Friday, 6 July 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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  1. I wasn't really tempted to buy a lip butter, but i think i'll get one of these! x

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  2. I'm really excited to try these! I not quite sure when they will be released in Australia, but I may just buy some online! :)

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  3. I can't wait to try these! I bought a Chubby Stick when they first came out and I was so disappointed with it x

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  4. I love that colour! The favorite of the 3 I've tried is sweetheart - amazing fuschia colour.

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  5. Lovely post<33
    That colour is so pretty! I can't wait to try them!!
    I wonder how long they last on the lips though :)
    If you have a sec, stop by my blog??
    MissJammyxo

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  6. Most definitely something I'm interested in, completely agree with the whole Clinique thing.

    Lea x

    http://shebeginstosee.blogspot.com

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  7. I saw this in one of your vlogs haha! This colour looks amazing, it suits you so well, cant wait to try these :)x

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  8. ahhhh
    Why is it that we get deprived?! Why can't we all have the same pretty colours? *sobs*

    I've been looking forward to these for ages though - it took me forever to pick up a lip butter because I thought meh...then I bought them all because I fell in love with them, lol!

    http://itskerrysbeautyblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. I got Rendezvous and Sweetheart/Valentine from the states and I really like them! Rendezvous is a gorgeous orange colour and Sweetheart/Valentine is a fuchsia pink, they last really well especially the pink one, just done a blog post on them myself :) x
    Beauty by Emma

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  10. Definately picking up one of these when I head to the USA next week!
    ellielovesmakeup.blogspot.be

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  11. i've been waiting for this for sooo long!! why cant they release them at the same time everywhere?.. when this month are they hitting the shelves? i need them now. :)

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  12. Ah thats unfair we only get 7! I hope we get the best ones :) I'm looking forward to trying them out though
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. These are now available on boots.com and superdrug.com (only £5.99) on superdrug! I have already bought honey, crush and romantic :) x

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  14. Ooo I was gonna buy a chubby stick, I'm glad I didn't now! I love the colour you bought. Will definitely look out for these :) xx

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  15. I really want to try these, great post :) x

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  16. I think she's holding the sugar stick because they tend to stain your lips and these balms are supposed to be a slight stain :)

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  17. I can't wait to get my hands on these! Unfortunately, they haven't released any of the colours I wanted in the UK (typical), so I'll probably have to look on eBay.

    Check out my blog? www.nicolayoung13.blogspot.co.uk. I'll be holding a giveaway soon.

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  18. These are in Superdrug for £5.99 atm! :) xo

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  19. It looks really nice! :)
    Made me want one! xxx

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  20. This looks really nice, and I like the colour a lot!
    I've been testing a new lipstick as well, check it out ;))

    Kiss,
    N.
    http://nikadressed.blogspot.com/

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  21. Definitely will be purchasing this after the how much I loved the lip butters!

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  22. Looks lovely on you :) I'd love the try the orange colour one! xx

    http://belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  23. Such a pretty colour, such a shame that we don't get the whole shade range. The US always gets more shades and the products are always cheaper, unfair! x

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  24. The minty taste sounds great! Not sure if you've read/seen this but Essie Button did a really good review of these too :) Sounds like you had a fun trip to America, happy it went so well!

    xx Veronica

    http://frowardfashion.blogspot.com

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  25. This looks so pretty! That one of the colours we get in the UK? I guess it's to make it look like she was eating the sugar stick and then her lips went the same colour, because that's how to sell your makeup? A bit like how people used to use red smarties as lipstick....or was that just me and my friend?
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  26. Can't wait to try these! They haven't made their way to Canada yet, but I'm keeping my eye out. I love the idea of something pigmented, light-weight, and long-lasting. Perfect for summer! Or for anytime, really :)

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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  27. Im going to the states next saturday and I am going to definitely remember to pick these up :)
    Great blog post!

    http://therougerose1.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  28. I don't like the chubby stick but I LOVE these! What's great about it is it's a stain so it really lasts. I add a little lip balm over it to make it extra moisturizing. LOVE IT!!!

