Oh, Revlon ‘Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain’ how you have captured my intrigue with your ridiculously long name alongside the brag of all day colour with lip softening goodness. Alas, I am poorer than Kerry Katona after the swift demise of Atomic Kitten, so I will have to make do with this Pound Land dupe instead. I give you CHIT CHAT JUICY LIPSTICK. Yeah boiii.
I did have a little swatcheroo of the Revlon Balm Stain when I was in Boots earlier so I at least had something to go off in the dupe wars. I must say the consistency of the product seems very similar. Although stain-ability lacks a little when it comes to the Chit Chat one. I picked up ‘Fiery Red’ which was one of only two variants they had available in Pound Land today (although I hear rumours there are more in the range). I think this shade is closest to ‘Smitten’ in the Revlon balm stains.
Swatching both on my hand within the same hour, the Revlon appears to have lasted around 1 hour longer than the Chit Chat one (hand washes included) I know that’s not the most accurate of ways to tell but it’s a rough idea. I get such dry lips and stains ALWAYS dry them out endlessly so it’s really nice to have a product like this developed for us death lipped people. The colour of this is slightly transparent at first but is easily buildable to a good solid shade. Although it didn’t moisturise my lips as much as a balm would it still had that lovely texture and definitely didn’t dry my lips to any extent.
I think for the mere price of £1 versus an RRP of £7.99 for the Revlon one, this cheaper alternative is pretty awesome. I will definitely be checking back for some different shades, a lovely pink one wouldn’t go amiss! I also did notice these in PoundLand a few months ago before the UK release of the Revlon balms, I think it’s pretty good how a cheapo brand is staying up to speed with the latest trends huh!? What do you reckon to PoundLand make up buys? They’re the future I tells ya!
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