BALM STAINS: REVLON VS WET & WILD

So recently I picked up two pink-toned balm stains and I’ve been trying them out to see which one is the superior lip stain.

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On the left, we have Revlon‘s Just Bitten Kissable in 020, “Lovesick”, and on the right, Wet & Wild‘s Megaslicks Balm Stain n E127. The Revlon offering is about €12, the Wet&Wild one about €4, so there’s a sizeable difference in price… But is there a difference in quality?

The answer, surprisingly, is: not that I can discern. Here’s the full breakdown, as I find it:

– They both give quite a smooth finish.
– The Revlon one is a little more “buildable” (as you can see on the extreme left).
– The Wet & Wild has a less noticeable scent.
– They’re equally long-lasting.
– They’re equally moisturising.
– The colour payoff for both is excellent.

Overall, I can’t say I prefer either one of them. If budget is your primary concern, I don’t think you’re going to regret going for the Wet & Wild option since there isn’t a big drop in quality. The Revlon line has some great colours, though, so if they appeal to you more, I don’t think you’re going to regret buying that one, either. I’m definitely going to be looking to balm stains in the future as a viable alternative to lipstick, and I can totally recommend them.

UPDATE: I tried to wash it off the night after taking the above photo, with minimal success. The next morning, this is how they looked:

lipstains2

Excuse my goosepimply skin; it was cold when I was taking this picture! As you can see, they both last really well, though the Wet & Wild on the right had a little better staying power. Know what I had to use to completely eradicate the colour? Domestos. Yes, the stuff you use to make your toilet sparkly. (No, I don’t recommend using it on your skin, but I was getting desperate.) Both of these have epic staying power.

Are you a fan of balm stains? Do you have a preference for either of these products? Drop me a line and let me know!
-A-

2 Comments

  1. Posted April 6, 2014 at 16:15 | Permalink | Reply

    Nice comparison! I do have both of these but haven’t worn them close enough in time to remember any differences or similarities. Your conclusion sounds correct though!

    • Posted April 8, 2014 at 01:34 | Permalink | Reply

      I think I remember seeing them on your LOTD posts! They’re really very similar. I find the W&W colour suits me better overall so I tend to wear that one more, but they’re both pretty solid products. Thank you for commenting! ❤

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