Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Review: Wet n Wild MegaSlicks Balm Stains

Greetings from the Dark Side!

I know many of you were anxious to see a review for the new Wet n Wild MegaSlicks Balm Stains, so here it my review! I've been using these for almost four weeks now, so I am a little overdue on a review.You should all now by now that I am addicted to Wet n Wild products, and I'm always excited to try out their new products!~

The Wet n Wild MegaSlicks Balm Stains are jumbo lip pencils that have glossy colors while also having a stain effect.

MegaSlicks Balm Stains (shades 'A Stiff Pink', 'Red-dy or Not', and 'Lady and the Vamp')
 Wet n Wild
Jumbo lip pencils with a pull-off cap. These are twistable lip colors so there is no sharpening required.
 'A Stiff Pink': cool-toned barbie pink
 'Red-dy or Not': pink-toned red
 'Lady and the Vamp': sheer grape purple
These have very glossy finishes, much like a lip balm. They glide on super smoothly, again, much like a lip balm. I didn't notice a smell to these at all until I got really, really close to the lip stain. There is an unpleasant smell, but it is soooo faint I almost can't smell it.
These are really hydrating and glossy, but they have an amazing color pay-off. I would say they have similar color pay-off to the Revlon Balm Stains. 
 Application is insanely easy. You don't need lip pencils or lip balm underneath these. You can swipe them on and be on your way!
Wear (comfort):
These feel like you're just wearing lip balm so your lips should not feel dry or chapped.
Wear (time):
Because these are quite glossy, the glossy colors fades quite quickly (2-3 hours). But they are also stains, so once the glossy color fades, you will have a nice subtle tint to your lips that can last a long while (6-9 hours). The darker the color, the longer it lasts on the lips.
Dupes? Similar products?:
Revlon Just Bitter Kissable Lip Balm Stains  (I actually prefer the texture of the Wet n Wild ones better, although I like the smell of the Revlon ones better). The shade 'Lady and the Vamp' looks quite similar to the Rouge d'Armani Sheer Lipstick in #62.

The Good: 
Compared to the Revlon Balm Stains, these Wet n Wild are very affordable. You can get them for $1.99 if they have the $1 off coupon attached (which is how I got all three of these). Beats paying about $7-8 for a Revlon one, for sure. The formula and texture is great. They are hydrating, glossy, pigmented, and work really well. I feel like these are amazing day-time lip products because they are easy to just throw on the lips without too much care. They are a great pigmented pop of color without having to worry about using a lip liner or without having to worry about chapped lips. And these are actually really pigmented!

The Bad:
For me the only major problem with these is the wear. I feel like these are more Balm than Stain. They do have a stain, but it is quite faint. The lip color fades in about 3 hours and the faint stain remains for a while longer. It's not just these though, most Balm Stains are not very long-wearing. Other than that, I have only good things to say!



  1. To bad they dont hold that long, but never the less.. they look great for that price!

  2. It's really bad they dont hold that long, but all three shades look pretty on you <3

  3. I'm normally not a red-lip lover but Red-dy Or Not (lol the name ^^;;) looks very nice!

  4. They look amazinggg!! I surely need to get my hands on them! :)

  5. I can't wait to try these! Great review!!


  6. aww!! u look super pretty!! I specially loved the red ones on you. And did I tell you that you look soooo glamorous with those smokey eyes.
    I wish these were easily available here in India. These are definitely a steal.

  7. nice review,i want to try the stiff pink

  8. nICE COLORS.....and your smokey look is awesome doll!

  9. nice review ... i wish i could get these here :)

  10. I got one like this from Avon and gave it to a friend for Christmas and she LOVES it!

  11. great review!! The three colours goes really well with you! I thought the pink would be more light, comparing with your hand, but in the lips is a really nice tone!

  12. The color Payoff is amazing! And the Colors looks great on You! Thanks For the review/ I am gonna purchase it in the dark colors!!

  13. The color Payoff is amazing! And the Colors looks great on You! Thanks For the review/ I am gonna purchase it in the dark colors!!

  14. I think I'd give Stiff Pink a go! It's still a lovely color! It looks super lovely on you :)

  15. I love a Stiff Pink! That's unfortunate that they don't stain very well though

  16. these are so pretty, i love the colors!

  17. I really like the pink - it is beautiful!


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