I bought this in every color they had. It was $3 off at my Walgreen so they were about $6 each. I love them. My favorite is Passion. I haven't had an issue with peeling lips or with the balm breaking, although I do agree that it's ridiculous that the balm doesn't retract, especially being the pen is so dang long. A swivel top wouldn't have been too much to ask. I love the colors and I don't have an issue with splotchiness. I line my lips, then fill in and it works just fine. I keep my lips in pretty good condition though and maybe that's why. I get compliments on my lips when I wear these and so I really like them. I hated the Covergirl one as it was dried out it seemed the first time I used it. I agree that storing these upside down is a good trick to keep the product in the tip and not dry.
I purchased Revlon - Just Bitten, colour: "Gothic" and I love it. I described it as the "revolution" in lipstain. "Say good bye to lipstick, because lipstain is THE revolution!" I just love it.
Long lasting with a powerful punch of kissable colour.
The only issue I have is that I just got it this week and it already seems like it's running out, but I've only used it under five times so far.
Should I sit it upside down so the liquid sinks to the tip? Or shake it before I use it?
I listed packaging quality as 2 for now giving tips on how to keep the item working to its full potential.
Overall, not the best product out there. It seems to leave my lips looking cracked, but with the balm it gets a little bit better. Great color also! just wish it had some scent to it. Also my balm broke the first day, not impressed.
So this product actually lasts too long for me. I will put it on in the afternoon and the next morning when i wake up its still on my lips! I got mine in passion which is a pretty color and its good if i am in a hurry the next morning after wearing it the day before but i will probably not repurchase.
*sigh* My first ever review is a flame. I bought the "Forbidden" Revlon Just Bitten lip stain + balm and it was horrendous. Okay not that horrible but it did not last long! The colour was okay; kind of a pinkish nude colour with a slight hint of brown and was perfect in enhancing my natural lips but seriously, the colour end was too dry. It's like a magic marker. I apply it a few times, then it's all dried up so I let it sit for a while. I cannot have a lip stain that takes up my time. I want it to be a quick easy process but this doesn't cut it. Also, it doesn't stain and the balm part is ok I mean it doesn't smell or taste like anything but I accidentally put it in my bag and the cap comes off and the balm part is smeared in my bag. Great...
I have this lip stain in four colors and I love every one. I have Crave, Beloved, Frenzy and Passion. I have a terrible time finding lip products that last for any length of time on me. I have tried several drugstore level lip stains and this is the best by far. My only complaint is the packaging on the lip balm. Because isn't isn't a twist up, the balm only lasts a couple of uses before it collapses. Instead of the balm, I use a glittery lip gloss and it looks great.
ETA: I added Victorian and Midnight to my collection and like those just as much.
The balm at the end is a genius idea, but the fact that Revlon's lip stain has so much alcohol in it makes the balm more than necessary. The stain is very densely pigmented, which would be wonderful if it was easier to work with. It dries so quickly that you can't even it out, leaving the stain patchy and uneven. It lasts well, but using the balm on top does make it wear off faster. The marker tip is also too long, making application awkward. All in all, it's a good concept but the product execution doesn't really work.
This is a fun product - easy to use the color looks just like the package on my mouth. Stays on...overall i like is. i got passion. fun pop of pink
I really like this lip stain. In my opinion, it is great for people trying to start in lip stains without paying for really expensive ones until they are sure they like a stain on their lips. That being said, this stain is very simple to use. I got the colour Passion and its just lovely. It looks great on my mum and I, even though we are both completely different skintones. I think Passion would look good on any skin tone really.
The stain has two ends, a marker-like applicator and a balm. The applicator gets the job done well, I can line my lips and fill them in easily. The balm makes any drying sensation you might get throughout the day go away easily and it isn't oily. The balm fades a bit when you eat, mostly oily foods, but that doesn't bother me. The pen fits easily anywhere, it isn't difficult to reapply.
When I first tried this, I used the pen on dry lips with a few cracks on them. It filled them in nicely, as if my lips really were a pink berry color. I'd definitely buy again and recommend :)
Hate this product. It feels scratchy to apply, the lip balm isn't retractable, it goes on unevenly and feels like I'm applying permanant marker and I think it's given me an alergic reaction. I'm using flame and the only positive thing i have to comment on is the colour. Furthermore I paid $18 for it. Excuse me while I attempt to get an exchange.