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Wet n Wild MegaSlicks Balm Stains Review & Swatches

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Wet n Wild Lady and the Vamp Red-dy or Not Rico Mauve Balm Stains

Good morning! Today I have swatches of three of Wet n Wild’s new MegaSlicks Balm Stains.  As you can see, these are packaged like all the other twist up lip pencils — RevlonKissable Balm Stains, Jordana balm stains, Hard Candy All Glossed Up pencils, Covergirl Gloss Balms, Tarte Lipsurgence pencils, etc.

The Wet n Wild balm stains are a permanent addition to the line, and come in six colors. I have Lady and the Vamp, Red-dy or Not, and Rico Mauve. The other shades are named A Stiff Pink, Pinky Promise, and Nudist Colony.

Wet n Wild Red-dy or Not // Rico Mauve // Lady and the Vamp,  balm stains

Red-dy or Not // Rico Mauve // Lady and the Vamp

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Hard Candy Love Bite All Glossed Up Hydrating Lip Stain Review & Swatches

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Hard Candy All Glossed Up Lip Stain Love Bite

Hard Candy (which is exclusively available in Walmart stores and on Walmart.com) recently released several new products, including the “All Glossed Up” jumbo lip pencil, which is described as a hydrating lip stain. I purchased one in the color “Love Bite” – a pinky-purple.

Hard Candy All Glossed Up Lip Stain Love Bite Swatch

I always have trouble photographing purples, so this swatch is not as color accurate as I would like; the pencil is actual a bit more purple.  Still, you can see that the pencil has translucent-but-pigmented glossy color.  I found it very comfortable to wear; neither moisturizing nor drying.

Hard Candy All Glossed Up Lip Stain Love Bite Swatch-2

The lip swatch photograph is also a touch too pink.  You can see how glossy and smooth my lips look, however! As promised, the pencil left a stain, though the stain was not particularly long-lasting.

I did not notice any smell or taste; unlike the Revlon Kissable Balm Stains, these do not have a peppermint scent, which I was half expecting just because these are similarly packaged.

Overall, I like this product – it is glossy and comfortable to wear, and because of the stain, reasonably long wearing. I do wish that the shade I picked, Love Bite, was more purple and less pink, but it’s still a nice shade (and is more purple than appears in the photos).  For $5, I’d say that it’s worth purchasing one to try out if it looks appealing to you!

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Stila Electric Pink After Glow Lip Color – Swatch of the Day

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Stila After Glow Lip Color Electric Pink

Stila recently released four After Glow lip color jumbo pencils; they’re neon by day, and glow under blacklight (I don’t own a blacklight to verify this, which is why this isn’t a full review).

Electric Pink is an eye-searingly bright pink. To my eyes (and on my monitor), this swatch is relatively color-accurate. It’s that bright!

Stila After Glow Lip Color Electric Pink Swatch

Here it is on my lips; note that the product is meant to leave a long-lasting stain, and it does.

Stila After Glow Electric Pink Swatch-2

I don’t usually wear pinks on my lips, but when I do, I want them to be seriously bright, and this shade definitely fits the bill! However, I found that it clung to any dry patches on my lips – your lips need to be in really excellent condition for this to look good.

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New NARS Satin Lip Pencil Swatches

NARS Satin Lip Pencil - Palais Royal

NARS Satin Lip Pencil – Palais Royal

I’ve been hanging out at The Makeup Show Los Angeles, which is a pro-only beauty show, and I have so many pictures and lots of information to share with you all. I’m going to start with one of the most exciting things – swatches of all of NARS’s Satin Lip Pencils, which are new for Spring 2013 – I believe they launch in the U.S. on March 7th, and worldwide on April 1st, though they are available for purchase at The Makeup Show (& I did buy one, which I will review once I have the chance to test it out – review is here).

Note: As of 3/6, these are now available for purchase on Nordstrom.com!

They’re packaged just like NARS’s Velvet Matte and Velvet Gloss pencils – a jumbo pencil that you sharpen – and they come in 13 shades; 12 will be sold at all the usual places, and one shade, Jardin Des Plantes, is exclusive to the freestanding NARS boutiques.

NARS Satin Lip Pencils

NARS Satin Lip Pencil display at The Makeup Show

The following photos were taken with flash; you can see how glossy the pencils are! Note that the darker colors all left a persistent stain on my arm, and the lighter colors (the nudes) did not leave stains.  I’m guessing that these are going to be quite long-wearing, but I’ll get back to you on that.

NARS Satin Lip Pencil Swatches - Hyde Park Majella Golshan Palais Royal

Hyde Park // Majella // Golshan // Palais Royal

NARS Satin Lip Pencil Swatches - Biscayne Park Isola Bella Floralis Het Loo

Biscayne Park // Isola Bella // Floralis // Het Loo

NARS Satin Lip Pencil Swatches - Rikugien Luxenbourg Lodhi Yu

Rikugien // Lodhi // Luxembourg // Yu

Please note that the shade names Lodhi & Luxembourg were switched for the first hour or so this post was up; I apologize for the mistake! I am reasonably sure the rest are correct (I double checked my notes) – but if you think there’s something wrong, please let me know!

And finally, Jardin Des Plantes – this one (again), is the boutique exclusive. I believe that boutique exclusives are generally available on narscosmetics.com, but not at other retailers.

NARS Satin Lip Pencil Jardin des Plantes Swatch

Jardin Des Plantes

 

Here’s the full set:

NARS Satin Lip Pencil Swatches

NARS Satin Lip Pencil Swatches – with flash – click to enlarge

NARS Satin Lip Pencil Swatches

NARS Satin Lip Pencil Swatches – overcast natural light – click to enlarge

These are in the same order as above:

  • Hyde Park
  • Majella
  • Golshan
  • Palais Royal
  • Biscayne Park
  • Isola Bella
  • Floralis
  • Het Loo
  • Rikugien
  • Lodhi
  • Luxembourg
  • Yu
  • Jardin Des Plantes

Again, these haven’t launched yet – but I’ll update this post when they do! See anything you like? I’m very excited to test out the one I bought, Palais Royal, and I also love the look of Isola Bella!

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