Price: $8.99 * Buy At: Walgreens * Size: 0.095 oz / 2.7 g
I have been waiting for these to be released in the drugstores and I was so happy to find the display at Walgreens! Revlon's new take on their popular Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains is the new Lacquer & Matte Balms. I wasn't sure if I would like the Matte Balms, so I just picked up one of the shades of the Lacquer Balms. The shade I picked up is Coquette, a yellow-toned pink with some very small pieces of glitter.
The Revlon Lacquer Balms are a jumbo lip pencil that is a twist up format. The packaging of the Lacquer Balms is the color of the product, which I really like. The packaging format and the size of the Lacquer Balms is the same as the original Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains. The Lacquer Balms also have a similar minty scent that the Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains have. The only difference between the two kinds is that the Lacquer Balms have a very reflective package.
The glitter in Coquette is very small and not very visible on the lips, so if you are not a fan of glittery lips (like me) I wouldn't worry about this one. The glitter does leave the slightest bit of a gritty feel, but not enough to steer someone away from Coquette. Application of Coquette is consistent with the original Balm Stains and I don't think that it is that much glossier than the originals either. What I love about the Revlon Balm Stains is that they feel very thin and moisturizing and are perfect products for people who don't like the feel of lipsticks or glosses. Coquette is not high maintenance and can easily be applied on the go with out a mirror.