Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

L-R 010 Darling, 040 Rendezvous, 015 Cherish
Firstly, I have to say that this is my first post in TWENTY THREE DAYS. This month has been super hectic for me - I've been working a lot, I started college this week, I moved into a new flat and I've also been crazy ill this week. But I'm feeling heaps better now, and I'm so excited to be writing a new blog post! I've missed blogging and the entire community so much in the past month, and I'm ecstatic to say that you lovely people have still been leaving me comments, following my blog and tweeting me - thank you so much.

On to more pressing issues (!) - Revlon's new Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains. Not the catchiest name for a lip product, but there you go. I think these launched a good while ago now, and the blogging community has been going wild for them. I'm a little late to the party, but I have to say I'm in love.

So far I have 3 of the 7 shades available here in the UK. I believe there a few more shades which were released in the US (Charm being one of them, which I'm gutted they haven't released here!). I bought all of these whilst they were on an introductory offer of £5.99 (usual RRP is £7.99) at Boots and Superdrug. I think the offer is still on, but please don't quote me on that.

The first shade I have is Rendezvous, which I can only describe as orange. It looks more red in my photos, but on the lips it comes across as quite a bright tangerine when applied heavily, or it can also be applied as a sheer wash of coral if you apply it lightly. I think that might be what I love the most about these - they're so versatile. I'm not a bright lip girl, so I love the fact that I can build up the colour to something I'm comfortable with. The second shade I got was Darling, which is a lilac-y, blue-toned pink. Very different to everything else in my lip product collection! My most recent shade purchase was Cherish, which is more of a bubblegum pink to me.

I find the formula quite moisturizing, definitely more than most lipsticks but I do still apply a little touch of lip balm before I use these (sort-of defeats the purpose of a 2-1 product, whoops...). I've also heard of people complaining about the smell/taste. They do have a slight minty scent but I find it really refreshing and it doesn't linger too long for me. The pigmentation is really good considering these are essentially glorified lip balms, and the staying power is just amazing. I always forget that I'm wearing it, then I check my face hours later and the colour is still going strong!

So to summarize, I definitely approve. If you haven't already tried one of these balm stains, or if you're looking for a cheaper alternative to the infamous Clinique Chubby Sticks, you've found it. I wanted to try a Chubby Stick but since finding these, I seriously begrudge paying £16 for something which I can get for less than half the price which does a great job.

Have you tried the Revlon balm stains? Are they worth the hype?


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you lovely, I'm so happy to be back! :) xx

  2. I agree, welcome back. I loved these too & found them so easy to wear. I have Lovesick & Cherish & really love Cherish is a sweet pink thats not too in your face. I must say I am liking the look of Darling too. Its a lovely colour.

    1. Thank you!

      Ooh Lovesick is the next one on my list, looks gorgeous. Darling is really pretty, I like a light sweep of it for during the day. Think it'll be a really nice colour for A/W. xx

  3. They look so lovely! I think I might pick one up tomorrow! xo

  4. These have been on my wishlist for such a long time! They are sadly not sold in my country, so I might end up buying them on ebay.

    Sandra from The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

    1. Oh no, that sucks! I hate when you see a product, think it looks great and then realise you can't get it in your country. Wish I lived in the US, they have some amazing stuff! xx

  5. I have Rendezvous too, I really like it I find its great for a day when I have a neutral eye but want a pop of colour! xxx



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