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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Review: Revlon Lip Balm Stains

Make Up For Indian Skin Series

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains: Is it balm? is it a lip stain…? wait it’s both!

Ok now getting down to business …. When Revlon introduced its Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains products recently there was a mad frenzy to try them out and it’s understandable. It’s the moisture you lips need with a healthy punch of color. As most lip stains are drying, this is a perfect solution. Great for everyday use, the price point is reasonable too as it does last you for a very long time.  The formula is very moisturizing although you do need to keep reapplying as needed to keep your lips from drying out.  At first look, they are a bit reminiscent of Clinique’s Chubby Sticks but boy, are these different.  They also have a self-sharpening mechanism to make life easier.

(Psst... For those of you wondering what a lip stain is – it’s exactly what its name suggest, a pigment to stain your lips for s sheer wash of color. It’s great when you need some color on your lips without the heaviness of a lipstick. It can be a liquid or a pencil form like the Revlon Balm Stain or even a felt tip pen like Cover Girl or Smashbox.)

L'oreal Colour Riche Balm in Nourishing Nude,  Revlon Balm Stain in Crush and Honey 

With Flash

The two colors I tried were 001 Honey and 005 Crush. Honey is a very sheer color that is great for those with perfectly pink lips. It just did not work on me as it was too sheer and I have to admit my lips are neither pink nor perfect! However you could use another lip stain underneath it and layer this on for a nice glossy finish that will stay on for a while.  Crush is a plummy brown on my lips and is great when you are looking for a deep punch of color to zing up your outfit or for a night out.  The color is intense enough to cover any lip pigmentation issues that are common with Indian skin tones. In a pinch you could even use these on your cheeks. 

All in all, find the right match for you and these are great to have in your handbag for all occasions.

PS: Do excuse the crappy photos! I promise to upgrde my camera and skills soon! :P

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the heads up on this! I definitely need some new lip products because my standard no makeup look is just not cutting it with my new 4 a.m. wake up call courtesy of little man :)