Friday, June 1, 2012

BEAUTY RAVE: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain

Top to bottom: 'Adore', 'Sweetheart', 'Rendezvous', 'Honey', 'Charm'

Left to right: 'Adore', 'Sweetheart', 'Rendezvous', 'Honey', 'Charm'


Left to right: 'Adore', 'Sweetheart', 'Rendezvous', 'Honey', 'Charm'

Recently, I've been seeing a little bit of buzz over these Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains and I was really excited to see that they were available at my local Rite Aid.  I used this opportunity to scoop up a few, five to be exact, and give them a try.  And let me tell you, they are definitely worthy of the hype!

First off, the color selection is amazing. There are 12 shades ranging from dark berries to light nudes.  I purchased 'Adore', a red, berry shade, 'Sweetheart', a bright bluish pink, 'Rendezvous', a bright orange, 'Honey', a dusty mauve, and 'Charm', a light peach nude.  

The color pay off is quite nice.  They are more glossy and sheer, but the color definitely is pigmented on the lips.  I was actually surprised and impressed with the pigmentation. Comparing them to the Clinique Chubby Sticks, which are quite glossy and sheer, these definitely have a less glossy finish, but are much more pigmented. 

One of my favorite things about the Kissable Balm Stains is that they are actually a stain.  They last forever.  After I did these swatches, I tried to wipe them off my arm and was left with a stain of color on my arm that...is still there. 'Sweetheart' and 'Adore' are particularly long lasting. 

I find these to be quite moisturizing and smooth on the lips.  They definitely live up to the 'balm' name.   I applied them to my lips without any sort of chapstick or other lip balm underneath and they glided on easily and did not seem to highlight any dryness I had on my lips.  The crayon like applicator made it really easy to apply, as well as apply precisely.

Lastly, possibly the best thing about the product is...they smell minty.  They smell really minty and fresh when you apply them and you can definitely smell the mint when you apply it too.  It makes it really enjoyable to apply and refreshing.  I think I've said a million times that I love things that smell good...and these win on that part.

Overall, I think that this is yet another great Revlon product that has come out within the last few months.  I feel like Revlon has really stepped up their game in terms of their products, especially their lip products.  Revlon has easily become on one of my favorite drug store lines, if not my favorite.  This product is a great value at their $8 price point, especially when there is an offer on Revlon products.  They definitely will become a staple in my make up collection, especially during the spring and summer.  

xx,
Jordana

8 comments:

  1. Oooh, such pretty shades! I think I need them all :p I'm such a sucker for Revlon lip products, case in point: my ridiculous weakness for their Lip Butters. I'm fearing it's going to be the same thing when these launch in Australia, though no doubt they'll be horribly overpriced. I'm liking the mintiness of these as well :)

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    1. You should definitely get these when they come out in Australia! They're sooooo amazing, maybe even better than the lip butters! They sort of feel more luxurious in a way.

      xx,
      Jordana

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  2. Just out of curiosity have you tried the cover girl out last lip stain? I've been really into lip stains lately and the best one I've found are the sephora ones but they're not the cheapest so I'm glad to hear you like these I'll def have to give it a try :)

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    1. Yeah, I've given those a try and they aren't bad! They are just quite drying. I've never tried the Sephora ones before! I wonder what they're like.

      xx,
      Jordana

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    2. Yea they do dry really bad. I totally recommend the sephora one! They're like $13 and they work amazing and they literally last all day without having to reapply. Hands down best lip stain.

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    3. Ooh! I'll look into them when I go to Sephora next! I might be going today, hehe.

      xx,
      Jordana

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  3. Thanks for the review ! I am so excited to try these ^^ Thanks for sharing ! maybe we can follow each other ?
    cherryberrypoon.blogspot.ca

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    1. Thanks for checking it out!

      xx,
      Jordana

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