Happy Makeup Monday beauties!! Today I'm bringing you a review on the much talked about Revlon Just Kitten Kissable Balm Stains.
These little cuties retail for $8.99. That's quite a lot for a drugstore lip product! Overall, I think the price is definitely worth it though. You get a lot of product for the price. Also, there is a pretty decent color selection. I believe there are ten shades total, ranging from pink, to purple, to orange, to red, to brown!
The packaging is pretty darn perfect. Especially for a drugstore product! They remind me of a jumbo crayon. The color of the package is pretty spot on with what the color of the lipstain actually is. (On a side not, I hate it when the color on the package is nothing like what the color on your lips is!) As you use up the product you just turn the base to crank up the lipcolor. With that said, you get a decent amount of product in the tube. The only complaint I have about the packaging is that the bottom is slightly curved, so these will not stand up for very long. I like to line all of my lipsticks up on my bookcase, but I'm going to have to lay these down.
Unlike most lipstains, these little cuties are not drying! They have a glossy look and feel, but are not sticky. They have fairly decent pigment, that can be built up. The initial layer is a little sheer, but can be built up to a pretty solid color. As far is endurance- the color stays forever!! Especially with the darker colors.
Many people have talked about how these smell minty. I noticed it with a lot with the Charm shade, but not so much with Lovesick. Personally, I really like the minty smell and the slightly tingly sensation that Charm gave me.
Heart swatches of each of the colors. (Lovesick on the left, and Charm on the right)
Love it or leave it? Probably love it. I think these are really perfect for summer because they stay on your lips and have a great selection of cheery, bright shades. They are a product I tend to forget though, and up until I did this review, I hadn't reached for mine in months. That's not to say they aren't an awesome product, they just aren't a true love for me. Maybe more of a strong like. I'm going to give them a second chance though, and plan on using them over the next few weeks.
If you would like to see all of the colors swatched, then I recommend this youtube video. Skip to 6:10 to start seeing the swatches.
What beauty buy would you like me to review next?