As soon as I rediscovered these beauties in my collection, I knew I had to dig them out and start wearing them again, as I do like a lip crayon; especially these ones.
People compare these to the Clinique Chubby Sticks, but as I haven't tried them I won't be able to compare. From some balm stains that I've tried I know that it is hard to get pigmentation into a balm that won't be drying on the lips. These however have incredible pigmentation and I don't think they're at all drying, they leave the lips feeling soft and not at all flakey. These do however tug at the lips a little on application
As this product is a stain, it means that not only is it moisturising, pigmented, but it also has amazing lasting power too! (After a trip to Costa, I did need to reapply for an even finish).
I have four colours all together:
Honey: A true nude, definitely a My Lips but Better shade
Rendezvous: A bright coral, that applies orange
Sweetheart: A bright fuchsia pink
Cherish: A cool toned baby pink
Left to right: Cherish, Sweetheart, Rendezvous and Honey
A downside for me is the smell, as I don't like the smell of mint and these are peppermint scented. Luckily for me you can smell it on application and that's about it, but that's about the only downside!