So what’s all the hype about lip crayons? These chubby sticks have certainly been a beauty bloggers favourite for a while but why would you choose them over a standard lipstick? Well, I decided to pick up three offerings from the drugstore to see for myself.
First and foremost, the application of these pencils make achieving a pretty pout easier than ever… When at home, I always apply my lipstick with a lip brush then pop it in my bag ready for any touch-ups during the day. However, when out and about it can sometimes be a little tricky to achieve the same look without a brush and there’s been more than one occasion when I’ve ended up with a trout pout after applying my lippy in my car rear-view mirror direct from the stick. These pencils glide on so easily and are a little more solid than your standard lipstick allowing you to stay within the lines of your lips!
Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Crayon: I’m wearing this oh-so-pretty crayon in the image above. The colour is Red Sunrise (although on the Boots website it’s called Red Sunshine?). This shade of pinky red brings you out of winter and straight into summer and smells divine! It’s the silkiest and glossiest balm of all three brands and its waterproof colour and SPF 15 make it both practical and beautiful. Definitely a holiday favourite! It does loose its glossiness after a while but the colour stays put. Available in six shades there’s not as much choice as others on the market but this shade in particular is so wearable.
Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm: I picked up Demure which is a light pink shade with a little shimmer; it’s such a gorgeous colour and it perfect for Spring. I have to admit I was a little put off my the name ‘lacquer’ and had visions of the shiniest ’90s gloss but this balm is actually really subtle. Apply over a matte pink lip to add some shine and brightness (I absolutely love combining it with Rimmel’s Colour Rush Balm in the shade Give Me A Cuddle) or wear alone on a ‘no-makeup’ makeup day. It’s peppermint flavoured and has a triple complex of Shea, Mango and Coconut Butter so I’m guessing it’s good for your lips too! Revlon has ten lacquer and 10 matte balms to choose from and with Boot’s current 3 for 2 promotion you may as well pick up a selection!
Rimmel Lasting Finish Colour Rush Balm: As the name states, this balm is the long wear champion of all three crayons and is the middle swatch on my arm in the picture above. I opted for Give Me A Cuddle which is just the right shade of pink. The matte nature of this balm can be a little drying so I would suggest giving your lips a good condition with some Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream before you apply your makeup in the morning. This balm also has a really yummy sugary smell and probably applies the easiest out of all three brands.
Have you tried any other colours or can recommend any other brand of crayon? I’d love to hear and give them a go.