A latest beauty addiction of mine is lip stains. Having fallen in love with Stila's stains, I decided to try one of Revlon's Just Bitten stains - I chose a beautiful red shade called gothic. The stain is quite unique as it is double ended - one end has a felt tip stain and the other has a lip balm.
I use the stain first so as to get the true red of the stain and leave this to settle for a couple of seconds before applying the balm which adds a slight sheen to the lips. The balm is OK, it definitely leaves my lips feeling moisturised (but a little 'slippy' if that makes sense?) however, each time I use it I'm a little scared that it's going to fall off! If there was any way it could be put on a slider I think this would be much easier!
Even with the balm, it is a lot more drying than the Stila stains I love - I think this is largely to do with it being a felt tip applicator, this means it's a much drier formula, however it is a lot less messy and you have more control. It lasts a good amount of time (on par with Stila) though it will fade throughout the day.
I really love the colour of gothic, I think it's a really wearable red that can be worn sheerer than I have here. However, I just wish the formula wasn't as drying and I think if used without a lipbalm you would definitely experience some feathering.
What are your lip stain recommendations? Or do you prefer lipsticks? I think my favourite time to use a stain is when I'm going out for dins, otherwise I manage to get lipstick everwhere - no bueno!