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
- Nice idea (Cream sticks aren't common at the drugstore)
- Can be used on both lips and cheeks
- 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!
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!