Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain

Primper Rating (43 ratings) 5

What is it

Lip crayon

What it does

The soft, gel-like formula smoothes onto your lips like a balm (without drying them out), but packs the pigment of a stain.

Best suited for

Those looking for a bright lip with moisturising qualities

RRP $17.95

What we said

You’ll love this product on dry-lip days. And everyday, really. The wind-up crayon comes in 10 pretty-as-a-picture shades. The pigment is buildable, depending on your desired intensity you are after.






  • Posted by: matty Enthusiast // Wed, 28 November 2012 10:10pm

    I love, love, love this balm stain. I wore it for the first time on the weekend and I was pleasantly surprised by how well it lasted. Through eating and drinking, the colour remained with few touch-ups needed. It didn’t dry out my lips either. So many colours to choose from and not very expensive. Just perfect!

  • Posted by: Tina-1291133452 Master Fan // Fri, 30 November 2012 03:55pm

    i was a bit hesistant to try this balm stain because i thought it was just really good marketing.. but while i was in priceline, i swatched the colours and they were all gorgeous and vibrant! i ended up buying sweetheart and cherish.. they last 5-6 hours on my lips without feathering and they are quite moisturising! highly recommend!

  • Posted by: daylight dancer Master Fan // Sat, 1 December 2012 11:30am

    Absolute perfection.
    I cant believe how much ive fallen in love with these balm. They are the prefect size for you to handle and the crayon like tip works very well to apply the product to your lips. I have the shades honey and cherish. Honey looks like more of a natural shade on my lips whereas cherish is a very vibrant pink. The balm easily and smoothly glides over my lips. After applying my lips feel so smooth and moisturised. The stain never dries out my lips and there is no chemical like smell to the product.
    The stain provides long lasting colour to my lips. Much longer then a regular lippy. I can eat and drink and colour is still visible.
    The other end of the handle has a twister for you to access more balm, so dont think that whats under the lid is it, there is more balm consealed in the tube.
    Im so impressed by this product, this will be a staple for my beauty bag for many months/years. I strongly recommend you buy and try!

  • Posted by: FashionGuru Master Fan // Sun, 2 December 2012 02:40am

    i bought alot of these because of the cute chubby sticks. ( yes i know i have this love for gimicky packaging)
    but honestly i really love this!!
    i have bought the clinique chubby sticks
    and also the tarte chubby sticks (Not available in Australia)
    i dont regret buying this. i LUF IT!!

  • Posted by: misschris Master Fan // Mon, 3 December 2012 05:53pm

    My new love!!
    I have a few Clinique chubby sticks, but I will no longer be repurchasing because these are just as good and are a lot cheaper.
    I love the pencil design, it’s so cute and makes application a breeze.
    The balm itself is very creamy with a peppermint scent, and has a cool effect when applied to the lips. It lasts for a good four hours without rubbing off and because the colour I have is so similar to my natural lip colour, when it does start to fade it looks even still.
    I really couldn’t recommend these enough, they are a great handbag staple and for under $20 they’re affordable enough to buy a few colours.
    I’m hooked!!

  • Posted by: melg Master Fan // Mon, 3 December 2012 07:28pm

    Amazing product, gives a gorgeous colour ans stays put all day. The colour Sweetheart is a bright beautiful pink that I now wear every day. Better than some high end lipsticks I own

  • Posted by: bluebird Master Fan // Mon, 3 December 2012 08:08pm

    I have this in ‘Honey’ and adore it for a smoother softer nude-ish lip, I also like the pencil design, the slight menthol scent and cooling sensation when applied. I have yet to try a bolder colour but plan on buying at least another in a brightish pink for summer. I can’t compare it to say, the Chubby Stick, as I haven’t ever used it.. but highly recommend this for ease of application and staying power.
    This was also amazing value as a two for one special going at Priceline!

  • Posted by: glossed Master Fan // Mon, 3 December 2012 09:35pm

    This is a great balm/stain hybrid! I have the colour rendezvous which is a lovely orangey coraly shade perfect for summer. It’s moisturising with a good colour pay off. Beware it has a minty taste/smell!

