Friday, 9 September 2011

Revlon Just Bitten

Hey Dolls

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!

Love Nicola


  1. I always wanted to try one of these, just because I think the names are cute :) Thanks for the review!

  2. This looks so great! Stains are such a reliable way to get a wearable red lip. Your hair look so pretty. Kind of a Snow White look! With a tan :)

  3. I've never tried a lip stain because I think I've always just thought I prefer lipsticks, but I think these would be better for putting on not having to worry that it's in your teeth etc! The colour looks lovely on you :) xo

  4. I've never tried a lip stain before but I've heard great things about the Stila ones so might have to! The Revlon one really suits you - not many people can pull off a red lip :) x


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