23 October 2012

Revlon Kissable Lip Balm Stains, worth the hype?

A picture of Revlon Kissable Lip Balm Stains in Rendezvous, Cherish, Lovesick and Romantic

If you have been following my blog a while you will know that I was so in lust with these Revlon Kissable Lip Balm Stains, and devastated that they weren't available in the UK. Everywhere I looked on the blogosphere and on YouTube, American beauty bloggers and gurus were raving about these soon to be dubbed, Clinque Chubby Stick dupes. I wanted them, badly. Then much to my own and every other beauty obsessive in the UK's happiness, Revlon launched them in the UK. And oh joy, I was still doing my 100 Day Challenge, so even now they were in the UK, I couldn't buy them! Then I saw more and more reviews, from British girls, and it did nothing to help my lust and need for this beauties.

A picture of Revlon Kissable Lip Balm Stains in Rendezvous, Cherish, Lovesick and Romantic

The Revlon Kissable Lip Balm Stains come in a range of seven shades in the UK. I have Rendezvous, a gorgeous orange coral shade, Cherish, a subtle bright pink shade, Lovesick, a deep bright pink shade and Romantic, a deep red shade. But what exactly are they? The Revlon Kissable Lip Balm Stains are a "pampering balm fused with a lightweight lipstick in an adorable chubby crayon." There's no denying these definitely have a crayon like look to them, and the first time I used one it felt insanely weird applying it. When I first got them all I thought Lovesick would be my favourite and most worn shade, but it is in fact Romantic I reach for the most. They are just so incredibly easy to apply. They have a slight minty scent to them, which I know hasn't been a hit with a lot of people. But I quite like it. The scent does disappear after a while though so don't worrying if minty scents aren't your thing - it doesn't stick around. They glide on easily, are quite moisturising and I haven't had any drying problems when using these; my lips stay soft and moisturised all day long. The colour is noticeable from one application, but it's also really build-able and that's why I love Romantic, as well as Rendezvous, because on first application both shades are quite sheer but can easily be built up.

A picture of Revlon Kissable Lip Balm Stains in Rendezvous, Cherish, Lovesick and Romantic
The colour also sticks around all day, which is what you want in any colour! But I also find them easy to remove when I'm ready; a quick swipe with my Bioderma on a cottan pad gets the colour off no problem! They are self-sharpening products, too. Which basically means they twist up. Each time the stick itself is running low, simply twist up and you have more! When you look at them, as they are quite long, you'd think the product filled the tube but it actually doesn't. There is about one and a half inch of product in each one when new, but that's still enough to last you a hell of a long time because of the way these are made. I just adore them. They are everything I expected and wanted them to be and I hope they bring out more colours in the UK range. I also want to pick up the remaining three shades in the UK line, to have a full set. Do I think these are worth the hype? Hell yes! I adore them, and I often find myself reaching for them over my lipsticks nowadays. They are also perfect for on the go because you only have to touch up if and when you want. You don't have to worry about them smudging or getting lipstick on your teeth. They are fuss free, moisturising colour! You can find these glorious lip wonders on the Boots website, here, and they retail at £7.99 each. 

Swatches of Revlon Kissable Lip Balm Stains in Rendezvous, Cherish, Lovesick and Romantic
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44 comments

  1. I really want to buy Crush which looks like a perfect colour for Autumn :D

    Lxx

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    1. I so want to get Crush also Linsay.
      It seems the perfect blood berry goth shade that is trending atm. I like that these can be applied to achieve real impact and boldness but if desired and used with a light hand a softer look is possible.

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    2. It looks lovely! I really want to head into Boots and take advantage of their 3 for 2 offer while it's still on x

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    3. I am unsure about Crush whenever I swatch it in store!! xo

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  2. Completely agree with your review. Romantic was a complete impulse purchase but I've fallen in love with it. Easy to use, no mess/smudging, fresh feel, moisturising and excellent colour payoff. Definitely want to buy more of the collection.

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    1. Glad I am not the only one who feels this way about them :) xo

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  3. I'm a fan of Romantic too! I think it's one of those great reds that suits anybody (you know how much I love my red lippies!) and I like it for days when I can't be bothered with the higher maintenance lipstick requires. I'm also a fan of Honey for days when I just need a little colour.

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    1. I definitely think it suits anyone because you can use it quite sheer or build it up! :) xo

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  4. This post could not have come at a better time...I've been wanting to get to CVS to give one a test run! Thanks so much TTL, you're the greatest!

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    1. I'm glad you liked my review Angi :) xo

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  5. Absolutely agree with your review, Romantic is a perfect red thats so easy to wear. I really want to pick up Honey toooo!

    jazzybeaar.blogspot.com

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    1. It's such a beautiful red :) Thank you xo

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  6. Great review :) Honey is my current fav but I want to pick up Romantic soon! x

    http://wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you :) I want the whole collection! xo

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  7. I lovee these, and i love the minty smell too, makes your breath smell fresh!

    Sophierosehearts x

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    1. I like it too tbh! :) It's refreshing xo

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  8. These have to be (so far) my fave product of the year, yes I love them that much! Crush is my fave, such a fab colour for this AW!

    Em

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    Em's Mixed Bag

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    1. I am still deciding whether to pick Crush up! :) xo

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  9. I love honey. My favourite lip product x

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    1. Such a brilliant product :) Lots of people rave about Honey! xo

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  10. I love these, too! I have Precious, Honey, & Sweetheart - all so amazing!

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    1. They are such a great product, really impressed by them xo

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  11. Love love love my RJBKLB! xx

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  12. I am dying to try these. the lip butters were recently released here. I wonder how long I would have to wait for the KLBS to launch..

    would have loved to see lip swatches!

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    1. You should try them out! I hope they come to your Country soon! xo

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  13. I have the shade Honey and although I haven't used it much yet, I feel like I'm going to be purchasing more in the future... Thanks for the post!

    http://abundanceoferica.blogspot.ca

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    1. You're welcome, I'm glad you liked it :) xo

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  14. p.s i've re-read my comment from the top and it looks like i've completely disregarded your post because i'm talking about Crush which you haven't shown :p. I just got so excited because i've been lusting over Crush for a while now so when I seen this post I was like MUST COMMENT!!

    The shades you have are lovely also :)

    Lxx

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    1. Haha don't worry I didn't think you'd done that at all! :) I'm glad my post and review made you feel like that! xo

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  15. I NEED these in my life. I'm so sad they're not sold in my country. :(

    Sandra from The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

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    1. Oh no! That is such a shame. I hope you can get hold of some soon xo

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  16. They look nice but they don't look pigmented enough for me.

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    1. You can build up the colour with all of them :) xo

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  17. I only own one, but I'm totally in love with it! I've been meaning to buy more, but just haven't gotten around to it.

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  18. hahaha love stick.... I am just not a tinted person. My lip color must be pigmented or I'll stick to a real lip balm.

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  19. I have Honey, but I'm keeping my eye on the other shades! x

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    1. Which shade do you like the look of the most? :) xo

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  20. The colors are gorgeous!! I think I may need to get some of these! They look so much better than other lip stains out there.

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    1. They are the best lip stains I have tried tbh! xo

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  21. i have the lovesick one, but think i prefer my lip butters over these! xx

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