Note: I very sadly deleted this original post (along with all the fab comments), so here is the recovered version. Boo
I was spoilt by Revlon with these four Just Bitten lip stains a week ago and have since been addicted. Literally! I even found myself (after a face mask and ready for bed) trying on all the pretty colours and wore one to bed – I know, I know! These have been raved about by American and UK beauty vloggers, so I have been waiting with baited breath to get my hands on them.
|From left: Charm, Rendezvous, Honey and Precious|
You may remember my post on the Just Bitten ranges cousin, the lip butters which I also loved, but these really do take the cake.
When I posted these on Instagram and Twitter a few of you mentioned the Clinique Chubby sticks (which I reviewed here). I must say, these have got my vote so far!
I love them so much as they are incredibly smooth and easy to apply as well as having a nice sheen to them. I wouldn’t classify them as a moisturising lip product, but they certainly don’t dry the lips out.
I think my biggest pro is the colour selection – really my kind of lip colours with beautiful nudes, pretty pinks and bold corals. I chose the below four:
The main benefit of the products is that they literally stain the lips with a pretty colour so last about 2 – 4 hours, although I do like reapplying it as like the balmy feeling on my lips. It’s one of those products that after eating/drinking your lips still look pretty and made up, rather than faded and messy.
I like that these balm stains don’t need to be sharpened, you just turn the silver piece on the bottom, and the balm stain will scroll up. It’s handy, it’s easy, and it’s super convenient not to have to sharpen them. These Just Bitten balms have a slight minty taste and fragrance to them, but you don’t get a burning effect on your lips at all. The pigmentation is great on these balm stains. I found that some are a bit more pigmented than others but I think that’s just when it’s a darker colour which I prefer. You don’t just get a “sheer swipe of colour”, but you get really great, pigmented colour from these balm stains. This is a breakdown of my general thoughts: Pros:
Nice minty fragrance
Smooth application, no tugging/pulling
Awesome colour selection (I want them all)
Affordable, R95 at Dischem, R99 at Clicks.
Great colour pigmentation
Not as moisturising as a lip butter (but certainly not drying)
Can be a little dry after the glossiness of the balm goes away, and just the stain is left, but this is true with all lip colours I find.
Those are my thoughts, so hope you will have no hesitation in stocking up on these. They amazing!