Wet n Wild Megaslicks Balm Stain is a brand new chubby pencil moisturizing lip color that’s launching in six shades for Spring 2014. You’ll be able to get these now at Harmons for as little as $1.99 (regularly $2.99 each) with a trusty peel off $1 off coupon on each pencil.
They’ll become more readily available as we head deeper into the Spring season so expect them late December and into January at other drugstores (the price might be slightly higher as well).
You know me, I’m a sucker for chubby lip pencils so Wet n Wild Megaslicks Balm Stain is an exciting pick up especially at this price.
Wet n Wild Megaslicks Balm Stains are 0.10 oz in size and a swivel up pen design so no sharpener is required. I don’t think they are comparable to products like Tarte Lipsurgence, Clinique Chubby Stick Balms, or even Revlon’s Just Bitten Kissable Balm. The best comparison for me would be to the Hard Candy All Glossed Up Hydrating Lip Stain and Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain.
Wet n Wild Red-dy or Not Megaslicks Balm Stain
Wet n Wild Rico Mauve Megaslicks Balm Stain
These have a lighter, thinner formula compared to releases from Tarte, Clinique, Revlon, and even Covergirl. The texture doesn’t have the balminess I associate with this pencils which is a refreshing change. The formula has a nice easy glide across lips with a soft, slightly slippery feel as you apply. They do not have shimmer or sparkle of any kind and the finish has a soft sheen with sheer to medium pigmentation depending how much you apply. First application color goes on sheerer but going over the color produces more of an impact and an opaque finish. I did not detect any flavor or fragrance so if you’re sensitive that’s likely a welcome relief. The wear is a bit short for me at around three hours but they do indeed leave a stain behind which lasts for about an hour after so a total of four hours for total wear is what you’re looking at.
Rico Mauve and Red-dy Or Not
They are comfortable through the entire wear but aren’t terribly moisturizing or hydrating but they don’t dry lips out either so no worries on that front.
At a buck ninety ninety I’m not complaining! Sure, I do like other formulas better but these are a nice cheap thrill if you’re on a budget. Or if you’re just looking for quickie color on the go these provide.