Review turned comparison~
***I have updated this review. See bottom of post!
|In order from top to bottom:|
Fulton St. Fuchsia
I realize that the NYC is not a stain, but they are both twistable and that was good enough for me! I know that is not good reasoning, but this is how I shop in real life!
The Revlon balm stain that I tried did show up nicely and stayed on my lips. My problem with this stain is that it doesn't last as long as I feel a stain should. A lip stain should stain my lips and take effort to remove it from my lips. I expect a lot from any lip product that claims to be a stain. I only get an hour or so out of this before it has faded and needs to be reapplied. It feels really thick going on and has a minty smell. The smell does not bother me, but I know a lot of people that would be bothered by it. The thick feeling is something that does bother me, but putting a lip balm over it helps. The lip balm on top also makes it slide right off. I can't win!
My final opinion is to spend the extra money on the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Stains if you need a color that shows up brightly and stays on longer than a tinted lip balm. However, I also recommend the NYC CityProof Twistable Intense Lip Color for a nice tinted lip balm choice. I would stick to a lighter color and forget the whole "intense color" nonsense! These are cheaper than most tinted lip balms and can save you some money there. Maybe wearing the NYC on top of the Revlon would take care of the thick dry feeling that the Revlon has! I have three of the NYC's to try it!
I did a swatch and took a picture of them all after several swipes across my arm. I then took another picture just after I ran my finger across them all at once. I think that the saying "a picture is worth a thousand words" is perfect in this case. However, "money talks" as well. Which one speaks louder to you?
|Left to right NYC:|
Fulton St. Fuchsia
Parsons Pink &