The color this projected on my lips was not what I thought it was going to be. It has a strange orange shine to it. Also, the stain doesn't last very long, which defeats the purpose of a stain. Not into it at all.
The color is a bit on the darker nude side. I have tan skin and it seems to go well with it. I was on the fence about returning it to the store, but I think I'll keep it and use it as a lip liner.
I actually really really like this. I hate stains that turn fuschia, which most do. This one has zero fuschia in it, and is a lot like my natural lips, but better. When I put this on, I look like I just had a heavy makeout session.You know the look, slightly plumped and blood filled lips. Exactly the look I'm going for. I would describe this color as brownish red with no pink undertones, more like orange undertones. Forbidden and dawn are the best colors in this line. Dawn is a lighter version of Forbidden. I'm NC 30/35 for reference. If you are any lighter than this, you might find this color a bit dark for your liking.
I bought this color judging the tube, it is less intense than the other colors with hues of brown-orange. No it is not. It is th most intense red I have in my stash. Intense in a bad way, like I just suck someones blood, maybe that's where the name comes form. I don't like it. The balm side, I would rather apply petroleoum jelly.
For the money, this is definitely not what I'm used to with Revlon. I've been happy with their lipsticks in the past, but this cost about $12 and is nothing more than a magic marker on one end and a clunky blob of chapstick on the other. The balm end broke off the second time I used it. C'mon Revlon--this product will ruin your good name.
I love this lip stain! I usually don't buy ANYTHING, until I read about it on MUA, but it was on sale so I gave it a shot. I'm so glad I did.
Firstly, exfoliate your lips! Use a toothbrush or a terry towel, wet it, and gently remove dead skin cells on your lips with small circular motions. Apply a light amount on balm.
Unlike, most reviewers, I like the felt pen applicator. I just brush it over my lips. Sometimes, the color will come out unevenly, but while it's still fresh on your lips, just wet your fingertip a bit and run it over your lips. This helps to even out the color. And when you feel like you're running low, with the cap on just give the pen a flick of the wrist. You'll see all the color come back to the lip. When it's dry, top it off with the balm that's included or your fave one.
I have this lip stain a few colors, but Forbidden is by far my fave.
I'm a big fan of this stuff. It's actually quite nude on my lips (they're quite dark), and this just gives me a bit of colour. I use it as a liner, and top it with a moisturizing lip colour. I would repurchase.
This looks beautiful with L'Oreal Infallible 6 hour lip gloss in Barely Nude (615) on top. Real staying power and a gorgeous color.
I originally purchased this in the summer when I was a brunette and I thought it looked to harsh and dark. I ended up tossing it into my small mound of lipsticks and forgot about it until last week. Now I really love this colour and it works for me with my red hair and it being autumn when I like to wear darker make-up. It's a great shade of terracotta that really works with my red hair, fair complexion, and fall wardrobe. The only down side is the balm as it breaks off easily and I really wish it was retractable as I'm clumsy. Because of the balm I wouldn't repurchase, but will shop around for other brands of lip stains.
I tried this product mainly because I'm not that fond of lipstick but do like to have some colour on my lips. With lipstick I find that I either have to keep reapplying it throughout the day, or they chap my lips - especially the colourfast ones. So I bought this product and so far I'm impressed with it; it lasts a whole day's work (including food, drink, and lots of talking). I have been reapplying balm, but I do that anyway. Just be careful of the balm end - you have to recap it carefully. A pity it doesn't retract.