Well, thanks to a giveaway held by the generous Christina of blog, Lovethatlippie one of the many products that I won was a Matte Balm Stain, and let me tell you, I wasn't at all disappointed.
How pretty is this pink shade!
"Showy" felt similar to the original formula, not drying at all and easy to apply, being a lip pencil. I found it to have very good coverage.
I didn't find that the longevity was the same. With the original balm stains, even after the initial lipstick had worn off, I was left with a hint of even colour. But, I didn't find the matte balm stain to offer the same long lasting effect. In saying that, I am glad to have this beautiful shade in my collection.
I hope you are enjoying your weekend!