As usual my local Harmon’s is a great place to find the latest products released at the drugstore. My last trip was no exception, when I stumbled upon a display of the new Wet ‘n Wild Megaslicks Balm Stains. Like the other chubby lip crayons we’ve come to love from Revlon, Maybelline, Clinique, and others, this pencil features a a twist-up pointed tip that makes application a breeze. Even for Wet ‘n Wild I was impressed at this product’s low price– just $2.29 with a stick-on $1 off coupon, bringing the total down to $1.29 per balm stain. Although I have enough chubby lip crayons to last me a lifetime, at that price I couldn’t say no buying just one to give it a try.
Lady and the Vamp (124) is a lovely berry shade, perfect for the fall and winter months. The formula goes on sheer, but can be built up for more shine and opacity, as you can see in the swatch on the left. There is no discernible taste or smell, which I appreciate, and the color lasts without getting dry or patchy for several hours. Lady and the Vamp has no shimmer or glitter, but a few other colors in the display I saw looked like they might have a slight pearly finish. My only complaint is the lack of staining power, as I expected a deep, rich color to be left behind by this berry shade, and instead my lips just have a light pink wash when the product has entirely worn off. For a product that costs a small fraction of the other chubby lip crayons on the market though, the Wet ‘n Wild Megaslicks Balm Stain is definitely worth a try.
Have you seen the Megaslicks Balm Stains in your local drugstores yet? If I can find another display (the one at my Harmon’s was pretty picked over) with the $1 off coupons I will definitely pick up a few more shades. I also think these would make great little stocking stuffers for your make-up loving family and friends. If you’ve tried out the Megaslicks Balm Stains leave a comment and let me know if you’re loving them as much as I am!