This grew on me! It's a true stain, so apply carefully. Looks great with my complexion. I really like the minty scent, too.
I'm someone who loves the idea of wearing red but never have the guts to actually do it. Therefore I wanted to try something that was a bit more forgiving such as a balm stain and having recently purchased the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in "Rendezvous" which i ABSOLUTELY FELL IN LOVE WITH, i decided to try it in the color Adore, and i am SO THRILLED with it. This red is gorgeous and stays on forever. It makes your teeth look pearly white too! I can't see this color not working for anyone. I suggest wearing a red liner underneath it so the lip stain doesn't bleed outside of the lines of your lips. An affordable lip liner option would be the Revlon ColorStay lipliner in the color "red". It is a perfect compliment to the balm stain.
I'm a huge fan of the golden brown-ish color, so I love this one. Applies like a balm and doesn't require a very precise hand (which I consider a plus) Moisturizes lips quite well. Doesn't stain as much as an actual lip stain would, though (that can be good, though, if you don't like the dramatic look)
The smell is minty, which I like, and the tip of the balm is wide which allows for easy and consistent application. Overall, I thoroughly enjoy this product :)
Very pleasant sheer "bricky" red. I would say its more golden than orange, if that makes sense. Very warm, but not overpowering on NC15 skin. Perfect night out stain/lipstick that doesn't require a delicate hand when applying. The color builds beautifully. Quite possibly my favorite of the Just Bitten line.
This was my first experience with a kissable balm stain and I am impressed beyond belief! I wanted something quick and easy that wouldn't wear off after an hour or so and I'd heard really good things so I decided to pick one up. I chose Adore which is this pretty deep orangey-toned red. My skin tone is neutral but my hair has golden tones in it so this color was surprisingly flattering on me. I tried it out for the first time today so I put it on before meeting my boyfriend for breakfast and it was still on after we ate. The color was still just as bright and intense as when I first put it on. Mind, I have very pigmented lips to start with so the wear-off may not have been as noticeable on me but I'm still blown away by this product. I want to buy every color!!!
Very pretty bricky, berry red color. Looks pretty topped with clear gloss. There is some shimmer in there, which along with the minty smell, occasionally gets on my nerves, but it is nice for a night out. Expensive for the amount of product you get in the tube.
Overrated. The formula does not last on my lips at all and none of the colors seem to look good on my skintone. which was frustrating.
Also, they really didn't "stain" my lips. It was more like a colored chapstick if anything.
Background: NC20/25, and I also have this in honey. I failed to read these reviews before buying the Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Adore. I wanted a more of a dark rose tone, but Adore, like most of the ladies have mentioned, has is a bit orangey. With that said, I still like it on the more dramatic days. The first 2-3 hours is a little much fore me. However, when it stains it ends up being just a bit brighter, healthier shade than my natural lip color. I would say it's more like a 3 1/2 lippie for me because the color was not what I expected since the color of the cap looks nothing like the actual color. I probably would return this if Target had a return policy. Although this one is nice to keep around for when I'm traveling or roaming about when I don't have time to reapply. The "balm" part is nice. It doesn't make my lips peel (which is very common with lasting lippies for me).
PROS: Nice stain color.
Nice gold shimmer.
Doesn't dry out your lips.
CONS: Color is a bit dramatic when first applied
For every day application, I prefer Honey.
Color on a bit of the orange side.
Like the reviewer below stated you really only need a light hand and stay within your natural lip line. I appreciate this shade so much for how it makes my eyes pop. If your eyes are a golden medium brown you must try out Adore. My lips have a lot of pigment to them and cool blue shades don't mix well with my skintone.
The only other Balm Stains I like are Honey and Darling, and I have all of them except Crush.
I love it. I only apply a light layer of it to have a sheer warm tone orangey red that will not make me look old. If you keep adding more coats, it will turn out a brick orangey brown red so keep it light.