Sunday, December 11, 2011

Just Bitten

Just Bitten is the perfect description for the ideal look you seek in a lip stain. Props to Revlon for taking the name for their lip stain and balm lip combo. During 2011, Revlon launched their Colorstay Just Bitten Lip Stain & Balm. I was quite intrigued by this launch because I have always been a fan of lip stains, well in theory that is. I hadn't purchased a lip stain until this past summer which was from Cover Girl's lip stain launch. I wasn't quite impressed with my Cover Girl Lip Stain experience so I was a little hesitant to give Revlon's version a try. Another reason why I wanted to try this lip stain was because there were TV and Magazine ADs all over the place and after seeing them over and over, the product lingered in the back of my mind. 

I skipped out on this product a few times during different trips to the drugstore but then after hearing a few reviews on the product and the fact that they were on a great sale at my local drugstore, I decided to give it a go. I ended up with 6 of the 15 shades available. Please keep in mind that when the line launched there were only 10 shades available. 

Revlon claims that the product has an easy application, the color does not smudge or streak, and the translucent balm provides instant moisture and shine.

What I liked about this product is that it's easily available, reasonably priced (between $7-10), has a good color selection, has buildable coverage, and has an easy application. What I didn't like about the product was that color didn't last as long as it claims to, you can see the color come off when you eat and drink, and  the lip balm easily breaks off. All in all, I would recommend this lip stain if you're looking for an inexpensive product that will give you a nice color and you don't mind having to reapply.

Even though the staying power isn't the greatest there are some ways around it to make the best out of the product. If I'm going for a more subtle look, I apply the lip stain then use a tissue to remove the excess and this makes the color last without smudging off as much when I eat or drink. If I'm going for more of an intense color then I apply a few times then wait about 30 seconds then blot with a tissue. When I do this the color tends to last a little longer.

My favorite colors are Crave, Frenzy, and Gothic. These colors have more pigmentation and seem to have  better staying power than the other colors I tried. These three colors are also good to use as a base for your lipstick when using red or berry colors. I wouldn't repurchase any of Just Bitten Lip Stains except for Crave, Frenzy, and Gothic.

Below are some pictures and swatches...

Dawn, Passion, Flame, Gothic, Frenzy, Crave

Have you tried Revlon Just Bitten? If you have, what are you thoughts on it?
Are there any lip stains you recommend?


Disclaimer: The above thoughts and recommendations are based on my own personal opinion. Results are not guaranteed. The products mentioned above have been purchased by me. This post has not been sponsored. 

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