Review: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Balm Stain in Rendezvous

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There seems to be quite a lot of hype surrounding the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Balm Stains in the blogging world, and quite rightly so. I bought this last week and have used it just about every day since I got it, I love it! It is, essentially, a tinted lip balm but is much more pigmented and long-lasting than other tinted balms I’ve tried in the past. I chose the shade Rendezvous which looks horrifically orange in the tube, but once it’s applied it gives a nice semi-sheer flush of colour to the lips. It is really easy to build up the colour if you want a brighter lip colour for going out at night, compared to a subtle tint for the day time.

I haven’t tried the Clinique Chubby Sticks but I can definitely see why they are comparable to the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable balms. Both come in a “crayon” which makes it really easy to apply. The bottom of the crayon twists up so you don’t have to deal with trying to sharpen the product – a personal pet hate of mine! The Revlon version is a lot more purse-friendly than Clinique as it’s currently on offer in Boots for £5.99.

The one thing I found a bit weird about this product was that it smells like mint. I was expecting a fruity scent, but it smells exactly like Polos! Obviously this isn’t a major obstacle and doesn’t put me off using the product at all, I was just a bit surprised the first time I used it. Aside from that, the Just Bitten Kissable balms are brilliant and they feel really moisturising. Traditional lip stains tend to accentuate dry or cracked lips and can end up looking patchy but because this product is a balm and stain all in one there’s no worry of getting an uneven stain. Considering it’s a light lip balm I thought it lasted pretty well too. I got a good few hours of wear out of it before having to reapply.

Overall, I really love this product and would definitely recommend it. It’s so easy to wear and I love the corally/orange colour of Rendezvous. The moisturising formula is great and I think I will definitely be investing in some of the other colours too. I really like the look of Honey and Lovesick.

Have you tried the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Balm Stains yet?

Gillian x


Freelance social media and digital marketing consultant with a penchant for writing blog posts, drinking sickly sweet cocktails and exploring the cobbled streets of Edinburgh.


  • Hayley says:

    I really want to try one, this colour is so gorgeous, especially on the lips x

  • Alyse says:

    I was really excited about these, but I bought two and ended up returning them. For me, they felt sort of waxy and less moisturizing than the Revlon lip butters. They're a bit unforgiving on dry lips as well (but what lip product isn't?). Personally, I think the Clinique Chubby Sticks are more moisturizing. I do seem to the sole opinion on this.

    This color, however, does look beautiful on you. A nice pop of juicy orange for the end of August!

  • chloe_e says:

    that color looks so flattering on you!
    i love clinique's chubby sticks so it'll be interesting to see how it compares. can't wait till it hits australia c:

  • EilidhPie says:

    Great review- you've made me want one now and I am on a spending ban (ish)! The shade you've chosen really suits you, it's just lovely xo

  • Laura says:

    Minxy colour! I have 3 other shades but now I want this… xx

  • Hollie says:

    I have this in cherish and absolutely love it! I agree it feels so moisturising x

  • jennie says:

    None of the colours of these jumped out at me in store but now I definitely have to get this shade, it's stunning & looks gorgeous on you! xo

  • Emsipop says:

    Love that colour on you! I wouldn't even try an orangey shade but it's beautiful on

  • RubesScoobs says:

    This looks beautiful on you, and I really like the smell of them 🙂 xx

  • danielleyc says:

    I really want to try these, might pop into boots this weekend!
    That colour looks gorgeous on you! 🙂 x

  • Aimee Marie says:

    I keep meaning to pick one of these up. Thanks for reminding me!

  • Looks great! Thinking about picking this one up! ^_~

  • Maria Fallon says:

    I really want to try these out so thanks for the review, you have persuaded me!

    Maria xxx

  • This looks great on you, thanks for the review. I have similar hair colour and skintone so I'm thinking this might be a good shade for me to try! x

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