Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Revlon 'Just Bitten Kissable' Balm Stain in Honey - Review

Bonjour!

I bought this Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain (that's a mouthful alright!) in Honey ages ago - just as I'd started the Spend Ban - used  my Boots points! Think it was on offer at £5.99 rather than the usual price of £7.99.  I know everyone is probably familiar with the Balm Stains already so it's just a quickie (she says!)...





'Honey' is a soft dusky pink in it's 'crayon-like' form and feels like a standard waxy (not wet) balm once applied with a slight sheen and a subtle minty taste . It's sort of half-way - I guess - between a standard tinted lip-balm and a full on lippie.  It can be used to add a soft wash of colour or intensified to a deeper 'rosy' pink by adding more of the product but it doesn't seem (in this shade anyway) to stick to any dry areas. Either way the colour seems to deepen once on the lips and keeps 'em moisturised. It lasts pretty well - even after a good old cup of tea - however after tea and toast - tea and biscuits etc or even an apple/banana - that's me trying for a healthy snack!, I've needed to apply a touch of regular lip balm.  The 'stain' really does it's job though and sticks around for ages - a good few hours  - and then fades evenly.
I've found 'Honey' to be a really wearable 'everyday'' shade -  it's easy to apply, feels comfortable on, is very well pigmented (in my humble opinion) and adds long-lasting colour  - ideal for those days when you just want to add a bit of something but not have it 'in yer face'!



I seem to be pulling a dopey/pained face in this pic - (whichever way you look at it)... maybe I was dreaming of a far-away island in the sun (with internet access of course!) or maybe I was just dying for the loo and needed to get the darn photo taken first!


Have you tried out any Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains - which is your favourite shade?


Jen x




18 comments:

  1. This is my fav shade of all the balm stains available in this range ! Yey to that discounted price :)

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    1. Yep - love discounted prices! :)

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  2. I dont think I have this colour - I went for a darker one. This looks much better - may see if I can pick one up with my Boots points!

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    1. I need to check my Boots points Claire - I have no idea how much I have at the moment! x

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  3. I have honey too... love this shade!

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    1. It seems to be a popular shade! x

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  4. This one is always sold out here! Looks great on you!

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    1. Thanks Gaelle - fortunately I took the photo on a day when I looked 'less grey' than usual! x

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  5. haha love the description of the photo (although I don't see it of course). If I ever finish all my natural lipsticks I'll buy this because I think it'd be great for my skintone x

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    1. I hate taking my photo Mez - don't think I'll ever get used to it! Agree it'd be great for your skintone! x

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  6. You've just reminded me that I've got this, will have to dig it out! I wore it on an almost daily basis for a long time, but then inevitably got distracted by something else. It's the perfect low-maintenance lip product though as it's a definite your-lips-but-better shade, as well as being moisturising, and easy to reapply without a mirror. My favourite shade though, is Rendezvous, which is the orangey one - absolutely adore that!
    Mel xx

    melswallofmirrors.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yep - agree Mel - it's so easy to apply without a mirror! I used Rendezvous last summer - almost forgot I had that! Just need some warmer weather to get it out again! xx

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  7. Hiya, I love this range but actually can never get hold of the Honey shade! My is favourite is Crush though, a lovely deepish pink, great for night time! Really want to try Honey now as it looks so good on you!
    Tori xx

    toribrownies.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Hi Tori - I guess I was lucky to get hold of Honey! Going to have a look at Crush now! nxx

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  9. I do love the JBKBS I have this shade. It's 30 great for everyday. I also have a few of the brighter ones and they are amazing xx

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    1. Agreed this one's great to stick on for everyday. I really want to try some of the brighter ones! xx

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  10. This is a cute shade :) I haven´t tried any of the Revlon sticks yet, but I have the Clinique Chubby Stick and I love it!
    Btw loving your glasses :) xx

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  11. Thanks - I've yet to try the Clinique Chubby Sticks! xx

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