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  29. Emma looks amazing in the ad's and i can't wait to try them out! xo

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  30. This looks really interesting. I've yet to try either the Clinique or the Revlon so thanks for the comparison! I love the way the lilac colour turned out on your lips; looks great!
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  31. Really pretty! I can wait to try to try them:)

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  32. They look really lovely. I Can't wait to try them out :)

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  33. I want! :)

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    xoxo

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  34. Such a pretty color and they look so moisturizing! Thanks for the pics Fleur!

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  35. Mmmm, the minty taste really sells it to me! Can't wait to try these out, Revlon are fast becoming one of my favourite drugstore brands!

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    xx

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  36. Can't wait for these to come out in Ireland!! I swatched some Chubby Sticks a few days ago, the payoff was awful, these are more up my alley! :)


    Emily x


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  37. i live in the U.S. and it was a mission to get my hands on one of these, they were sold out everywhere! But they're really nice (i purchased the color crush)

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  38. Omgosh yes! I really recommend them! I have Darling and Rendezvous (the orange one) and they are amazing. The shine to them wheres off in about an hour, but the color stays for a long time. However, the darker the shade, the longer it lasts. And the mint taste doesn't stay long either. Definitely get at least one haha.

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  39. These look so gorgeous!! I can't WAIT until they're released in Australia :) Emma Stone looks incredible as well, I love her! I agree, Revlon is doing very well recently and I can't wait for what they have in store for us in the future! EXCITEMENT! xx

    alixloves.blogspot.com/

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  40. These do look nice... I may need a trip to Boots!! xxxx

    http://xstylishbeautyx.blogspot.co.uk/

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  41. Emma Stone looks AMAZING! i just love her! she is so pretty and funny and i love watching all of her success!!

    i do like these pencils. i have one of them and i need to get more!

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  42. Everybody LOVES these. I got mine in a nude color so maybe thats why it didn't work as well as all the darker colors :/ Every bodies reviews is making me want to try again :(

    http://illuminatingg.blogspot.com

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  43. I can't wait to try these. I love Revlon lip products.

    Beth
    Beth-Bradley.blogspot.co.uk

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  44. I love revlon and they're just getting better can't wait for these to hit our shores! :) Laura x

    http://secrets-de-beaut.blogspot.co.uk/

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  45. I am so excited about them, are they out yet?
    Can't wait to try them.
    And Emma Stone looks beautiful.
    xx-B
    http://thegreyclover.blogspot.co.uk/

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  46. For a moment there I really did think this was the Clinique's Chubby Sticks :P BUT half the price! Might check this out in Boots tomorrow :D and thanks for the review Fleur!! <3

    Amz xxx

    hypertofu.blogspot.co.uk

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  47. I really want to try these! But unfortunatly, no idea when we'll get them here:(

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    1. Where is here? I just bought a couple from Superdrug today x

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  48. I actually love this colour! SO pretty

    Carissa xx

    Vanilla Crush Blog

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  49. I've been meaning to try these out! Love the look and sound of them. The colour you chose looks lovely on your lips. xx

    just-another-day1.blogspot.ca

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  50. can't wait to try these!! love emma stone too.

    http://studsanddreams.blogspot.co.uk/

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  51. I really want to try these. I found the the Whopping Watermelon Chubby Stick was pigmented enough.


    http://anishaxoxox.blogspot.co.uk/

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  52. Really want to try these now :) xxx

    http://jeminixlife.blogspot.com

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  53. Just to point out that I got mine from Superdrug for £5.99 :D intro price. The Boots near me didn't have them in stock so luckily I checked in Superdrug :)

    Amz

    hypertofu.blogspot.co.uk

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  54. I cannot wait until these go on sale in the UK

    http://andthislittlepiggybeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  55. cannot wait to try this...and I'll prob go for this colour too, its so pretty :-)

    P.S - Check out my review of the new YSL foundation!!!!
    http://thesecretblogger-2011.blogspot.co.uk/

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  56. these look so good i love the lip butters so i cant wait for these to try these!! <3
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  58. I'm still not sure on these, but the one you chose looks great on you!