  • Posted by: CandiH Devotee // Tue, 4 December 2012 06:03pm

    OMG I love this stuff. I purchased a couple shades on the weekend from Priceline and put it on as soon as I got home it is beautiful and soft to apply and by the time I went to bed you could still see a hint colour without any touch ups

  • Posted by: missselin Master Fan // Tue, 4 December 2012 08:52pm

    I’ve got this in Sweetheart, fell inlove with it the moment I used it. Lasts very well, even after a shower.
    Defintely recommended by me. I plan to purchase more c:

  • Posted by: daylight dancer Master Fan // Wed, 5 December 2012 01:16pm

    As an update:
    I now own four of these gems. Darling, smitten, honey and cherish.
    Darling is a lovely lavander purple. Its not a bright purple at all and look quiet light on applying. I love it for day wear.
    Cherish is a more vibrant pink. Its quiet bold and stands out alot. Perfect for night time parties.
    Honey is a nice natural shade and perfect for work wear or shopping. Its a neutral colour to me. Can be paired with any eye make.
    And smitten is a deep moroon colour. This is a very bold colour and would be good for going out at night with.

    Im still loving these balms. The lasting power is hours on me. They last through eating and drinking. I love how easy they are at handling and applying. I believe they are worth the $17.95. If you see them on sale, take advantage and buy more because you wont regret it.
    Id love to own the entire range of shades.
    Love Love Love. I dont know how any brand can improve on this product ever.

  • Posted by: anitas.artistry Master Fan // Fri, 7 December 2012 11:31am

    Perfect combination of balm and stain.!

  • Posted by: shelleypelley Enthusiast // Sun, 16 December 2012 11:54am

    I bought these in Honey and Cherish and I use them almost every day! The formula is non-drying and the pigment builds really nicely. These are perfect for my busy work day and I can’t wait to buy more!

  • Posted by: Miss_5ft0 Enthusiast // Wed, 19 December 2012 12:05pm

    These stains have been a huge hit in Australia – and I’d been wanting them since the beginning of the year when it was released in the US.

    These have been compared to the Clinique Chubby Sticks – especially with their packagaing, but I feel the formulation is different from the chubby sticks. Personally I feel these Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain have a better colour payoff than the chubby sticks – especially in the shade sweetheart, a lovely hot pink which I’ve been wearing very often during this silly season. They’ve got a slight minty taste which I’m a huge fan as well as a more friendlier price tag.

    The only downside, out of the 12 which were released in the, only 10 shades are available in Australia (typical!). Also, I feel the shades Sweetheart and Lovestruck are very similar in shade, so purchase one if you’re into hot pink shades.

    Overall, Revlon have really stepped up their game in the past year, and I can’t wait to see what they’ve got next!

  • Posted by: adriennne Master Fan // Thu, 20 December 2012 03:21pm

    Love ’em. ‘Nuff said.

  • Posted by: KitschSnitch Enthusiast // Mon, 7 January 2013 08:38am

    I have about 9 shades of these, I adore them! They are the most comfortable and low maintenance lip product I have ever come by, which suits me perfectly.

    The loss hydrates your lips for about 2 hours, and the stain can last up to 6 hours depending on the shade you have. They have great nudes, great bright shades, and great dark shades.

    I can’t fault these, everyone will love them

  • Posted by: aeko91 Master Fan // Fri, 18 January 2013 10:12am

    Not too pleased with this product. I’m a massive fan of Revlon cosmetics but this didn’t provide enough pigment. Can’t go past Clinique Chubby Sticks!

  • Posted by: Michelle-1343378350 Devotee // Thu, 31 January 2013 06:47pm

    This is an amazing lip product. Smooth on the lips with a tonne of pigment. If you use this make sure your layer it a few times to get the stain as one pass isn’t enough. I find I get about 6 hours wear. Only thing that prevented it being 5 stars is the peppermint, it bugs my lips a little but now I wear it all the time so don’t notice a tingle anymore.

