Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain
One of my first posts on Instagram was a pic of my Balm Stain purchase. I picked up two. With the love I had for the lip butters, I was sure that the Balm Stains were going to be pretty lipstick friends.
Did they exceed expectations or disappoint?? I tried them out, the colors weren't too bad-- a light lilac and a peachy nude. The feel and texture of the lip products were decent. The stain from the colors I had weren't too deep or dark, but reasonable. However, I was left unimpressed. This is a balm stain, so you wear the balm then a stain is left behind. I wasn't crazy about the balm-- it's a bit creamy. The stain left behind from both colors I got were very similar on my natural lip color. I wanted the stains to be different colors. No bueno. While these work for plenty of people, I have way too many lip products to not be in love with these. I returned them. For just two at regular price, I was able to pay for a basket of toiletries with a few bucks being returned to me. Good.
I imagine that one day I'll find a stain that can be topped with a glossy topcoat for an innocent juicy, popsicle lip look. This product comes closer than any other lip stain I've tried.
Have you tried these? What do you think of them?