I've wholeheartedly embraced the chubby trend over the past year and I have to say this is one of the best ones I've tried. It's not advertised as a stain but I find that it does leave behind a nice tint and the balm is decently moisturizing. I also like that the scent is a vanilla/cake smell and not some sickly sweet smell or the mint smell that a lot of these have.
In general I like these so-called "Lippies" and I find that the lower end ones are just as good as the midlevel ones. I haven't tried something like a Clinique yet, so we're in Revlon, Rimmel, NYColours territory here. These were on sale today so for $5 I thought I'd try one. The colour is bright, there's a lipstaining effect that stayed through a snack and no minty effect that makes your lips tingle.
I ended up purchasing 3 more of these and love them. On sale they're generally around $7, and so much fun. There's great colour staining so you get lovely coloured lips after the day is done. My big critique is that they do not seal the product so people open it up and smuck it up in the store and i couldn't get a couple of colours I was interested in because they were so destroyed. Most make up co's tend to put a plastic wrap around the products so that this doesn't happen.
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