Availability: ULTA, Drugstores
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.
Revlon’s newest hot lip item is its Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain, which the company markets as a cross between a lip balm and a lip stain. There are a total of 12 shades available, all of which you can see here.
This review is specifically for the shade Charm–a light peach with a gloss finish.
The Balm Stains come in pencil form with bases that twist to reveal more product. The packaging is made of plastic.
Charms pales the lips a little, giving them a soft, pastel-peach tint. This is a good balm-equivalent of a nude lipstick. The formula is very moisturizing, balm-like, and has no stickiness or tackiness. The product will definitely make your lips feel soft. It has a thin texture.
Initially, the product seemed to create little flecks of what looked like dry skin on my lower lip. The effect improved slightly over the first minute of application. When you first apply the color, it also seems to emphasize lip lines very slightly. This effect also seemed to smooth itself out so that there was less color-collection in the lines after a minute of wear.
Charm stayed on my lips for 2-3 hours. The product does stain the skin, so even after the balm had come off (post-eating and drinking), the peach tint remained for another 2 hours. The color does emphasize lip lines more after it’s faded because the stain adheres in the crevices of the lips more than on the surface of the lips.
Despite having peppermint oil in the ingredients, I don’t feel a tingling sensation. The product has a minty smell too, but has no effect on the lips.
I do not personally have the Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balms, but from what I can tell, they aren’t a duplicate for Revlon’s Balm Stains because Clinique’s product doesn’t stain the lips. I do have all of Tarte’s LipSurgence Lip Luster Tints. I like the Revlon Balm Stains a tad more. They are slightly more moisturizing (not to mention a lot cheaper!). There isn’t currently a color dupe for Charm in Tarte’s line of lip tints.
Ease of Use: 10/10
There’s really nothing to application. Just color over the lips like you would with a crayon! The pencil form allows you to be precise and the balm formula glides without resistance over the skin.
For under $9.00 you get 0.095 ounce of product. Tarte’s Lip Luster Tints are $24.00 and contain 0.10 ounce each. Clinique’s Chubby Sticks are $16.00 and contain 0.10 ounce.