Welcome, welcome, lip lovers! I have two shades from the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain range to swatch and review for you today, Sweetheart (pink) and Charm (nude). Dear lord that name is long. Say Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain ten times fast. Go!
Have you tried any of them yet? What are your thoughts? Lip crayons, lip butters, lip you-name-it’s are popping up everywhere, and this was my first lip crayon trial. So without further ado…
After experimenting with the colours I have found a new favourite combo, which is to apply Charm (1) all over the lips, then Sweetheart (2) on the inner/center of the lips to give what I call a light ombre effect (3). It gives the slightest illusion of fuller lips, which is lovely. And the two toned colours worked incredibly well with a low-key makeup look.
I’ve been wearing it daily for over a week now. It’s not as visible with flash photography, but in natural light the effect is beautiful!
This colour is a striking pink, just as vibrant as you see in the lip swatches. Normal application gives you bold colour, so a light touch is needed if you want a sheer finish. The shade is exactly what I love, it’s bright and in-your-face. It would look beautiful on all skin tones.
I found Sweetheart had a glossy look to it, but was not as glossy looking as Charm. Wearing the colour is a full-time commitment, as the name boasts, it will stain your lips.
This is actually my favourite shade of the two. I’m always weary of light nude shades as it makes my lips disappear, but the finish of Charm wasn’t as harsh as I expected. What I loved most was its wet/glossy finish. Unlike the pink shade, I found this didn’t stain at all.
What they say:
“It’s a pampering balm fused with a lightweight lipstain in an adorable chubby crayon. Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain gives softer, smoother lips with a perfect flush of color that lasts hour after hour.
-Lightweight Lipstain + Moisturizing Balm
-100% of women who tried it felt their lips were instantly moisturized with a soft stain of color
-Retractable chubby crayon, no sharpener required”
Net weight: 0.095 Oz/2.7 g
The final verdict:
I’m surprised by how much I love these. Not that I was expecting to be disappointed, but I honestly didn’t know what to think. I bought these out of pure curiosity (I’m like a beauty company’s dream, aren’t I?). And you know what they say, curiosity salted the snail… but in this case, the snail lived. The verdict is good. I wouldn’t buy any more, but only because I have too many lip products already. It was difficult deciding which shades to pick, lord knows I don’t need any more lip colours 😉
If it wasn’t for that, I wouldn’t hesitate to pick up a few more shades. Are these the same as Revlon Lip Butters? The thought had crossed my mind, and without testing all of them I’d say – kind of. My guess, the difference between the two being the stain and shape of the product. I’d recommend these if you’re looking for something more than just a balm, but not as full on as a lipstick.
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