I had such high hopes for this product, but it just wasn't right for me. I liked the smooth feel and minty flavor, but the color ended up looking patchy on my lips; I got a slight rash; and my lips ended up being super dry after I removed it. Plus, the Honey shade that everyone described as super wearable, neutral, even "nude pink" looked brown on my lips! I had doubts about the nude pink claim, only because the package was kind of a mauve color with brown undertones, and I should have known better. I almost bought another JBKBS in Cherish (which looks like more of a cool pink), but because of the rash issue, I returned the Honey shade and never looked back.
This is my favorite of all the colors. You get everything you can get with a Clinique Chubby stick but for half the price. If you have pigmented lips, this will look like a natural lip color. but if you have pale lips like mine, it will look pink but not in a overwhelming kind of way.
I purchased Honey with some reservations, based on the MUA comments that the color tends to evolve into an obvious pink shade. A round of Accutane (20yrs ago) has made my lips dry & sensitive to many things, especially all things labeled "Stain". But I was tempted by the "Balm" aspect & the retailer assured me there was a return policy if it didn't work for me (I stashed the receipt)
And as luck would have it, on the first application, I did have that *very* pink hue result - I wanted something that was more natural, MLBB. In addition, it wasn't moisturizing in the manner that traditional balms are for me. The minty effect feels cool, but somewhat heavy & drying.
But instead of returning, tossing it into the bin or my shoebox graveyard of unused cosmetics, I persevered with some success. I discovered that if I prep my lips with Aquaphor before bedtime or Jack Black during the day, the stain effect works better - there's no obvious pink transformation & the color fades evenly. It stays put - no transfer to glassware. I found that it can be a good base for my other lipsticks. This is not the HG product I was looking for & therefore would not repurchase at full price.
If your retailer has a return policy, I would recommend you try it as there are positive reviews here. If you have a less than positive result (& a no return policy), experiment with your application methods. You might be able to salvage the product like I did. continued >>
i really really love this product. best lipstain ever. i'm definitely gonna buy other colour. i makes my lips mosturize and it glide easily when i apply it. the colour stay for a long time.
I purchased this awhile back and I have to be honest. I don't like these because, maybe it's just me, but they are very drying. At first they go on nice, but throughout the day my lips had that cracked effect. I've seen this on lots of people and they look beautiful. The color is nice though. It has some staining power, not much, but it is a lighter shade. I will use this, but gloss the top. I wouldn't go running out to buy these though.
I really really like this shade. Although this does not have the longest lasting power, it looks very nice on the lips. It has a nice sheen on the lips and feels very moisturizing. All in all, it's a nice product and I love the peppermint feel on my lips when first applied. I would suggest this shade to anyone as it is universally flattering.
I really like this product because it does what I want it to do. I did not expect this to replace a lipstick and I would not wear this when I want to dress up and go out . But it is great for a natural kind of look. It gets pinker on my lips after a few minutes of application. It glides on smoothly and it has a minty feel to it. It's very easy to apply and it lasts quite a while. I would definitely repurchase.
I love the Revlon Kissable Balm stains, and Honey is the shade I reach for the most. It's the first one I picked up after seeing raves for it all over the youtube beauty community. I have quite pigmented lips and this shade is close to my natural lip colour, slightly pinker. I find it brightens up my face - I normally pair it with a similar shade of blush and minimal eye makeup for everyday. It's moisturizing, easy to apply and does leave behind a slight stain. Honestly, I never reapply my lip colours throughout the day, and for me this lasts longer than lipsticks, less long than a liquid lip stain but then it's not as drying. I used to wear a liquid lip stain every day, but I had to layer balm over it and it wore off in a less graceful manner. I find this to be the best of all worlds. Because this particular shade is similar to my lip colour, I don't get a an obvious ring of colour left behind the outer edge of my lips as it wears (like I can with the other shades.) I've noticed that since I've had it (over 6 months) the cap has become loose and easily slips off, which sucks, and most of the writing on the tube has worn away, which makes the packaging look blah but it's what inside that counts. I would repurchase this.
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.