March 26, 2013

Revlon Baby Stick For Lips & Cheeks Review & Swatches

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Revlon Baby Stick For Lips & Cheeks

Ah Revlon your new Baby Stick Blush for Lips & Cheeks is such a great idea. It’s Spring almost Summer just the right time for a gel blush stick. Of COURSE, beauty junkies are going to get excited about a product like this.

Hooray for awesome marketing guys! Plus let’s not forget something called Baby Sticks makes us do a head whip around with our mouths in an O shape…come on admit it you know we’re all like, “OMG I need me some Baby Sticks!”

Seriously, you’re reading the wrong website if you aren’t thinking that!

Take a look!

Revlon Baby Stick

Revlon Baby Stick for Lips & Cheek is a teeny tiny little swivel up gel blush stick. Think Bobbi Brown Sheer Color Cheek Tint but in a small size with a crummier formula and you’ll basically have Baby Sticks.

At moment these are available in three shade selections with the new Revlon Gucci Westman Collection for a whooping $10.79 each. At this size and with this kind of formula that’s highway robbery. I got mine at CVS however, I’m positive Harmons will have them far cheaper when and if they do arrive there.

I want to say that the formula seems slightly inconsistent on the two shades I tried. The first shade, Sunset, has very little pigment and an odd waxy formula. It’s a gel blush yes but it feels very waxy on my cheeks and leaves behind a VERY dewy finish. The other shade I purchased, Pink Passion, was considerably better in terms of pigmentation. This gave my cheeks a just pinched shade of pink however, I ran into issues with it being a little too dewy a finish however, powder helps to tame this slightly.

Revlon Baby Sticks

Revlon Baby Stick Pink Passion

Revlon Baby Stick Sunset

Revlon Baby Stick Swatches

I purchased an extra Pink Passion to apply on my lips and the texture is quite nice on lips. Lightweight but providing very little moisture or color unfortunately but still comfortably weightless none the less.

Overall, I think Revlon seems to have pushed these out a little quickly. I’m hoping we haven’t seen the last of them and at some point they release them as part of the general catalog the way they did with the Photoready Blushes. If that’s the case perhaps the formula will improve. As of now they really have rather poor color pay off with a strange waxy formula that has too much of a dewy finish on my skin for me to be comfortable with.

Cute idea but in theory the formula just stinks.

Anyone try them?

Do share!

Would love to hear your thoughts!

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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  • ribbonroses

    Pfft, I’mma buy me some Bobbi Brown! Or maybe Benefit fine one one!

  • Heather N King

    Great honest review! I was dying to try these but they sold out in my area. Glad to hear some feedback. Thanks!

  • JoElla

    I agree. These looked so sheer that I didn’t bother to pick them up.

    • Ruthless

      They are SO SHEER. I picked up the peach tube, it’s very very very sheer. It looks OK on lips but unless you are an albino it won’t show up on cheeks. I think I paid 8 bucks for mine, which for what you get is insanity. Revlon is so hit and miss with new products

  • Carol G

    I bought these today and they are being returned tomorrow because they are horrible! I cannot believe Revlon released these. There is virtually no color to Tahitian and Sunset. Pink Passion is the more pigmented of the group, but still not that great. I completely agree with you-cute but no good! πŸ™

  • Nadia

    I bought Sunset and I think that it is complete garbage lol I should have waited for your review. I have light skintone and it does not show up! So disappointed because I love the Bobbi Brown ones πŸ™

  • Michelle D

    I picked up Sunset also, but with Beauty Club rewards and Extra Bucks, I paid less than $1 for mine. It’s quite sheer, to the point that I can barely see it on my skin (and I’m very fair). After application, my cheeks feel sticky to the touch. Not fond of this and I doubt I will purchase any of the other shades.

  • Louise

    Once again, you saved me some money. I’ll finish up my deluxe-sample Tarte cheek stains instead!

  • sarah

    I bought this in Tahitian last weekend, and promptly returned it. Very expensive for a teeny-tiny amount, almost zero pigment was visible on my Light/Medium skintone cheeks, and it left a shiny, greasy feeling mess on my cheeks. I was soooo disappointed. It makes me miss the NYC blush sticks that much more…….

    • janet

      I too used NYC blush stick. When they were discontinued, I contacted the company to see if they had any that I could buy. They didn’t. I have 1/2 a tube left and use it sparingly so that I have it for longer. I have had so many compliments on it. Wish they would get it back. Nothing,and I have bought every blush out there, compares to NYC blush. Hope one day they do get it back because I am in love with it.

  • Stephanie A.

    Awww I’m a little disappointed that the formula is a total stinker! The colors are so cute though.

