It’s not often that I write about cosmetics, but when I do, it’s because I’ve found a product that’s worth attention.
Check out Revlon’s new lipcolor line – Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain. It’s a gel formula in a chubby crayon shape that goes on creamy and light, but stays on for hours, through drinking, eating, and talking. For those of us who don’t want to have to reapply every so often, this is a great convenience.
It comes in 12 shades: Charm, Precious, Honey, Darling, Cherish, Sweetheart, Lovesick, Rendezvous, Romantic, Smitten, Crush, and Adore.
Here are six of the twelve shades: Honey (pinkish tan), Sweetheart (bright pink), Crush (dark raspberry), Smitten (dark fuschia), Darling (lavender pink), and Romantic (tomato red).
The crayon shape is great – it’s comfortable to hold and easy to apply. It makes drawing the liplines easy. However, it’s been done before, by Clinique with its Chubby Stick. But while it purports to be a “lip color balm,” the Chubby Stick’s color is too sheer for adequate coverage. But it does deliver on the moisturizer.
The difference between Revlon and Clinique’s products, on the outside, is that the Chubby Stick’s cap is silver while the Balm Stain’s is colored the same as the barrel.
The shape of the product inside is the same.
Size comparison: the Revlon product is slightly longer and a wee bit fatter.
Shade numbers and names are printed on circular stickers on the bottom of each Balm Stain.
Crush is a dark raspberry that goes well with golden undertones.
Honey, a pinkish tan, is a great nude hue and is the bestseller in the Philippines.
Balm Stain goes on smooth like any other lip balm, but dries to a matte finish and tends to emphasize lip cracks. On the plus side, it’s long-lasting and cost-effective: just a few swipes deliver intense color, going on light, but developing into a deeper hue after a minute or so. Experiment to find the degree of coverage you like.
In Manila, Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain is available wherever there is a Revlon counter – in department stores, drug stores, and beauty supply stores. They’re often sold out, though, because this product is fantastic. No affiliation, I just love it. It’s my new lipcolor staple.