Hi my dears! How are you today?
I wanted to share with you a post about two lippies I bought a couple of weeks ago. These are Manhattan Intense Lip & Cheek balm, which are part of the LE Beauty in the air. The collection includes three shades, of which I've only picked two, but I love them so much I might still pick the third one. They'll be available until the end of November wherever they sell Manhattan ranges.

These lippies are quite soft and creamy, they feel comfortable and moisturuzing on the lips. But what is really outstanding is the pigmentation. It caught me by surprise because the word "BALM" usually stands for sheer shades. I chose the shades Tomato juice which is a rich saucy red, and First class which is a vivid orchid pink.

As a cheek product these are more like a stain, they're very pigmented and a little bit hard to blend, as they set quite quickly. I had a better result by dabbing my finger slightly on the product and then dab very small amounts on the cheeks, instead of applying directly with the pen on the cheeks and try to blend it, it didn't work for me like that. Look at the picture to see my point:

The swatches above show each colour applied in different ways n°1 was applied directly with the pen and then trying to blend it. The result was patchy colour hard to blend. N°2 is by applying very little colour dabbing with fingers and it's a much smoother and natural effect.
I think these are great 2 in 1, pigmented, moisturizing, pretty colours and they only cost 7.20 CHF each. So I'd say if you're planning to add some multi-purpose items to your stash these are very good options.
Have you tried these yet? Have you found any drugstore product that surprised you positively lately?
Don't hesitate to leave your opinion in the comments!