult to use without a mirror. The flexibility of it makes it hard to control. I returned my recent purchase because of this. I still love the gloss itself though. I am super disappointed.
Maybe it's because this a natural product, but it's kind of "skippy." If you're looking for a smooth, high gloss, solid coating, this isn't it. You will see your actual lip color through unlike some glosses that actually cover like a varnish (for lack of a better word), which I prefer (I use BBW Vanilla Bean Noel lip gloss). I purchased Wild Honey, and it is true to the color being a peachy/pink with slight gold sheen.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend