Mar 20, 2013

Revlon Baby Sticks

Revlon released a sneek-peek photo of the Baby Sticks on Instagram during fashion week. Since then, I couldn't wait to get my hands on them! Baby Sticks are part of the new Pacific Coast Collection by Gucci Westman, which are being released alongside the new lip butters (you can read my review with swatches here).  I was thrilled when I found these at my local CVS yesterday, but unfortunately they didn't turn out to be everything that I hoped.


Baby Sticks are marketed as cream blushes that can be used for lips and cheeks. 


As you can tell, you get very little product! These are twisted up all the way.
From left to right: Sunset, Pink Passion, Tahiti 


Swatches from left to right: Sunset, Pink Passion, Tahiti 


Sunset is a  sheer warm orange. Pink Passion is a sheer (but most pigmented of the bunch) cool bright pink. Tahiti is a sheer cool peach. All of them had a very waxy texture that was extremely difficult to build up (medium-hard pressure is needed). The swatches here are three swipes each. One-two swipes wasn't enough to get the color to show up.


Claims: I couldn't find any claims on these from the packaging or Revlon website. 
Finish/Texture: The finish is slightly shiny but not dewy. It reminds me of a lip stain in stick form. The stick itself is very hard, and makes application difficult. Once the product is on the skin it feels waxy, not creamy at all. Blending is quite difficult.
Lasting Power: Pink Passion stained my wrist. I couldn't even get it off with makeup remover! I'm not sure how it wears on the face, I didn't feel comfortable with this texture on my skin.
Scent: There is a strong plastic scent with these, maybe caused by the packaging?
Packaging: The small plastic tubes have lids that close securely. The sticks twist up and down easily, my problem is that Sunset's tip broke off completely! Swatch carefully, these might break on you as they did with me. 
Price/Availability: I paid $9.30 each at CVS, I'm not sure if these are permanent or LE


Likes:
  • Nice idea (Cream sticks aren't common at the drugstore)
  • Can be used on both lips and cheeks
Dislikes:
  • Retail for $9.30 (before tax) each for only 0.1 ounce of product! 
  • Waxy texture/ Difficult to layer
  • Colors are too sheer
  • Chemical scent
  • Only 3 colors to choose from
  • Poor quality, Sunset broke off when I swatched it!
Overall:
I was really disappointed in the low quality and poor value of the Revlon Baby Sticks. The hard, waxy texture and sheer color payoff really saddened me. The texture is difficult to layer, and hard to blend on the skin. One of my sticks completely broke off while I was swatching it, and I was barely using pressure. At almost ten dollars a piece, for 0.1 ounce of product, I would rather take my money elsewhere!


24 comments:

  1. Such a small amount of product! And they're so sheer. I can't believe they were almost $10!

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    1. I know! Thank goodness I was able to return them.

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  2. That's too bad! Tahiti looks nice - but from what you described, doesn't sound too appealing in terms of actual use. What a shame. It's not often I hear that Revlon has produced duds.

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    1. So true, I love Revlon as a whole (especially their lipsticks) but these were just bad.

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  3. ooO at first I thought these were just mini lippies and got kind of excited since I love most Revlon products, then I saw they were more of a stick blush and thought it was cool too...buttt the pigmentation and especially price put me off. thanks for the review!

    kfclovesyou.blogspot.com

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    1. No problem! Same here, when I first saw these I was sooo excited. This one just didn't work out for me.

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  4. Wow, great review, photos and opinion! I have yet to see these in my area or the lipbutters! Thanks to you I will opt out in purchasing these and simply look forward to the LB! have a great one! -Leslie

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    1. Thank you Leslie! I always appreciate feedback:)
      Yeah, these are pretty new. The lip butters have been out for a while at Target, but are just now hitting the shelves at CVS.

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  5. Thats such a shame they weren't that great. They look cute too.

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    1. They do look cute, another reason I was so sad they didn't work out.

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  6. Aww, I was excited to try these! But I have so many blushes that I love that I won't waste my time or money on a rotten product like this! I would much rather invest a few more bucks into a Tarte Cheek Stain or something similar!

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  7. I can't believe how little product you get for the money! & it barely shows up. I thought these looked really cute when I first saw your post but now I won't be bothering xx

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    1. I know, right? Thanks for reading:)

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  8. I've followed you on twitter for ages now @makeup_magpie and just came across your blog whilst googling swatches haha! I've just followed you.. your blog is amazing!! xx
    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. Thanks Gemma :) I love your blog too! I'm so happy that you found me on twitter!

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  9. I haven't seen these at my local stores yet! They look lovely but I know what it's like to pick up products and be disappointed!
    I found your blog and I really love it and I think it's great that you're an aspiring makeup artist! Best of luck! :) x
    I am a beauty girl too so I can't wait to see more of your reviews and opinions on things! :) x
    -Yelena

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  10. So glad that you did a review on these! They are so cute, but not worth it! Thanks for the informing review <3

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  11. I have never seen these! Glad I read your review because their cuteness would have sold me, but I guess they aren't worth it at all!

    XO, Cat
    MaybeBabyXo.com

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    1. I know right? I bought them because of that, and since I thought they might be a dupe for Tarte, but NOPE! :)

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  12. If you like cream blushes in a twist-up stick, I would recommend trying Jordana Color Tint Blush Sticks. I recently bought Coral Touch and fell in love! The application is foolproof and the formula blends very well (although weirdly, it smells a bit like lipstick?) and it comes in lightly-shimmering and non-shimmer shades.

    I actually keep the cute little tube in my bag now -- I've never done that with a blush before -- and when I don't have time to touch up my whole face on the go, I just swipe on a little bit and instantly look better! :)

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  13. Those lippies look like candies! XD

    Happy Holidays!

    ~Pauline @Kallony

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