MUA: Power Pout: A Review and Swatches

MUA: Power Pout: A Review and Swatches
Another new addition to the MUA line is the well hyped and blogged:  POWER POUT tint and balms. Rumoured to be a due for various chubby sticks and balms available, but for a fraction of the price. The power pout line has a range of 6 colours for only £3 each! I picked up two of the shades from the local superdrug to see what all the fuss was about. 

The packaging is very versatile  shaped like a crayon, with a wind up bottom to expose the product within the bullet. I think this makes the product so easy to work with! No sharpening needed, and no waste either. It makes it a perfect small product to pop in your hand bag on the go. 

The formulation is a creamy balm which melts so easily on contact to skin and can feel a little bit sticky on the lips. The pigmentation of the power pouts varies in my experience; Crazy in Love is incredibly pigmented, almost like a lipstick, where as Rendezvous needs to be built up for full colour. The formulation also has a minty taste which is tingly upon application, but fades away quickly. Personally, I don't like the minty taste, but thats a personal preference. I don't find the product to be moisturising  but a little drying on the lips, despite the creamy formulation. The finish of the balm has a glossy stain appearance, and lasts for a couple of hours, before reapplication is required. 

Rendezvous is the nude shade in the collection, and from the tube appears to be a pinky toned nude. However I was a little disappointed as once applied, or swathed (seen below) the balm is more of a peachy neutral pink. Over time the product seems to oxidise and become more red toned. Far from the nude I thought I was purchasing. Despite that, the colour is a lovely wearable color for the summer, easy to throw on for day time, but not what I would of chosen myself. 

Crazy in love is a beautiful colour. A blue toned cherry red, which looks like you've been sucking on an ice lolly, which I love. Such a fun and girly colour for the summer days and even nights! I was a big  fan of the winter red lip, so I'm so happy to bring that look into the summer, but in a lighter feel. I have noticed that the balm does stain my lips, so wear a balm underneath. 

Overall I do really like these balms, I think they're the perfect light pop of colour for the summer. I just wish they were a little more moisturising and lasted a little longer. But for £3 I'll for sure pick up some more shades. 
Have you tired any MUA Power Pouts? 
What shade should I try next?