When Revlon launched its Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain, I really decided I wasn’t going to get it. When Make Up Academy (MUA) launched its Power Pouts, I spent all of April and most of May dilly-dallying over the Power Pouts in my shopping cart. I finally decided not to get the power pouts as MUA shipping cost of GBP 7.50 was higher than the cost of two products. So back I was to thinking about getting this one!
When I first swatched the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Romantic (045), I hated it. I liked all the reviews and wanted it to rock, but the swatch seemed so sheer! Didn’t seem like it was going to work at all. None of the other shades seemed remotely attractive considering I already had enough of pinks. I finally caved in and got Romantic from Beauty Centre in Mumbai only because it was available at a discount for Rs 510 (MRP is 600 bucks)
I got it home and after that, it has been love at first swipe! I popped it into my bag and I have been carrying it to work everyday. I was not planning to review it immediately but I noticed to my horror, the silver lettering had rubbed off. This does not make for great pictures so I apologize. But I did want to share the swatch and the review.
Revlon Just Bitten Lip stain in Romantic is a deeper brick-red. It swatches sheer but when applied on the lips – OMG! It can really transform your appearance and brighten up your face. You seriously need nothing else. Here’s a pic of me wearing just Romantic and without a speck of make up on my face. I even have undone eyebrows just for effect! This is two swipes, you can image how awesome it looks when you’re all made up! Though it’s a bright shade, it’s not ‘in you face’ and works even to the office. It’s very sheer and just won’t get too dark no matter how hard you try. It’s perfect for girls who like red lips but are scared to carry off a ‘full on’ red lip colour.
I am looking a bit weird as I have stuck my head out of the window to get some light for the pic. My home is very dark and dingy these days…
Do you wear balm stains ? Let me know your favourites!