Have you seen the new Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Balm Stains? They are a chubby type of gel based lip color in a pencil style applicator. There are 12 colors currently and I initially purchased four with a "buy one, get one half off" at Ulta. I could tell these will be something that I will really like so I went back for a couple more. I'll be reviewing each as I wear them; today I have the shade Honey for you.
Honey is a light plummy pink color...not a honey gold as you might expect! It is a very natural color for me, adding a little oomph to my own natural lip color. I get a lot of compliments when I wear this and people want to know what is on my lips.
The pencil/balms/stains are very comfortable to wear and glide on with the ease of a Revlon Lip Butter. They remind me a lot of those, which are among my favorite lipsticks. The pencils are easily twisted at the bottom to bring more of the stain/balm to the top of the pencil. They have a little bit of a minty feel and taste. It's pleasant but doesn't linger.
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Balm Stains run about $8.00-$10.00 and can be found in any drugstore and online at Ulta or Drugstore.com.
The only drawback to these pencils is that the buyer has to guess what the color is going to be based on the outer casing, which isn't completely accurate but as close as they probably can be. I found it difficult to choose the first time, having to guess what I thought might be on the inside but after trying the first group, I felt more confident about guessing what the others would look like and found I was more successful in doing so. And, of course, there are online swatches to help.
Since I quickly acquired half of the stains available, I am declaring these a success!