Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain Review

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I got a 20% off coupon to CVS which happens to be my favorite time to shop beauty there. So, I walked on down (yup, I have a CVS in walking distance! I rock!) and loaded up my basket with a lot of goodies. I have been wanting a summer lip color for some time. I have plenty of reds and nudes in my stash, but nothing bright and bubbly for these sunny days. 

I initially went in wanting to try one of the L’Oreal Infallible Never Fail, but when I saw Revlon was Buy 1; Get 1 half off, I starting poking around. And, for some reason the packaging of these Just Bitten Kissable’s ($9.79) sold me. The color range was great and I sprung for this bright hot pink as soon as I saw it. Although, I must admit, the lavender looking “Darling” was tempting as well. 

The website claims: “It’s a pampering balm fused with a lightweight lipstain in an adorable chubby crayon. Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain gives softer, smoother lips with a perfect flush of color that lasts hour after hour. The gel formula comes in 12 vibrant shades that match any look or mood.” Score!

When you open the packaging you’ll see a big crayon tip. It’s wide enough to cover your entire lip area and the tip helps fill in the corners and your cupid’s bow.

It’s smells like eucalyptus and makes me wonder if it has a “plumping” quality to it since most of those do smell like mint or eucalyptus.

It glides on really smoothly exactly like a lip balm. But, the pigmentation is amazing. There is so much color transfer’s with just one application. 

Here’s the lip balm applied just one time…

And, after letting the product set in a bit…

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Here’s an Instagram pic I took almost three hours after the first and only application! (disclaimer: there is a filter applied here which deepens the color a bit).

When I color test on my hand (which consists only of kissing myself) there is no transfer. The swatch that I tested at the store is still on my hand too despite getting soaked in an unexpected downpour. When I rub over that with my finger, there’s no smudge or product removal at all.

I will say the “balmy” quality of the product did diminish quite a bit…leaving my lips feeling a little dry. But, another quick application and the smooth, creamy, minty feeling is back.

So, here’s to the summer version of a red lip…hot pink hotness! I really like this product a lot and recommend it to anyone — even in this bold color — to anyone.

What is your go-to summer color product?

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