When Revlon introduced their new Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain’s, I knew I was going to have to pick one up to see what all the hype was about.
The shade I chose was Rendezvous, which is a bright orange. I am always drawn to vibrant colors, and this was no exception. I’ve rated the following attributes of this balm/stain based below.
- Pigmentation -The pigmentation of this shade was PHENOMENAL. Despite the bright orange hue, it didn’t look too garish against my fair skin, and instead was very flattering. I wore a complimentary lip gloss on top (Essence’s XXXL Shine Lip Gloss in Papaya Punch) for a bit of shimmer and shine and it looked very nice.
- Application – This balm/stain applied like a dream – very creamy and easy to use.
- Feel -Because this product combines the lasting power of a stain with the moisturizing feel of a lip balm, I was hopeful that this product would feel nice on my lips. My wish was granted! Despite its long-wearing claims, this felt very lightweight and didn’t dry out my lips or settle into fine lines. In fact, it felt just as moisturizing as my typical balm upon application.
- Longevity – Although the gloss I layered on top wore off quickly, the stain stayed put and was even difficult to take off completely at the end of the day! Sure, I needed touch up’s here and there – the stain didn’t fade evenly – but after washing my face at the end of the day, the stain left a very visible orange shade on my lips. Talk about lasting power!
Overall, I am thrilled with the performance of Revlon’s latest lip product. It lasted very well and was not only easy to apply, but felt comfortable on my lips. I can’t wait to pick up more shades of this collection.
You can purchase Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain at major drugstores and chains like Target, WalMart and Ulta. Prices range from around $7 to $10.
Have you tried this new balm/stain? What were your thoughts?