5 September 2013

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain | Crush

Now that we're heading into autumn I'm fully embracing the fact that I can get away with a darker lip colour and not attract too many unwanted stares from passersby. I must acknowledge the fact that I've always been quite a neutral lover when it comes to lipsticks as I'm rather intimidated by bolder colours, however since I've being blogging I have found that I've become more experimental in what I wear. Whilst wondering what lip colour I could buy to help me delve into autumn I suddenly remembered that I had the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in the shade 'Crush' hiding in my make up stash, this quickly resulted in me popping it on to see just how suitable it was.

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain 'Crush' £7.99






















These balm stains come in seven shades which are widely available at Boots and Superdrug for £7.99, I'd like to think they're available abroad too. I'm rather late in writing about these on my blog as I've had them quite a while now and whilst I really like them they've somehow managed to be missed off here; that is until today.

These balm stains are in a pencil form which requires no sharpening as they wind up from the bottom. I personally love this as it is really useful and so much easier to use, to be honest I think I  prefer the pencil type form of these to normal lipstick bullets in general as I find using them easier as I have better control. Even though this format has been overdone now by numerous brands I do always find myself looking at the latest versions, take for instance the new Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Crayons.

I find that as a stain that these do last pretty well on my lips, a good few hours overall I would say which isn't too bad at all. I do own a couple of the other shades with these being honey, romantic and rendezvous where I would say that crush is the most durable in terms of longevity however this is most likely because it is a darker shade. If you're on the hunt for something more natural but that has a nice hint of colour I would highly recommend the shade honey as it is a beautiful warm pink.

These to me have a peppermint scent to them which I've only noticed upon application as sadly it tends to fade pretty quickly,this is a shame as I do like that type of scent as it is quite refreshing. I've noticed that with the darker shade crush it can highlight drier areas ever so slightly although this can be easily rectified by using a lip scrub or a bit of balm beforehand. These can be slightly drying on a whole in my opinion therefore I always pop on lip balm before I use them, they're also not that glossy therefore if you're looking for something that way inclined I probably wouldn't choose these.

I must admit I can live with that slight issue of them being a bit drying as I really like using them, they're definitely one of my most reached for products in general therefore I can't wait to start wearing crush more often now that I've rediscovered it.


























Have you picked out any darker shades for autumn? If so please let me know what you're using as I have this one berry shade to my name.


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  1. I love these dark a/w colours! This is similar to a Clinique Chubby Stick I have my eye.

    I'm enjoying have a little read through your blog Xx

    Olivia - cravemorebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I would like to try those Chubby Sticks :) Thank you Olivia xx

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  2. Have never tried any of these lip crayons, really want to though. This shade looks really pretty

    Heels Forever

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    1. I really like this one, it did kind of fall neglected as I wasn't sure of it at first but now I'm so glad I have it :) xx

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  3. Really pretty colour....I've tried another one which is slightly darker and it's lovely! Mine had a really minty smell too haha!

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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    1. Oh which one was that? I like the minty scent to them :) xx

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  4. look gorgeous on you! never tried this one, but these crayons from the other brands I've swatched all seemed to have a balm texture, assumed this one is the same but appereantly not!

    Eve x
    ChantellEve.blogspot.com

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    1. No I wouldn't say it feels like a lip balm as such, you would have to try it to see what you think of it :) xx

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  5. these look great compared to the lip stains i have from revlon!

    check out my blog if you have time
    http://georgialouisee.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I really like this little range, I hope they bring out some more :) xx

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  6. lovely first photo and that color is amazing! I'll have to hunt it down!

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin'

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    1. Ahh thank you so much :) that first photo took me forever as it kept falling apart haha! xx

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  7. What a gorgeous colour. Perfect for these slightly more Autumnal yet still pleasant days... I may well have to give it a try!

    Gemma

    http://orchardhouseliving.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I agree, I would definitely see if you can pick one up to try Gemma :) xx

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  8. This is a great colour on you Amy. They are available here but we seem to get different shades - probably to suit the market here x

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    1. Thank you so much :) Oh really, I had never thought of that before, I wonder what shades are over there x

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  9. I love this color on you! I have one of these in a true-red color... definitely interested in checking out the fall colors too!

    Ellie | Ellalogy 

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    1. I have a red one by Revlon, romantic I think it is called and whilst I like it I find it is quite orange toned (hoping I'm thinking of the right one). I'd like to try a true red :) xx

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  10. I love the colour its so perfect for going into Fall and it isnt too bold xx

    ~ VISUALCANDY INC

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    1. I agree, a fantastic colour for autumn xx

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  11. I love the one I have :) This colour really suits you. Bring on the autumn darks.

    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams
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    1. Thank you Hayley :) ooo which one do you have? I really like them xx

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  12. Somehow it complements your eyes really well! Lovely color!

    http://lasaloperie.blogspot.com

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  13. Oh this is so pretty, it really suits you :)
    I only have Honey but would love a couple more, they're all such lovely shades.

