Rimmel Colour Rush Balm ‘Keep Mauving’/ ‘Touch of Mauve’
Rimmel Colour Rush Balm ‘Not an Illusion’ / ‘Nudest’
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain ‘Lovesick’
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain ‘Romantic’
The Rimmel Colour Rush Balms are shiny and moisturising, with sheer to medium, slightly patchy colour payoff. The shades in the range vary from everyday, wearable shades to brighter, more intense colours. They smell like vanilla, and at £5.99 they’re one of the most purse-friendly ranges of lip crayons. Love.
The Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains are less shiny and less moisturising than others I’ve tried, but they have an intense colour payoff and a lovely satin finish. They can be more difficult to apply, particularly after a couple of uses when you’ve lost the lip-liner-esque tip, but they don’t normally have to be touched up throughout the day. They’re definitely closer to a stain than a balm, so I think the incredibly long name is slightly unnecessary. Honey (balm stain), Demure (lip lacquer), Whimsical (lip lacquer) and Elusive (lip matte) are on my wish list (£7.99 each).