This week I decided to pull out all of my varying forms of lip crayons/chubby sticks and put them to the test and figure out who has the best drugstore one and who has the best highend one. I did take swatch pictures but because there were so many, even though I wrote the order in which I took them, I couldn’t decipher some of the more similar colors on my lips so I decided not to include them and go to plan B, showing you the product packaging. Not nearly as fun. I really need a better organizing system. Today I’m going to show you the Drugstore side and tell you who I think is best and next week, or in a possible bonus post this week, I will do the same thing with higher end lip crayons.
Revlon Balm Stains:
The Revlon Balm Stains were my first foray into the ‘Chubby Stick’ style of lipstick application. The colors shown here are 001 ‘Honey’, 020 ‘Lovesick’, and 025 ‘Sweetheart’. I’ve had these so long and have used them so much that all writing, minus the bottom tag, has come off. One thing that is constant over all of their ‘Balm’ sticks is that they have a minty smell. I really like that, it doesn’t add anything to the product itself, but it’s a nice touch. These are quite pigmented and they wear off pretty evenly. They do leave a slightly stained look on the lips but it does fade fast. Rating: 8/10
Revlon Lacquer Balms
The Lacquer Balm’s are probably my favorite out of all the versions they created (3). These don’t stain the lips, and they don’t claim too. These are the glossy ones. They are very pigmented and again have that lovely minty scent. The colors shown here are: 110 ‘Coquette’, 120 ‘Vivacious’, 130 ‘Tease’, and 150 ‘Enticing’. These glide onto my lips smoothly and due to the point at the top of the product, really easy to get a precise application. It’s also something you can slap on without a mirror, big points in my book for that. Rating: 9/10
Revlon Matte Balms
The Matte Balms are probably my least favorite out of the whole line but I still like them. They are some of the most comfortable matte formulas I have ever worn. The reason I don’t like this one much is probably what you can deduce from the picture- they don’t have many colors I’d like or I’d wear. They too have that minty smell and unlike some matte lipsticks, they glide fairly easily over the lips and they have ridiculous pigmentation. I have to be careful with the top one and blot it on. The colors shown above are: 205 ‘Elusive’ and 210 ‘Unapologetic’. Rating: 7/10
Wet n’ Wild Megaslicks
I was pleasantly surprised when I got these because I wasn’t expecting much. While I wasn’t expecting the world’s best pigmentation, I wasn’t expecting the worst and I got just that. They’re okay, you can build up a medium amount of color on the lips but then you feel like your lips are oily or wet for the short time they are one. They’re good for putting it on and then taking a quick picture but that’s about it. They have their good and bad sides pretty equal. The colors shown here are: 159A ‘Coral of the Sky’ and 124 ‘Lady and the Vamp’. Rating: 5/10
Hard Candy All Glossed Up Hydrating lip stain
A lip stain this is not. Hydrating? Nope not that either. I don’t know what I was expecting. Looking back on it, I should have known that it wasn going to be on the not so great side because it’s made for people just starting out, who are just testing things. This is chocked full of glitter, and I love glitter- I do, but this is gritty glitter flecks on your lips and it just does nothing for me. Why do I still have it? Lord only knows. The color above is ‘Zappy’. Rating: 3/10
I think it’s pretty fair to say that we can all see who the winner is… Hard Candy! JK, I kid, I kid. The winner is the Revlon Lacquer Balms. You saw that coming didn’t you? I hope you all enjoyed this post and will join me on Friday for Whatever I Feel Friday and on Saturday for It’s in the Bag Saturday. Don’t forget to Be Bold, Be Beautiful, Be YOU!! Because you is the most beautiful you there is.