I really do love these. I've had these for a month and my love for them just grows. I love lip crayons and these have to be my favourite out of the bunch that I've tried. The cheapest I could find these in Canada were at the price of $5.99 without tax.
I purchased two colours 200 Keep Mauving and 120 All You Need Is Pink. Both colours have a fantastic sweet vanilla smell. Both balms have a stiff texture (not melty like the Revlon lip butters) but just melts onto the lips. Both feel really creamy and moisturizing on the lips which I love. They feel as comfortable as any good balm - creamy and moist - no stickiness detected.
I want to marry "Keep Mauving". "Keep Mauving" is my lip product twin. On my lips It's a lovely shade of plummy pink with a hint of brown (in the tube it looks a lot more brown, especially when put against the other shades in the line). "Keep Mauving" is a good everyday colour. It's a great pink that looked fab on my skin tone. Of course these are stains so the colour will morph over time to stain your lips. Over time "Keep Mauving" loses its pinky-brown creaminess and stains my lips a deep rose pink. I love both colours. "Keep Mauving" is everything that I wanted Revlon's Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Honey to be. "Keep Mauving' is cheaper with a colour that better suits my skin tone and smells better then Honey's minty smell.
Now "All You Need Is Pink" has red packaging which is why I believed this balm was going to be redder then it was. It's a bright, rosey fuchsia. It's a lovely colour bold colour that feels so comfortable on the lips. This colour is quite bright from the onset so it doesn't morph into a staining colour like "Keep Mauving".
I find that both colours aren't extremely long-lasting. They do stain my lips but when I go to eat lunch the colour will wear out - there will be a hint of colour on my lips - but there will be a brighter ring of colour on the outside. What I'm trying to say is, these balms don't wear out evenly if you're eating. If you don't eat and have sips of water these will last much longer and will fade evenly through the day. I had to touch up after snacks but aside from that not at all.
I am looking forward to trying other colours in the line ("On Fire" in particular). I really like these colour rush balms and I will repurchase them as long as they are available!!
Best lip stain/balm ever!
Ever since I saw FleurdeForce talk about this, I wanted this to come over to Canada already. Now that it's here, I'm so happy.
I only have Red-der the Better but I plan on buying more. It's a bit sticky compared to others of its category but it stays well so I don't mind. It's a bright red with a glossy finish.
A must have. <3
I am obsessed with balm stains. I have close to 60 from every brand out there; Tarte, Clinique, Soap & Glory, Revlon, Wet N Wild, Jordana, Neutrogena, Cover Girl, etc. My favorites have always been the Soap & Glory ones because they have such a gorgeous formula. These are now my top ones. I have 6 colors - Give Me a Cuddle, Keep Mauving, The Redder the Better, On Fire & two others that I can't remember right now. The formula of these is extremely similar to the Soap & Glory ones. They smell exactly the same, they go on so smoothly, they last a long time (swatches on the hand will remain until the next day easily), they're moisturizing. The difference is that these are extremely pigmented, whereas the S&G ones are more of a gloss in stick form. The colors of these are what you see on the tube (though a lot of them do tend to pull fuchsia on me.) I found these for $5 at Wal-Mart and, unfortunately, they aren't safety sealed so make sure you check them before you buy them. For the price, these are amazing and definitely my favorite product of their type. Also, if you are having a hard time finding the name on them, it's written really small diagonally under the product name.
I have this in "Rumour Has it". This is the most moisturizing of the "balms" that I have tried. It is very comfortable to wear, and lasts for a good amount of time. The only thing I don't like is that the names are not on the tubes, so you won't know which one you're buying. Some stores have the names labelled on the shelf, others (Walmart) do not. I will be picking up more colours.
I recently purchased the shade 'Drive Me Nude' from Superdrug. I was a little shocked by it so feel I have to write this review.
I went out looking for a nice moisturising, light, easy to apply, NUDE (my understanding of nude being somewhere between beige-light brown, with a subtle hint of pale neutral pink perhaps)?! After swatching the sample it seemed to fit the criteria, I was happy.
On my first day of wear I applied it in good light in the morning, it complemented my subtle terracotta/ smokey brown eye look, seemingly looking nude. It glided on like a dream, made my lips feel moisturised and healthy, it just felt amazing on.
As the day went on I caught the odd glimpse of myself and thought I looked rather flushed, but didn't think too much of it.
The next day I applied again, noticing this time that the product itself looked although it had been contaminated with another pink lip product, I didn't think I'd double dipped the day before? My lip colour changed throughout the day, I found myself questioning what I had actually applied, I honestly thought I was going mad.
This morning I saw my friend whom complimented my lip colour, I thought it was weird that she'd commented as it wasn't supposed to be anything special. So I made a point of keeping an eye on the colour throughout the day. After about 1.5 hrs of wearing, I looked in the mirror and couldn't believe my eyes, it had morfed into a hot zesty fushia pink. My nude had well and truly gone, which was annoying as it completely overshadowed my eye makeup. Throughout the day it pretty much kept the morfed colour, it just lost it's shine and moisture, but that's not unexpected.
I guess what I am trying to say is don't trust the colour, it 'develops' in a really bazzare and unexpected way. Otherwise it feels like heaven and has good staying power.
I got Drive Me Nude and I like it! Tastes just like Hersey's Milk Chocolate without the calories and keeps my lips moist. And my first foray into nude lippies. Most nudes give me either the "concealer" look or the corpse look. This one gives me MLBB, which surprises me. The display is very well picked over (Walmart) and this one is the only one that didn't look opened. Will buy more colors when Walmart gets them back into stock.
Edit: 3/4/14: I have to say this changed color on me. It isn't a bright pink but a soft red, so I won't be buying any more. Sigh. I think I just stick with the Cover Girl's Jumbo sticks, those don't change color.
I bought this in the color give me a cuddle. It's the perfect shade of pink for my skin tone (medium tan). I absolutely adore it! It's a good price, the color is not too pigmented which is nice because I don't like a harsh color. It also goes on like butter. It's a good buy! I apply a little gloss over it & it's just really takes it over the top. :)
Super cheap little wonders! The colours are very nice, the twist up packaging is lovely, the SMELL! OMG the smell... like cherry chocolate - I absolutely love it.
I wouldn't say that they are terribly long-lasting, but you can apply without a mirror if you're careful, so they're easy to re-apply throughout the day. Super moisturizing too.
I rub a little on my fingers and use it as a cheek stain too.
Let me begin by saying I have very dry chapped lips most of the time. These colour rush balms are AMAZING. I apply burts bees or a maybelline lip moisturiser before applying the balm and wow! They are super rich in both colour and moisture. They come in a variety of shades and are cheaper and dare I say it, better dupes of the clinique chub sticks. These balms feel and go on like a rich moisturiser for your lips but look like a lipstick when on. I am hoping to get every colour in the range. I think they around £5.99 but I bought them when they were on offer.