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

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Precious

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 Precious–a nude with bronze micro-shimmers.


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: 9/10

Precious is a nude color that tints my own natural lip color ever-so-slightly. It is a great “my lips but better” color.

This is a good balm-equivalent of a nude lipstick. The formula is very moisturizing, balm-like, and has no stickiness or tackiness. The product will definitely make your lips feel soft. It has a thin texture.

Just like with Charm, this color initially seemed to create little flecks of what looked like dry skin on my lower lip. I had to exfoliate my lips and re-apply. I don’t think the product creates the flaky skin, but it will make dry skin more noticeable. Unlike with Charm, Precious doesn’t emphasize lip lines.

Precious stayed on my lips for 2-3 hours. The product does stain the skin, so even after the balm had come off (post-eating and drinking), the tint remained for another hour. But because of the nude tone of the color, the staining effect isn’t as noticeable.

Despite having peppermint oil in the ingredients, I don’t feel a tingling sensation. The product has a minty smell too, but has no effect on the lips.

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 slightly more moisturizing (not to mention a lot cheaper!). There is no true color dupe for Precious in Tarte’s line of lip tints, but Glisten comes close.

Ease of Use: 10/10

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 without resistance 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 Precious

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Precious

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Precious Swatch

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Precious, Tarte Lip Tint in Buff, Glisten, Exposed

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Precious Applied


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One Response to Review & Swatches: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in “Precious”

  1. A clueless makeup novice says:

    I am not a teenager and I don’t usually wear makeup. I was looking for a long wearing lip stain that would be simple to apply. I tried Revlon’s Just Bitten Lipstain + Balm in MYSTICAL. I was looking for something with a little color, something more subtle. What I got was a shade that was a lot darker than I thought it would be that completely stained the dry chapped skin on my lips.. Not pretty! The reason I picked that shade was because the original Just Bitten chubby pencils were sold out. I wish I had seen your YouTube videos before I purchased the product. I should have saved my money and looked for PRECIOUS at another store. Whenever I plan to try a product I will check your site first. Great information & reviews!

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