13 6 / 2012

This is Revlon’s version of Clinique and Tarte’s balm stains which sell for $16-25. The Revlon one costs $7-8. It’s good shit.

I’ve only tried the Tarte version once. I got one in one of my Birchboxes. It was bright orange. Not peach or coral - orange. I put it on my lips, looked in the mirror, cringed, and gave it away to someone else. So I can’t say too much about exactly how that stuff compares.

I will tell you that I really like the Revlon, though. I have it in “Lovesick” (pictured above). It goes on smooth and creamy, and this fat pencil applicator is really easy to apply precisely. It has a light minty smell, but it doesn’t make my lips tingle (i.e. irritate them. You know that’s what tingly ingredients like menthol do, right? They’re counterirritants that soothe by distracting you from other discomfort/pain while actually causing irritation to your skin and potentially further damage. Then you need to apply more to make the continuing irritation go away, etc. Anyway.) This shade definitely stains my lips too. You start with a nice, bright lipstick look, but by the end of the day, even after eating a (greasy) meal, you’ll still have an even, pink tint on your lips. I think it’s a great product, and so I have no interest in getting one of the more expensive brands.

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  1. glitterytan reblogged this from cheapasf
  2. nirvanahcrane reblogged this from nanner and added:
    Makes me so effing depressed to see Revlon so cheap. Lipstick? NZ$25. Foundation? NZ$45. The nail polish isn’t bad-...
  3. cheapasf reblogged this from stupidbeansidhe and added:
    Huh! Interesting. I wonder if Koolaid works too, if you want to avoid the gelatin.
  4. sunny1 reblogged this from nanner
  5. nanner reblogged this from ambivalentalumna and added:
    Revlon’s foundation is AMAZING. Their nail colors are slamming and I’m so going to try this because I loved Tarte’s balm...
  6. blueandbluer reblogged this from someauthorgirl and added:
    But, SAG, I’ll bet it doesn’t moisturize 6000% like my Tarte one does.
  7. asfadedasmyjeans reblogged this from rodmanstreet and added:
    Reblogging ONLY to second the Revlon foundation praise. I used to wear Bare Minerals but it would rub off so easily,...
  8. panamanianmoon reblogged this from ladyfabulous and added:
    They’re pretty nice. Not as, well, staining as a traditional felt-tip stain, but the color stays fairly well and it’s...
  9. someauthorgirl reblogged this from ornamentedembellished and added:
    WELL, note to self: go to Walgreens immediately after picking up le child from day care to purchase the shit out of...
  10. ladyfabulous reblogged this from scoldylocked and added:
    That’s good to know. I had no idea Revlon put these out. I have the Clinique one in the similar colour, but if the...
  11. rodmanstreet reblogged this from serotonical and added:
    Revlon makes my top three MVP makeup products: Revlon Colorstay Liquid Makeup for Combo/Oily Skin, Revlon Colorstay...
  12. lucillebruise reblogged this from scoldylocked and added:
    Wearing this right now. Love it, and it’s got a minty tingle to it which is lovely.
  13. scoldylocked reblogged this from serotonical and added:
    OOOOOoooooh.
  14. serotonical reblogged this from cheapasf and added:
    Ooh I didn’t know they made these. Want.