This was one of the lip products that I won from the lovely Sukie at A Little Bit of Everything in a recent giveaway. I was so excited to receive this Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Stain in Honey, as these lip stains have been touted as a more affordable alternative to the Clinique Chubby Sticks which I adore but do find a little on the pricey side.
The packaging of the Balm Stain is almost identical to Clinique's offerings, with the stick twisting up from the bottom, therefore meaning no need to sharpen it. You do have to be careful when replacing the cap though as it can smoosh against the tip of the product if you are not careful - take it from someone who has already done just that!
Honey is a gorgeous, suits all nude shade which appears a light rose pink on the lips. It is such a great everyday my-lips-but-better look! I can see it being a go-to staple of my daily look as it is so easy to apply on the go - I feel like I am using a giant crayon to colour in my lips!
Wear time is up to two hours, which I find similar to the Chubby Sticks. There is a slight minty scent which I found was only detectable when sniffing the actual product but when applied to the lips, it is undetectable. I didn't find it at all drying, contrary to other reviews I have read, but it wasn't quite as moisturising as the Clinique products. I would certainly term it more of a stain or lip stick rather than a lip balm.
The Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains are an excellent cheaper alternative to the Clinique Chubby sticks and are, in my opinion just as high performing. I can see this particular shade being flattering to most skin tones and it would be especially suitable for those who do not like strong, vibrant lips but want a subtle polished look or something work friendly. If you haven't yet had a look at the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains, go and take a look!
Price - £5.99