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We Tried This Shade-Adjusting Lip Stain and Here's What Happened

So cool!
We Tried This Shade-Adjusting Lip Stain and Here's What Happened
IMAGE Revlon, Steph Sison, iStock
So cool!

Revlon's Balm Stains are a true drugstore classic. These lip crayons are not only moisturizing but come in the most timeless, wearable shades for a pretty and low-maintenance wash of color. But because they already come in essential colors like pinks, corals, and reds, the brand recently spiced up the range with a color changing formula!

According to the brand, the new and improved stains have pigments that react to the pH level of our lips, which helps it create a customized color in a pearl finish. However, like the original formula, these contains shea, mango, and coconut butter, so expect the same nourishing feel as the classic balms!


REVLON Balm Stain in Moonlit Pink, Prismatic Purple, Twilight, Mystic Magenta, and Starry Night, P575 each, Department Stores

You're probably curious how the balm stains actually work in real life, so we got that covered for you! See what happened when the Preview team tried the Balm Stains below:

Mystic Magenta

"The idea of a color-changing lipstick kind of freaked me out a bit at first because when buying one, the selling point is primarily the color. But what I found out is that the change isn't as drastic as I thought it would be. In fact, the minty magenta lipstick morphed into a more subtle shade which is still flattering on my skin tone." - Steph Sison, Editorial Assistant 

Steph wears the Revlon Balm Stain in Mystic Magenta
PHOTO BY Steph Sison
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Moonlit Pink

"The balm appeared a sheer petal pink the first time I applied it, and though it didn't color-shift to the rosy mauve I wanted it to, I must say it's smooth, longwearing, and—most importantly!—doesn't catch on dry patches." - Yanna Lopez, Editorial Assistant

Yanna wears the Revlon Balm Stain in Moonlit Pink
PHOTO BY Yanna Lopez

What about you guys? Would you try a shade-adjusting lipstick?

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