In case you didn’t know, Marshalls is a treasure trove of pretty epic beauty products. This was an accidental find while browsing the makeup shelves at Marshalls. A Marc Jacobs rollerball caught my eye which led to multiple surprises popping forward, including Estée Lauder lipgloss, Sephora Minis, theBalm and more. I was sort of fascinated by these Ellen Tracy Thick Sticks ($5.99) because truly I didn’t know these existed. Going in with a skeptical mind towards the entire package of 5 lip crayons which contained no names for any of the shades, I was rather elated when the overall results of the Thick Sticks matched up to that of more expensive brands.
The packaging is that exactly of a crayon, rests nicely in the hand and the crayon tip provides total control of applying the color evenly all over the lips. Including those pesky corners we can sometimes tend to slip over with a regular sized lipstick. The design has a twist-cap bottom so when it runs low you just twist until it pops up. Also, just like tubes of lipstick, these are very purse friendly.
There are 5 sticks all without a shade name, which is unfortunate because they’re very beautiful colors and it would’ve been nice to actually list them. The colors include; a nude, a light pink, a fuchsia, a coral and a red.
However, after relentless searching the internet I did find that these are individually sold at random stores (like Ross, Marshalls, Stein Mart) and do have names. The nude shade is apparently just called Nude. The red is supposed to be Valencia. The fuchsia is called Mademoiselle, which leaves me with two shades left unnamed. If anyone knows, please embellish!
The color payoff is amazing and completely comparable to a regular lipstick. Also they have staying power and have lasted through a full day that included food and drinks. Minimal re-applying was required. Once again the crayon gives you full optimal precision and layers on very smooth. Lips did feel hydrated and did no dry out or appeared patchy after an hour.
All colors are deeply pigmented, the only color that is kind of sheer is the light pink, all other shades including the nude didn’t really need that much swiping as opposed to the pink to gain full coverage. These combined with a proper lip primer or lip liner look absolutely stunning, our most favorite shades being the nude and most definitely the coral.