Normally, I don’t wait several months before I make a purchase; especially if it’s a drugstore product. I first saw the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains in a mall one Sunday in October. I found them a bit pricey (Php 575 or $14) here, so I tried to ignore the hankering for them. I lasted a month and a half before I finally caved. A few people nudged me and said they were totally worth every penny. I found a cheaper retailer online (Php 450 or $10) and although they didn’t have the shade I really, really wanted, I got myself three of the next best ones.
Here’s Sweetheart, Darling, and Crush. I decided to get a variation of shades (light, bright, dark) to try them out. Here are some swatches:
Darling, Sweetheart, Crush Swatches—layered
ANYWAY. Long story short, I love these things. I keep one (usually Darling) in my bag at all times.
- Darling is a cool blue-toned pink that looks a bit lilac-y.
- Sweetheart is a cool bright pink.
- Crush is a deep cool wine.
The formula is pretty good for me. Some people have noted that it is not as “balm-y” as it should (?) be, but I think it holds its own. It has a minty scent, which was a pleasant surprise.
Although the colors I’ve picked out are mostly cool-toned, the stain they’ve all left are warm. Sadly, I don’t have pictures of the stains. The weirdest stain left was Darling’s, just because it was a bit orange, whereas the original color is cool and pink. For this reason, it was hard to reapply this stain, because the “base color” is weird.
I’ve only worn the Darling and Crush. Longevity is average. It’s neither drying nor moisturizing on the lips, but it applies quite smoothly. I think these are perfect for people who like fuss-free makeup, and for makeup noobs who are intimidated by lipsticks. 🙂
I still can’t quite believe how long it took me to get on this bandwagon. I love them so much and I personally find that they are so worth it.
VERDICT: Gorgeous wearable shades for everyday. A non-intimidating alternative for people who want to introduce color to their lips but are apprehensive about lipstick.
How much? Php 575 for 0.095oz. or 2.7g. Bought for Php 450.
Will I repurchase? I have my eye on Honey, so once I find a retailer that has it, my grabby hands will grab.
Where to buy in Manila? I bought them from Stuff in Style, but various department stores carry Revlon.