Friday, July 6, 2012

The Revlon Kissable Balm Stains

I've seen and heard a few things about the new Kissable Balm Stains from Revlon, although they aren't fully released in the UK yet, I think they will be a big hit once they hit shelves this month.

They have been very closely compared to the Clinique Chubby Sticks on every blog I've seen, with good reason as they are housed in almost identical packaging, however I think these are rather different in formulation from the Chubbies.

Personally, I'm not a fan of the Chubby Sticks. I know lots of people love them, but for me they are just a bit of a 'blah' product... boring colour selection with limited payoff, unscented and at £16 I can think of better things to spend my money on. In general Clinique is quite a plain brand and I think they are a great fit for them, but for me? I prefer something with a little more bang for my buck... and I think that is exactly what you get with these new Revlon Balms.

I only picked up one of the 12 colours (of which only 7 are making it to the UK market - typical!) on my trip to the States last week, as let's face it, I really don't need any more lip balms, but for curiosity's sake I purchased a lone Kissable Balm Stain in the colour Darling.


It looks a little scarily lilac in the tube, but on the lips it's a lovely lilac-pink.

The colour payoff is ever so slightly better than the chubby sticks (the ones I've used at least!) they have a light minty taste that I'm a huge fan of, and they are going to be on sale for £7.99. A much better price for a lip balm in my opinion! The texture is also a little different from the cubby sticks. It's slightly more waxy, and combined with the minty taste, I think these are actually more comparable to Pixi's Tinted Brilliance Balms (which I'm also a big fan of).

Overall, these get a big thumbs up from me! Revlon really are owning the tinted lip balm market this year. After the success of the Lip Butters, and now these beauties.... I can't wait to see what's next from the brand!

On another note... how amazing does Emma Stone look in the ads for these? I just love her! Can't quite work out why she's holding a sugar stick though?!

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