The Revlon Baby Stick was touted as one of those great dual purpose products, one that you could pop in your purse and it would be useful as a space saver. However, the question is (as with all multipurpose make up products), is this truly the bees knees, or is it all just a gimmick?
I’m afraid to say that with the Baby Stick, it’s quite the gimmick. I think the main problem with the product is that in an attempt to balance the item’s role as both blusher and lip balm, they’ve come up with a middling formula that doesn’t really do either job very well. It’s too sticky and pale to be a good blusher and not luscious enough to be a good lip balm either. First, the colour. I bought the deepest and strongest colour (a pill box red) and it took a lot of rubbing into the cheeks to get a significant tint on my cheeks. After the application I felt like I’d smeared a load of vaseline on my cheeks.
It doesn’t take a lot to make a good lip balm, but it’s not a great one either. The colour doesn’t come off on your lips without multiple layers and the formula itself isn’t long staying either. Don’t get me wrong, it’s in adorable packaging and the premise is a great one but this time Revlon doesn’t pull off the cheek/lip product well. If you’re dying for a dual action item, the YSL Babydoll Kiss & Blush or the Dior Backstage Cheek & Lip Glow will give you better results (even if they’re much more costly). As for the rest of us, we can surely stick to separate blushers and lip balms for the time being…!