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I was looking for cheaper alternative to the Tarte cheek stains and I thought that I had found it in the new Revlon Baby Sticks. It had cute packaging and I was excited to see a drug store version of the higher brand. I bought it on impulse because I am generally very pleased with what Revlon produces. This was so not the case this time.
I bought both Tahitian and Sunset. I expected them to be very pigmented, but when I tried out Sunset I couldn't believe what I saw. Well didn't see that is. It looked nothing more then I was applying grease to my face and not the pretty red colour I was expecting. I then tried out the Tahitian which was supposed to be a light pink colour. Imagine my surprise when they looked EXACTLY the same! Needless to say I returned both and was able to save the money spent.
I think that this product was very rushed and that Revlon should have spent more time on the formula and pigmentation. I would consider buying again, but only if there were improvements in colour.
I really like the idea of any product which combines more than one function and makes life a little bit easier. Unfortunately when it comes to make-up these products that are supposed to make life easier tend to not be very good and I would usually rather just buy the individual products separately.
Revlon's Baby Stick Lip and Cheek Tint is one of those 2 in 1 products that I wish I had never bothered with buying. I think I was attracted to the idea and also the packaging but I think it is basically just a tinted lipbalm and at £4.99 it is overpriced for what it does.
You use this by either putting it on your lips or your cheeks or both for a little bit of colour. The biggest problem that I had with it was the colour which is just too subtle. I wanted something subtle but I could barely even see this when I had it on and it made me wonder why I had even bothered wearing it.
The baby stick is quite waxy feeling and it is supposed to give a matte finish but I found that it was a little bit glossy and not as matte as I was expecting. The waxy feeling wasn't very nice either on my skin but the biggest disappointment was the colour.
I bought this in a peach and a pink without trying it out as there was no tester in the shop and I found that both of the colours were just as bad as each other. The peach was practically transparent on my cheeks and lips and it didn't even give me the slightest hint of a flush on my cheeks. The pink was a little bit better but not by much and it certainly wasn't good enough to justify the price tag of them.
I do hate to write overly negative reviews because I think experiences can be very subjective but sometimes you come across a product that just really gets your back up.
I bought this product on a random trip to boots to pick up some more foundation. I saw this while browsing the make up stands and because I had a £3 off voucher for revlon I thought I'd give it a try. I thought it might be similar to clinique chubby sticks or similar to the max factor creme blushes which double up as a lip tint. Being frugal at heart I like to get value for money and this product claimed to be both a lip colour and a cheek tint, how far wrong could it go?
Well, I have little issue with the pacing, it is essentially an oversized lip balm with a stick about the same size as a 20p/10p. The colour of the tube reflects the colour of the balm you get and despite being tempted by red I went for a pretty coral colour called tahitian because I felt the cheek tint might be a better shade.
Upon winding up the stick the first thing that hit me was how little you actually get, the size of the tube is quite deceiving because you get maybe only 1 1/2 cm of actual product inside. The product itself is much more like a balm than it is a lip colour or a cheek tint. It feels much like a lip salve when applied to the lips, it has that almost sticky waxy consistency which as you can imagine is totally unpleasant if applied to your cheeks. I also found immediately that there was no visible colour on either my lips or cheek. I did go for the lightest colour of the three available but even so I would still expect to see some colour from a product that claims to be a lip colour and cheek tint.
If they had marketed this as a coloured lip balm I would be less annoyed. The fact that they are promoting this as cheek tint is frankly ridiculous. There were no samples in the store so I was unable to try it out probably because no sane person would ever buy this if they had tried it as it is clearly money down the drain.
The price is really the final kick in the pants. This glorified lip balm costs a whopping £6.99 and even with my £3 off voucher it still was a ridiculously overpriced £3.99. I cannot overstate how much this product is a massive rip off. Even if the other colours are more visible the feel of applying a lip balm to your cheeks is unpleasant, the actual quality of the lip balm is poor and there is no visible colour on a product that is designed to add colour.
I am beyond frustrated with this product - it really deserves 0 stars...I guess the 1 it gets is for sheer balls that they are selling this when it is utterly rubbish and overpriced.