Revlon Kissable Balm Stain – Review & Swatches

If there’s one part of my face that I am most favourable about its my lips. I think I luckily must have been stood in line behind Angelina Jolie when they were handing out lips – they’re pretty full and I regularly slather them in a heavy duty lip balm to keep them looking healthy and to keep the dreaded dry bits away that lip colour just loves to cling to and result in a slightly… gammy looking lip. Due to this I appear to have developed an unhealthy obsession/addiction to buying lipsticks/lipstains/balms whatever is marketed at giving you the perfect pout … I’m all over it.

The latest offering from Revlon following up on the releases of the hugely popular Lip Butters is the Revlon Just Kissable Balm Stains – heralded as the drugstore answer to the Clinique Chubby Sticks. If you haven’t seen either of these products you must have been living under a rock – let me give you a quick run down courtesy of the Revlon website…

It’s a pampering balm fused with a lightweight lipstain in an adorable chubby crayon. Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain gives softer, smoother lips with a perfect flush of color that lasts hour after hour. The gel formula comes in 12 vibrant shades that match any look or mood.

So do they deliver as they say will? Let me categorically say: I am in love with this product.

I’ve picked up 4 in the shades Lovesick, Rendezvous, Crush and Honey.

Every single once of these colours I love. The formula itself is really hydrating on my lips and keeps them moisturised for a good couple of hours. What I really love about these is that the colour quite literally stains your lips. I can apply one of these first thing in the morning, I work it into my lips using my finger and reapply again for maximum staying power but then the colour is just sucked in and stays put. I can talk/drink/eat (and I do those 3 things alot) throughout the day and I could get away with not reapplying these and the colour will still be there at the end of the day. The colours and formulation make these balms really buildable so you can increase the colour intensity as per your own needs. I personally love to coat my lips repeatedly with Crush for a really deep berry stain which is perfect for autumn.

Have you tried these?