Revlon Just Bitten Balm Stain in Smitten Review, Swatch

by mehak on February 21, 2013

in A- Grade, Lip Products, lipbalm, Reviews, Revlon



Revlon Just Bitten Balm Stain Review

While the name may lead you to believe that these are makeup products for Vampires , or for girlfriends of Vampires  rather (Just Bitten?)  you need not worry. Bella and Edward have absolutely nothing to do with the Revlon Just Bitten Balm Stains (Thank god for that, i cant take anymore of Twilight). Nope, these  are for mere mortals like you and me to pamper , and slather our lips with. Just a good old fashioned lip stain with a chubby butt . Cuh-yooot!

Revlon Claims ” 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 Lipstain + 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”

Lets get down to business. Here is the good about the Revlon Balm Stain

  • This one called smitten is sort of like a muted magenta. A plummy, deep berry pink that’s really pretty!
  • Pigmentation is really nice actually. It gave good coverage and almost seemed like the pigmentation of Mac Lustre Lipsticks. In terms of pigment i thought these were ten times better than Clinique Chubby Sticks
  • Love the stained, soft look they give. They really do look like lip stains, soft and smooth without looking like you are obviously wearing goop on your lips.
  • They last a decent amount of time. I don’t expect things like Balm Stains to last the whole day anyway, but the fact that i get four hours from them is more than enough.
  • I think there is something for everyone in the colors launched
  • The packaging is so cute. These little chubby lip pencils i can never have enough of  ok. Theyr like my little chubby children – i need them around me all the time!

Here is the bad

  • They definitely are not as moisturizing as a balm should be.  Clinique Chubby sticks are much more moisturizing than these. I cant call them drying exactly, and when you first apply them you do feel like they moisturize, but after about half an hour you do need more moisture. I definitely wont categorise them into a lip balm category
  • Sometimes they stain a bit unevenly, which i dont really have a problem with. But if you are a nitpicker then hey! you may not like that.

 Random fact: These smell and feel really minty on the lips! Its like you rubbed some polo on the lips, except these dont have a hole, oh and you cant eat them. Duh.

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Verdict: B+

Price: Rs 600/-

Recommendation: Whether you love or hate these Revlon Just Bitten Balm Stains depends on what you expect from it. If you want a straight up super  moisturizing lip balm, these are not for you as they dont have that lip balm level of moisturization that lasts. However if you are on the lookout for a lightweight product that gives a soft stained effect, comes in some gorgeous colors with good  pigmentation , and  is not  drying like stains can be then these may be your cup of tea!

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Tanmayee February 21, 2013 at 8:51 pm

Nice shade … :)


azra February 21, 2013 at 8:57 pm

looks gud. . . Worth trying. . . Is there any pink coral shade avaible?


Sukanya February 21, 2013 at 9:44 pm

Lovely ! but this particular shade looks very close to Maybelline color smooth lip balm pink blossom :)


jyoti February 21, 2013 at 10:21 pm

Such a pretty shade. <3If i have to pick one then ithink i will go for this only! :D


Marathi Weddings February 22, 2013 at 11:02 am

You look lovely in this shade! :)


sakhi February 22, 2013 at 12:03 pm

beautiful color….looks good on u


Shikha February 22, 2013 at 12:56 pm

reminds me of mixed fruit jam.. nice shade…


Preeti Kaur February 22, 2013 at 1:41 pm

U r glowing Mahek ;) And nice review :)

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Zee Bee February 22, 2013 at 2:27 pm

It smells minty? the US wala which i tried had no smell or taste. It looks drier too.Great review Mehak you could have easily put lipbalm and then applied the lipstick but then it would be slightly dishonest ! the true test of lipstick is how it feels on bare lips ! ;-P…and in that department maybelline colorsensational lips are dry and no other lipstick sits well without a oil/balm/vaseline layer.infact revlon makes them more drier over period of time.Maybelline ones keeps them smooth and comfortable without anything.
hey sorry …i tend to ramble on …


Nivedita February 22, 2013 at 3:02 pm

Ever since I saw Troain ( Spencer Hastings) using a chubby lippencil in a shade like this, I have been going gaga. This one looks the perfect shade that the pretty little liars have been wearing! I want it now!


Jas February 22, 2013 at 3:24 pm

The shade is soo pretty!! Suits you too


Richa Saxena February 22, 2013 at 6:16 pm

Looks great! may give it a shot….


Vineetha February 22, 2013 at 8:31 pm

its a nice shade mehak!great on u :-)


Nafisa February 22, 2013 at 11:46 pm

Aah me love chubby crayons too :-) Callin them ur li’l chubby children made me LOL! Dint expect this to release in India so soon…hyper excited! Lovely shade. N btw…just wonderin….is that background ur laundry bin??


mehak February 23, 2013 at 9:57 am

Which background?


Vidya February 23, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Hi Mehak .. What a lovely shade ..! I have a question – of the two, which would you recommend : the Colorbar Take Me As I Am shades or these Revlon Just Bitten Balms. I am on the dusky side with dry lips and am not sure which have a better variety of shades for me. In the Colorbar range, I think at best Flirtatious Pink would suit me. But after reading this review I feel this shade will suit me better. Can you help me? Thanks!


mehak February 23, 2013 at 3:31 pm

I would say go with Colorbar Flirtatious pink honestly…very unviersally flattering shade..this can be a bit too magenta


Xuvious February 25, 2013 at 12:19 pm

Pretty shade! I’ll be getting this and Honey soon.
I think this shade would look better when it’s more stain like than balm though.


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