Revlon Lacquer Balms are supposed to offer the comfort and moisture of a lip balm and the high shine finish of a gloss. They are formulated with shea, coconut, and mango butters and comes in 10 shades. They cost about $9 each and can be found just about anywhere Revlon is sold.
Provocatuer is a pinkish red shade with a tiny bit of silver glitter. Once I swatch or apply this, I cannot see or feel any of the glitter in it. When applied heavily it can look closer to a true red but sheering it out will give it a pinker appearance. It has great color payoff considering how lightweight it feels. It has a thinner, gel-like feel with a slight minty tingle and melts evenly onto lips with ease. It actually did feel hydrating and soothing like a lip balm which is my favorite type of lipstick formula. I can get away with not using a lip brush if I am just applying this for everyday wear but for the photos, I had to use a brush to get crisp lines. It didn’t emphasize any dry spots or chapping at all. After 4 hours the color was still looking pretty vibrant but it did fade in the center of my lips. It also lost its shine finish and no longer felt moisturizing but didn’t look dry at all. The only quirk I found with this shade was that it did bleed slightly but not enough that I think other people would notice it.
Coquette is a bubble gum pink with silver sparkles. If you apply this heavily the silver glitter isn’t very noticeable except if you are looking up close. When you apply it lightly the sparkles become more noticeable. I don’t really feel the glitter in it when I press my lips together but I have heard others say that they can feel it. This shade also had great color payoff but it was a tiny bit less creamy and less hydrating than Provocateur but it applied easily and evenly. This one lasted about 4 hours before it started looking dry, patchy, and faded enough to need a reapplication.
I am not going to lie – I am biased toward this particular type of formula so for me, these are worth buying, even with their imperfections. Between the two though, Provocateur has a better formula so if you just want to buy one to try it, this would be the one to check out. Coquette is a nice shade of pink but it dries out more quickly and the glitter could be an annoyance to some people so it’s just okay.