Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain Review

by Lakshmisree PV on August 16, 2012 · 18 comments

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain Review

Hi Ladies,

Today, I am going to review one of my favorite lip products. I had read great reviews about Revlon Kissable Lip Stains and thought I will buy one and see how good it is. I bought myself one on my shopping trip and couldn’t stop buying more.  I now have 5 of Revlon’s Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains out of a total of 12 shades and one from their Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stain + Balm Collection.  So, I will be reviewing Revlon’s Kissable Balm Stain here.  Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stain + Balm has already been reviewed here by Harika. I will also try to point out the differences between Kissable Balm Stain and Revlon Lip Stain + Balm.

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain Review

Product Description:

It’s a pampering balm fused with a lightweight lip stain in an adorable chubby crayon. Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain gives softer, smoother lips with a perfect flush of color that lasts hour after hour. The gel formula comes in 12 vibrant shades that match any look or mood.

  • Lightweight Lip stain + Moisturizing Balm.
  • 100% of women who tried it felt their lips were instantly moisturized with a soft stain of color.
  • Retractable chubby crayon, no sharpener required.
Expert Tips:

Step 1: Apply Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain evenly to clean, bare lips. Build color and coverage as desired.
Step 2: Reapply as desired for moisturizing shine throughout the day.

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains

Ingredients:

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Bis Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate 2, Squalane, Bis Behenyl/Isostearyl/Phytosteryl Dimer Dilinoleyl Dilinoleate, Polyethylene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Triisostearin, Diisostearyl Malate, Cera Microcrystallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Trimethylolpropane Triethylhexanoate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Polyalmide 3, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Pentaerylthrityl Tetra Di Butyl Hydroxyhdrocinnamate, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil (Mentha Peperita Oil), Limonene, Sorbic Acid, May Contain (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 27 Lake (CI 45410), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 6 (CI 15850), Orange 5 (CI 45370), Red 21 (CI 45380), Red 33 (CI 17200), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Manganese Violet (CI 77742).

Price:

$8 for 0.095 oz. (2.7 gm).

My Take on Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain:

Packaging:

As mentioned in the product description, kissable balm stain looks a lot like a chubby crayon. It has a silver-colored twistable base for protracting and retracting the lip stain. It looks a lot like Clinique’s Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Color Balm. I love the cute packaging and the pointed tip helps to apply the lip stain accurately.  The packaging of lip stain + balm is okay, nothing impressive, but serves the purpose well.

Texture:

The lip stain has a creamy texture and is lightweight. It doesn’t feel heavy even if many layers are put on the lips. It didn’t bleed on the corners of the lips as some of the lightweight lipsticks do.  The balm lip stain doesn’t dry the lips as the lip stain + balm does.

Fragrance:

The balm stain has a pleasing, cool, minty fragrance. It stays for around half an hour after application.  The lip stain + balm have the typical highlighter smell. I find it irritating.

Color:

They are somewhat sheer but not too sheer, definitely not opaque and won’t hide lip pigmentation. Layers of lip stain can be put on lips without looking artificial or heavy. You can layer different colors of lip stains to get new colors and looks. I have written about each Balm Stain in the order seen in the photos.

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains photos

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Honey:

The far most left in the swatches is the Honey Balm Stain.  It is a mauvy pink. It looks similar to the color of onion peel. It’s an everyday color. It is one of my favorites in the collection.

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Lovesick:

The second from left is Lovesick.  It is a deep pink with a hint of purple.

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Sweetheart:

The third from the left is Sweetheart.  It is pure dark pink.  It is a very cute color and is one of my favorites.

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Smitten:

The fourth from the left is Smitten.  This is the darkest of the pinks in my collection. It has more than a hint of purple. It has got more purple in it than Lovesick.

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Adore:

The last but one in reddish brown color is Adore. It is very sheer when a single swipe is applied, giving just a light reddish hue. Multiple swipes make it reddish brown.

Lastly, here is the Revlon Lip Stain + Balm in Passion:

The right most swatch is the lip stain + balm. Here, I have not used the balm, so it looks just like a swipe by a sketch. Even with the balm, it doesn’t have the glossy finish of the Kissable balm stains.  The color of lip stain + balm is less sheer compared to kissable balm stain.

Staying Power:

I am amazed at its staying power. It stays on me for more than eight hours.  The glossy effect goes off after 2-3 hours or after either eating or drinking, but the stain effect will last for hours. If you want the glossy look, a single swipe of lip stain on lips will ensure it.  The lip stain + balm stays 2-3 hours more than the kissable balm stain, but I have found it quite drying my already dry lips.

After taking the photos of the swatches, I had a difficult time washing them off my hands. They wouldn’t go with normal bathing soap or face washes. I had to rub a lot, but still, it did not go off completely. I used two of my make-up removers and it still couldn’t be fully removed. I had to rub very hard with the remover to finally get it off my hands and you know which one lasted the most, the lip stain + balm. I think that was obvious!

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains photos

Pros of Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain:

  • Moisturizes lips well unlike most of the lipsticks.
  • Creamy texture makes it easy to apply.
  • Pointed tip ensures accurate application.
  • Pleasant mint fragrance.
  • Glossy finish.
  • Lasts for nearly 8-9 hours.
  • Travel friendly, will easily fit in purses or bags.
  • Cute packaging.
  • Quality is good.
  • Better price compared to other lip stains.
  • Doesn’t dry as the Revlon lip stain + balm does.

Cons of Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain:

  • Non-availability in India.

IMBB Rating:

5/5.

Will I Repurchase Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain?

Yes, once I nearly finish them.

Do I Recommend Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain?

Yes!!! Yes!!!

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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Prati August 16, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Wow.. Lakshmisree… These are soo tempting.
I personally loved the ‘Honey’ and ‘Smitten’. Do you think they are (or planning to arrive) in India ?

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lakshmisree August 16, 2012 at 8:04 pm

hi prati, this is one of the products i wish was available in India. i have asked revlon in their Facebook page about it. hopefully they will reply back with a positive answer. :)

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jasmine bhatia August 16, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Wow seems like a nice product!!

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Renji August 16, 2012 at 12:38 pm

I really love these ones :) Love Sick, Rendezvous and Romantic are my favourites :))) Thnx for reviewing them:))

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Neha August 16, 2012 at 12:52 pm

i want to try these :(

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jomol August 16, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Honey, Lovesick look so nice….in fact all of them look good :)

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ife August 16, 2012 at 1:08 pm

wow.. im craving for these :)

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Harman August 16, 2012 at 1:39 pm

such long staying power.. Need need need! :-P

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lakshmisree August 16, 2012 at 8:59 pm

that’s what drew me to it first…..now i love its moisturizing effect too…it’s not the drying type

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Aarbee August 16, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Wow! These look so awesome! I hope they come to India soon – although they have not yet launched even the Lip Butters in India :(

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Rati August 16, 2012 at 3:28 pm

OMGGGG each color is so pretty in itself. you are addicted to these. isnt it? :P I loved lovestick and sweetheart a lot. Hope they come to india soon….

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lakshmisree August 16, 2012 at 8:09 pm

yea , addicted is the exact word :) I carry them with me in my jeans pocket whenever going out. having them with me even when re-application is not needed, gives me joy

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Ila August 16, 2012 at 4:32 pm

I want them all but they are not yet available in India :(

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Nafisa Ali August 16, 2012 at 8:56 pm

oh!! wow! i hope these come to india ASAP!!!

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Niesha August 17, 2012 at 12:17 am

beautiful colors… Want to try them once they are launched here..:)

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