Sunday, September 16, 2012

REVIEW: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in "Charm"

check out my first post with swatches on Revlon's Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain (2.7 g) with the color "Honey".

i really enjoyed the formula and the packaging of Revlon's latest success in lip products so i did not hesitate in getting another one. i picked up "035 Charm" at CVS for US$6.49 when i was in L.A.
if i lived in the states, i would shop at CVS ALL the time because by purchasing the Revlon Balm Stain which was already on sale (originally US$9.29), it came with a $4 coupon to be used on your next purchase. so in my funny way of calculations, the Balm Stain totally works out to be like $2.49! what a steal!
... come to think of it, why didn't i get more?!

"Charm" is sheerer than "Honey" was - it is a very soft peach color. when i checked out swatches online before purchasing this color, it seemed that it looked different on everyone, depending on how dark or light your lips are. on my pigmented lips, the peachy-ness is not really there but has the look of a nude gloss. again, it glides on so easily and is very moisturizing.

you can bring out the peach color a bit by putting a few more layers on. but if you choose to do so and then press your lips together, the product tends to move to the edges (due to its' gel formula) and then a visible line would form around your lips.
i definitely prefer "Charm" over "Honey" - i really like the soft touch of peach. since it seems so sheer, it was unexpected that a stain would remain after the balm part has faded but it did - just a pinch of rosiness. i feel like i can wear this anytime.

as you can see, the color is very sheer but is buildable.

so now i have two! look how pretty they are together!

how big is your Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain stash? :)


  1. I have Charm, Honey and Precious and amazingly enough I'm going to stop at that! I regret going so overboard with the Revlon lip butters which I don't wear as often as I should.

    I would LIVE at CVS. I don't know how American girls don't! And their coupons are amazing! Canadian coupons are such a joke compared to theirs!

    1. oooh which one is your fav? i was gonna get more but then i picked up some Annabelle TwistUps instead!
      i am so jealous of their CVS coupons! completely ridiculous! but then again, my makeup stash would also be ridiculously out of control

  2. i love these things! the prices are amazing! :]

    1. hi vicky! :) they are pretty great - which ones do you own?

    2. honey, smitten, lovesick, and romantic <3

    3. oh nice! the 2 i have are on the more sheer side - what is the stain like for the more pigmented ones like smitten and lovesick? do you have a favorite?

  3. Thank you! This was so helpful in helping me decide what to buy for work. I needed a lip colour that would last and need no reapplying. I loved how it was moisturizing and buildable. I bought romantic, kinda bold but I like it=)

    1. nice choice! it's a very pretty pink. i'm glad i was able to help :)


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