I pick Honey because I wanted a natural color for work. It turned out to be quite close to my lip shade( dusty pink/mauve-y). So I wasn't too crazy or excited about it. What I like is that it moisturizes my lips and keep it from flaking too much. It does stain a little but not as much as the more vibrant colors (which I prefer).
Anyway, I find that Honey looks different on everyone. Try looking at lip swatches to get an idea. For instances, it looks pink on my mom but much deeper on me. I think it will suit people with warmer skin tones better.
I love the Revlon Just Bitten stains. However, of the group, I've been the most disappointed with the Honey stick. It reminds me of MAC Lustre in Syrup if you lined with a mocha pencil. I can wear Syrup just fine, but Honey just isn't cutting it. From the swatches I've seen, I expected a little bit more of a warmer, pinkish undertone that would look very natural and not detract from the natural pink color of my lips. It is a bit muddy on my skin (NC15) and almost grayish? Warmer skin tones might be able to rock it more. Ah well.
Love the product, but not so much the shade. I feel that this shade, at least on my lips and skin type, is too brown and not as nude or pink as I would expect. Still, I love the consistency and the color pay off that these balm stains give, but I feel that I would like some of the other shades a little bit better. Still recommend.
This lipstain is ok. I give it 3 lippies because the color barely shows up on my lips even though it is super hydrating and feels moisturizing and looks glossy (without the sticky aspect). I probably would not buy this again just because the pigmentation on this is too light for me. Maybe it will work if you have naturally light skintone and/or lip pigmentation.
I loved this dusty pink color at first sight. It looked like a great option as a MLBB shade to slap on for busy mornings. Sadly, I seem to be one of those that it morphs color on, turning into a hot fuschia shade. Yuck!
I bought this color, looking forward to a lipstick that wouldn't rub off. I bought the "honey" color, I was tempted to buy a darker red but didn't want something too bold. I was slightly disappointed with "honey" being a "better version" of my lip color. My lips are pretty pigmented and the color honey is like identical to it.
However, I do like the formula of this. I put chapstick before-hand, and I find my lips feel very soft and look nice.
I will continue to use this product, it'll be a nice base for lipstick or lip gloss. But next time I'm probably trying a different shade
I think this would look better on those with less pigmented lips. I have been starting to realize that the reason so many lip products don't work for me when they seem so beautiful and perfect swatched online is because of how pigmented my lips are! I gave this 3 lippies because, while the shade itself was too dark and muddy for me, the actual product's quality, lasting power, and moisturizing effect are all fantastic.
As for the shade Honey, online all the swatches looked like a pretty nude mid-tone pink that would look neutral enough for fair skin tones to wear every day. Even swatched on my own hand it looked so fantastic! Unfortunately when I put it on, it translated into a muddy reddish-purpley uneven mess. Once it faded into a lighter stain hours later, I liked the shade a lot better, it muted down into more of a pink, but I still didn't like it enough to keep it. I bought this in the shade sweetheart too and just like honey, the faded version was far more complementary on my lips. It seems like the two major problems with Revlon's Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain are the shade selection, and that the shades all seem to look better once they have faded a lot.
Besides that, the product itself is AMAZING. I am so sorry to be returning this. I am always afraid when buying a lip stain that it will dry out my lips or make them flaky. Even in winter with my easily chapp-able lips, this balm stain not only did not dry my lips out at all but moisturized them completely! This felt smooth and lightweight on my lips. As for its staying power, I am beyond words. When I first bought honey, I swatched it on my hand. I washed my hands multiple times, showered, even scrubbed with a paper towel, and the freaking stain was still there the next afternoon! Basically it stayed like 14 hours, and it would have stayed longer if I hadn't literally scrubbed my skin raw to get it off! It didn't stay quite that long on my lips but I can easily say you could wear this without reapplying for 10 hours.
Great product, unfortunately bad shade selection and prettier after it has faded for a few hours, at least for my fair skin and pigmented lips. However, if you don't have fair skin and can pull off more intense colors, this product is absolutely worth the money and I promise you'll swear by it!
I'm on the fence on if I'd purchase this again. For reference, I'm NC15 with medium pigmented lips.
Let me start by saying that the color Honey is a perfect mid-toned mauvey pink. It leans a teeny bit to the coral side once I've applied it. It is a beautiful color that looks natural and I find that it would be very versatile with just about any makeup look and any skin tone. The packaging is nice- I like that it twists up rather than having to sharpen it. The chubby pencil look is adorable as well :)
Here's Revlon's claim to fame for this product: "Itís a pampering balm fused with a lightweight lipstain in an adorable chubby crayon. Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain gives softer, smoother lips with a perfect flush of color that lasts hour after hour."
Pampering? Eh, maybe. It has a delicious mint feeling that feels nice on the lips when first applied but instantly disappears.
Softer, smoother lips? No. I exfoliated before applying this product and I felt like I had to press hard to get color to show up and then it felt a little like...moist chalk. It settled into the very few lines I have on my lips and made them look dry. Applying a balm or chapstick before this is necessary if you want your lips to look smooth and soft.
Lasts hour after hour? I can say, with confidence, that this does last quite a while. I've worn it to work several times and I can always detect a faint flush of this when I get home 9 hours after first applying it.
For around $9 at my local grocery store, this is quite steep when the claims Revlon makes aren't exactly accurate, at least not in my case. I love the color and the packaging is adorable but I'm sure that there are other products that are more moisturizing at a better price.
I am so impressed by this.
Before, I was using the Revlon Lip Butters lipstick, and while I liked those (Pink Truffle being one of my fav shades), the wear on those is not so great. Meaning, those wore off after you ate or drank anything. And who wants to re-apply lipstick all day?
Not only does this have almost a lip balm kind of finish (which surprised me since it's a pencil), but it really stains your lips! I'm not kidding- it lasted me all through a baby shower luncheon. When it came time to take pictures at the end, my lips still had a great stain on them.
If your lips are dry, you may want to apply a balm under this in addition. This is moisturizing, but it can't do everything. Also, I have noticed that negative reviews on this tend to occur when people are starting with already pigmented lips. And maybe that's why they are seeing a color change that is mentioned in any negative reviews because the color appears different on them? See, I don't have pigmented lips at all (my lips might as well be white) so that may be a factor. I didn't have any color change problem.
Honey is a beautiful mauve-y color, but it's not outrageous----kind of a "your lips but much better" shade that you could easily wear to work. I haven't tried any other shades yet, but I definitely will be. This is good stuff.
Out of all the ones I've tried and purchase, this one is my favorite. I've incorporated this color into my everyday look. It's a mauve-y type color that has a lip stain that is a pinkish tone. It goes on smooth like a lip balm and the texture is smooth and not sticky. It also has a peppermint smell which I can do without, but I don't mind it.
Sometime I'd apply this the night before just so my lips can have a nice pinkish color in the morning. That being said, yes the stain is long lasting and can last overnight.
The product itself is in a twisted up tube and kinda looks like a crayon. I Think the tube is cute.