this is a long overdue post. a review of something i purchased quite a while ago.
earlier this year selected brands were 50% off at chemist warehouse. i’ve been eyeing on revelon’s just bitten kissable balm stain since it was launched a few months prior. they look like affordable version of clinique’s chubby sticks, which i didn’t buy due to the price factor. i was trying to hold back buying these since i already have too many lipsticks. but the 50% discount was simply irresistable!
i wanted to buy all the colors! but i tried to limit the purchase and narrowed it down to adore and smitten.
both are the darker colors in the range.
swatch of adore and smitten.
about the product
Just Kissable is a pampering balm fused with a lightweight lipstain that gives you softer, smoother lips with a perfect flush of colour that lasts hour after hour. What’s more it comes in an adorable chubby crayon form – and no sharpener required!
- Lightweight Lipstain + Moisturising balm
- Perfect flush of colour lasts hour after hour (3 hours)
- Retractable chubby crayon, no sharpener required
- Ultra-moisturising formula glides on for baby soft lips with light peppermint fragrance
- Smooth gel formula gives your lips that shiny kissable look & feel
- Baby soft lips that feel supple, conditioned, moisturised and look fuller
- 100% of women felt lips were moisturised with a soft stain of colour
it has a light minty fragrance that fades quite quickly after application.
it is very moisturizing and glides on smoothly. it feels like a balm. when my lips aren’t super dry it can be applied directly on the lips without lip balms. however if you’re relying on the balm properties and if your lips are dry, it’s not very long lasting. so i’d suggest, use a balm anyway.
usually with moisturizing color lip products i do not expect staying power. i was really surprised that it lasts! not lasts-all-day kind of staying power but long enough. the glossiness fades fairly quickly but leaves lovely stain on the lips. this explains the word ‘stain’ in its name. the stain will be quite difficult to remove initially but it will slowly fade. very slowly. keep in mind that the colors i chose are quite dark so it probably lasts longer than lighter colors.
most chubby lip crayons gives a nice sheer finish. revlon just bitten balm stain also gives more color payoff with more layers. just take a look at the photos below, with 1 swipe of color on the left and 3 to 4 swipes of colors on the right.
they comes in a convenient package. its twist up features means not sharpening required. it’s so convenient to carry around in my bags too.
i love it! i also love the 2 colors i bought. if i’m not on spending ban, i’d get all the colors!
revlon just bitten kissable balm stain is available in 10 vibrant shades and retails at aud$17.95.