A while ago I went on a little craze and bought all the Revlon Just Bitten Kissables I could find. As they seemed to be a Chubbystick dupe at half the price I thought: ‘hey, why not?’ and followed the masses into the world of moisture rich lip stain… again. With high expectations and after being a fan of the lip butters and the felt-tip like lip stains, I thought I was in for a treat but was that the case?
Simply put? Not really. Some of them are fab and I would highly recommend purchasing them but they are very much individual products depending on colour.
My favourite is the Lovestick:
The bright, fuchsia pink highly pigmented, smooth, glossy and is fairly moisturising initially. After a few hours my lips did feel a little dry but not excessively and I was left with a lasting stain for hours after the balm wore off. It’s a great way to get a blast of colour without the heaviness of a lipstick or the stickiness of a gloss.
Next up, Crush:
If you know me or read this blog, you’ll know that I’m an ardent fan of purple lip products. This deep, wine colour is highly pigmented without becoming garish and again, it last for hours. It’s less drying than the Lovestick and it doesn’t leave a stain but I must admit that I prefer the Clinique Chubbystick equivalent.
Third is, Darling:
A very pale lilac that errs on the side of pink on the lips. A very pretty colour that is great for a natural look and again, isn’t overly drying. I did have to use a fair amount of product to get the colour this deep so it’s definitely the sheerest out of the selection I have. In all honest, there’s nothing that much wrong with this product but I just feel the colour doesn’t suit me well. The heavy blue undertone made my teeth look a bit yellow and my skin look a bit lifeless so it really is a personal thing.
And lastly, Rendezvous:
A bright orange lip crayon. This is the one product I didn’t like at all out of the bunch. Though the texture seems smooth and silky, on my lips it was patchy and really drying. The actual colour is a bit waxy looking and it leaves your lips looking and feeling like they have a funny texture. Again, it may just be a personal thing and the product may not have agreed with my lips but I have used it several times when I’ve needed to grab an orange lipstick (rather than a tint of gloss) and I’ve just not enjoyed wearing it.
All the Just Bitten Kissables have a slight shimmer to them which surprised me but it’s not that noticeable on the lips but something to bear in mind if you dislike glitter.
I have found that they’re not the easiest lip products to apply in the world. The chubby crayon aspect makes it easy to stay accurate and create a polished finish but they do drag on the skin a bit and you do have to apply a decent amount of pressure to ensure even colour.
They’re not as moisturising or nourishing as the Clinique Chubbysticks but for a half price equivalent, I can’t really argue. They’re great to keep in your bag and do a quick top up as the crayon applicator is so easy to control.
This has been such a weird review for me as I do really like them and I do use them regularly but they do have some faults. Maybe if I didn’t have a Clinique Chubbystick I would be over the moon with them but in comparison, they are lacking.
Do you have any? What do you think?