  • Posted by: ladybec Master Fan // Sun, 3 February 2013 04:20pm

    Picked up a couple of these last week. I was eyeing off the Revlon lip butters and trying to convince myself that I absolutely needed more of them. However I decided to give these a go and Im SO glad I did. I haven’t tried the Chubby Sticks but I feel absolutely no need as I think it would be hard to top these. So smooth, so pigmented. Last for such a long time. If I had one complaint it would be that when they do eventually fade from your lips they seem to fade in a rather patchy way, but this could be more of an indication of the state of my lips. I would have no hesitation buying more of these and in fact, may have replaced my precious lip butters as my fave lip products!

  • Posted by: Rockafella Enthusiast // Fri, 15 February 2013 08:29pm

    I love these! I have two – in Precious and Cherish. Precious is a nice, lovely nude colour that once it stains, becomes a pinky coral which is lovely. Cherish is a bubblegum pink. They have a nice scent (which isn’t noticeable when you have it one) that is pepperminty. They last for a really long time. Love these and highly recommend!

  • Posted by: Anna Lou Enthusiast // Tue, 19 February 2013 11:34am

    These are brilliant! Long lasting, just nicely sheeny, moisturising, vibrant colour – perfection. Well done Revlon!

  • Posted by: missselin Master Fan // Fri, 8 March 2013 12:11pm

    Perfect, I wear these every day!
    It can get a bit dry, but the colour is beautiful.
    Lot’s of variety and I love the fact that it’s shaped like a crayon.

  • Posted by: ClaireTJ Enthusiast // Fri, 8 March 2013 01:46pm

    I was so excited to try these out when they were released, and I’ve been enjoying them ever since.
    While I’ve found that some colours don’t show up too well againts my skin tone and I’m not a huge fan of the sent, when these babies work they WORK!
    I’m talking about a perfect sheen of glossy colour that’s easy to apply and touch up with a fair amount of staying power.

  • Posted by: Keesha Enthusiast // Mon, 18 March 2013 12:36pm

    A fantastic, non drying novelty item that gives great colour and stays put! I wear so many lip items, but I constantly get compliments when I wear all three of my Revlon crayon lip bams!

  • Posted by: MayaS Master Fan // Thu, 11 April 2013 06:31pm

    I have one of these in “sweetheart valentine” – a hot pink! I was expecting it to be much more sheer, but it was quite a strong colour. I usually use it as a base under a bright pink lipstick which had a habit of fading, but with the crayon underneath it lasts a really long time and wears evenly instead of leaving the lipstick just around the outer edges of my lips (yuck!). As others have said it feels quite nourishing and not too drying which is an added bonus! Happy to recommend this one to other Primpers!

  • Posted by: inaj Devotee // Thu, 18 April 2013 07:36pm

    I can’t tell you how much I love this balm stain!! It’s amazing. This is my holy grail lip product and is a staple for me..

    The colours are gorgeous and it lasts for over 5 hours without eating or drinking or around 3 hours with eating and drinking. I love how even once it starts wearing off it still leaves a nice stain on the lips. I bought 5 colours and I love all of them but my favourite is Adore. The colours are gorgeous!

    I also love the packaging. The twist up chubby pencil makes it easy to apply and you don’t have to sharpen it. I also love how the package colour matches the colour of the balm stain.

    The formula is really good too. It has a pepperminty taste but it’s not unpleasant. It is not drying on the lips so it’s great.

    Overall I love this balm stain!!!!

  • Posted by: connor 777 Master Fan // Sun, 12 May 2013 12:17pm

    Oh I have this in the baby pink shade sooo yummy and I love the mint smell

  • Posted by: beautiful87 Master Fan // Sun, 12 May 2013 03:08pm

    These lip crayons are simply amazing. I have bought 3 of these alreally and i am definitely getting some more shades. This lip stain is long lasing, there’s a great range of colours to choose from and they’re not as expensive as the Clinique ones.

