Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain Review – Lovesick

The Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains have created quite a stir in the blogging community. I haven’t seen one negative review, and after hearing about the comparisons to my beloved Clinique Chubby Sticks, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on them whilst in London. The balm stain that eventually came home with me is a bright pink shade called Lovesick

To be honest, I’m not head over heels with this product like I’d thought I would be. It’s far from being a bad product, but it can’t measure up with my Clinique Chubby Sticks. Clinique Chubby Sticks are far more balmy and moisturizing than this Revlon Balm Stain, but it is also true that the Revlon Balm Stains seem to be more pigmented. The color payoff of the shade Lovesick is great, especially when you build up the color. 

Even though I have to disagree with the word ‘balm’ being used when it comes to this product, the ‘stain’ part is definitely true. After the lipsticky layer of the product wears off in an hour or so, your lips remain rather strongly stained for a few extra hours.

The last thing that needs to be mentioned is the smell. Most of my lip products do not have a particular smell, so I was quite surprised when I first put this Balm Stain on my lips. It has a strong minty smell that some people might love, but I can’t say I’m too fond of it myself. Probably because it reminds me of those terrible plumping lipglosses that sting and numb your lips. Thankfully, this Balm Stain does not cause any discomfort, so who knows, I might even end up liking the smell after I get used to it. 

All in all, I would say that the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains are good products, but not great. I prefer the Clinique Chubby Sticks, which unfortunatelly cost twice as much, but if you are not willing to spend that much money on a lip product, I would suggest you to try out the Revlon version instead. You can get the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains here for about 9€. 


  1. Claudia
    January 25, 2013 / 10:23 pm

    I've always wanted to try these. I think i'd still try them too 🙂 although the Clinique one's look great too xx

  2. Dilan Dilir
    January 25, 2013 / 10:57 pm

    such a lovely color 😀

  3. Sandy @ absolute beaut
    January 25, 2013 / 11:05 pm

    This colour looks so lovely on you, you have such amazing eyes!! I have one of these but I too am not a fan of the minty smell :S Why mint?! xx

  4. weloveswatches
    January 25, 2013 / 11:31 pm

    I love this color. It's so pretty and it looks awesome on you 😀

  5. Jessica
    January 25, 2013 / 11:47 pm

    I do love these shades but I don't find myself gravitating towards them as much as I thought I would. Lovesick is def. my fav. shade of these though. It looks stunning on you! xx

  6. Sisters Marie
    January 26, 2013 / 2:00 am

    that's one thing i've noticed about revlon lip products…some smell really strong/bad. i have one in their green case which i absolutely can't wear because of the strong rose-like smell. the color is pretty, tho!Sisters MarieBISTM

  7. Erika
    January 26, 2013 / 7:13 am

    Joj, nujno si moram omislit en ta ogromen svinčnik za ustnice :). Sram me bodi, da še nisem preizkusila tega. Baje, da jih dobijo tudi pri Estee Lauder :).

  8. Anonymous
    January 26, 2013 / 7:42 am

    I have this one and I love t, got a post coming on it. It does look different colour on me!

  9. sleepandwater
    January 26, 2013 / 1:53 pm

    I don't think these are a dupe for the Clinique Chubby Sticks as they are much more pigmented and staining. I agree that they're not really balm-like and aren't as moisturising as the Clinique Chubby Sticks. I guess it depends on what you're after! The colour is lovely on you though 🙂

  10. Adeola Naomi
    January 26, 2013 / 2:45 pm

    Sounds great for the price, I will like to try a sample first.

  11. Cat @ OutsideBeautyInsideHealth
    January 26, 2013 / 3:27 pm

    It's a shame these didn't live up to your expectation, but the colour is lovely on you :DOutsideBeautyInsideHealth

  12. aly7
    January 26, 2013 / 5:37 pm

    I have this color and I like it, but I'd agree – they aren't super moisturizing like a balm! xx

  13. Hola Flo Blog
    January 26, 2013 / 9:59 pm

    What a lovely color, looks great with your blond hair ! x

  14. Charlotte
    January 27, 2013 / 12:13 am

    I have this shade too and I have to agree with you although I don't own any Clinique Chubby Sticks! I think yes it stains well but isn't at all much of a "balm". I think they're over-hyped but certainly not a bad product X

  15. With love, Ana.
    January 27, 2013 / 5:13 pm

    Mela bi! 😀 Lepa barva, full ti pristoji 😉

  16. Beth
    January 27, 2013 / 6:28 pm

    I really want to try one of these 🙂 the colour sounds good even if it hasn't got a balm-like texture xx

  17. Erica
    January 27, 2013 / 6:40 pm

    I have the Balm Stain in "Honey" and honestly, I don't reach for it too often! Maybe I should have picked up a different color, but they just didn't end up appealing to me as much as I thought they would! And you're right, the cheap mint scent is definitely

  18. Fleur
    January 27, 2013 / 8:18 pm

    I love the minty smell! Having read reviews loads of people seem to dislike it though… I think with this its probably a case of it being over-hyped. Its a nice product but it isn't going to change anyone's life really..! x

  19. Anonymous
    January 27, 2013 / 9:21 pm

    I've been looking at these as alternatives simply due to the price, but I love my clinique chubbys so don't mind spending a bob or two more! Lovely post and the shade really suits you! 🙂

  20. Gymbags Gladrags
    March 24, 2013 / 12:16 am

    I have this same one and posted about it on my blog too. I really like it, but then again I haven't tried the Clinique Chubby Sticks yet! This shade looks lovely on you :)C x |

  21. jenny (beautykissxo)
    May 6, 2013 / 12:19 am

    That's a gorgeous shade! I need to try these out!XO Jenny @ beautykissxo

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