So, Is it worth the hype????
2012 is the year of Revlon. This is the 3rd product along with the lip butters and the whipped foundation which is so popular that it is off the shelves in most drugstores. This really has been the surprise of the year I’d say because other than the MUFE liners, none of the products (even the high end ones) have gained this much popularity, or sale-ability [is that a word???]
So, after the whole Lip-butter fiasco ended, Revlon launched these summer must-have lip stains which have girls getting more ecstatic than frozen yogurt… yuppp you read that right *nods head*
What is it? A glossy lip crayon which acts like a lip stain.
How much? $9. at drugstores
shades? about 12
My experience with the stain: you guys might have heard that Looks-wise this is very similar to the Clinique chubby sticks and the NYX jumbo pencils but honestly, the comparison stops right there. all 3 of them are moisturizing like balms but the Revlon has a little edge over them. It is highly pigmented, especially the darker shades like “Romantique”. I got this particular shade because I wanted to try an orange/tangerine lip color since a very long time.
The crayon has a rounded tip and is retractable. which is a great thing as the product won’t get wasted during sharpening (which happens to be my pet-peeve). Also, as you apply, it gives a faint minty tang which goes off quickly. Other than that there is no taste or odour. Taste matters a lot in lippies for me because I end up eating some and sometimes the odour is so chemically strong that it’s nauseating… if you know what I mean ;)
After the initial glistening wears off, it then goes in the stain mode. This particular shade looks like the after-effects of eating a popsicle. makes me reminisce the good-old school days On me the staying power is about 3-4hrs. with light snacking. If you are eating proper Indian or mexican food, it’s less. Also, you need to really scrub and moisturize ur lips because it’s very unforgiving that way. Also, it means less touch ups- so very work appropriate
[Pic after wearing it for about 2hrs]
Would I repurchase? I am surely getting at least 2 more shades. maybe a great mauve
would I recommend? yess go get this. you won’t touch a lipstick for a long time
Verdict: This product has really caught my attention. I just wish they bring more non-pink shades.