Tuesday, November 2, 2010

beauty on a budget: Revlon Just Bitten Lipstain + Balm

lipstains are the hottest thing in the lippie world right now and for good reason. they leave lips perfectly flushed with color and last a lot longer. the only issue is that you have to apply some sort of gloss or balm over them to give lips moisture and shine.

to the joy of lips and lipstain lovers, Revlon has included a balm with their new lipstain, cleverly named, Just Bitten Lipstain + Balm.

i chose to purchase Just Bitten in Forbidden, a pretty coral shade that gives my lips just enough color to keep them looking natural, but can be layered to punch it up a notch.

the felt tip is the same as CoverGirl's Lipstain and lasts just as long on my lips, but the balm that comes with Revlon's version has me hooked (and i can't help but appreciate that they included vitamin C in it for anti-oxidant protection). it moisturizes and leaves lips with a soft shine (if you want a super-shiny, glossy look, just apply your fave gloss over it). while my experience with the balm has been positive, and hasn't happened to me, i have read and talked to a friend via Twitter that it breaks of after a few uses, so be careful!

Just Bitten comes in 10 shades and can be found at your favorite drug and mass retailer. visit revlon.com for more info.

pics taken by me :)


TheFabChick said...

This color looks great against your complexion!!

kellie said...

I had the same experience as your friend. My balm broke after one .. ONE use!! I was really disappointed. And I wasn't very impressed with the stain itself either. It pooled ALOT into the creases in my lips and bled out around my lip line too. And I was very light on the touch, just in case this was to happen. And it happened anyway. NOT impressed. :( I have one of the cover girl stains too and I was much happier with their formula and didn't mind applying my own gloss/balm. :(

Lisamarie and Christelle said...

Isn't it so smart that they included a balm?! That's my biggest complaints with stains - they feel drying - so this was a great move!

Best, Lisamarie