Anyone who's seen my make up collection recently will be able to tell you that my lipstick draw is pretty much jam packed! However this hasn't stopped me from buying 3 of the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Stains in very quick succession of each other! I've fallen hook, line & sinker for these suckers & would even go as far as to say they're my favourite lip product. Well, at least at the moment they are! Don't want to go around saying things I can't take back!
I love lip colour but sometimes it scares me a tad (especially in the day) & I'm guilty of building a stash of colours that are often reserved for nights out. These lip balm stains makes wearing lip colour SO easy. They're subtle enough for those who are just looking for a hint of colour but also incredibly buildable! Can a lip product be buildable? Well these are! Some swatches I've seen just don't do this colour pay off justice but trust me, apply a good few layers & these gorgeous shades can really pack a punch!
As described in their mouthful of a product name these beauties are classified as a balm/stain hybrid and they don't fail to live up to their name! Granted the glossy finish doesn't stick around forever & you will need to reapply every so often but these do leave behind an impressive stain that'll keep your colour in place until you get the chance to top up. There balm/stain formulation also makes these incredibly easy to apply & don't ever worry about them smudging. They keep my lips moisturised & looking nourished. Personally I don't find these drying (which is really rather impressive for a stain product) but if you do, a quick top up will sort you out!
(L to R - 020 Lovesick, 015 Cherish, 010 Darling)
Moving on to shades, sadly only 7 of the 12 strong collection have made it across the pond from the US (why must you deprive us so?) but nonetheless the assortment is varied from nudes & pinks to reds & plums - there's something for everyone. So far I've picked up 3 shades; Lovesick, Cherish and Darling and I've no doubt they'll be more additions to their little family soon! One thing I did notice while snapping some shots for this post is how impossibly difficult it is to take symmetrical photos of your mouth!? If any other bloggers have tips please let me in on your secret!
(020 - Lovesick)
The first to capture my heart was Lovesick. It's undoubtedly the most pigmented of the 3 shades and therefore naturally the longest wearing. I love the bright raspberry fushia colour and think it'll be lovely for winter for those of us who don't feel we can't pull off the full on bright red festive lip!
(015 - Cherish)
Next up I bought Cherish, a gorgeous Barbie pastel pink shade. As this is the lightest of the colours I picked up it lets through more of your natural lip colour than the other shades did. This is probably why there is a more noticeable difference between the swatch and the shade seen here on application. I'd also say this is the most wearable shade of the 3 I picked.
(010 - Darling)
Finally, last but definitely not least as I think this just might be my favourite of the trio, this is Darling. It's the most unique of the collection being a lovely violet colour. I don't own any other colours like this which probably makes it an easy win as I have far more light pinks & fushias but it also seems to really compliment my
slightly tannedsomewhat pale complexion!
Finally, just to reiterate how long wearing these really are, I took this photo are wiping the swatches about 5 times with a cotton pad and my Bioderma cleanser! I'm 110% sold on these and I've finally found the WOW factor I was looking for from Revlon after their Lip Butters failed to win me over. I can promise you my collection of Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains will only be getting bigger! If you've got any shades that you'd recommend please do let me know!