I'll be the first one to admit that I'm a little bit of a snob when it comes to makeup as I rarely ever use drugstore brands. I guess it started when I began watching YouTube and working in a department store. I always gravitated towards those very first MAC lipsticks and eyeshadows I bought and neglected my cheaper makeup that I once could only afford. It's not to say that I think drugstore makeup isn't good, I guess it's just that as I grew up, my taste matured, I wasn't interested in the gimmicks of cheaper cosmetics and the online world has definitely had an influence on me.
The Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains were a product the remained on the back of my mind for the longest time as everyone raved on about them. I never really gave them that much thought, however it wasn't until I was shopping with Kat and Jess in Sydney that I then decided I would give them a go eventually. A couple of weeks later, I'm browsing around Priceline when I stumble upon a 'buy one get one free' offer on all Revlon lip products, so obviously, it was meant to be!
Needless to say, just like everyone else, I was very impressed with these chubby stick lip products. I have Darling, which is a lilac colour and Rendezvous, which is your typical orangey coral. As you can tell from the above pictures, Darling looks a lot more pink when applied on the lips and for someone who doesn't usually go for pink lip products (they can look a bit too Barbie on my darker complexion), I really love this. The hint of lilac definitely adds a little something to it and makes it a more 'me' colour. As a lover of corals, I naturally had to get Rendezvous. It's by no means an original shade, but nevertheless, lovely on the lips.
Not only do the Kissable Balm Stains apply evenly and smoothly, but you can build up on the colour too. I like to run them along my lips a few times to get a good colour payoff, though you can also use them for a subtle hint of colour. In the photos, I have paired Darling with Benefit's Hervana blush and Rendezvous with Coralista to match my lips to my cheeks and I think they both work really well together. The thing I probably like about them most is that they smell minty and feel just like a lip balm, making them really comfortable on the lips. I wouldn't say the staying power is all that great, but they make a nice wash of colour over the lips if lipstick isn't your thing.
What do you think of the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains? What shades do you own?