Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains are the new love of my life. These little babies are amazing!! I've posted about them a few times on here, Twitter, IG, etc so if you follow me then you know that I'm quickly becoming obsessed with these. They are fantastic! I keep buying more just because I feel the need to own one of every color. They have great pigmentation, apply easily in a chubby stick form (compact for traveling!), and stain so you're left with color afterwards. This is going to be a long post, so let's get started!
**I am going to apologize in advance that I have used two of these quite a bit already so sorry for that! I had taken pics before those but I kept adding more balms so I did group pictures and, well, we've got some nubs. I am so sorry you have to look at those!
|Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains|
(top) Romantique, Darling, Crush, Honey, Smitten, Rendezvous (bottom)
|Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain swatches on hand|
Then I found two stragglers!
|Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains|
(left) Cherish, Precious (right)
|Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains swatches on hand|
They absolutely go on like a solid gloss: smooth, silky, and very pigmented given the chubby stick applicator. Usually these glosses are waxy and not very pigmented (in my previous experience), but these are phenomenal! On to individual swatches!
|Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Cherish|
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Cherish is a gorgeous light pink (think mod 60s go-go pink) that is very wearable. Not chalky since it's in gloss form and the stain it leaves behind is a nice, light pink (not as light as the gloss, of course!). Much lighter on the lips/swatch than I expected given the container color.
|Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Crush|
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Crush is a dark magenta gloss. This one applied more like a stain, darkening lines in my lips and didn't go on evenly. It was MUCH lighter than what I expected in the tube, which is fine with me since it's much more wearable than I anticipated and I'm super happy with the color. Application with this one was a bit trickier given it wanted to migrate, and the stain left behind was a medium pink.
|Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Darling|
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Darling is a beautiful lilac-toned baby pink. I know the stick shot looks really blue, but I had to adjust the color to make it look how the tube actually looks. It's very purple, and I was expecting a light pastel purple to show up, but it's actually a very wearable light pink-purple. Enough blue to make your teeth look white! Very soft and feminine, extremely wearable version of purple. Stain left behind was a light pink.
|Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Honey|
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Honey is a beautiful muted pink brown gloss that offers insane coverage! My only dislike with this one (even though you can tell I used it a ton!) is that the stain left behind isn't a light pink or brown, it's a bright pink one! I love the original color that you get when you first apply, but when the balm is gone, the stain is really bright. I wasn't expecting that and I can't decide if I like it or not, but I don't dislike it enough to stop wearing it. I just keep reapplying the balm to keep the neutral color above!
|Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Precious|
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Precious is a nude brown. I apologize for this picture but it was really hard to capture the color. My skin has a lot of red in it, especially around my lips, so it's hard for me to wear a really light nude color that isn't super opaque because it makes me look sick and my skin really red. It truly is a gorgeous color but I can't really pull it off unless I'm wearing full on foundation and don't plan on getting warm at all that day or else I pink up and it throws off the color. I still wear it though! haha
|Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Rendezvous|
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Rendezvous is a gorgeous bright orange opaque gloss. This is one of my front runners. I LOVE this color. It has just the right amount of pink in it without being obnoxious but tones it down a lovely wearable orange. I can't tell you how much I adore this color or how much I wear it. I think my coworkers think I'm crazy when I wear a bright lip, but whatever, it makes me feel fabulous.
|Bold Liner and Bright Lip|
|Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Romantic|
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Romantic is a gorgeous medium red-orange. This one is if Honey and Rendezvous had a baby. Very autumn, very wearable, very pigmented. This one was a surprise given the dark tubing, but it's much lighter on the lips. Front runner in my book. Gorgeous. I wear this one to work often. Stain left is a medium to dark pink.
|Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Smitten|
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Smitten is a hot pink! Very 80s, very bold, very pretty. Not a color I usually wear as it brings out the pink in my skin that I'm trying to hide, but I can't deny it's a gorgeous color. Staining is more apparent with this color and it's much brighter.
Whew! That was a lot. I hope it's helpful to ya'll that haven't tried them out yet but have been thinking about them.... I'll give you a little bulleted list to make it easier to talk about them as a whole.
- Compact, great for purses or traveling
- Feels light, like silky chapstick, not like a stain or gloss at all!
- Nice color selection
- Apply easily and quickly
- Mechanism on end of pencil to twist to get more product
- Balm wears for 2-3 hours, then left with a stain that may vary greatly depending on color
- Stain doesn't dry out your lips
- NOT STICKY!!!!
No Me Gusta:
- No good way to re-sharpen without losing a lot of product
- Hard to apply well when tip is gone (see Honey above, it's hard to stay in the lines!)
- Some colors aren't represented well by packaging
- Some colors don't apply evenly
- Product is only about 1/2 length of barrel so packaging so not much product
Verdict: Overall, they are a win for me! So smooth and light and great color payoff. Worth every penny! I'm planning to get the rest of the colors I don't have.
My picks? Honey (obviously), Rendezvous, Romantic, and Darling. I would recommend, however, looking at swatches before picking them up since some colors (Cherish, Darling) are MUCH different on the lips than the packaging would lead you to believe.
You can buy these wherever Revlon is sold, and they retail for $7.49-$8.99.