Friday, January 4, 2013

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain

Alright, alright, I finally bought into the hype. I am absolutely IN LOVE with these balm stains! I didn't expect to like them, nevermind love them -- if anything, I was extra cynical because every beauty guru and their mother has been singing its praises. But I must admit that in this case, the hype is well deserved.

As you can see, I have four shades. From left to right they are Crush, Lovesick, Adore, and Honey. Crush is a deep plum with red undertones, the most worn of the bunch for me. Lovesick is a bright fuschia. Adore, which I wore in a recent Face of the Day, is an orange and brown based red. Honey, my other favorite, is a mauvey-pink that is perfect for everyday wear and could work on just about any skin tone.

I really like the feel of these on my lips. They are glossy and feel like a lip balm, but stain like...well a lip stain! It does take a couple of layers to really get it to stain though -- the first time I apply it, the color fades a bit on the inner part of my lips. When I reapply, it usually stays all day, and never dries out my lips in the process.The darker colors inevitably stay on longer. The swatches from Crush and Lovesick are STILL showing up on my hand even though I've showered and washed my hands multiple times since I did it!

These are not just another overrated beauty trend. They're a great product that is getting the credit it so rightly deserves. If you're in the market for new lip colors, these are definitely worth picking up!

You can find the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains in your local drugstore. Prices usually range from about $6-$8 USD.


  1. I agree...The balm stains are worth every bit of hype they've gotten! :)Honey is my fave :)

  2. Hello There,

    I found you through the Aloha blog hop! I love the thought of simple beauty… seems so stress free :-)

    Now following you, I'm sure I'll learn a thing or two along the way

    you can stop by my place anytime, you have an open invitation, my address is as follows: www.perfectlyimperfektme.blogspot.com

    Blessing Boo

    Maya D

  3. Hi Jackie! I found you through the Aloha hop. I can't wait to try this Revlon lip stain. I have been out of the makeup game for-ev-er. I want to learn more, and it looks like you're a guru. I'm following your blog, and I'm going to follow you on Twitter. Feel free to stop by my spot: penpaperpad.com, and say. Aloha!

  4. I love the kissable balm stains my favourite shade is Darling, I found your blog through the January blog hop and am now following x


    1. Awww, thank you Kirsty! I'll follow you as well. :)And I'll try Darling next since you recommended it and the swatches online look lovely.

  5. That's so nice to see that it lives up to the hype! I may have to pick some of these up! ;)
    <3, Mel


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