Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain Swatches, Photos & Review

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain’s are a new product that’s generated quite a bit of buzz!

These chubby pencils are a lip stain that comes in a gel formula and feels a bit like a cross between a moisturizing balm and a gloss, without the stickiness.

They’re super easy to use! They have a nice rounded tip so you just draw ’em on. The pencil twists up from the bottom when you’re ready for more. They do have a minty smell and slight taste but that goes away after a bit.

Currently they come in 12 shades. I initially bought 5 of them (mainly because most the others were sold out). But then I went back to CVS the next day and the display was fully stocked…so I picked up two more (will post soon)!

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Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Swatches
Charm, Darling, Cherish, Smitten, Romantic

Charm is a pale peachy shade. Of the ones I have tried thus far, this was the most pale.

Darling is a soft lilac. Very pretty, but on my lips (as you will see below) it looks nearly identical to Cherish. Could just be me, I have fairly pigmented lips.

Cherish is a light cool pink. Love it!

Smitten is a gorgeous medium raspberry pink.

Romantic is a bright warm red.

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Charm

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Darling

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Cherish


Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Romantic

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable After Effects
After effects of swatching with nothing on lips!

So when they say these are stains, they mean it! Especially with the deeper more saturated shades. Smitten and Romantic definitely stained my lips a deep pink/red and this photo is after I wiped of MULTIPLE times with a MAC wipe. The color stayed that way the rest of the day!

Overall: Complete, total love. They are so easy and fun to use, feel moisturizing, stay on really nicely and are glossy to boot. Of the shades here my favs are basically all but Charm, haha! The other two I bought, which I will show soon, are Honey and Sweetheart. The only negative with these is the price. They are a bit $$, especially if you want more than one, which you probably will.

Availability: Target, CVS, Ulta.

Pricing: $10.49 for 0.095 oz. Note: I got them at CVS for $10.49, but elsewhere they seem to be between $7.40-8.00. I feel ripped off!

Have you tried these coveted stains yet? Which ones here are your favorites?


Note: Revlon is cruelty free.

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  • June 16, 2012

    I have 4 of these but I think I need to add Romantic to my collection!! I have found these at my local Walgreens for $8.99 and at my Walmart for 7.89 I think

  • June 16, 2012

    Ahh so Revlon has come up with yet another much raved-about lip product! It really does leave a very lovely stain behind, which I’m not sure if I’d embrace whole-heartedly (mostly because it’s such a battle to remove it at the end of the day)! And too bad that you paid quite a bit more for these :( I hope the bonus points or whatever will be able to compensate for it later.
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  • June 16, 2012

    I’ve tried Romantic and Cherish and I want to try more! I am in search of the perfect lip color for me and I’m hoping these will deliver. They are definitely stains!
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  • June 16, 2012

    ooooh hope these come to the UK, cheaper than Clinique Chubby Sticks! Love Smitten
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  • June 16, 2012

    I’m so glad that there’s a chubby stick trend going on. I wear lipstick almost all the time and I find sticks are the easiest to apply without a mirror and even if they wear off, you can just swipe some more on without a big to-do. The more saturated, the better.

  • June 16, 2012

    I love these so much! My favorite is definitely Romantic, but I’m also enjoying wearing Romantic & Rendezvous mixed together!
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  • June 16, 2012

    Do you prefer these or revlon’s lip butters?

    • June 16, 2012

      Hmmm good question. I really like both but maybe the Lip Butters a wee bit more. Mainly because I like the texture of them.

      • June 16, 2012

        Kelly, thank you so much for your honest response. I was curious about the texture and you answered my vague question perfectly. Thanks:)
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  • June 16, 2012

    I have Crush, Smitten, and Lovesick. Lovesick is almost a hot pink on me and Crush is a dark, vampy color. All three are perfect and I am looking to try more. Love the formula of these things.

  • June 16, 2012

    I think it varies at CVS. I have seen it at some CVS for $8.99, and others for $9.50. I think the only places set on the price (from what I have seen) is Target & Rite Aid. Target has it for around $7.69 & Rite Aid has it for $8.99. Walmart varies also: I have seen it for $7.99 and $8.20 (which is pricy for it since it is in Walmart).. lol

  • June 16, 2012

    Love Smitten and Romantic! Thanks for the swatches!
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  • June 16, 2012

    I wonder if these compare to the Tarte Lipsurgence stains. I’m hoping “Romantic” would be a decent replacement for Tarte “Lust”.

