|Would buy this product again.||54%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Black
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.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
This looks beautiful with L'Oreal Infallible 6 hour lip gloss in Barely Nude (615) on top. Real staying power and a gorgeous color.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red Eyes: Green
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.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Black
This has a wonderful color on me. It produces a sort of brownish brick red color on my lips that really complements my skin tone and make my face brighten up. It doesn't look fake, instead it looks as if I have naturally reddish lips. I can be drying but nothing Chapstick can't fix. The color lasts for about 4 hours on me, which is pretty ok for a lip product.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Grey, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
i agree with midge55....maybe it's our age! i also saw the recommedation by Helen Mirren, and figured if it's good enough for her, why not try it??! it takes some extra time to apply the stain evenly, bu after applying the balm, it looks great! curious about the other shades, but this is perfect for me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
My thoughts on this are lukewarm...I was hoping it would be more of a YLBB color but it is surprisingly dark and a little harsh on me. I've tried lipstains/markers in the past with little luck because they are usually so drying but I was hopeful this one would be different since it has a lipbalm on the other end. The lipbalm had a fine enough texture but didn't offer any moisture nor any setting properties like it said it would. As far as wear, it is long wearing but like another reviewer said, it sort of comes off in little clumps and very unevenly. Another issue I have is the lip balm end is not retractable so I suspect I will accidentally break it off soon.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This stain was a little darker than I expected, but I like it for evening looks. I just make sure to clean and dry my lips very well before applying and it goes on evenly. I agree that the balm is a little icky feeling, but I just throw on a sheer gloss instead.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Other, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I just got this lipstain today expecting a dark terracotta shade like the color of the packaging. unfortunately it isn't like that at all on me! it's more purple with just a hint of brown. not very flattering with my peaches 'n cream skin and dark circles. i was debating between this shade and flame, which i'll pick up next time i have some more pocket change.
Other than the color though, i love it! It's lasted me through lunch and the stain didn't leave residue on the anything, even on the lip balm end that i used right after.
I could see this drying out fast if not stored tip down, and you do have to exfoliate any dead skin and moisturize your lips well... but that's the price for using any felt tip lipstain.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I'm so upset at myself for spending so much on this product. The packaging is nice, but the color is awful (and I found this to be the most natural color offered) and the balm is really synthetic (I guess I shouldn't expect better from Revlon though). I gave it a two because I might be able to use this for a night out. Otherwise, it's too bold for day use. It almost looks cheap. And after the balm wears off, it's an unflattering fuscia on me.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I was a little afraid to try this product after reading the reviews, but Helen Mirren highly recommended it in InStyle magazine as a natural lip color, so I thought I would give it a try. Perfect color, just my lip color, only more accentuated, very natural looking. I do apply vertically as a reviewer suggested, and it works great - no complaints.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
When you use lips stains... you cannot have dry lips. A stain will only fall into cracks in the lips, so use a balm for about 10-15 minutes beforehand while doing the rest of your makeup. I cannot live without this product and shade now. When I first bought it, I hated it. I've finally figured out that you have to use this like a magic marker. How does a magic marker go onto skin evenly? When you use this vertically on your mouth the color is distributed evenly and the finish is beautiful! You can still lightly line your lips with the stain and then do this, but this is the most effective way so there is no bleeding or excess stain that builds up on your lips. I've used a lot of stains, and this is the best one on the market. Nevermind the high end brands... those don't work either. I wear this every day and my balm hasn't broken off. I can't believe I didn't try to work with this earlier. No makeup is fool proof, so work with it a little more! When you choose a lip stain you have to keep in mind the true shade of your lips. The darker your lips, the darker the stain will appear. On me this is a perfect neutral berry rose shade and the entire lip never fades.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Great idea, but in practice it's not that long-lasting. The color of this Forbidden shade is lovely - a subtle plum that looks great on my pale skin. My husband said it was "sexy" and he never comments on my lipstick. However, it wore off pretty quickly after eating and drinking.
I did try leaving it on overnight and then found it wore off much less quickly the next day, and wasn't "gone" until after dinner.
The Joe Fresh lip tints last longer than this for $6 Cdn. The only problem with those is that the "stain" you get doesn't always match the color of the product when first applied, but at least it's color.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I am a chapstick addict but was hoping to find something to add a bit more color to my lips. I hate lipstick because it comes off so easily for me so when I saw these I thought I'd try it and see what happens. I first tried the other one that Drew Barrymore does an ad for and the one I bought was dried out so I returned it and bought the forbidden lip stain instead seeing as it had a balm with it. The color is ok, but not quite what I was hoping for. It feels very dry on my lips and while the balm helps, the sensation doesn't last long enough for me. For being a stain, I don't see the color lasting either. I was not impressed and for $9 a tube, I was even more disappointed. Oh well, live and learn.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I bought this last week in the color Frenzy. The first problem was that the color was a lot darker than it looked. The color was supposed to be a purplish pink and turned out to be bright red. Ok, I like red, so no big deal. When I first applied it I liked it. It looked even and not dry. I tested it out the first time just around the house for a few hours, but once I'd eaten it started to wear off in the middle like someone else said. I wore it one more time to work, and I figured since I was at work and not eating it would last longer, but no, I ended up with the ring around the mouth look. It went back to CVS a few days ago.