Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Review of Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains

These are hands down my new favorite lip products. I haven't been in love with a new lip product in a while. I've removed all other lip glosses and lipsticks in my purse and replaced them with Revlon's new Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains. They are large crayon style lip balms that leave behind a stain on your lips so if you can't reapply or don't want to reapply, you still have color on your lips hours after the original application.

Although I don't own any, many people claim these are a more budget friendly version of Clinique Chubby Sticks $16 or Tarte LipSurgence $24 both at www.sephora.com.

They retail at major drugstores and mass merchandise stores for about $8.99 and there are 12 colors to choose from. I own five Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains.

Honey- a light pink that is a perfect nude color for me without making me look like a corpse. Honey leaves a slightly brighter pink stain on my lips than the color when freshly applied. My favorite so far.

Lovesick- hot pink. This one is a bit too bright for me even in the summer but mixes well nicely with Honey to mellow out.

Romantic- an orangey red that leaves a more red stain than freshly applied color. This is a great stain color for me.

Adore- this color is similar to Romantic but is more of a brown based red with some sparkle. Applies nicely as a sheer brownish red.

Crush- my second favorite, a deep berry pink. A typical color for me especially for fall.

The balm stain goes on much like a lighter, more sheer lipstick. I'm not sure if it is supposed to be a lip plumper but there is a minty ingredient that provides a bit of a tingle, but much less so than Buxom Big & Healthy or LipFusion. Although these balm stains generally leave behind a more intense color than when first applied, the stain color doesn't appear intense because there is no shine. All colors generally stay on as balm for about an hour and when the creamy shine wars off I'm left with a stain that lasts for up to 6 hours.

The balm stain is pointy when new and twists up to advance. It will become dull after use as you an see my much used Honey next to fairly new Adore. These aren't able to be sharpened but I don't see this as a problem.

I give Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains 4.5 of 5 stars, can't wait to try the rest of the colors!


This review is my own opinion. I did not receive payment or products to test.