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REVIEW: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain In Smitten


Review Of Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain In Smitten

I generally keep trolling beauty blogs for new launches (somehow reading them on other's blogs seems more interesting than reading the same PR info in a mail delivered in my inbox by the same PR people), tips and tricks, makeup inspirations and well most importantly product reviews... So when you are in this "stalking" mode, it is really difficult to miss out on products that everyone has been talking, reviewing and raving about... Glaring examples would be the Maybelline Hyper Glossy Liquid Liner Pop, MAC LE launches and most popularly the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains. The raving reviews and the oohhhhss and aaaahhhsss that I have been reading about the latter was just so tempting that I had to jump the bandwagon and be a proud owner of at least one of those miraculous sticks that supposedly had the ability to transform my lips into kissable pouts that have been just bitten (Pun intended with gusto!).

So, I visited the Health and Glow store closest to my place (about a km away from my place in Bombay) and approached the Revlon counter with an expression that literally said that I meant business... I know it said that cause I was for the first time not clamored by the other SAs... So anyways, once at the Revlon counter, I announce loudly "I would like to see the Just Bitten Sticks that Revlon has recently launched"... The Revlon SA immediately took out her stash and showed me "some" of the shades that they had stocked up on... Then she says "Testers nahi hai"... Excuse Me! I look at her as if I had seen a ghost! "Kya?". I wondered aloud as to how Revlon plans to sell stuff without giving their counters any testers for the customers to at least swatch! My bewilderment must be really obvious, cause the already hassled SA assures me that the testers would arrive in a day or two... By then I am really busy checking out swatches online... Here is where I would like to thank all the beauty blogs that have already reviewed the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains. The most popular among all shades turns out to be Smitten and I ask the SA to give me the shade... I pay for it (duh!), walk out of the store, take pictures, put it on Instagram and dream of wearing it the next day to office...

Price of Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains:

They cost a whopping INR 600/-

Now products that generally get a lot of raving reviews have rarely worked for me in the past and well these Revlon beauties are no exception. It absolutely failed to work for me :( Don't get me wrong! Smitten is a gorgeous shade and the texture is just beautiful! It is really light, doesn't feel like you are wearing anything, pretty long stay, love the minty fragrance and it stains. For the record I love lippes and glosses that fade into a stain... But they are Sheer :( So sheer that they look uneven on my lips and it would be a big no no for anyone with pigmented lips like mine :( If you have pigmented lips too, I would suggest you to first try it out at the store before spending some 600 bucks on it.

Images Of the Product:


12 Swipes Later...


Oooohhhsss And Aaaaahhhhss!!!
1. Has a refreshing minty flavour that doesn't linger on for too long.
2. Love the texture and the finish of the product.
3. It is pretty hydrating and makes my lips feel happy and pampered all day long :)
4. Since it stains, it stays on for pretty long.
5. Doesn't cause any kind of irritation or reactions.
6. Pretty shades available in this range.
7. They are retractable and hence need no sharpening.

1. Too sheer to be used on its own on pigmented lips.
2. A little too expensive!
3. Since they cannot be sharpened and only retracted, I really wonder what'll happen when the tip gets all blunt.

Nope! It failed to work for my pigmented lips. Next time I'll add another 400 bucks and buy myself an Amplified Cream lippy from MAC.

If you have pigmented, I wouldn't really recommend these to you. However, as a gloss or a balm underneath a lippy, it is just perfect :)

Overall Rating
7/10 (for pigmented lips)
9/10 (for non-pigmented lips)


  1. I loved the colour.. but after seeing how sheer it is, i resisted myself from buying it..
    I have pigmented lips.. sad :( I really like the colour..

    1. i sooo agree with you ya... its such a gorgeous color and the quality is just awesome! God! Why do I have pigmented lips :(

  2. nicee revu suma :) lovely shade and i think its a no no for pigmented lips :( baddd

    1. thank you sweetheart :) yup it is a no no for pigmented lips :(

  3. hey.. Suma..
    fab review..
    and bad it is not working on pigmented lips..
    i have super pigmnted lips and not buying these.

    1. aaah you too? me too... same pinch :D he he he...
      glad you liked the review Apoorva :) ♥

  4. I agree with the they are highly staining! i have honey shade n like it a lot since its very mlbb shade and long lasting :) but yeah i don't have pigmentation on lips so they work well on me..but i hate that they stain! i once tried lovesick and even though loved the shade it wud not come off my lips even after using a makeup remover!

    1. OMG that permanent the staining was? Ouch! I love lippies that stain but is they don't come off with a makeup remover then it's a matter of concern :P ha ha...
      *you are lucky you don't have pigmented lips :)

  5. Love the color on you. But pigmented lips poses problems with every sheer lip product! Mine are too pigmented so I rarely purchase sheer colors. Loved the review. It saved my 600 bucks :)

    1. yup! and i learnt it the hard way to stay away for sheer lippies :( Gah! :'(
      but am glad you liked the review :) :*

  6. im yet to get this.
    im guessing this will show up on me pretty well.

    sorry it didn;t work for u :(

    1. ha ha ha you have a pout to die for woman! any lip color and any coverage would look gorgeous on you! I am soooo JEAOUS ;)

  7. 12 swipes later fitteh muh!and expensiveeeeeeeeeeeeee

  8. Pretty colour! You look beautiful!

    I have a similar shade in Oriflame, Power Shine Satin Lipstick - Satin Clover ! It really is pretty and creamy in texture.. Definitely a must try!

  9. ooooohh... now i kn wht u meant on facebook :( .. but its a pretty shade :)


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