Friday, June 27, 2014

Quick Review: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain Adore

I'm probably the last person in the blogosphere to make a review for this product because I have a feeling Revlon is going to phase this out soon. 

And how do I know that?

Because Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain is currently on 50% off sale until the 30th of June.

And that's also why I got this one just recently even if I already crossed it out of my to-buy list 2 years ago.

After all, I do need a nice daytime red lipstick and a new lip balm. 

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain Adore

I was actually scouting for the Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Raspberry, which is a berry sort of red as the one I have is nearly used up. It's always out of stock here in my city so I always pass by the Revlon counter whenever I'm at the mall to see if it's available(Another thing I'm always on the look out for that is always out of stock is Revlon Colorsilk in Medium Blond, cause I've been coloring my hair lately btw).

ANYWAY. My point is, I was looking for a cool red lip product so Adore was initially a letdown.

But come to think of it, it's already pretty cheap because of the discount, and I don't have a warm red daytime lipstick yet so I gave it a go.

I've only been using it for two days now (hence this post is under the category of "quick review") and I only have these things to say about it:

Color and Coverage

It's the kind of red that leans towards coral and will look great on warm skin tones. One of the reasons why I decided against getting this 2 years ago is because I've read plenty of reviews regarding the color changing after a few hours. Now that I actually get to try this product, I can say that the reviews were true. Although I don't think it changed drastically enough to turn me off.

Coverage is sheer. It's actually more like a tinted lip balm that is more tinted than usual. And I like that is sheer because I usually have trouble applying red lipstick.

no flash
right: swatched once
left: swatched 3x

with flash

Sorry for the messy application. This looks much better zoomed out.

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain Adore

I don't like wearing this indoors or during gloomy weathers as of now. I've been so used to wearing cool lip colors lately so I feel like warm colors look odd on me. They just don't fit my mood. And one's face, one's facial expression and appearance is the physical manifestation of one's mood I think.

It feels ok wearing this outdoors though. Especially when the sun is shining. Perhaps because I feel more upbeat and beaming when the sun is out.

Also I have a feeling I will be wearing this more often when I'm on the beach as I don't think it will wash off easily even if I'm swimming.

Because since it's a balm stain, it takes a while for the color to fade away. This is ideal for me because I'm always drinking something while working, whether its coffee, tea or just water. It's very moisturizing too and really works like a legit lip balm.

More Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain Adore lip swatches:

outdoors - cloudy sky

sun it out!

This is how I wear make-up lately. Just foundation(sometimes with concealer), cheek tint or very light blush, and lipstick. I don't do a lot of eye-makeup anymore. So the lipstick color is very important.

Packaging-wise, the only issue I see is when the stick is not "sharp" anymore and it will be difficult to aply. So to avoid that, as early as now, I am following Rae's advise on how to keep Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain sharp without sharpening.

Easily available

Expensive -- FYI, Revlon is priced almost 2x here in the Phil
Range doesn't have enough colors available -- no cool red :(

I might get Rendezvous before the sale ends and if its not out of stock.

P575 original price.


  1. do you think that the color changes whenever you wear it for some hours? mine (in Charm shade) does :(
    actually it has a great peachy nude color, but after a few hours the color changes into kinda orange-y pink or something...

    1. It does, but only a little. Probably because mine's got a strong color. The color change might be more obvious with the lighter shades.

    2. I agree, I end up not liking Honey and Darling because they turn nito a different color. But Crush kind of stained my lips the same.

  2. I missed your posts!!!!!
    This actually looks damn good, gonna see if we have those in here!

  3. that's super love sis!! The color itself looks gorgeous! I believe Revlon produces one of the top quality lipstick, but yes, expensive esp. here in our country. I had a lippie from them but it was a glossy lipstick. <3

    love lots,

  4. I just hope revlon don't discontinue them as I love the balm stains, have one in orange and wear it a lot
    The color u have us great and looks so good on you
    Happy Weekend
    Keep in touch

  5. Yikes! Pricey nga, but I love the shade. :)

  6. It's a pretty red brick color!! love it!


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