Revlon sent me the cutest little gift in the mail today – a trio of Baby Sticks in the shades Pink Passion, Sunset and Tahitian. These stick blushes are not available for sale in Australia and New Zealand but I know they have just been released in the UK and USA. They retail for $10.79 each in the US, which to me seems pretty expensive for such a diminutively-sized product.
Read on for my first impressions!
Firstly, Revlon’s Baby Stick for Lips and Cheeks is a twist-up blush in a mini-size that seems to be perfect for travel. They are very small and I can fit 2 in my palm nicely. The packaging is plastic and really quite cute!
The one thing to note about this product is that all shades apply sheer, even though they look pigmented in the tube. Pink Passion looks like a neon pink in the tube but applies as a very light, translucent hot pink. Sunset looks like a bright tomato red in the tube, but applies almost clear with a slight tinge of orange-red. Lastly, Tahitian looks like a pale peach in the tube and applies virtually clear with a slight touch of peach. On cheeks, only Pink Passion shows up after 2-3 swipes. The other shades only show up after like about, 10 coats.
The texture is balmy and on lips, feels exactly like a regular non-minty lip balm. It feels rather nice actually but Sunset and Tahitian do not show up on my lips. Pink Passion shows as a pink tinted lip balm.
If you’re looking for a highly pigmented, creamy cream blush, this is not the right product for you. The concept is great but unfortunately the application isn’t – I feel like the colours don’t show up well and the texture is too ‘slick’ on my cheeks (which could look a touch oily).
Here are some swatches:
Left to right for both images: Pink Passion, Sunset and Tahitian
If you’re looking for a good twist-up cream blush, Bobbi Brown’s Sheer Colour Cheek Tint is recommended (I especially like Sheer Blackberry). Another one of my favourites is Le Metier De Beaute’s Creme Fresh Tint in Poppy/Coqueliot and Clinique’s Blushwear Cream Stick.