Let's Talk About Our Favorite Drugstore Balm Stains

We don't need a reason other than the fact that these affordable lip crayons are awesome.
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We don't need a reason other than the fact that these affordable lip crayons are awesome.

I probably own enough lip colors to last me a lifetime, but some of my favorite lip products are balm stains. Their crayon format makes them easy to apply, they’re convenient to carry in my purse, and they are long-lasting on the lips. 

I’ve tried enough different versions of balm stains to feel pretty well-versed in them, and today, I wanted to share three of my favorites with you.

Wet n Wild Megaslicks Balm Stain Moisturizing Lip Colour

Wet n Wild Megaslicks Balm Stains have a bit more slip to them than most balm stains so they’re not really ideal for me if I’m wanting a ton of color payout. They are however perfect for days when I want a really subtle wash of color and I don’t want to have to worry about the color fading quickly. 

You can see that the stain (Lady and the Vamp) is a bit uneven because of the amount of slip, I usually just pat to blend it with my finger.

You can see that the stain (Lady and the Vamp) is a bit uneven because of the amount of slip, I usually just pat to blend it with my finger.

These usually last on my lips about four to five hours. I do have to reapply after eating, but I still really like them.

Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain

I love that these babies are only three bucks and I think they are very comparable to other well-received brands. The colors all build up really well, and I find that they last about six hours and fade pretty evenly. 

Love the coverage on Honey Love.

Love the coverage on Honey Love.

Jordana balm stains do have a slight scent—I can’t quite peg what it is—but it's nothing overpowering. The only thing that keeps them from being my absolute favorite is that I find they actually feel a bit dry after a few hours; not uncomfortably so, but dry nonetheless.

Revlon Colorburst Balm Stain (formerly Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains)

An xoFavorite for a reason, these Revlon balm stains are my HG. They’re so smooth to apply, so hydrating on the lips, and stay comfortably on all day. 

My favorite balm stain from Revlon is Smitten, but Lovesick is such a fun cool pink! I also love Crush, which I used in a recent LOTW.

My favorite balm stain from Revlon is Smitten, but Lovesick is such a fun cool pink! I also love Crush, which I used in a recent LOTW.

I usually get around six to eight hours of wear with these (depending on the shade), and I feel like they pack a nice punch of color (although they can be sheered out, as well). 

I also love that they have a fresh minty scent to them!

OK, your turn: What balm stains—drugstore or otherwise—have your eternal love?