When I received the Jelly Pong Pong Lip Blush back in my August 2013 Violet Box, the first thing I thought was “What a freaking awesome brand name!”. The second thing that crossed my mind was that I already have a similar product - Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain. Iâ€™ve had the balm stain for a while and the lettering has rubbed off the product. Sorry !
I have Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Romantic, and Jelly Pong Pong Lip Blush inÂ Cranberry. When you come across two products, that are relatively the same, what else is there to do then to throw them into the ring and see who comes out on top?
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm
One of the more accessible ‘lip crayonsâ€™ on the market, this balm stain is marketed as “a lightweight lip stain that will last hour after hour”. It is available in 10 different shades, ranging from lilac to pink to coral to red. It has a distinct mint scent and taste to it, which some people swear by, and others loathe. I quite like it personally, because it makes me feel supa fresh <3 hehe.
Cost: $17.95 AUD
- Wide range of colours
- Mint scent may be off-putting
- Unnatural ingredients
- Sheerer application, with less pigmentation
Jelly Pong Pong Lip Blush
Jelly Pong Pong is a cruelty-free brand that is extremely environmentally conscious. They use no damaging sulfates, parabens, triclosan, and other scary sounding ingredients. It comes in only two shades, cranberry (a berry red colour) and marshmallow pink (soft petal pink). It has no scent other than a slight waxy (?) scent, which is probably caused by the natural beeswax ingredient.
Cost: 12 GBP (about $20 AUD) + possible shipping charges
- Cruelty-free brand
- All natural ingredients - no nasties
- Virtually unscented
- Amazing pigmentation
- More expensive
- Can only be purchased online at this stage
- Smaller range of colours (only two!)
I am a fan of both of these companies and products. I think that Revlon wins out, purely because of the wider range of colours, and accessibility.
The Jelly Pong Pong Lip Blushes certainly match up and exceed in the actual product. It is far more pigmented and applies beautifully. If you are adamant on using vegan-friendly no-nasties products, then I definitely recommend looking up Jelly Pong Pong. I am looking forward to seeing their company grow and release some more exciting products!
Have you used either of the above products? What were your thoughts on each?