I have found my favourite ‘chubby stick’ range (Revlon are my go-to crayon lipsticks) but when I was sent this I loved the peachy nude shade.

Price: £14 (for full size, this is a sample)

Volume: 3.7g

Features: easy-to-use lip pencil provides high gloss and sheer colour, no sharpener required

IngredientsOctyl Palmitate, Polyisobutene, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, MICA, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Ozokerite, Ceresin, Polyethylene, Beeswax, MENTHA PIPERITA, Propylparaben, Butyl Hydroxy Toluene, D&C Red No. 27 Al Lake (CI 45410), Titanium Dioxid (CI 77891), FD&C BLUE No.1 Al Lake (CI 42090)

Purchased/ sample: Paid for sample from Birchbox



The good

The colour I have been sent is a gorgeous coral-toned nude called Bees Knees. It’s a gorgeous shade that suits a range of skin tones. The colour is subtle but well pigmented and nicely covers my darker upper lip, as you can see from the pictures. The product is very moisturising and unlike other pepper-minty lip crayons it doesn’t dry out my lips at all during the day.


The bad

Once applied to the lips you get a distinct pepper-minty fragrance, which can be a little overpowering. It also has a gently tingle, but the fragrance bothers me more than the tingle.



The verdict

I really like this shade on my lips for an everyday sleek natural look. At £14 it’s quite steep for a sheer lip product, given that the Revlon Balms are only £7.99 (and often on offer at Boots or Superdrug). I like this and will keep using it but once it’s finished, I’m not sure whether I’d repurchase. If you like a higher end lip balm crayon with a tint then this is more for you.