I’ve been loving these drugstore balm lipsticks, and I’ve been testing them out, so I decided to give you a showdown between my two favorites! So here we go!
I’m not really a sucker for packaging, but I know some of y’all are, so I tried to take it into consideration. The Revlon balm stain (right) is more snazzy. The product’s name is cuter, and the product is entirely the color of the shade you pick out. The CoverGirl balm (left) is kind of boring, and they didn’t really get too creative with the name, so this one goes to REVLON.
I tried swatching them, but it doesn’t do either product justice. I have 1 of the CoverGirl balms in the shade #250 Scarlet Twist, and I have 2 Revlon balm stains in #040 Rendezvous and #020 Lovesick.
The CoverGirl balm is slightly more sheer than the Revlon, but I love that. Red is a hard color for me to wear, but the CoverGirl balm is sheer enough that I don’t look psycho when I wear it. The Revlon’s are bright but really nice. I get loads of compliments when I wear them. Here are pics of me wearing the products:
I think they both look great on, I prefer the COVERGIRL balm for my skintone.
CoverGirl’s selection is more pinky/mauve. Revlon has a really cool lilac shade and Rendezvous is a fierce orange.
This one goes to REVLON.
The Revlon balm stain is about $7.48 at my local drugstore, and The CoverGirl balm is about $6.94. This is obviously because CoverGirl came out with their product after Revlon in direct competition, but it’s really not a huge difference, at least not enough of one for me to pass on the Revlon.
This one is undecided.
The CoverGirl balm feels much more hydrating on my lips, and doesn’t stick to flakes nearly as bad, so that’s why I’m giving this category to COVERGIRL.
The Revlon might be a bit dryer, but it lasts much longer. I was retouching the CoverGirl balm more often than the Revlon balm stain, so this one goes to REVLON.
So, my final decision, if I had to choose one product over the other, I would pick the Revlon balm stain. The color selection is on point, it’s pretty affordable, and lasts much longer!
I hope you all enjoyed this!
If you would like to see me put more products to the test in a showdown for the supreme item, then let me know!
Any and all suggestions are welcome!