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.
The texture of the Wet n Wild Balm Stains is quite different than the texture of the Revlon Balm Stains. The Wet n Wild feel very thin and somewhat slippery – most similar to the Hard Candy All Glossed Up pencils (review) of all the balm stains I’ve tried. I find them to be somewhat moisturizing – after swatching all three, my lips felt moisturized, not dried out. My not-at-all-sensitive nose doesn’t detect a scent, but I do notice a [very] slight minty tingle when these are applied.
Red-dy or Not is a neutral red. My lips had some flakes when I swatches these, and this one did the best job of smoothing / hiding the flakes.
It’s similar to Jordana Rock n Rouge, but a touch warmer and a touch more sheer. It’s much cooler than Revlon Romantic.
Rico Mauve is a pinky-mauve; it’s a nice my lips but better color.
Lady and the Vamp is not particularly vampy, but is a very pretty berry. It’s more sheer than the others, and the uneven texture of my lips is emphasized rather than hidden. It does have a great name, though!
All three colors stain, with Red-dy or Not leaving the brightest, longest-lasting stain.
At $2.99 each, these are worth it to me – especially if you find a display with $1 off coupons attached to each one, like I did! And, since these are permanent, you can also wait for a sale.
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