Winter has well and truly arrived in England and so that only means one thing for a beauty crazed girl like myself. Bold berry lips. I've talked about the Rimmel London Kate Collection offering to the trend but today I want to talk about a new favourite of mine, which I picked up on a whim in Boots. It's the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in #005 Crush.
Now, I'm a bit late when it comes to this product, as they've been on the counters for a few months, but I was initially put off by the smell, which is a mixture of peppermint and herbs. Smell aside, this product is pretty good. The packaging is much the same as Clinique's Chubby Stick but the products differ in that Revlon's is a stain as well as a moisturising balm.
The colour is more blackcurrant, making it a purple shade. It's a sheer product, but it's definitely buildable depending on how bold you want to go. When you first apply, the product leaves a lovely gloss from the moisturising balm. Once the balm has worn off, it leaves a subtle stain of colour. It's also extremely easy to use, I usually use the tip to line my lips and then the side of the crayon to colour them in and build on pigmentation. I find myself reaching for it more than a lipstick because it is so easy to use and is great for on the go top ups. I definitely want to pick up 'Lovesick' next which is a bright fuchsia colour.
Have you tried the Revlon balm stains?