5 Amazing Lip Balms


Every fall and winter, temperatures drop, and we turn on our heaters. For me, that leads to dry, chapped lips. In case that’s you, too, here are five lip balms that never fail to moisturize my lips!

Chapstick Classic Spearmint


Chapstick has been around for years, and there’s a reason for that. This timeless classic has such a great formula that hydrates your lips without making them too slick or sticky. It also doesn’t make your lips look shiny at all for the days you’re feeling a totally natural look.

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain


This balm has a dual-purpose as it provides both moisture and a beautiful color to your lips. My favorite colors in this line are Honey and Crush, but they have several gorgeous options. It’s great to wear when your lips need some hydration, but you want to rock a lipcolor as well!

eos Smooth Sphere Lip Balm


Have you ever wondered what “eos” stands for? evolution of smooth. How fun is that? I have always loved the packaging of eos lip balms; the unique shape makes them so easy to find when I’m digging around in my purse. Plus, their wide range of flavors is fun to explore. My favorite is Honeydew, but I love so many of them!

Neosporin Lip Health Overnight Renewal Therapy


I have been using this product every night for the last couple of years, and I love it. On the rare nights I forgot to apply it, I woke up with painfully dry lips in the morning. It soaks in throughout the night, and I wake up with moisturized, soft lips to take on the day!

Blistex Ultra-Rich Hydration


This is my favorite lip balm to apply for instant hydration and moisture. I love that it is scent and flavor-free for times when I don’t want either. The ingredients in the inner and outer cores combine to leave my lips feeling healthy and conditioned. Plus, it has the added benefit of SPF 15.


Did I leave out any of your favorite lip balms or remedies for chapped lips? Let me know!

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Beauty Blurbs: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Adore


Hey y’all! You already know about my love affair with Revlon lip colors, so I wanted to share another color I picked up: Adore. This shade is a brick color with a touch of shimmer.


Adore is a little more sheer than my other Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains, which I don’t prefer. I like it when my lip color completely covers my lips. It still has a great color payoff, but I wanted to mention that it isn’t as pigmented as Crush, for example. The picture above is a picture of Adore just after application with the flash from my camera.


This picture shows the the balm stain in natural light. The color differs based on your natural lip color, as always. For example, my mom purchased this shade first, and it looks completely different on her! If you’re worried about how the shade will look on your own lips, I would recommend purchasing this product somewhere that will honor a refund like Ulta.


The brick color of this lip product makes it perfect for fall, but I think it can be worn in the warmer seasons as well. It’s a great alternative for someone wanting to ease into bolder lip colors, without jumping in with a bright red lip.


As with my other Revlon Balm Stains, this product has a good wear time, but it does rub off and leave a “lipliner effect” on me after eating or drinking. Also, after I have it on for awhile, it does feather a bit around my lip line. I still think it’s a great purchase, especially for the price point!


Thanks for reading my thoughts on Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Adore!

Until next time!


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Beauty Blurbs: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Romantic


Hey y’all! Today I wanted to do a quick review of another Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain. I already sang the praises of Honey and Crush, so I picked up Romantic on my last trip to Ulta assuming I’d love it just as much. Unfortunately…I didn’t. I gave it a whirl this morning as I was leaving to go babysit. I felt like a showgirl…this was definitely not the best morning babysitting look. The things I do for y’all.

The outside of Romantic’s tube made me think it was going to be a rich cranberry red with tons of color like the other balm stains. However, Romantic was more like (shocker) a balm stain. It was kind of sheer and shiny without as much pigmentation as some of the other shades. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised because it does fit the bill as a balm stain, but it really differs from my other shades.

It looks thick in my pictures, but I can assure you it was pretty sheer. There was definitely a good amount of color, but Romantic wasn’t as vibrant as Crush for sure. It was also slightly pinker than I was expecting. The wear was comparable to Crush and Honey, but Romantic may have worn off slightly quicker. I think the more sheer color caused less of a stain to remain on my lips as well. Although I do like how it looks in my natural light pictures, I decided to return this shade to Ulta today. It definitely looks better in my pictures than it did in person. At least Ulta has an awesome return policy!


