Here's what they look like in the packaging. You can find these online at the E.L.F website for $2.00! I got the colors Sangria Starters and In the Nude.
|In the Nude (top) and Sangria Starters (bottom)|
Sangria Starters on the other hand is a very pigmented and pretty rust/dusty red/brown-red. I know that sounds kind of off-putting and weird, but trust me it's a nice color. I feel like this can be someone's "your lips but better" kind of color.
|My natural lip color|
|In the Nude|
You can't go wrong with twist up tube packaging! I love that it's small and compact like the Revlon stains. My only gripe with these kinds of products is that you can mess it up if you put the cap on wrong. But that's just the issue with all products that protrude beyond their packaging.
This is such a great deal. For $2, you're getting something very comparable to the Revlon stains which can be at least an $8 purchase. You get a great amount of product and the quality is not that far off from the Revlon products.
These glide on very smoothly, you don't need to prep your lips with lip balm or anything. They say they're a lip gloss but I can tell you right now it's more of a balm. They do give a great shine as if you've used gloss over a lip color, very similar to the Revlon Lip Butters. They have a slight minty smell and sensation when you apply them but it does go away. They stay smooth and feel very hydrating but they do wear off easily so you'll find yourself reapplying often.
All in all I think this is a great purchase if you're looking for something similar to Revlon's lip stain balms but you don't want to shell out $8+ for a lip product. These are very comparable in terms of application but you will not get the same long lasting effect. These will most definitely wear out and transfer while the Revlon ones do not. However I think that's a fair trade off since you're basically paying 1/4 of the price for the same amount of product. I would definitely repurchase this but I would stay away from the nude color~
I hope you enjoyed this review! Let me know if you have any additional questions about this product at all. I would be more than happy to help. I'll see you all in my next post, bye bye!