I could only find five shades, but there are six in total. I also heard that these are going to be permanent, so there's no need to worry about rushing out to find them!
Swatches from top to bottom: Nudist Colony, A Stiff Pink, Reddy or Not, Rico Mauve, and Lady and the Vamp.
Nudist Colony is yellowy beige. A Stiff Pink is a bright blue based pink, Reddy or Not is a blue based cherry red. Rico Mauve is a deep pinky mauve. Lady and the Vamp is a bright reddish purple. These were two swipes each, all shades have a cream finish.
Claims: I couldn't find any claims on these yet!
Pigmentation: They are nicely pigmented. One or two swipes will get you full color. The stain they leave behind is also pigmented and not patchy.
Finish/Texture:The finish is creamy with a subtle shine. The texture is very smooth.
Lasting Power: It lasted on me for about 3 hours. The shine dies down after that, and the stain it leaves behind is even and not dry or patchy looking.
Scent: I didn't notice any scent.
Packaging: The caps on the tubes are really loose, so these may be hard to travel with.
Price/Availability: I paid $3 and ( I also got BOGO 50% off )each at CVS
- Stain wears evenly
- Nice variety of colors
- Creamy finish & texture
- They don't feel hydrating
- Cap easily falls off
- Aren't as long lasting as other drugstore stains
These didn't really knock my socks off, but I think that they are 'okay' for the price. They did leave behind a decent stain, and the pigmentation is impressive. However, I wasn't crazy about the way that these felt on my lips.. they aren't moisturizing at all. Be careful if you tend to have dry lips, because I feel like that could be an issue.
Overall, I wouldn't recommend these over the Hard Candy All Glossed Up pencils, or the Jordana Twist and Shines, but I do think that some people will find these enjoyable since they are pretty cheap compared to most drugstore stains. These aren't anywhere near being a favorite for me, but I don't think that they are terrible. All in all, I would say if you want to try them, wait for them to go on sale.
Have you tried the Megaslicks Balm Stains yet?