Continuing on to my journey with Revlon's new Balm Stains. In this post, I will be talking, or rather writing, about the shade Smitten.
Smitten is a medium hot pink, however, it does look very different on the lips and the color of this shade will vary depending on your natural lip color. I feel like it has a subtle neon feel to it. If that even makes sense.
Smitten definitely leans more fuchsia. It's like as if this shade wanted to be a fuchsia but Revlon didn't let it be one. According to my eyes, I don't see any blue tone to it, but sometimes, I feel like it does have a blue tone. Sometimes, it looks just like a true hot pink. You be the judge of that.
|Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Smitten|
|The arm swatch is definitely lighter than the lip swatch. I believe it's due to the fact that my lips are darker and I swatched the lip product on the lighter side of my arm.|
|Smitten Lip Swatch|
|Natural Lighting / No Flash|
So in my eyes, the color closest to this balm stain is Revlon's Lip Butter in Lollipop. I would say the L'oreal's Arresting comes close but you can't get that anymore as it was discontinued :( I have no idea why I swatted Mauve and Fanfare as they are nothing close to the shade. Raspberry Pie is more of a hot fuchsia.
|L-R: Revlon Lip Butter in Raspberry Pie, Revlon Lip Butter in Lollipop, Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Smitten, L'oreal HiP Liquid Lip Color in 622 Arresting, Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Mauve, MAC Fanfare|
In my opinion, if you really like the color of smitten but you already have Lollipop and/or Arresting, you really don't need Smitten. If you have Lollipop and Arresting but you don't like their formula, give Smitten a try, and hopefully you won't be disappointed because I sure wasn't. I love all three though ;P
Overall, I would totally recommend this shade. I love it! It's great for all year- round for those who love to pull of bright and bold lip colors. It's so fun to wear and it's definitely an eye-catcher. Trust me ;)
Until Next Time,