I’ve tried quite a few of these balm stain lip crayons from Wet n Wild over the duration of my challenge, and most of them I have quite liked. The last shade I tried, See If I Carrot, however disappointed me a little, and I’m kind of feeling the same way about today’s shade.
Firstly, I do have to say that as budget lip crayons go, these have a nice formula. They are quite creamy and glide on to the lips easily – part of the reason why I’m such a big fan of lip crayons in general.
Where it falls down a little for me though with today’s shade is on pigment. I’ve tried some shades in this range that have had excellent pigment like Rico Mauve for example which I loved, but this shade was just a little too frosty and not enough opaque for me.
I hugely dislike frosty finish lipsticks so really I should have guessed when I first looked at it that it might not be for me, but as you all know, I like to give everything a chance. Sadly it was not meant to be today.
The formula of this crayon has a shimmer element to it, and sometimes that can look great on, leaving more of a metallic finish that pops. However, for me, this one just looked like an old school frosty pink lip and I couldn’t bring myself to really like it at all.
I also noticed it didn’t have the same stain element that some of the other shades have, which given the name, was a bit disappointing also.
As the saying goes; you win some, you lose some, and unfortunately today, this was a losing one I’m afraid.
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.
You win some you lose some as the saying goes, and today’s choice for me was on the losing side. It was fine, but didn’t quite give me the smile that I’m used to getting from these.