Sunday, 30 December 2012

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains High Street Lips
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains High Street Lips
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains High Street Lips
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains High Street Lips Swatch

Since the summer, Revlon's Just Bitten Kissable balm stains have been my go-to lip product.  A lip stain/balm hybrid which is easy to apply, isn't drying and leaves a gorgeous stain in your lips was always going to be in my good books.  The balm stains are packaged in a twist-up pencil form, meaning there's no need for sharpening, and the pointed tip results in accurate application.  The balm feels moisturising on the lips, doesn't tend to cling to dry patches and leaves a lovely wash of colour with a slight sheen.  As the balm wears off (after 2-3 hours), your lips are left slightly stains which can either be topped up with a reapplication, or just put a slick of lip balm or gloss over the top.  These are available from the likes of Boots and Superdrug for £7.99, although some shades were released in the USA and not the UK, and are only available over here through eBay.

I have four balm stains - Romantic, Cherish, Charm and Lovesick.  Romantic is a slightly orange-toned red which is a really wearable shade.  The stain isn't as long lasting as I expected, but it's still a gorgeous colour, and is what I have been wearing on an almost daily basis recently.  Cherish is a light blue-toned pink, which has a slight frost finish to the balm, however this fades after a few hours leaving behind a subtle pink stain.  A very easy shade to wear on a daily basis.  Charm is one of the shades that was only available in the USA, so this was purchased from eBay.  Unfortunately the seller I bought from is currently out of stock, but there are plenty of others available.  This is a slightly shimmery pale peachy nude colour which looks beautiful when first applied, but doesn't seem to leave much of a stain on my lips, which is a shame.  Lastly, Lovesick is a very bright blue-toned pink which stains my lips for hours.  This has been my go-to lip product for going out over the last few months, as it's a gorgeous bright colour and if you forget to reapply throughout your night, there is still a lovely stain left behind.

As you can probably tell, I am a big fan of these balm stains.  I'm not the sort of girl who remembers to reapply her lipstick every few hours, and I'm always snacking on something so my lip products are forever wearing off, meaning something that leaves a colour behind is right up my street!  I'm now fancying yet another kissable balm stain in Rendezvous - a beautiful bright orange, I'm just not quite sure if I'm brave enough to pull it off!


  1. Ahh, I opted for the Rimmel 1000 kisses lip stain when I finally decided to settle on one, but I'm seriously wishing I'd ordered Charm from this range on eBay. I might have a sneaky order now I've seen your swatches ha, enabler! xx

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