A few weeks ago while shopping with my friend, I picked up one of Revlon's Just Bitten balm stains. These have been out for quite awhile and I never got the change, or urge, to try them, but while breaking open the lip products in the drugstore, I happened to swatch one and the color was too beautiful for me not to buy it. But although the color was beautiful, it was somewhat of a let down.
THE PRODUCT: The product claims to be a balm infused stain with a gel formula that lasts hours. There are twelve colors, and I picked one named Darling, a cool toned, lilac color.
THE PACKAGING: The lip stain is packaged in a chubby, crayon like applicator. The color of the tube itself is whatever color the product actually is, each with a silver bottom, which is where you would twist to dispense more product, no sharpening involved. The name of the product is written on the side in silver, along with the name of the color. The name of the color is also available on a sticker on the bottom of it.
REVIEW: When swatched, Darling was beautiful. I am always such a sucker for lilac lip colors (thanks to my beloved Revlon Lip Butter in Gumdrop), and I thought this would be a perfect, light lip color for summer. They were right about the lightweight, soft feel. The product sits nicely on the lips, the color comes off a bit darker, but that could be because of my pigmented lips. The lip stain is soft, not drying, and has a tingling sensation and scent of peppermint, which I didn't mind since it wasn't too overbearing or obnoxious.
The first day I tested this for it's longevity was at an amusement park, where I was for 5+ hours and the lip stain lasted about one hour, give or take. Within an hour it was off of my lips and they had returned back to its original color. Definitely not the long wearing I was expecting. It could be possibly because I was wearing one of the lighter colors. Maybe the deeper colors they offer are longer wearing, but Darling was a disappoint in terms of longevity as well as color.
It was comfortable and I did somewhat like the color on my lips, although not what I was expecting, so I'll probably get some use out of it.
OVERALL RATING: 4/10
It wasn't the best lip stain I had tried. If you're looking for something better and are okay with spending the extra money, I'd check out the Tarte Lipsurgance Lip Tints. I have one of those in the shade Charmed, and although one of the lightest shades, it lasted forever on my lips and truly stained them.
But maybe the other shades of the Just Bittens are better since they are more pigmented, but when it comes down to it, this was a miss in my book.
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