  • June 16, 2012

    I’ve got Rendevous, really like it! IMO, these do compare well to both Tarte’s Lipsurgence and Clinique’s chubby sticks. I’ll be getting more.
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  • June 16, 2012

    I really like Smitten! Thanks for the swatches! I’ve been very curious about these Just Bitten balm stains.
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  • June 16, 2012

    Smitten is REALLY fantastic on you. All are nice but it really glows on you! I was JUST looking at these today!!! Thanks!

  • June 16, 2012

    Wow Cherish looks completely different on me then it does on you. Its a lot more bubble gum pink on me, I must have paler lips than you. I also have Lovesick which is more of a fuchsia, that one definitely stained my lips. The only prob I noticed is that towards the end of the day as it faded it was flaking off a little.
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  • June 16, 2012

    I love the darker ones on you! That is crazy how much they stain, pretty good if you don’t get a chance to re apply it. Reminds me of the color blast flipstick by I think it was maybeline that was purple, but stained my lips hot pink!

  • June 16, 2012

    Wow, your CVS is expensive! I originally found Cherish and Sweetheart at Bed Bath & Beyond for $6 something, and then picked up Charm, Honey and Rendevous for $5 something when Walgreens was having its 40% off all things Revlon sale the other week. But even the CVSs around Boston are only topping out at $8.99, as far as I’ve seen.

    Anyway, yes, adore these. So far Cherish and Honey are my favorites for every day. But I’ve also layered the new Revlon Colorburst gloss in Sizzle (that gorgeous red-orange) over Charm (which is a little too light on its own on me) for a really nice result.

    • June 16, 2012

      I noticed BB&B always has Revlon cheaper. Lip Butters there are $4.99 for my BB&B, while it’s above $6 elsewhere.

  • June 16, 2012

    Ah! Now my goal is to find them under $10! A quest! Another local blogger recommended these too. I have yet to decide which shade though. I’m leaning towards Smitten.
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  • June 16, 2012

    I haven’t found these anywhere except HEB in Austin and I think they’re around $7. $10 seems a bit steep to me but I guess drugstore prices have been creeping up too. I have Lovesick and I was surprised that it didn’t totally dry my lips out. I’m really impressed with Revlon lately.

  • June 16, 2012

    Would definitely try these, but not for $10! I’d rather just try the Clinique Chubby Sticks for that much.

    I do like this new packaging, though. The old packaging was poorly reviewed, at least from the blog posts and videos I watched on them.

  • June 16, 2012

    I’ve never used any lip stains before. These ones don’t look dry like some other stains I’ve seen before. Even the ‘after effect’ looks pretty on you.
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  • June 16, 2012

    Hi there…. just an FYI…. Ulta was running a buy one get one 50% off!

  • June 16, 2012

    I’ll definitely be picking some of these up!!
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  • June 16, 2012

    I like Romantic, but the others wouldn’t be great for my pigmented lips.
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  • June 16, 2012

    I bought Honey which doesn’t look that good on me. I really want Cherish though so I’ll look for that one. Honey turned red on me which I find strange.

    • June 16, 2012

      Honey was purple on me! It didn’t look smooth on the lips :/

  • June 16, 2012

    I have 4 of these and love them all. I have Honey, Precious, Sweetheart and Rendezvous. My favorite is Honey with Rendezvous being a close second. Honey is a nice pinky, rose nude and Rendezvous is a bright orange.
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  • June 16, 2012

    Thay look really nice and I love how your lips got stained!! I have to check this week at CVS, they’re having a promo with Revlon… But maybe it’s still less expensive at Bed Bath &Beyond!
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  • June 16, 2012

    These look cool! I need to try these and the lip butters as well.
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  • June 16, 2012

    Cherish is such a great color for you! Well, all of them are, but that one’s my favorite. I’m glad I saw your swatches of these… otherwise, I would’ve been really scared of the darker looking ones!

  • June 17, 2012

    As soon as I tried these I fell in love. I bought 2 at first and now I have 9 I think… they are really great and look so pretty on. The only thing is I wish they had a true red color. The reds they have are a little orangey. Other than that, these are perfect in my eyes. Revlon has outdone themselves lately with these and their Lip Butters.

