Doesn't apply well
I got Gothic, and I really wanted to like it because it was a really pretty color, but it just didn't look good on me, no matter how I applied it. The color always went on unevenly and the balm did nothing to help that. I returned.
I bought this two days ago and was very impressed with the results I got. I had been wanting it for a very long time. This is the first lip stain I have purchased but I absolutely love it. I love that it comes off with makeup remover. I got the shade Passion and it's a very nice pink color. I am so excited to wear this and will definitely be repurchasing and purchasing more shades.
Great Way To Get Into Lip Colours
Tried this out, firstly I really like that the lip balm doesn't actually have a scent and while it's the balm itself doesn't have the best staying power, I found that it's best thing to apply after using the actual stain part of this product, after the first application of the balm, it doesn't really matter what you use in my opinion but the balm just really seems to lock in the stain.
The stain application was really easy, with no issues with bleeding past the lip line which was a lovely and unexpected trait as I thought with a product such as this, bleeding would definitely occur. I also found that this product doesn't come out with too much of the stain at once, which makes application easier as it allows you to take your time and build the product up from being beautifully subtle to extremely bold depending on what you're after.
My only qualm about this product is that you can't put the lid on the product and I'm just one of those people who always seems to be losing lids.
I bought the shade Frenzy today and it's beautiful. I was worried about the product bleeding on my thin lips, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it doesn't. I had to put two coats on to stop it from looking blotchy but that's not something that bothers me. The staying power is on the better side of average, it doesn't come off while kissing but making out on the other hand fades it. Eating isn't a problem and the balm on the end feels amazing and has been super moisturising so far. I'm impressed after having heard so many bad reviews.
Did not like this!
I actually just threw mine out the other day and I only ever used it once. I tried it again to see if I changed my mind about it, nope! I forget the color name that I had but it was the bright pink one. Horrible color on me and maybe just in general... And for only using this lip stain once I went back and saw that the balm side was broken off. What a waste. I won't ever purchase this product again.
Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stains are marker style lip stains with a clear lip balm attached to the end. Just Bitten is "kiss proof color with soft shine, meets a moisturizing balm for supreme comfort." These stains are available in 15 shades. I have the color Gothic, a bright red. Revlon products are not tested on animals. This stain was made in the USA, as are most Revlon products. I can't find the amount of product you get in each pen, actually Revlon barely offers any info on their product on their website. I purchased this stain on sale at Rite Aid for $4.99 on sale, but they usually retail between $8 and $12, depending on where you buy them. My local Rite Aid sells them for $10.99, so I scored quite a deal!
Just Bitten Lip Stains come in color coordinated tubes with loosely attached caps, which isn't good considering marker style lip stains already dry out easily. The name of the product, and the name of the color are written on the tube in silver lettering. It looks pretty nice. Once again, Revlon comes out with attractive packaging, specifically by drugstore standard. I really wish the caps were sturdier and stayed on better. I wouldn't suggest throwing this product into your purse or makeup bag unsupervised. I also wish Revlon would offer more product information on the tube and on the website.
The felt marker tip is well saturated with product and comes to a rounded tip. Not too conducive to drawing thin lines to line the lips, but because of the additional width you need fewer swipes to cover your lips. Application is easy, but Gothic can go on a bit uneven and needs two coats to be fully opaque, however it's no where near as sheer as most lip stains are. Some of the more active parts of your lips, such as the corner of your mouth may need extra coats to keep the color even. No matter how many coats you apply, the color will not show up even in close up flash photography. I learned that today while taking pictures for this post. It will appear even irl though, and that's what matters, at least on a daily basis.
