Revlon Just Bitten Balm Stain in Honey Douce: Swatches & Review

by mehak on March 13, 2013

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


Revlon Just Bitten Balm Stain in Honey Douce

If you looked through my wallet, you would probably find a lot more loyalty cards than credit cards . I mean, i have a Cocoberry loyalty card for god sake, and was almost going to get one for Red Mango till i realized no sane person carries around loyalty cards for 2 frozen yogurt joints !! Infact if they ever made loyalty cards for chubby lip products, im sure i would line up for those too- they are  all i have bought in the past 3 months-Chubby sticks, Colorbar take me as i am lip colors and now these Revlon Just Bitten Balm stains ! That would be kind of cool- Im loyal to chubbyness in makeup- that mascara is not plump enough missy!

Up for discussion today is the shade Honey Douce!! I thought Honey Douce would mean something like  “Honey you are a total Douche bag!“, but Douce  means sweet apparently, which obviously makes much more sense used next to honey as compared to my analogy! Honey Douce is a neutral, dusty pink with very subtle mauve undertones. On the lips, it just looks very natural- just like my own lip color except more even. Its a nice  everyday work wear shade, if you like neutral lip colors. Personally i would have preferred if it had just a tad bit of more punch to it- a bit more pink maybe? I don’t know, sometimes i feel its too flat so can end up looking a bit dull, but that’s just me. I can imagine this being a sell out shade because its a very flattering one on Indian skin tones- right from paler to darker ones.

These balm stains are quite pigmented, they are semi-sheer on one swipe but are pretty opaque after two. The previous one i tried called Smitten had the finish of a stain, but this one really doesn’t look as much of a stain, as it does of a lightweight lipstick. This one is also much more moisturizing than Smitten, which definitely lacked in the moisture department. These balm stains last about 4 hours on me, and leave a tint as they fade ! I like!




This shade is the natural color of my lips, so it looks like its not visible, but actually it is quite pigmented. Just looks a lot like my natural lip color

Verdict: A-

Price: Rs 600/-

Recommendation: Revlon Just Bitten Balm Stain in Honey Douce is a neutral, dusty pink that i can see becoming an everyday  lip color with many Indian girls who love , muted, neutral lips. I would have liked a bit more kick to it personally, but its nice as it is as well. This particular stain performed better than smitten in the moisture department, was pigmented and had a finish that resembled more of a lightweight lipstick than a stain. Nice one to have in your bag, to just throw on for work in the summers

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{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

Preetha March 13, 2013 at 11:24 am

wow the red one is soo pretty..but 600 fr a lip stain is a bit on the higher side..:(


Nivedita March 13, 2013 at 11:53 am

hey! Douche also means clear , fit for use . You would find the word on shower gels. The shade looks good. But loved the previous shade the most!!


Embellished March 13, 2013 at 11:59 am

Now I REALLY want to get one of these.


Harman March 13, 2013 at 12:28 pm

I definitely wanna try this one. But its always sold out everywhere. Maybe I ll try the tester an then order online. Looks very wearable.


rs March 13, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Lovely subtle colour.I already bought it.
By the way,Mehak,haven’t read the Peaches and Blush panel discussion for a long time.Love this particular feature of Peaches and Blush.


mehak March 13, 2013 at 2:30 pm

Hey yes panel is coming soon!


deepti March 13, 2013 at 12:46 pm

wowww its a very pretty shade :)


Preeti Kaur March 13, 2013 at 12:47 pm

A little expensive for the lip stain :( Nice color though


Abhi March 13, 2013 at 1:25 pm

hehe I would have thought douche bag too haha


xuvious March 13, 2013 at 1:54 pm

This one is also with me nowdays… I love the colour and minty feel you get.


Shikha March 13, 2013 at 2:09 pm

swatch looks better but on lips its barely visible but I still think its worth buying :-)


gk March 13, 2013 at 2:27 pm

loved the style of these pencils but still havent been tempted to pick one..


Aparajita March 13, 2013 at 3:22 pm

I really like the color….will have to visit the revlon counter soon I guess


Poorva March 13, 2013 at 7:03 pm

this is really the most popular shade maybe, its always sold out! its looking so pretty on u :)


Anshita@Vanity No Apologies March 13, 2013 at 7:29 pm

i liked the other shade you reviewed..somehow i’m out of nudes point spending bucks on a colour dats d same as my natural colour ;)


Ikya March 13, 2013 at 9:48 pm

Soo.. when I saw the tube, I was all meh. But on you, it actually looks great! I din’t see the point in nutrals earlier, but nowadays I’m slightly attracted to them. Only very leetil.


Ikya March 13, 2013 at 9:49 pm



Richa Saxena March 13, 2013 at 9:52 pm

Ya…Even I was wondering Honey Douce seemed just weird but now it makes a lot more sense….Pretty shade!


Sumathi March 13, 2013 at 10:02 pm

I really like the colour smitten.. But I’m on a makeup ban now :(
no hauls till I clear up my skin.


Vineetha March 14, 2013 at 1:03 pm

Honey douce is a gorgeous shade. will check it out Mehak!


Smriti March 14, 2013 at 2:36 pm

I have had my eye on Honey Douce ever since these were launched. Thanks for reviewing it!


MissBoPeep March 14, 2013 at 6:47 pm

I was not very impressed with the built quality and quality of these lippencils. Bad imitation of Clinique chubby stick. I tried a shade at a counter. To each its own but not for me.


Heena March 14, 2013 at 7:06 pm
khaddu March 16, 2013 at 1:06 pm

this is on the pricier side … but ok to try once i guess !


Bhumika March 17, 2013 at 12:33 am

I love this shade..reaching out for this the most these days..perfect MLBB for me..


Supria August 2, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Mehak, I bought this yesterday… It is such a pretty colour to wear to work… I am loving it :D


Swati August 8, 2013 at 12:38 pm

Its a lovely shade.. perfect for my skin.. bought it online from 24x7style site.. got a discount voucher as well.. I am just loving this… ;-)


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