Perfect Balm and Stain Hybrid - Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain 040 Rendezvous Review and Swatch

Feb 17, 2013

Okay..I say it....I am in a I-Love-Revlon-Phase presently because I am discovering a lot of products recently that were out for long. As long as back in 1951! And going in that path, I stumbled upon them. I was not even aware that people everywhere were going crazy about this. While I was ordering for a bunch of things from ebay, I asked even for this to the ebay seller. I asked for two shades but got only this one - 

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in 040 Rendezvous.
(the other one was a pink shade)

So, here is the review after a month of use.

From Revlon Website 

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.

Lightweight Lipstain + Moisturizing Balm
-100% of women who tried it felt their lips were instantly moisturized with a soft stain of color
-Retractable chubby crayon, no sharpener required


Step 1: Apply Just Bitten Kissable™ Balm Stain evenly to clean, bare lips. Build color and coverage as desired.

Step 2: Reapply as desired for moisturizing shine throughout the day.


They look like the twin sister of Clinique Chubby Sticks. Don't believe? Have a look.

Comparing here full size Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain Rendezvous with Clinique Chubby Stick Oversized Orange (in the gift pack size) 

Smell - The first thing your will notice beyond their crayon like twist up packaging is the smell. Its smell of something. I could hardly put a name to it but the next morning a big light went off - Toothpaste! It smell like mint toothpaste. Luckily the smell fades quickly.

Texture - The texture is smooth like a sheer lipstick but is opaque. Its moisturizing and balmy. It does feels like you have something on your lips when you wear it with full intensity.

Color Payoff - The best part about this lipsticks. Period. It last long - really long. And also leaves behind a tint when the glossiness wears off. An orange tint is really glamorous. At times, does not wears off unevenly. I see the outer part is stained but the inner part is worn off. Maybe this is issue won't be there for the pinker shades. Yes, I intent to buy a pink shade soon.


Rendezvous is a orange with no pink/red undertones. 
When I first applied it, I felt a bit uncomfortable with the color clashing my skin tone. Finally after using it for more than a month, I am used to it. 

Sweet Points

  • Last long
  • More intense color at half the price for Clinique chubby sticks which I am comparing here just because they look same to same
  • Leaves behind a tint (stains lips)

Bitter Points

  • Does not wear off evenly at times
  • Does not heal chapped lips (saying this just because it has the word BALM in it)

Price - 4$ in USA. 600 INR in India.

Overall - I loved them. I had no expectation and was not even aware of them but it made me happy. For something has cost me just 4$, it was great at every level. I am surely buying a pink color now because they will last even longer than orange.

In case you are interested, then you can also check out the swatches of Clinique Chubby Sticks here - Five shades of Clinique Chubby Sticks Swatch and Review.


  1. I love the orangey colour.. i was looking for an everyday gloss/lip balm wear.. this is gonna be my next buy

  2. Like the glossy orange, n love that it lasts long.

  3. I am really looking forward to get my hands on this one :)

  4. today i bought this one after reading here..thx a lot


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