Review & Swatches: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in “Cherish”

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Cherish

Availability: ULTA, Drugstores
Price: $8.99

Company’s Description

It’s a pampering balm fused with a lightweight lipstain 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.

Revlon’s newest hot lip item is its Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain, which the company markets as a cross between a lip balm and a lip stain. There are a total of 12 shades available, all of which you can see here.

This review is specifically for the shade Cherish–a mix of soft orchid purple and soft bubblegum pink with subtle silver shimmer.


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Packaging: 9.75/10

The Balm Stains come in pencil form with bases that twist to reveal more product. The packaging is made of plastic.

Quality: 9.5/10

Cherish is a playful color and a wearable purple-toned lip color because it’s balanced by pink hues. Darling is the same way, but Cherish is an even more wearable color because it’s softer and more translucent. The silver shimmers are subtle.

This is a great balm-equivalent of a lipstick. The product isn’t thick or sticky. I found Cherish to be a little less creamy than the other colors, but it still makes the lips really soft and smooth. It also doesn’t have as glossy of a finish as the other colors. In fact, the finish is closer to a matte balm than a gloss. This color doesn’t emphasize lip lines.

Cherish stayed on my lips for about 3 hours. The product leaves a medium-strength stain on the skin, so even after the balm had come off (post-eating and drinking), the tint remained for another 2 hours.

All of the balms have peppermint oil in them. With the 4 colors I’ve reviewed individually so far, I hadn’t felt any tingling sensation. With Cherish I actually did feel the tiniest bit of tingling on the lips, but it faded after less than 30 seconds.

I do not personally have the Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balms, but from what I can tell, they aren’t a duplicate for Revlon’s Balm Stains because Clinique’s product doesn’t stain the lips. I do have all of Tarte’s LipSurgence Lip Luster Tints. I like the Revlon Balm Stains a tad more. They are more moisturizing (not to mention a lot cheaper!). As you can see from the comparison swatches, there is no color dupe for Cherish in Tarte’s line of lip tints.

Ease of Use: 9.8/10

There’s really nothing to application. Just color over the lips like you would with a crayon! The pencil form allows you to be precise and the balm formula glides pretty easily over the skin.

Price: 9.25/10

For under $9.00 you get 0.095 ounce of product. Tarte’s Lip Luster Tints are $24.00 and contain 0.10 ounce each. Clinique’s Chubby Sticks are $16.00 and contain 0.10 ounce.

Final Grade

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Cherish

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Cherish

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Cherish Swatch

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Cherish, Tarte Lip Stain in Adored, Lucky, Charmed

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Cherish Applied


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2 Responses to Review & Swatches: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in “Cherish”

  1. Lisa B. says:

    You’re very fond of these, aren’t you? 🙂 All these swatches will make it so easy for me to choose a color, whenever I decide to try them out! Thank you!

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