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August 07, 2012

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains: Lovesick & Romantic

Top: Lovesick. Bottom: Romantic

Revlon have really been killing it in terms of lip products lately. I always liked their lipsticks (Fire & Ice is my favourite), then came the Lip Butters and another obsession ensued. As a lover of bright lipstick, I really appreciate how pigmented the colours are without being drying, and the same can be said for these balm stain things (the name is so damn long that I really don't know what to call them!).


I'm sure a lot of you will have heard of or seen these by now. Basically, they're Revlon's answer to Clinique's enduringly popular Chubby Sticks, but with added pigment and lasting power. I love the packaging of these: they're chunky, ergonomic and easy to apply. Formula-wise, they're a glossy, super-pigmented balm that leaves a stain of colour behind when the gloss has gone. There is a slight menthol scent to these, which I love, but it disappears quickly, so not to worry if you're not a fan of scented lip products.


The shade range has something for everyone, from nudes to mid-tone pinks and brights. Predictably, I have two of the brightest shades: Lovesick and Romantic. Sinéad gave me Lovesick as part of my birthday pressie (thanks S!) and I loved it so much that I picked up another one in red.

Lovesick is a bright blue-toned pink with a tiny amount of shimmer, which isn't detectable on the lips, but adds a lot of depth to the shade. It's very like Revlon's Lip Butter in Lollipop, but so much more long-lasting. I find with these that as you reapply throughout the day, the shade is intensified and deepened. Romantic is a mid-toned, orangey flat red which isn't quite as strong on the lips as it looks swatched. Don't get me wrong, I do love it for an everyday colour, I only wish that there was a stronger red in the range. I'm a bit too addicted to colour, I think!

Final thoughts: I really love and recommend these. They're not super-cheap at €11, but you'd be hard pushed to use one of these up fast. They are hydrating and perfect for long days on the go. 10/10!


16 comments:

  1. The pink one looks lovely! I quite like the idea of these as i'm definately a lipstick girl rather than a gloss, but they've managed to bring the two together! x

    Ps. Hosting a giveaway on my blog within the next week, hint - galaxy print! So keep an eye out if you're interested

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  2. I really like the looks of the romantic one but if it was darker, I'd be in love I think.

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    1. Yeah I know what you mean, I'd prefer a truer red!

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  3. Think ill pick these up. :) Any excuse!

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    1. You won't regret it, they're great!

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  4. I never like the look of the swatches of these on my skin but they look great on everyone else! Think I might just have to give it a go!

    http://whatkimmididnext.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I should have included pictures of them on me sorry, they are kinda different on the lips x

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  5. I cant wait to get my hands on these! I'll just be smelling them full time haha xx

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    1. They do smell lovely and fresh :)

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  6. Ooh both of these are just captivating! Haven't gotten around to trying them.. yet! x

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    1. You must Siún you'll adore them x

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  7. I love these too, think I still prefer the lip butters though!

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  8. I've just read three reviews of these in a row. I absolutely must own...
    And I'm just after weaning myself off the Lip Butters....oh well!

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  9. They're 3 euro off in Boots at the minute - picked Romantic and Crush (a berry coloured one - gorgeous!) up at the weekend :) love them!!

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  10. Hmmm want to try these but don't know if they'll live up to the Clinque ones!

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