  • Posted by: aeko91 Master Fan // Tue, 18 June 2013 12:57pm

    Best lip stain I’ve tried. The red is amazing and lasts all night without reapplication! perfection!!

  • Posted by: p3charmed Master Fan // Thu, 11 July 2013 01:33pm

    Beautiful lipstain, I just love it. I have it in a nude peach colour and it glides on and lasts for hours without ever being dry or uncomfortable, I love the peppermint fragrance too, very fresh and different from the usual sweet, sugary scents :)

  • Posted by: Orya Newbie // Fri, 12 July 2013 04:11pm

    Ridiculously in love with these Balm Stains. They really do last for ages. Went out to dinner with no need to re-apply and have since bought a few other shades. The nude one is also amazing for just everyday or at work or even for when you want loud eye makeup.

  • Posted by: liss7 Newbie // Mon, 15 July 2013 05:50pm

    These are the perfect mix between balm and stain. They really don’t transfer much (even if you kiss someone), unless you add a gloss or balm on top. I find they can dry out my lips slightly, but I prefer them to the Revlon Lip Butters for a sheer wash of colour that is buildable, but still natural.

  • Posted by: Rockafella Enthusiast // Sat, 10 August 2013 06:16pm

    I have this in Cherish and Precious, and I LOVE both of them. They have a pleasant minty scent and glide on easily, although you have to swipe your lips quite a few times to get full pigmentation. The formula is quite thick and it definitely lasts a long time. I noticed with Precious, that the colour changed from a light pink nude to a light coral pink after 30 minutes. The coraly colour became the stain, but I really like the end colour the best :) I didn’t notice any colour change with Cherish. Overall, fantastic and I can’t wait to get more.

  • Posted by: Ara20 Enthusiast // Wed, 14 August 2013 08:46am

    I adore this product, between myself and the girls in the office I think we have tried every colour, easy to apply and keep it light or build it up to a darker hue. The crayon design means quick to apply and no mess. It has just the right amount of moisture to keep the lips smooth but no cross over into sticky territory. I currently have the Honey shade and gets lots of compliments on it.

  • Posted by: Claire88 Master Fan // Sat, 28 September 2013 05:55pm

    These lip stains are fabulous and they certainly live up to all the hype. I own three of the lip stains in Honey (soft rose pink), Rendezvous (tangerine coral) and Prescious (nude).
    The texture and feel of them is very comfortable to wear as they apply like a lip balm and they leave a gentle subtle stain of a colour after a few hours of wear.

    I like the fact that the colour is buildable by applying a few layers you can achieve the amount of pigmentation you require and the finish is a subtle gloss sheen to your lips. Longevity is pretty good, the stain will last a good 4 or 5 hours and I generally touch up anyway after I have eaten or had a cup of tea.

    These are great because if your lips are a little bit dry, they don’t settle into the cracks and fine lines, but because they feel like a balm they protect and hydrate your lips and I find them sufficiently moisturising.

    They are extremely comfortable to wear and I quite like the minty taste, its not too strong or over powering . Another tip is you don’t have to be too precise in application so you can apply without the need for a mirror, which is very handy for quick touch ups on the go.

    The lip stains come packaged in a plastic tube that resembles a chubby crayon and the product is retractable, which is great because no sharpening required and you can wind down the balm to protect the balm from breaking.

    Each balm is packaged in the tube that corresponds to the colour so it makes choosing your shade very easy at a glance.

    There is a great colour selection and I am positive that there is a shade to suit every skin tone and complexion .
    I love these and would have one in every colour if I could !

  • Posted by: Miss Makeup Master Fan // Thu, 3 October 2013 03:16pm

    Perfect!! I have the sweetheart and will definitely be back to get the rest of the colours :)

  • Posted by: Tahana Newbie // Thu, 17 October 2013 12:08pm

    So much pigment! What is there not to love about this product! So smooth to apply and a fresh minty scent. They last for hours but I keep applying because I love the soft feeling they give my lips. Currently have these in Sweetheart and Charm and cannot wait to complete the collection.