For someone looking for more of a sheer balm-like lip product, I would say go for Romantic. I wasn’t a fan, but the color was pretty, and I could see others liking it for sure. If you think you’d like it, grab a tube of Romantic here! I was able to pick up another Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm to try today, so hopefully I can review that soon! I also have some new eyeliners, eyeshadows, and primers to review too! Lots of Beauty Blurbs coming your way!

And, to round out this post, some more super awkward pictures of me. Enjoy!


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Beauty Blurbs: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain – Crush Review


Today, I wanted to do a review of Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in the color Crush. I sang Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain’s praises before when I reviewed the color Honey. Several months ago, I also picked up a tube of the balm stain in the color Crush. Crush is much more bold than Honey, and I have been getting tons of wear out of it during the fall and winter months.1indoorlightnoflash

In some lighting it appears more pinky-red, and it some lighting it appears more cranberry or burgundy colored.2indoorlightwithflash

The Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains have great pigmentation and apply smoothly. I love how they can really bump up a simple makeup look. 3flashnoflash

I made sure to include several pictures with different lighting to show the versatility of this balm stain. I love that it’s a balm and a stain combined because it’s really moisturizing unlike some long-wearing lip products. Typically when I get stains they really dry out my lips and crack quickly. Not worth the convenience of fewer applications. That’s so not the case with Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain.4naturallightnoflash

This product seriously lasts forever on my lips! I think the Crush color definitely has more “staying power” than Honey. This could be simply because it’s darker, or because it’s more heavily pigmented.5both

It could be my imagination, but I think Crush makes my teeth look a little whiter, too! Every little bit helps, right?6goofysmile

I applied Crush before I ran errands all day, and took a picture to show how well the balm stain lasts. I had eaten cereal, drank water, run errands, and not reapplied once! When Honey wears off on me, it leaves a sort of lipliner effect. That wasn’t the case with Crush! It appeared to wear off equally all over my lip, which was great.
7hourslaterAt under $8 at most retailers, you can’t beat the price and quality of Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains. You can also get them online, here! They have so many color selections, so there’s something for every lip color and occasion! I’d definitely recommend picking one (or two…or six) up next time you see them on display! I’m hoping to acquire more colors soon!

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Beauty Blurbs: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain – Honey


I love buying and trying new makeup. The only problem is I have trouble justifying spending lots of money on it just to go to Target or sit in my office where I only interact with warehouse workers. However, I’ve been hearing a lot about Revlon’s Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain , so I decided to give it a try. I researched it a lot first to decide which color I should purchase.

Swatches of several different color options...
Swatches of several different color options…

While I liked Crush and Romantic (as well as Adore, which is not pictured), I ultimately decided Honey was a safe, neutral option for a first sample. I found Honey at Target for only $7.49 (minus .05% since I used my Target Red Debit Card :)) and tried it out for work the following Monday.

Immediately after the "big" purchase
Immediately after the “big” purchase

Here is what Honey looks like on me immediately after application:

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm+Stain in Honey
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm+Stain in Honey

As you can see, it is basically my natural lip color slightly enhanced. It was very moisturizing like a lip balm. It did rub off a little bit onto my cup, but the color lasted throughout the morning until I went to lunch. After lunch, I reapplied and took some more pictures outside to show the color.

I know I look like a tool in this picture, so sue me.
I know I look like a tool in this picture, so sue me.

After lunch, the color lasted at least another 4 hours until dinner. Overall, I’m very pleased with this purchase. When first applied, the balm is very moisturizing. It did slightly dry out my lips once the balm wore off, but the stain stayed on. I think applying Chapstick or clear gloss over the remaining stain would have worked as well as reapplication. The one major downfall is the inner area starts wearing off first, so I was left sort of looking like I only applied lipliner once this happened.

Slight lipliner effect
Slight lipliner effect after several hours

However, the pros definitely outweighed the cons for me, and I want to try out some other colors soon. Hopefully, I can build up the courage try something brighter like Crush this summer!

I would definitely recommend Revlon’s Just Bitten Kissable Balm+Stain to anyone who is looking to try a new lip treatment. They have a great range of colors (12) that will flatter all skin tones, and they’re inexpensive enough that you won’t feel guilty for trying out a few different shades! Get your own tube of Honey here!


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