So, guess who caved in and bought some of the just released Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains, despite being skint-er than a skint thing? Oh yes, that would be me. I got three, actually, at the introductory price of £5.99 from Superdrug. I don't know how long they'll stay that price though, so if you want one you might want to grab the bargain!
The shades I got were Crush, Romantic and Rendezvous. I picked these because the pinks looked too cool toned for me, and the nude looked to pale as well. Plus, who doesn't love red, purple and orange lipsticks?
I also like that the tubes are twist-up, so that you don't waste any product through sharpening.
These feel like the perfect summer product - a chunky tube you can just throw in your bag and use throughout the day.
These wore very well on me. Some people have claimed they are drying, but I don't feel this at all. Even on my thin lips, the chunky nib was easy to use.
The formula was waxy, harder than I expected which is such a relief as I didn't want another melty lip product! It glides easily across the lips and is fairly pigmented - although I think depending on your own natural lip colour there will be variations.
They give a glossy, stained finish - not as precise as a lipstick but not as slick as a gloss. Just the right amount of glow and effortlessness.
They do stain too - especially Crush, on me. And they wear evenly too, without flakiness or patching.
I love these. What do you think?