Revlon ColorStay Overtime mascara and Just Bitten Kissable balm stain reviews

28 Aug

Revlon’s super successful ColorStay range have recently added a new product to their line up; Revlon ColorStay Overtime mascara:It promises 24-hours of wear that won’t flake, smear or smudge. It’s also tear-proof, sweat-proof and humidity proof.

I’ll be honest and say that I generally don’t have an issue with my mascaras flaking or smudging, regardless of whether they’re ‘long-wearing’ or not, but still quite liked Revlon’s new addition. It takes a couple of slicks to build up a bit of volume (I’m a volume girl) but once it’s on you’ve got nicely defined, longer-looking lashes. And yes, the formula’s definitely tear and sweat-proof. I put it to the test by taking it for a run and was wearing it when I choked on a macaroon which caused my eyes to tear up and pour.

Some people have moaned online about how they found it difficult to remove but the package clearly states that, like all waterproof mascaras, you need to take it off with an oil-based make-up remover. Lancome’s Bi-facial is one of my favourites and does the job with the greatest of ease.

Another of Revlon’s newbies? Get a load of these guys:

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable balm stains

Essentially a glossy-looking lip crayon that leaves a little stain on your lips, these babies are my new favourite thing. I love how they  glide on like a sheer yet fabulously pigmented lipstick, have a nice glossy-looking sheen and then wear off gradually, leaving a nice bright stain in their wake.

I’d spotted them in Clicks the other day and was super curious to give them a bash but was too busy throwing a bit of a tantrum while returning an evil electric blanket that refused to heat up. Thus, I was thrilled to discover them on display at the Revlon stand at the Cosmo Lingerie party last week. Michelle, the brands’ lovely PR, was kind enough to let myself and Clouds slip off with two of them:

Smitten on the left and the slightly brighter Lovesick on the right.

Obviously, the first thing people want to know is how they compare to Clinique’s Chubby Sticks, as they’re so similar-looking. In my opinion, Clinique wins hands down on the formulation front as their balm is more hydrating thanks to the addition of mango and shea butters. Still, because I like my colour to hang around, I’m more of a fan of Revlon’s stain. They’re also almost half the price of Clinique’s so you can buy more of them!

Have you tried both Revlon and Clinique’s new lip lovelies? If so, which did you prefer and why? Also, is there another lip stain o’ awesomeness I should know about? Talk to me in the comments section.

Love, love

Leigh

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6 Responses to “Revlon ColorStay Overtime mascara and Just Bitten Kissable balm stain reviews”

  1. princessnoo August 28, 2012 at 11:34 am #

    Love the ‘electric pink’ on the right…
    Whats the colour? :)

  2. Tanya August 28, 2012 at 2:21 pm #

    I’m so glad you wrote the Just Bitten review because I was curious about these stains. I wanted to buy one but I wasn’t sure yet! Now I definitely want to try them out!

  3. Stephanie August 28, 2012 at 4:35 pm #

    Thanks for this post. I was wondering about the Just Bitten kissable balm stain. Now to decide on one, or maybe two of those delicious colours

  4. Varsha August 29, 2012 at 12:01 pm #

    I tried the chubby and it seemed a little greasy for me; the revlon lipstain is much nicer- the balm stick is short , but you need any other normal clear balm to cover the stain – colour lasts longer and the range of colours is nicer too:)

  5. Elle September 27, 2012 at 11:23 am #

    I got my first one on the day they launched and went back the next day to get another colour! This product is amazing! I’m gonna stock pile for the next few years incase this product becomes unavailable/discontinued as often is the case.

  6. sue November 18, 2012 at 1:54 pm #

    How about mascara and liner. what do you recommend??? I work long hours in harsh weather conditions. Thanks for your help!

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