  • Posted by: missselin Master Fan // Thu, 5 December 2013 01:07pm

    Love it. But what I found was that after a while, it clumps up around the middle of my lower lip. However, the colours are great!

  • Posted by: beautybee1 Master Fan // Mon, 9 December 2013 12:59pm

    These are great – I have two – Honey (nude-beige) and Precious which is a pale pink shade. They have good longevity for a lip product and have a bit of a stain feel about them. But they also are fairly moisturising. The colour is sheer but buildable I found. They are kind of fun to use being a crayon. All in all a nice lip product.

  • Posted by: stackcats Supporter // Sat, 19 April 2014 10:02pm

    My holy grail lip product!!!! Beautiful colour range, super longlasting power. I own the entire range, except Charm and Precious as nude lip colours don’t suit me. I love everything about them. Priceline and Chemist Warehouse often have sales, make sure you grab one when they are on special!

  • Posted by: essie Enthusiast // Wed, 16 July 2014 06:29pm

    Awesome product. For someone who doesn’t like wearing lipstick, these are perfect. They’re pigmented enough to not be over the top like lipstick, moisturising, and the scent is a pleasant alternative to a chemical smell.
    They last and last, and stain the lips for hours. The retractable design is convenient, and it means there’s more product hidden in the tube!
    They’re much cheaper than Clinique chubby sticks, and do the same job, so they’re the perfect substitute.

  • Posted by: wendy-1326953367 Enthusiast // Wed, 16 July 2014 09:15pm

    Love this product but a bit experience for me.

  • Posted by: Mandy Enthusiast // Thu, 17 July 2014 05:01pm

    Smooth & pigmented lip colour. The gloss wears off after an hour or so, but you are left with a stain. Sometimes the stain can be a different colour to what you first get, but they are usually quite nice anyway. These do have a weird mint scent, but if you can get past that, the colours are very pretty!

  • Posted by: livvie7586 Supporter // Wed, 27 August 2014 10:18am

    I love these! There’s a shade for everyone, they are so easy to use and are so portable. Plus they last forever and don’t dry your lips.

  • Posted by: Linda-1341075684 Master Fan // Sun, 30 November 2014 12:03am

    This is one of my favourite lip producs – I have them in the original formula, plus the newer releases in 2014.

    They come in a range of great shades & finishes – I have neutrals, pink, coral & a gorgeous red shade.

    The self-sharpening crayon design is slimline & easy to pop in the handbag. Formula wise, they have a slight, very pleasant peppermint taste and a lightweight buttery texture.

    The product glides on with a wash of colour & the formula lasts well. There’s no feathering or smudging, and while it does wear off with normal eating & drinking, it wears evenly.

    They’re also excellent value for money. when I’ve bought mine it’s been a ‘buy one, get one free’ offer. Highly recommend this range by Revlon, they’ve set the benchmark for affordable lip crayons

  • Posted by: Shu Hua-1298547097 Enthusiast // Tue, 4 August 2015 01:49pm

    Tingling lip tint with subtle colour

    Quite nice, the lip balm stain. A good balm stain which gives the lips a nice, tingling feeling. It doesn’t feel gooey like a lipgloss, and has a nice subtle colour without the intensity of a lipstick. What a nice balance between a lipgloss and lipstick :-)

    I love mine in ‘Honey Douce’, a nice, natural-looking rosy-pink colour. It really compliments my complexion (I have yellow undertones). And there are so many other colours to choose from too!

  • Posted by: cocodacat Supporter // Tue, 15 September 2015 06:09pm

    I was actually very excited to try Demure from this range because it’s such a pretty nude pink and I love natural lip colours. When I applied it onto my lips, I was expecting a glossy finish but instead it’s just super glittery. I really hate the glitter because once the colour wears off (after 2-3 hours depending on how much you eat or drink), you are left with just glitter on your lips and it’s not a pretty sight. I didn’t find it very moisturising and for the colour payoff, I might as well just buy a tinted lip balm that doesn’t contain any glitter.

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