Sunday, January 19, 2014

Revlon Balm Stain and Lacquer Balm

After many trips to the drug store I could not find these in stock (and non opened) anywhere. It wasn’t until a spontaneous trip to the grocery store last week that I was able to find a display that was fully stocked and marketed down to 5.98 a tube. So I quickly picked up two and on I went. 
So confession… I had every intention to review both Lacquer Balm and Matte Balm, but I picked up the complete wrong product and got the Balm Stain instead. So here we go!

Lacquer Balm in Vivacious
So I thought this was going to be a sheer glossy product, so when I looked in the mirror and saw bright fuchsia I was shocked to say they least. Shocked in a very 
good way!
Vivacious is a pigmented bright pink with reddish undertones. The pigmentation in this is fantastic and Vivacious wears beautifully. The biggest shock was how lightweight this feels. This doesn’t feel any thicker then a lip balm and although is shiny it doesn’t feel sticky either. The scent and taste is kind of minty which isn’t strong or overpowering. Overall an excellent product that I think I’ll get great wear out of this summer. Can’t wait to try more!
Kind of regretting not buying another color to be honest.

Vivacious on left Romantic on right

Balm Stain in Romantic
This was a complete mistake so when I tried it on I was like its not matte it’s a sheer stain, yessss!

I am such a sucker for sheer red lip colors, like you have no idea! So while the lacquer was beautiful, balm stains are more up my alley. The minty tingle, the ease of application, the ‘I just ate a cherry Popsicle’ sort of look …amazing! To be honest I have worn this everyday since I’ve purchased it.  And will continue to wear it day to day into the foreseeable future. The Balm stains are not new but I’m happy I grabbed the wrong thing. 

Overall Revlon’s Balm’s have completely surprised me. The ease of application and the quality of these defiantly lives up to all the hype. My only predicament now is which color and finish to try next!


  1. Ooh there's so many of these types of products on the market yet I always get excited for a new release there just so easy to apply reapply and wear I am a chubby stick lover. I love the original Revlon ones, but these look really nice I'd love to see what the matte ones look like too, I can imagine that there not to overly drying great review :) x

    1. thanks for the comment. I can't wait to try the matte ones soon!

  2. They're so pretty! I've bought them for friends before but I have never actually bought one for myself. It is on my list though!

  3. Its defiantly a refreshing product. I love the minty feel it gives my lips.

  4. Great picks! I'm such a sucker for Revlon lip pencils. Vivacious is one of my faves! xo


    1. Vivacious is a perfect colour for you!
      when I saw it in the store I thought about your blog not going to lie .

  5. Ahhh Revlon and their lip products, who can't say no?! Especially to their reds!

    Speaking of reds I am holding a week long GIVEAWAY on my blog and one of the items is a Mac Lip Palette in 6 Editorial Reds which I can't help but think that you would LOVE!!! Please come over and enter!!

    1. thank you for leaving a comment and letting me know about your giveaway.
      I will check it out!