The color of Gothic is kinda great, but it definitely doesn't suit the name. Gothic sounds like it would be a deep, plummy color or a blackened purple, or at least a deeper, more burgundy red. Gothic is actually a bright, almost blood red when first applied, that dries down to a more classic, red lip color. It leans just a little bit cool, but could be considered neutral. Obviously, like with most lip stains, the resulting color varies on the natural color of your lip. The swatch on my arm looks like a different color than how it appears on my lips.Gothic suits me really well, which is great because I tend to have a harder time pulling off red lips, because of my pink cheeks and nose. I, personally think it looks quite good on me, though Roommate makes hooker jokes, and mum says it's almost overwhelming. What do they know though?
The balm on the end is controversial. Not many people seem to like it. Lots of people say that their balm popped out or broke off the very first time they applied it. I have yet to have any issues with this balm, but it's also not anything to write home about. It's pretty much just regular chapstick stuck on to a lip stain. It's not really moisturizing, but it adds a nice shine to the matte stain.
Of the four lip stains I've tried, Just Bitten is probably the most comfortable. It's a little, tiny bit drying, but nothing the balm can't handle. Just Bitten feels weightless on the lips, which is great. I actually tend to forget to touch up sometimes. Oops.
On the subject of touching up, Revlon doesn't get very specific about how long their Just Bitten lip stains are supposed to wear. Good thing, because I don't get super wear from Gothic. Gothic fades in a patchy manner after 3 or so hours. The stain is still there, but it's no where near as bright red as when freshly applied.
Reapplying in public may draw you a few strange looks. I guess people just aren't used to a girl coloring in her lips with what appears to be a marker with a chapstick stuck on the end.
Revlon's Just Bitten stains are the first ones that I haven't noticed a slight artificial, fruity scent or taste, so if you have a scent sensitivity, consider choosing this stain.
I like Revlon's Just Bitten lip stain in Gothic. I like it equally as much as NYC's Smooch Proof Lip Stain. You won't get hours and hours of wear, unless you layer a lipstick over it; I really like to layer NYX's Sunflower over Gothic. I think the color of Gothic is lovely and a true classic. Good job Revlon, this is the kind of color yinz are good at making. I do think Gothic was a weird name choice for the color. Just Bitten lip stains are pretty pricey for what they are, and I would never pay full price for it, but they're a solid buy if you get the on sale or with a coupon, or better yet, both. I would repurchase this stain if I could get a deal on it. Though Just Bitten isn't a perfect lip stain, they're pretty dang good. Pick one up if you like stains or if any of the colors catch your eye.
I bought this product when it first came out, i was kinda excited about trying it but honestly i didnt like it that much... the lip balm came off like right away while i was applying it on my lips so i now i have to do it with my finger or a brush... wish is like a 100 points less because for a lipstick you will probably be looking for something easy to apply. The color was way out there, not my style but maybe i just got the wrong color, next time i would probably go for a lighter one. But deffinitely the lip balm coming off was reason enough for me to not buy it again :/
Great vibrant long-lasting color!
I bought Just Bitten in Gothic and the color is great! A great dark red that lasted the majority of the day. My only complaint is that towards the end of the day the color did get sort of blotchy and was a tad bit difficult to get off, but other than that I really love the product.
i bought the color fire last year and it is still going strong so that is amazing the color payoff is great and was when i bought it i went through the balm fairly fast it is super moisturising i am looking to try gothic so in general i cant get enough of this product
I bought this product by accident thinking it was the balm stain. This is a lip stain + balm each on their own side. The one thing i truly liked was the color, I purchased the color Desire. As to the actual stain it absolutely sucked. I put it on my lips and it wouldn't go on evenly. I had spots on my lips that wouldn't absorb the actual stain no matter how much i kept placing the stain on it. I spent a long time drying to get the color on my top lip and it didn't really take. The applicator seemed to become clogged before I finished my bottom lip and wasn't seeming to put out a lot of product. The stain also leaves a horrible taste in your mouth. As to the side with the balm I have mixed feelings. Its very stiff and not very easy to place a fair amount onto your lips but when you do put it on it feels wonderful. And lastly the color was gone in literally a couple of hours. I have lipglosses that last longer.