  • Jeney

    I tried the shade tahitian. I’m very pale so I didn’t think there would be an issue with pigment. It didn’t show up on my cheeks. I was extremely disappointed.

  • Courtney

    WOW ! these look extremely similar to the 100 percent pure cosmetics packaging for their line of cheek/lip tints… I find it sort of frustrating because 100 percent pure is obviously a smaller company.

    • the Muse

      many companies have a similiar version courtney including jordana and bobbi brown, I think it’s just the standard packaging brands go for when it comes to gel blush sticks πŸ™‚ mark and avon also have the same small cheek gels πŸ™‚

  • blueraccoon

    I’ve been looking for these without success but now I don’t know if I want to look for them anymore πŸ™‚ Dewy finishes do not mix with my oily skin and these don’t sound impressive. I’ve heard elsewhere that the color payoff is rubbish, too; very sheer. Oh well.

    • the Muse

      you aren’t miss much at all blue…if anything get the pink one it’s the best of the two I tried if you MUST have one πŸ™‚

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  • Fabiola

    Like the swatches very much. Revlon has always been a good brand for me and prices are on budget. Thanks!

  • Meg

    Thanks for this review! I was looking forward to these so it’s a bummer they seem to be a fail πŸ™ I don’t think they’ll be good on my oily skin if they’re waxy like that lol πŸ™‚

    • the Muse

      my pleasure meg really wanted to love ’em but no luck πŸ™

  • Avalith

    Sounds like you’re loving the SK Lip & Cheek palette more πŸ˜€

  • Kristen @ Glambunctious

    HA! Muse, you cracked me up with this!: ‘come on admit it you know we’re all like, β€œOMG I need me some Baby Sticks!”’ LOL! Yes, that is exactly what I thought when I “lucked out” and found Sunset at my local CVS. I can honestly say I haven’t been this let down by a beauty product in forever. I can’t even remember the last time I felt so duped! I don’t know how these made it past quality control. It feels like you’ve rubbed Chapstick on your cheeks and there’s hardly any color to speak of. Revlon has been killin’ it lately with awesome products for great prices, which makes these Baby Stick duds even more frustrating/surprising (frusprising?). I just posted my review tonight of Sunset and then went looking to see if anyone had any luck with the other 3 shades. It seems like they are breaking hearts all over the world, lol! Thanks for the great review and for making me laugh!

  • kassie

    I just discovered these on google, don`t think I`ve seen them around any of the store here. I love cheek tints and have been wanting bobbi brown sheer cheek tint for a while now. Thanks for the review the formula looks way to waxy and a bit on the cheap side

  • Jean-Marie Botha

    These are TERRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!! I bought one in the color Tahitian. I’m not sure whether I’m the only one but my baby stick stinks!!! The smell is harsh , like a musty factory which hasn’t seen a sign of life for at least 10 years. The color pay-off is also terrible as you mentioned. These are great if you want a terrible smell to cling to you without being beneficial whatsoever….. Me on the other hand….I’d rather go roll in mold, it’s much cheaper.

  • Sparklyblind

    You are so great with your Honest reviews, thank you & EXTRA thanks for not only saving me $$$ but cracking me up while you’re at it!! πŸ™‚

    • Isabella Muse

      aww thanks sparkly always great when someone says I made them laugh πŸ™‚ <3!

  • Karin Ho

    These are not available in Malaysia. I bought the cream blush in Bangkok and I love it. It is USD10 there and huge pot of blush…6-8 grams?

    Everybody talk of how tiny it is…what is the gram weight? Thanks.

  • Tapati kaushik

    I was super excited to gt to see it in poundland and I really don’t mind fr a pound after all it’s a revlon product. Bt m really disappointed with the purchase. It’s has no colour pay off except the passion pink which I think is pigmented and better than the other two. It’s very greasy in texture, no colour pay off and very hard to apply! I will give 5 out of 10 to pink passion rest of the colours are just wastage of money…! I find it more easy to apply with a brush rather than to put it directly on my cheeks and applying directly on to my cheeks removes the foundation as well …

  • Tapati kaushik

    I picked up two frm poundland sunset and passion pink..and out of these two passion pink .i was super excited to get to see it in poundland and really I don’t mind paying a pound fr revlon. I ws truely impressed with the cute packaging bt ws disappointed when I tried this at him! My fish its terrible…no colour pay off, leaves my skin greasy and moreover it’s swipes all the foundation frm my cheeks , very hard to apply it on my cheeks and lips! Bt I will give 5 out of 10 to passion pink becz it’s has nice pigmentation than the other two!!