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I spent the majority of the summer wearing Revlon's Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Cherish, which is a lovely baby pink colour but decided I needed to change to a darker shade for the winter. As much as I love the Revlon Balm Stains I wasn't too keen on their darker shades, so after a little browse around the beauty stands I came across Rimmel's own version of the chubby stick balms. They have a much nicer selection of autumnal shades, and after swatching a few I finally decided on shade 220 Rumour Has It. It is a nice deep berry pink colour and as it is a balm as opposed to a lipstick I find that it is easier to wear during the daytime without looking too made up. What I love most about these balm sticks is how moisturising they are on your lips, as I tend to suffer from dry lips especially in the winter, and there's nothing worse than a flaky lip. When it comes to packaging the Revlon and Rimmel balm stains are almost identical, but the actual product itself is slightly different. The Rimmel Colour Rush has a slightly glossier finish and texture to it, which I actually find to be more hydrating on the lips. The Rimmel Colour Rush is also slightly more pigmented than the Revlon Balm Stains, so has a much better colour pay off and definitely lasts a lot longer on the lips. As the day goes on the sheen does disappear leaving a slight stain on the lips, so if you want an even more subtle lip during the day this is perfect. If I had to choose between the two I would probably lean more towards the Rimmel Colour Rush due to it's slightly better hydrating quality and longer lasting colour.
Have you tried the Rimmel Lasting Finish Colour Rush's? Which Balm Stain is your favourite?