I think moisturising balms for lips are my new favourite thing – and these Rodial Glamsticks * are as good as they come. Sure, Rodial is the brand that likes to get the attention factor with their shocking names and all that, but at the end of the day – if a product works and is nice to use, then that’s what really matters.
The four shades are (from left to right in all pictures) Revenge, Thrill, Psycho, and Bang. Revenge is a brighter pink, Bang a brown-nude, Psycho a coral pink and Bang a paler blue-toned pink. Of the four, my favourite shade currently is Revenge, but suspect this will switch to Pyscho in the Summer when coral shades are a bit more suited and I’m back on the fake tan bandwagon again.
All four shades are equally pigmented – as balms, they’re more sheer than lipstick. Comparable to the Revlon Lip Butters that we all went a bit crazy for – but these are the more premium end of the scale at £25 a pop they’re far from the cheapest out there. But they are really creamy, lovely colours and feel hydrating. If you like the idea of lip colour, but are a bit rubbish at applying it through the day, then these can be your saviours. Yes, expensive – but they feel lovely to use (and the packaging is great too!).
Rodial Glamsticks * are available from Debenhams (£25)