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
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!