With the success of the Lip Butters, Revlon have delved deeper into the lipstick world with this new offering, a lip stain that also acts as a balm. Lip Stains have been around a long time, however many of them tend to come in a liquid form that ends up drying the lips and making them look flaky - not a good look!
I'm sure those of you that know of this balm stain have also heard the words 'Clinique' and 'Chubby Sticks' thrown around. Unfortunately, I've never tried the Chubby Sticks myself so cannot put in my two cents about the similarity other than the packaging is relatively the same. Both come in crayon form with a silver tip for twisting more lippie out and the colour of the stick is corressponding to that of the product inside.
Lovesick is the colour Emma Stone is wearing in all the promos for this product. It is a pretty, deep pink colour that helps add a pop of colour as well as having a plumping effect. It actually has a subtle minty smell which leads me to believe there may be some plumping properties sneaking in there as well. As this is a balm, it does have a lovely moisturising feel as well as a gorgeous sheen. When it comes to application, the crayon allows ease of use and is very precise, meaning the perfect cupids bow can be created.
It is very long wearing and I've tested it thoroughly! The colour transfers when the sheen is still noticeable, however this tends to break down after an hour. When lips are stained with colour, they are virtually untouchable. After eating, drinking, kissing and lots of pouting (what an evening!), I found the colour had faded slightly towards the middle of the lips yet the outside outline was still perfect. Don't worry if you can't grab the balm stain for a touch up right away, it doesn't look like a classic lip liner failure.
|Lovesick on the left|
Overall, I think I have fallen in love. Lipsticks are my downfall, unfortunately. I tend to play with my lips quite a lot and end up with colourless lips after an hour! The Revlon Just Bitten Stains have the same quality as a lipstick from application to colour payoff and I cannot wait to get more!