Many of my regular followers will know that I’ve become quite the fan of these balm stain lip crayons from Wet n Wild over the last six or so months of my challenge. I’ve always liked lip crayons in general, my favourite being Clinique’s Chubby Sticks, but I’ve been pretty impressed by some of the more budget friendly brands lately too.
These balm stains are soft, creamy and very nice to wear on the lips. Up to now, I’ve pretty much given all the shades I’ve tried a fairly positive review, some even great reviews. However, for the first time today, I’m a little disappointed.
The shade itself is a lovely orange shade, it’s more orange than coral so I was a bit dubious at first, but it actually looks very nice on, especially as it was a sunny day. The formula is creamy so it does feel like a balm as expected, but for some reason I felt that it wasn’t quite as blendable as previous shades.
Maybe it’s because the finish is sheer, but I found the colour dragged as I was blending which was a little annoying. It also didn’t give the same pop of colour that I’m used to with these and the stain element was very uneven.
Now in the interests of fairness, my lips are slightly drier than normal at the moment so maybe it’s me, and not the lippy itself. But even still, I kind of felt a bit irritated by it and half way through the day ended up putting some lip balm on to blend it all out properly.