    Jess xo

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    1. Honey is a lovely colour, probably my favourite :) thank you Jess xx

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  14. Love this! There are so many of these kinda products out the now and I can't decide which one to get! This looks lovely though :)

    http://www.blogthiswithhannah.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I agree, there are loads! Everybody seems to have made some type of version now xx

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  15. These are actually so much better than the Chubby Sticks they are so much more smoother and pigmented too

    www.andrewjamesblog.com

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    1. I haven't tried the Clinique version so I sadly can't comment on that, good to hear though :) x

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  16. I love Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stains. :D Superdrug has a 2 for £10 offer on Revlon so I took advantage of it. ;)

    I'm not brave enough to wear dark colours. :(

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    1. Oh fantastic! I saw that offer but I refrained :P I was never brave enough and I'm still a bit nervous of them but what is the worst that can happen :) Xx

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  17. Beautiful lip color on you =) It's very sexy!

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    1. Thank you Jen :) it's certainly got something to it xx

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  18. This shade is putting me right in the mood for autumn now and it looks absolutely gorgeous on you Amy! You already know how I feel about the first photo ha x

    Kirsty | Behind These Closed Eyes

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    1. Thank you sooooo much Kirsty :) I love this shade so much, it is definitely here to stay for the next few months xx

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  19. I love the look of this colour but no one ever talked about it so I wasn't sure if I should get it ! Thanks for the post

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

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  20. Looks absolutely gorgeous on your pale skin x

    http://holaflo.blogspot.com/

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  21. You suit this colour so much! I tend to gravitate towards darker colours in AW too... still not entirely convinced I suit them though! x

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    1. Thank you Amy :) They would suit you so much! xx

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  22. I don't really look great in darker shades so I don't use them (almost) at all but I have to admit, this looks pretty amazing! xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

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    1. Thank you, I was the same but I think starting off with something like this could be good as it is quite easy to build up I think xx

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  23. This was my absolute favourite colour during winter, its really buildable so I usually wear it super dark and intense, love it on your skintone!

    Roshni’s Journey

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    1. Thank you :) I agree, you can make it quite sheer and pretty intense too, it's a great product xx

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  24. Lip crayons are so popular, I have yet to get myself one. There are so many now, that I don't know which one to go for! £7.99 is a good price, and i love that they don't require sharpening. I hate sharpening make up pencils, they always snap in the sharpener! x

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    1. There are so many out I agree, I've tried so far the No7 ones, Revlon and I recently finally picked up a Bourjois one. I'd say so far the Revlon ones stay on longer xx

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  25. I love the balm stains from Revlon and they smell so good!
    This is such a pretty color

    purple--flamingo.blogspot.com

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    1. I like the minty smell :) thank you xx

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  26. This color looks so lovely on you! I am so excited to wear more fall makeup :)

    Jordan | Boho Vanity

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    1. Me too Jordan, it's a great excuse to pop out some darker colours xx

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  27. This looks so lovely on you. I've literally only just picked up a couple of the Bourjois ones in really summery colours...bit late but I've had my eye on them for ages and had to wait until I got back to the UK! I'll keep wearing them as long as the sun shines, can't believe the weather is still nice now.
    Mel xx

    melswallofmirrors.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Oh don't worry I'm later than you as I only just picked up Peach On The Beach yesterday! xx

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  28. I bought this a while back and when I found it the other day it looked so gross I had to throw it out! But I did love it when I had it...

    Annie | www.raspberphobia.com

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    1. Oh no! That is a shame, mine are still doing ok but this one rarely made it into my bag before xx

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  29. Thats a gorgeous shade on you!

    http://bigbeautybag.blogspot.com/
    New huge Sephora haul ♥

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  30. Lovely colour lip stain. I don't actually own any lip stain but I too am loving this more autumnal weather so can wear darker lipstick :)

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    1. I'd try this if you're new to them :) honey is really nice too xx

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  31. I have other colours from the Revlon range buy not this one, it's gorgeous on you and perfect for Autumn! xo

    Hannah | Glitter and Sparkle

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    1. Thank you Hannah :) I kind of wish I had tried Lovesick but I really should stop buying them now xx

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  32. This shade is gorgeous! I think it would be so lovely for A/W!

    Latasha xx |Today I Adore

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    1. Thank you so much Latasha :) It is a great colour for the colder months ahead xx

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  33. Gorgeous! Crush washes me out :( xx

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    1. Aww :( try Honey, it is a much softer colour xx

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  34. This shade looks gorgeous!

    Sophie
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    www.pocockins.co.uk

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  35. I love these balm stains. The colour looks beautiful on you. xx

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    1. Me too, probably my favourite I think xx

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  37. This is one of my favourite lip colours for Autumn! I love your hair xx

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    1. Thank you very much Lydia, I'm wearing it more now too :) xx

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  38. This colour looks gorgeous! Great for fall too (:

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    1. You should try and pick one up Natasha :) xx

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