This delightful lip balm is on the firm side, but softens promptly to the warm touch of your (clean!) fingertip. It is a nice weight - coating the lips gently without being too heavy with wax or too glossy with oil. I actually really love the convenience of a lip balm tube, and I have made those in the past. I know having to apply with your finger is harder, especially on the go, because you need clean hands. However, I made the decision to switch to this style of application for both beauty of the product (you’ll feel it’s specialness every time you use it), a preference for the material (glass jar), and a belief that you will actually have to apply this less often because of its high quality ingredients and effectiveness.