Sunday, 29 July 2012

Revlon's Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain: A Review

As you all (hopefully) know, I am currently hosting a giveaway with a chance to win two Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains and a Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Polish. Well, while I was out buying these goodies, of course I couldn't resist buying one for myself! I briefly touched on this purchase in my Mini Haul: July Buys post saying that I would do an in-depth review soon, and here it is!

Superdrug £5.99
I bought this in the shade 'Rendez-Vous', which is a very warm, vibrant tangerine. Other people with similar skin-tones may disagree, but through my eyes, pink lips just do not suit my skin-tone. I really wish they would, as well, because I am forever seeing gorgeous pale pinks on other people and feeling ever jealous - especially now the weather is heating up and they can pair it with a killer tan. As I am half Asian, I find that my skin is just too dark to pull off the pale pinks, but it is however perfectly suited to more warm, orange colours. 

In natural light
In artificial light

As you can see, it applies in a translucent sheen with just a touch of a gloss finish. Unfortunately the pictures don't quite do this product justice with regards to the pigmentation that is produced - imagine that colour, but three times more intense. Also, not only does this give a great colour with a great finish, they are also moisturising, which is where the 'balm' bit of the title comes in. As a self-confessed Vaseline addict, I generally apply Vaseline twice an hour, regardless of whether I am wearing lipstick or not; the Vaseline always goes on top of the lipstick. Now I am wearing this product as I write this up, and  haven't touched my Vaseline in over 3 hours, and the product is still on my lips. I cannot get across enough how much I am in love with this product.

Have you tried this product? Did you get similar results or do you have a different opinion on it?

P.S. For your chance to get your hands on two of these, plus a Sally Hansen Hard as Nails polish, make sure you enter my giveaway now!


  1. I'm in love with these!! Definitely going to buy more x

  2. I still need to try one! I'd love to try this colour :) xx

  3. I have the lovesick One and love it! This colour is beautiful :)

    Georgia xx

    1. I'm definitely going to invest in more, they're such a well made product!

  4. I have one of these in cherish and I love it! This colour is lovely though :) xx

  5. I've nominated your blog for the Liebster award :)
    you can read about it here:

    grace x

  6. Really great review! Think I'm going to have to invest in it! :P

  7. I've been eyeing these up for a while now, I think you've just cemented my decision. Now all I have to think about is which colours..? x

  8. I want to try this color too... I got mine in smitten and romantic