|Would buy this product again.||68%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Good God I love this color. I am a sucker for lavender/lilac shades and they are super flattering on my skin-tone. I have been looking forever for a stain or something that would not be dry but would be this color.
This starts off on me as a very blue based pinky color and stains to a berry-like but still hint of lavender color. I love it. It looked like I ate berries or drank light wine. It's a gorgeous shade and unique.
This line by Revlon is a huge hit for me. I have a bunch of the colors now and this is my favorite. Very much like wearing a balm but it stains after the balm disappears. When the balm part wears off I forgot I even had it on previously because it feels like nothing. I looked in the mirror tonight for example and spotted the pink/lavender stain and was surprised. I had applied it 4 hours earlier. I had drank coffee and was in a big meeting talking a lot. I got compliments on the color as well asking what it was and it was a beautiful color.
I am a NW20 for reference. I have hazel eyes and dark hair. I wore this with Kitten shadow by WNW and Nutty.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I love the idea of these lip stains. I love that they don't seem to irritate my sensitive lips like so many similar products do. But oy, vey! I just wish they would be true to color shown and stay that color. Also, I hate how these start to wear off and leave that ring of color around your mouth. They go on looking one way and always change significantly on my lips. Now, for the record, Darling is one of the nicer shades on my NW20 complexion. But I was hoping for a soft pale lavender. And this turns more of a berry tone on me. The color is fine, nothing special, but so not what I was hoping for from the color of the crayon. The color would get a 3-4. The product gets a 2-3.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Cute but doesn't last. I actually like how light it is, but sometimes I wish it was more vibrant.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Black
As a teenager, $18 for a Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain (which didn't have too much product) is quite a lot. So when I was given the opportunity to purchase products from the more expensive drugstore brands, I had picked Darling (and Lovesick) as one of my shades.
Darling, for me, is a frosty purple-lilac shade which doesn't entirely suit my slightly tanned skin colour. And I extremely disliked this shade. The smell was horrid and I don't like how it looks and how it feels on my lips (dry, fake and too frosty).
I think some of the other shades (like Lovesick) are much nicer and would not buy this product again.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This shade goes on light/blue-toned pink on me and stays that color, but it doesn't stay on very long at all and also takes 5-6 layers to see the color. I usually can't wear colors like this because it's too "Barbie" and cheap/tacky-looking on me, but this one grew on me. Since I don't have very many products for lips this color, I have been enjoying it. Mostly though, I've been using it as a lip balm with a little color around the house (like I do with 'Honey') and I'm going through it pretty fast. Definitely won't repurchase when I'm done with it. I've decided I'm not into these sheer lip colors; I don't want to see the texture of my lips when I'm wearing lip color. And I'm just barely comfortable wearing this color. It's just not the most flattering or attention-getting shade for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I love the Revlon Just Bitten Balm Stains. The colors are great and look gorgeous. Darling is one of my favorites. After 2 hours I find the color is still there but I have to apply a clear balm occasionally to restore the moisture. After about 4 hours you may want to reapply some color but it's not always necessary.
The packaging is sleek and pretty. The color of the packaging matches the color inside. Very nice to look at and functionality is good. You turn the silver part at the bottom to either retract or reveal more of the product.
The price is towards the higher end of the scale but it's actually pretty good value. If you love this and use it every day you'll still get many uses out of it.
Overall I love this and will buy it again. It's like a pretty lipstick combined with a balm. Feels great and looks great. One thing to note is that sometimes it does dry a different color to what it goes on. This isn't the case with all of the shades. I notice it but for me it's not that dramatic of a difference.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Grey
I love this product. It's really moisturising and the perfect balance between colour and shine/balm. The colour is more on the pink side than I was expecting from the packaging, but still a gorgeous lavender-toned pink that is striking and unusual. The formulation is nourishing but has staying power.
The packaging is sleek and looks pretty, and I like the tube because I always find tube lip products more hygienic than tub lip balms.
I actually lost this (cry) and have ordered another one. Really a great colour choice especially for fair-skinned girls.
**Side-note- the colour can really vary in lighting! I put loads on in my bedroom the first time I tried it because it wasn't showing up. I was disappointed and thought it was an over-hyped lipbalm. Went outside and it was BRIGHT pinky lilac!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
This is a lovely, lovely product, but it's just not what I wanted/expected. I want light lilac lips, dammit! And this shows up fuscia on me. Very pretty though. I'd probably try it in another color.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
I wanted to love the balm stains so much! However, it doesn't moisturize it just sits on my lips and after an hour or so it dries my lips out. I purchased Darling as I was looking for a lilac-pink color but the color turned out to be a bright fuchsia pink when I applied it. I like the fuchsia but the formula is way too glossy for my liking so I have to blot it before it is wearable. I definitely will not be purchasing Darling again and there is so much product in the tube! Still having a teensy hope for it to work on me so I'll be dropping by the drugstore to pick Crush up. Fingers crossed!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Shade description: lavender pink (turns into bright fucshia)
- long wearing
- buildable pigmentation
- does not stain lips original color
- not a lot of product
Comments: This starts off as a light lavender pink, but will quickly turn into a bright fuchsia due to the stain it leaves. Formula is moisturizing enough with a shiny finish. I love the peppermint scent and it wears well.