  • June 17, 2012

    I have Charm, Honey, and Rendezvous. Honey is my favorite by far and it is my new staple lip product in my purse. Charm is nice but the stain effect is a little weird on that one because it’s a lighter color than my lips, but the stain is a dark pink. I also love Rendezvous b/c i’m obsessed with anything orange!
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  • June 17, 2012

    Whoa I love all those shades!
    Can we confirm that they are definitely not sticky?? I am ALWAYS on the lookout for a GOOD lip product that looks like gloss but is more of a balm. I have really long hair and I cant stand when it gets caught in my lip product Haha. I think Ill have to try these out, especially Smitten, looks awesome on you.
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  • June 17, 2012

    what do they smell like?

    • June 18, 2012

      I mention that in the post.

      • June 18, 2012

        all of them smell minty?

  • June 17, 2012

    I only have honey. I got it at target for around $5 because I used a $2 off coupon. There weren’t many left though but honey is really wonderful!

  • June 18, 2012

    Oh, thanks for these swatches! They are the best I’ve seen yet. So far I’ve only got Honey, but you’ve convinced me to pick up a few more. In general, I only wear lipstick when I’m on stage, but these guys just have such a casual feel that they’re hard to resist.

  • June 18, 2012

    Just picked up Smitten at CVS. It was “on sale” for $9.49. I used a $1 off coupon I got from Ulta. Ulta has a display of these with the new Color Stay nail polish and something else. There was a pad of coupons on the lip stain portion of the display. There were only a few colors left, and none in the regular section. I don’t remember the Ulta pricing.

  • June 18, 2012

    I cannot wait for these to come out in Canada! You look amazing Kelly! Your skin is beautiful!
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  • June 20, 2012

    Is Charm still available? I went to Revlon’s website and it wasn’t mentioned, but that is the EXACT color I’ve been searching for. I really want these!

    • June 21, 2012

      Not sure, it was at my CVS though just a week or so ago…

  • June 21, 2012

    I have lovesick and cherish, which was a recommendation from Emily from YouTube. So far i like these, i like pairing them with the lip butters. Feel free to drop by my site,

  • July 6, 2012

    I absolutely adore these. I have them in Cherish and Sweetheart. I would have purchased more of them, but they were practically sold out!

    They are quite similar to the Clinique Chubby Sticks and the Tarte Lipsurgence, but at a much lower price point and with better color payoff.

    If you are fortunate enough to have a Harmon Discount or a Harmon Face Values in your area, buy your cosmetics there as they will always be 25% to 30% lower in price than at your local drugstore. For example, these are between $5.79 and $6.49 at Harmon, and they run between $8 and $10 in my local drugstores. If you don’t have a Harmon near you, you can order from their website–harmondiscount (dot) com.

  • July 7, 2012

    I found your post searching for where to buy these after ran out.

    I recently bought Smitten, which wasn’t the right color for me–looks much more BRIGHT pink on me so I have to go very easy and use a “toner” gloss. It’s hard to choose a color online and I haven’t found them locally (I’m in Portland,OR) –only the previous separate stain and balm variety.

    Anyway, nice to find your blog and thanks for the in-depth review! I feel like Revlon has nailed it for me with these balms, at least formulation-wise. I look forward to trying other colors– Adore, Charm, Rendezvous, and… maybe even Honey. Can’t wait til they’re back in stock!

  • August 11, 2012

    I have smitten and I think it is really bright pink on me too. I’m medium skin toned too. It looks much better swatched on you. But I do like the stain it leaves behind. Not drying either.

  • August 20, 2012

    Thanks so much for all this info. I really want to get my hands on these but I live in Ireland and the biggest Boots pharmacy has a really limited choice of them, and doesnt even stock them properly so I’ve been waiting for ages and I’m getting very impatient. Do you by any chance know if/where can I get these online? I dont think any of the American stores like target or ulta deliver to Ireland, so I’m looking for an international website where I can get these. Hope you can help me!

    • August 21, 2012

      I don’t I’m sorry! Have you tried Googling it? I have a feeling they’re going to be hard to find online.

  • September 15, 2012
    Neha Gupta

    charm and darling are awesome.. Worth to be purchased..:)

  • October 11, 2012

    They finally arrived in Barbados! Colour swatches on Revlon site are not really helpful and store did not have any samples so took a chance with Romantic – a nice red and as bright as you want depending on how much you put on – brilliant!
    Went back and bought Cherish – kind of raspberry/fuchsia – again can be as vibrant as you want. And they definitely do leave a stain – unlike others that I’ve tried.
    I’m going back for more – this is what I’ve been looking for for years.