July 29, 2014

Battle of the Lip Crayons!!!

I love my Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains and Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms, that I did not want to try the other drugstore brand ones anymore,
BUT my curiosity got to me and spent too much time at the drugstore one day and decided to purchase two lip crayons to do a comparison review. Yes, I used my blog as an excuse to buy these but isn't it our duty as beauty bloggers to do some makeup research and help you with your beauty shopping decisions?!?
The lip crayons which I was very curious to try are the:
Wet n'Wild Megaslicks Balm Stain Moisturizing Lip Colour
Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain

As you can see, I purchased the same color lip shade for each brand. I chose this one as this is my go-to everyday-wear lip color, which is wearable with any makeup look and outfits!
But before I do share my thoughts with you here, let's get to know these two products better. 

About the products:

I have written a post on the Revlon Colorburst Matte BalmsHEREI didn't do one for Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains since there are already a lot of reviews out there and I was late in the game getting these. Now for the two new addition to my lip crayon collection:

Wet n'Wild Megaslicks Balm Stain
126 Rico Mauve 
This is a retractable, no need to sharpen, moisturizing lip product! It's available at all participating drugstores that sells Wet n'Wild makeup products (*I found mine at Duane Reade). This comes with a clear plastic cap that clicks when you put it back on. Rico Mauve is a rose mauve shade. This gives the lips that minty-tingling sensation after applied on the lips.  It does go away after a minute or two. This product comes in 5 other shades.
image taken from Walgreens.com

"To keep your pucker-perfect, these all new lip balm stains glide on smoothly while conditioning the lips. Enriched with Acai Palm Oil, this amazing formula forms a protective shield on the lips to prevent feathering. Complete with six great shades and continuous moisture, the formula leaves the lips with a unique minty, cooling sensation. No matter how long the kiss, this balm will last and last."

Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain
05 Honey Love

This one is also a retractable lip crayon that doesn't need any sharpening. It's moisturizing, no minty-feeling to the lips as applied and has pinky-mauve shade as well. This product is available in 7 other shades and is sold in all participating drugstores.
image taken from Amazon.com

"Infused with a light-weight stain. Applies with a glossy finish then transforms into the perfect flush of color"

My Verdict:

The Revlon lip crayons have a lot of raving review online and I'm not surprised since they are pretty great for a drugstore lip product. They are my all-time fave even after my lipstick drawer has gotten bigger and gone out-of-control with so many high end and drugstore brands, these lip crayons are still the ones I grab most of the time.
In comparison to the first lip crayons I have used, the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains, these two are also pretty moisturizing on the lips. It leaves a nice glossy-shine on the lips but not as shiny as how a lip gloss would give you.

The Revlon's "Honey" Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain and "Sultry" matte balm have a very similar shade to the Wet n'Wild and Jordana lip crayons, which are rosy-mauve shade, BUT as you can see on the arm swatches pictured above, the Jordana has the sheerest coverage and the Wet n'Wild one is very similar to Honey. The Jordana Twist & Shine is described as a flush of color on the lips so no matter how much you layer this it will never give you that coverage you can get from the other lip crayons. 
The wear time on all these lip crayons are all the same to me, except for the Revlon Matte Balm in Sultry, the only one that would last with the minimum touch up. All four do not leave a stain when you wipe it off, maybe the other shades do but not these ones. 

Overall, I would purchase more of the Wet n'Wild Megaslicks balm stains in the future and try the other shades. I would skip the Jordana Twist & Shine though since it is too sheer for my liking. I do love how both are very moisturizing on the lips and the color shade options may be small but these are shades that are wearable. How many times would you be wearing purple or orange or bright fuchsia shades anyways? 

Have you tried any of these or any other lip crayons in the market? Which ones are your favorites???

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