Monday, January 13, 2014

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain Gift Set in Adore - Shades: Cherish, Darling, Rendezvous, Adore & Lovesick



The Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Romantic made it into my 2013 Favourites as my favourite lip product of the year. If you've read my blog for a long time, you may be away that this is a huge deal because I live for lip products. I reckon if it came down to it, I would put my love for lip products ahead of my love for chocolate, they are just that good. Needless to say, I own about a billion lipsticks/lip crayons/lip balms so to select a winner means it must be a pretty good product. You can imagine that when I managed to acquire five Kissable Balm stains for a measly $20 I just about had a heart attack and died. A single balm stain retails for $17.75 and I got five for $20! TWENTY DOLLARS!

I had seen another blogger (I can't for the life of me remember who it was) write a post about the same amazing deal they found at Priceline so I made it a mission to have the same luck. When I got to the store I was bitterly disappointed because it was sitting on the shelf under a $40 price tag. This, of course, is still a very good price, however I wanted an amazing bargain, not a mediocre one. Still trying to remain hopeful I asked the lady to scan it for me just in case...Luck was on my side because she chirped out that it was "only $20, what an excellent deal!"

And what an excellent deal indeed, for I now have a beautiful range of shades that I know for sure will get a lot of use. I love that within this set they included a light pink, coral orange, lavender, deep red and hot pink. This would make the most perfect gift for a beauty lover because it contains such a wonderful assortment of beautiful quality lip products. It's also packaged beautifully, as you can see in the above photos. Revlon really did a magnificent job with this one.

The shades included within the set are as follows:

Cherish: A beautiful light baby pink, I imagine this would be the least frightening of the lot for someone new to lip products. It's bright enough to be noticeable on the lips, but certainly not too overpowering.

Rendezvous: This was the one I was most excited about, a stunning bright orange shade that despite its somewhat frightening nature, is actually very wearable and striking.

Darling: A lavender based light pink, as though Cherish has had slight purple tones mixed into it. My first instinct was to liken it to Revlon's lip butter in Gumdrop, however I found Gumdrop to be way more purple toned. Darling is a lot more wearable...in fact, I think even I can pull it off (and purples look horrendous on me!)

Adore: A deep dark rusty red, almost entering oxblood-red territory. Having loved Romantic so much, I imagine this will be a favourite of mine in the future.

Lovesick: I'm not going to keep this shade for myself because from swatches online I've found that it is so similar to Smitten (which I already own) so I've decided to keep it for a giveaway which you can enter here. As far as I am aware, it is a beautiful hot pink, bright blue toned berry kind of shade.

All of the shades have their distinctive strong minty fragrance. When I first purchased a Revlon Balm Stain I really did not like the minty scent at all, but with such regular use I have grown to simply accept it as opposed to hating it.

I love that all the Balm Stains are packaged in colours corresponding to their shade. It makes it so much easier to identify the shade you want when you are rummaging through your collection. 

The chunky, almost childlike nature of the products makes them so fun and friendly. I do have a fondness for lip crayons, being my favourite type of lip product surpassing lipsticks and balms, but these with their bright colours, sturdy lids and silver twist ups are just lovely.

The lasting power of these balms is incredible. These can endure eating, drinking and hours of wear without fading in the slightest. I don't know what kind of damage they must be doing to my lips but they last all day without fail. This is my favourite aspect of the product because I can be lazy and apply it once in the morning and not think about it for the rest of the day. The only time it frustrates me is when I purchased these five in a pack and wanted to try them out all at once (which totally didn't work because once I'd applied the first one I couldn't scrub it off to try out the others!).

Surprisingly, I don't find these to be drying at all. I forget that they are on my lips and I go the entire day without feeling as though I need to reapply anything. If you do find these drying it is easily solved by a simple swipe of a lip balm over the top.

I've swatched all the Revlon Balm Stains I own (so these plus Romantic and Smitten) so that you are able to make comparisons should you be interested in purchasing any of them. I think that Adore and Romantic are very similar - I imagine only the hardcore beauty lovers would be able to tell a difference between the two!

L-R: Smitten, Rendezvous, Cherish, Darling, Adore, Romantic


L-R: Cherish, Darling, Smitten, Rendezvous, Romantic, Adore
























































All up, I am so excited about this bargain and I know I will be getting good use out of them all. I give them 10/10, I honestly can't fault these!

I would love to know if you have tried any of the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm stains and which shades are your favourite!

If you've never tried one of these, or don't own the shade Lovesick then be sure to enter my giveaway here.


19 comments:

  1. This is AMAZING! $20?! Ah! That's even cheaper than in the States. Incredible! Have to say, Smitten has gotten me all smitten.

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    1. My gosh I know, most exciting find ever...It's a nice change to have makeup that is cheaper in Australia than it is in the States! Lovesick is pretty darn similar to Smitten from all the swatches I've seen so hopefully you can win it! :)

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  2. this is such a bargain! I love the current one I own but don't have the heart to buy another for the RRP. Hopefully my priceline will have it in stockkk XD

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    1. They are just so expensive, especially when you hear about how much they cost in America. Fingers crossed that you can stumble across this amazing deal! x

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  3. omg what a GREAT deal! I already have 3 of the shades, but it would make a perfect gift too.

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    1. Absolutely, I can't think of a better gift for a beauty fanatic. x

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  4. Definitely a good deal, congrats on getting it! I saw this at my local Priceline as well but I own almost all the colours already so it would have been wasted on me! xx

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    1. Naw, it's a shame they don't have different combinations of shades...As far as I am aware there aren't any different sets. Still, I was really lucky to own shades that weren't included. x

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  5. Wow! The bargain hunter in me is very jealous! Haha, I didn't spot this in my Priceline today (but I wasn't really looking) but I already have so many lippies! It would be great to split up into gifts too though.

    Tashi // shiwashiful.

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    1. Ahh I have so many lippies too...I really did not need this, but who could resist such an amazing deal?! I agree, it's perfect for gifts too x

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  6. I love finding the best deals in Priceline! I will be popping into Priceline soon, hopefully mine has it in stock!

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    1. I hope so, it's just such amazing value :)

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  7. What an absolute bargain! That's almost 5 for the price of 1! I would have snatched that up in a second.

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    1. I know, isn't that so amazing! Stuff like that never happens in Australia because makeup is so darn expensive! x

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  8. You snagged a really awesome bargain, how great that luck was on your side :) I actually don't own any of these because I unfortunately found them to be drying on my lips :(

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    1. Oh really? That sucks, I had no trouble. Hopefully you can enjoy some of Revlon's other products like their lip butters :) x

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  9. Woahhhh that's such an amazing price, I live in Canada and I almost never see drugstore gift sets :( awesome bargain tho

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    1. It is an amazing price, especially for Australia where makeup is so darn expensive! We have lots of gift sets around Christmas, and of course they always go on sale once Christmas is over and they are trying to get rid of them. :) x

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  10. I'm glad you were one of the lucky ones who snagged this! I actually got this as well but for $16 (my store's mistake) after seeing a teenage boy grab quite a few boxes! I found out that the pricing was wrong and it was changed back to $40 a few days later. My favourites would have to be Smitten and Romantic. Darling comes close - it's such a nice purple shade!

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