I feel this color would compliment most skin tones. Also, what a perfect name for this because it looks exactly like what bella and edward wear on twilight- especially in the breaking dawn 2. Anyways, you have exfoliate and hydrate your lips maybe an hour before using this - especially if its like winter and your lips or dry or you just have dry lips in general. The color is not what I would call "plummy". It's like a tawny medium to deep "salmon" (depending on how many layers or how pigmented your lips are). The healthier my lips are the better this goes on which is understandable. great color. great lasting power. and the balm helps to keep you hydrated. it can be dark so I apply quickly to my bottom lip and press my lips together to transfer to the top lip before it dries and it doesn't look as deep.
I bought this (plus Instinct) -for buy one get one 50% off. This is REALLY dark. I mean I'm olive colored, and it looks dark on me! I guess after it wears out a little -which is a long time, it sat on my lips through a facial -it starts lightening up.
Also - this and the other color are very similar to eachother, even though they are very different on the outside.
Also - don't judge the color based on the outside of the tube -very off.
Also - uneven application.
Regardless, it is what it promises - a lip stain. So in that regard, its perfect.
I'm definitely into matte lip colors more than shimmery ones, and this product is perfect and definitely worth the money! This color is definitely my favorite. On my skin, it turned out a perfect crimson color and I love the red matte lips look this gives. The color stays the whole day, even when the balm wears off. The balm that comes with the product is very moisturizing and sometimes I just wear it by itself on days I don't want a strong lip.
As far as the packaging, I haven't had a problem although I will say that I like the packaging of these more than Tarte lipstains.
Twighlight ended up exactly as I pictured it BASED ON the DISPLAY swatch; but the outside case is completely misleading!
I was looking for a lipstain that is inexpensive and 'gothic' plummy and this suited the bill perfectly. I didn't have any problem applying, but the applicator does seem a little 'harsh' feeling. Also, the balm part broke as soon as I opened the cap; could have been an off tube, but I didn't see on first look if the balm could be extended???? If not, it's not alot of balm they give you. I pressed it back in, and it seemed ok but I'll probably be using a different balm/gloss over it. So lippy off for less than ideal packaging.
Based on my previous experience w/ lipstains, I only apply when my lips are not chapped, and it helps to give lips a light brush with your toothbrush before applying to give it a smooth even surface to 'stain' onto.
This is my favorite lip product by far when combined with a gloss. And I love the color. Some reviewers said it was dark, but I found it perfectly plum. I top it with a Korres lip butter or Clinique Long Last Glosswear in Fireberry. Now, I really dislike the balm that comes in the other end (it's not moisturizing and doesn't last), but I just don't use it. And since I've paid around $20 for other stains, it doesn't bother me to only use one side of the product. Note: I initially hesitated to buy this product because I'd tried some marker stains by Avon's Mark that dried out far too quickly. These really don't. I use mine all the time, and they last about 4 months.
I am new to lip stains but I love this one! Maybe I'm alone in having swatched the colour first before I bought it so the fact it's a lot darker than the outer packaging wasn't a huge surprise for me. It's relatively easy to apply (I use the side of the tip to sweep from side to side rather than using the top of the tip like a marker pen) and it stays put forever. Passes every single kiss test with flying colours! I'm not a huge lipstick fan so the light formulation suits me well and the balm though awkward to use (it doesn't retract so the little nubby bit you can see is all you get) is reasonably good at moisturising. The colour range isn't great but this one is a firm favourite.
i LOVE this lipstain! the trick to getting even coverage is to use the balm before you do anything to your face, then do your whole makeup routine, THEN swipe it on. it would be much better than the covergirl one, if only because of the balm, but the color is so much better than theirs as well. also, the balm helps smooth out the color after its on your lips, kind of like an eraser. and it lasts for like, ever, ive had mine for over a year and im just now wondering if i should replace it.
Not impressed. Colour is too dark, as others have said. I also find this EXTREMELY difficult to apply. It goes on ridiculously unevenly in terms of colour density, and it's hard to even out. I was hoping for a lighter mauve-ish colour with this one, but it went on much darker than I had planned. The first of these stains I tried is the "Gothic" shade and I found that colour a bit better as far as colour density goes, but I think the formula of this stuff just sinks into any uneven skin on the lips and causes a very patchy look. Will not repurchase any other shades; can't recommend.
Oh. But it does at least have staying power.
I had skipped this so many times because of the so so reviews on here. I finally decided to try it out because of the raging reviews from Makeup Geek on YouTube. She compared this stain with the other brands on the market and this one was the best according to her. I found it at WalMart for around $6 and got the shade Twilight because I've been into wearing dark plummy reds for fall.
This is the third lip stain I've purchased, the other two being a Sephora brand stain and one from Styli-Style. This is definitely superior to those stains and I'm really liking this product so far. I expected it to be a little difficult to apply, its like a magic marker except permanent, so its important to be very careful upon application. I like that there is a lip balm included. Other reviewers had said that their balm was dried out, I was happy to find that mine was still very moist, but I actually prefer to use my own lip balm instead as I'm pretty particular. I agree that the shade on the tube is darker than the actual stain, but that's ok with me because I wanted a dark shade. I will probably repurchase this in a few more shades especially because I like to wear this with a little lipstick or gloss on top sometimes.
Just Bitten Lipstain in Twilight
- Stays on my lips FOR EVER! My boyfriend was terrified at first, but it didn't transfer at all (=happy boyfriend)!
- Lip balm is moisturising and gives a nice sheen to the lips.
- Such a hassle to apply! Because of its staying power it is really unforgiving when you make a mistake.
- The colour on the tube is NOT the colour you get - it's much much darker and made me look like a goth i.e. very ill. If I want the colout to look lighter, I have to be really careful while I apply it, which takes forever.
- The felt tip applicator leaves streaky lines on my lips and is too hard to apply lip product in my opinion.
- It's a female dog to remove at night - I know it's a stain, but I thought at least makeup remover would do it.... well, it doesn't.
- The packaging is horrible. Even before I had properly removed the plastic, the lid slid off the lip balm end and the balm broke off!
- The lip balm was moisturising when I first put it on, but it vanished really fast and left my lips drier and flakier than before.
- At £7.99 I think it's too expensive for what it is.
NOT an on-the-go product like I thought!
NOT forgiving when it comes to application mistakes or slighty dry lips.
NOT for those scared of dark, dramatic colours.
Will NOT repurchase.