This or that: Revlon Just bitten Kissable v/s Lakme Absolute Lip Tint

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Lip crayons/chubby sticks seem to be all the rage just now andI love the concept, especially on days that lipstick seems like overkill. With practically every brand releasing its own version of the product, making a choice can be quite the task.

To make your life just a tad easier, here’s a comparison between the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain and the Lakme Absolute Lip Tint.

Revlon: I have the colour Sweetheart Valentine (025), a bright neon pink.

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  • The colour of the packaging matches the product making it easily identifiable.
  • Retractable pencil, doesn’t need sharpening.
  • Applies sheer but can be built up to quite a strong almost opaque finish.
  • Is not overly glossy but get glossier as you build it up.
  • Stays on practically the whole day. The glossiness fades and you’re left with an even stain of colour (like you ate berries) on your lips.
  • Has quite a strong peppermint fragrance.
  • It isn’t very moisturizing, I need to wear lip balm under this.
  •  Once the glossiness wears off, the formula can be drying and needs a layer of lip balm on top.
  • Retails at INR 600.

Lakme: I have the colour Candy Kiss, a coral.

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  • Packaging is black with a see- through top.
  • Retractable pencil, doesn’t need sharpening.
  • Applies sheer and cannot be built up too much.
  • Stays on 3-4 hours or until you eat and then it needs reapplication.
  • Fragrance free.
  • Moisturizing to the point where it can be substituted for lip balm.
  • Limited addition.
  • Retails at INR 800.

These products claim to be moisturizers, almost like coloured substitutes for lip balms. By that criteria alone, the Lakme Absolute Lip Tint wins hands down for me. I also don’t mind that it’s sheer and love that it is fragrance free. The peppermint in the Revlon tends to give me a headache. It’s a shame that these beauties are limited edition. Get your hand on them while you still can here and here! I know I’m picking up all the colours I can get my hands on.

Revlon Sweetheart Valentine - Sheer

Revlon Sweetheart Valentine – Sheer

Revlon Sweetheart Valentine: Built up

Revlon Sweetheart Valentine: Built up

Lakme Candy Kiss: Sheer

Lakme Candy Kiss: Sheer

Lakme Candy Kiss: Built up

Lakme Candy Kiss: Built up

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