    I'm having a big ebay make up clear out with brands like Chanel, Estee Lauder and Decleor, all starting from 99p! Some bargains to be had people :)

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/miss_chesca234/m.html?item=221066920418&sspagename=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT&rt=nc&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649&_trksid=p4340.l2562

    x

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  59. In my head I think if I wear these I will look like her haha definately all in my head! they look beautiful tho! I must give these a try! Loving your blog and your footage from LA and Congratulations on your engagement!!
    <3 Judith - judithallthingsbeauty.blogspot.com

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  60. Amazing products

    :-D
    http://dr2thfairy.blogspot.co.nz/

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  61. I've seen so many reviews for these and its tempting me to try them.

    Please follow my new blog
    http://www.katielewla.co.uk/

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  62. Emma does look amazing but I highly doubt she's wearing the Kissable Balm Stain! It looks too pigmented!

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  63. These look amaaaazing! I quite like the look of the berry-red one in the middle - hopefully that's coming to the UK!
    Love minty tasting lip balms too. Do they last very long though?

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  64. I agree these are indeed lovely. And the colour you have suits you so much.
    Only have one myself, but seem to be wearing everyday since i bought it last Friday.
    My newbie blog is below and i've done a post about it...

    Jules x

    http://flabbyface.blogspot.co.uk/

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  65. These look fab! Really like the colour of Darling. How strange we are only getting 7 of the 12 though!? Will keep an eye out for them when they come out!
    Lianne :-)

    rubyrubyslippers.blogspot.com

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  66. These look great, massive fan of the lip butters so I'm sure I'll be a fan of these. Revlon really are owning this market this year!

    http://mikaelarobyn.blogspot.co.uk/

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  67. These look great
    I'm so jealous because i'm french and in french there aren't this product :(
    Emma is amazing !!!

    http://modecmakeup.blogspot.com

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  68. Even though I shouldn't I'm thinking I may get one of these! I really like the colour you picked as it's very wearable!

    www.katieelisabeth.com

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  69. Emma Stone is absolutely gorgeous. I also think I'll have to invest!

    http://charlottelucie.blogspot.co.uk/

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  70. wow this is such a gorgeous lip colour and emma stone is so beautiful, love her :)
    would you like to follow each other?
    A
    xx
    http://epiquemoi.blogspot.com

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  71. These are really nice! Might have to buy some:)
    please check out my blog!

    http://laurenlovesmakeupxoxo.tumblr.com/

    xxxx

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  72. Nice color!

    http://natcosmetics.blogspot.com/

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  73. I wish we would get all the colour here in the UK!! I think I may go get one! Even though I don't really need it...

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  74. Spotted these the other day in boots as the shop assistant was just setting up the display but sadly have no monies to buy them at the moment! I fancied this lavender colour too, they look lovely :)

    http://www.noleatherjustlace.blogspot.co.uk/

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  75. I can't wait to try these out! I loved the lip butters and i'm sure these will be just as good, possibly even better! great post x

    http://glambitionmakeup-ella.blogspot.co.uk/

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  76. Oooh, I so wanna buy these, but I'm having a self-imposed ban on buying lipsticks until the end of the summer because I own far too many! But I might just break the rules for these as they're so gorgeous ... plus technically not a lipstick, more of a balm / stain!

    http://cosmetic-queen-bee.blogspot.co.uk/

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  77. I'm hosting a $200 giveaway at my blog! naked palette, thebalm, juicy couture, pink sugar, and more--Check it out!

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  78. Yes, Emma Stone does look quite fantastic in this pic, but when does she NOT look amazing? I never even noticed to sugar stick until you pointed it out, haha!! :)

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  79. Ok I know I just commented, but I had to again, because I jus bought two of these literally 10 minutes ago. I got the colours Honey and Sweetheart, and these are really great! They glide on rather smoothly and they have nice pigmentation. When paired with a nice gloss, I think these will look absolutely fantastic! :)

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  80. I love that colour I've always been tempted by the chubby sticks but these look better! :)

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  81. I personally love these balm stains than lip butters,
    they are way longer lasting and the scent is nice too!
    ❤ J http://cottoncandyc.blogspot.com/

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  82. Yes I agree, Your lips, like the rest of your lips require defense against the sun's harsh ultraviolet rays. premature aging\
    Herbal Eye Cream

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