Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Stain Rendezvous
When I see enough advertising for a product, I always give in. I only vaguely remember seeing Emma Stone’s face promoting the new Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain but found myself subliminally scanning one through a CVS self checkout this weekend.

This is how the “balm stain” is described:

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.

I chose the shade, Rendezvous, which is a coral, orangey colour. I wanted a colour that would take out a bit of the mauve and blue undertones in my lips (they seem to be getting more blue as I get older???). The balm looks bright orange in the pencil but goes on with just enough coverage to even out the tone and shape of the lips without actually being an opaque orange.

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Stain Rendezvous swatch
The balm comes in a fun twist-up chubby pencil. I was expecting the balm to be soft and melty but it’s quite solid (like a fat lip pencil but with more glide) and doesn’t squidge when applied. It’s feel neither like a lipstick nor a traditional lip balm, but feels great to use.

There is a very faint minty smell to the balm but it’s not noticeable once applied.

The balm feels really comfortable and weightless on the lips. I easily forget I’m wearing it. Unlike many other lip stain products, the colour lasts most of the day without drying the lips out. It is quite moisturising but I would still wear my usual lip balm under or over the balm stain though just for extra smoothing and plumping.

Once the shine of the balm wears off (after eating, drinking, licking etc), the colour still remains faint on my lips, but surprisingly still looks fairly even and not patchy.

I am wearing Rendezvous in the photo below:

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Stain Rendezvous Beauty Scribbler
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain costs around $8 in the US and is out in the UK too. The other shades available are mostly pinks with one light, beigey-looking one.

The full ingredients are:

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Bis Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate 2, Squalane, Bis Behenyl/Isostearyl/Phytosteryl Dimer Dilinoleyl Dilinoleate, Polyethylene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Triisostearin, Diisostearyl Malate, Cera Microcrystallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Trimethylolpropane Triethylhexanoate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Polyalmide 3, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Pentaerylthrityl Tetra Di Butyl Hydroxyhdrocinnamate, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil (Mentha Peperita Oil), Limonene, Sorbic Acid, May Contain (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 27 Lake (CI 45410), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 6 (CI 15850), Orange 5 (CI 45370), Red 21 (CI 45380), Red 33 (CI 17200), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Manganese Violet (CI 77742)

12 comments on “Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain review: Rendezous

  1. Revlon left Germany last year so I had to buy them on . So far I used Smitten only but this one on and on. I love it. The color stays forever without drying the lips. I like also the jelly-like finish. Will buy more

  2. Does this colour make teeth appear more yellow? I like this colour but slightly worried!

    1. I haven’t noticed it making my teeth look more yellow, although I have a tan at the moment which may be hiding any yellowness…

  3. look so pretty.. what color do you use on your eyes and cheeks? so pretty!!

    1. Thanks! In the photo I am wearing Physicians Formula Nude Eyes (Shimmer Strips palette which I’ll blog about soon!) and Illamasqua Powder Blusher in “Tremble”.

  4. Have you tried any other Just Bitten stains? If so, how do the stains come out?? have Smitten, Honey, and Romantic, and I have really pinkish lips, so the stain that they leave is always somewhat more purplish than the color on the stick… I tried Lovesick and it was not pink at all, very purple. I am a little afraid of getting the Rendezvous, although I love the color it takes on your lips in the picture…

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