Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Review: Revlon Just Bitten Lipstain

I hate to say this but first and foremost, this product was a massive disappointment to me, potentially the worst makeup item that I have ever bought; that's saying a lot because I've bought a lot of make up in my 20 years on this planet. I feel bad that my first proper product review is going to be a negative one, but I want to warn people about the Revlon Just Bitten Lipstain.

Several cosmetic companies are all of a sudden bringing out lipstains, and we have also recently seen the mammoth rise of the gel eyeliner. All are boasting good value, high quality products. Something tells me that I was just unlucky with the one which I purchased. The only reason I bought the Revlon lipstain was because the lip products were two for £10 and my friend and I went £5 each and both got one. She however was wiser and purchased a lipstick, 'Cherries in the Snow' and I must say it looked beautiful. Looking back I wish I'd just bought a lipstick. This lipstain retails for £7.99 and I would have been VERY upset if I'd paid that much for it.

Anyway, down to business, what forces me to believe that maybe this one was a one off unlucky purchase. When I tested this product, it was lovely, hence why I bought it. I got back to my flat, and tried it on. Lovely. I bought the lipstain in the colour 'passion' and it is a beautiful colour; bright, pretty pink without being to garish, easy enough to wear everyday. However when I went back 2 hours later to reapply (It didn't need reapplying really, I just wanted to play with it) it was completely dry and no colour came out onto my lips when I tried to apply it. I could literally draw a line down my face and nothing would come out. I've had this product for over a week now and its still the same. Yet I was in Boots today and tried the tester again just out of curiosity and it was fine, having been used numerous times; consequently making me think I had the bad egg of the bunch.

Another reason I don't get on with this product, aside from the fact it only worked once, is the poor packaging. The other end is a balm, which is applied over the stain to give a sheen to the lips which initally does look beautiful. However the cap does not click into place (this goes for all of the lipstains, not just my potential bad egg) hence it's not secure and  comes off very easily in your handbag as mine did. The balm snapped off and the product was ruined, this is the worst design flaw of the whole thing.  The balm just sticks out, it does not wind down, which makes it trouble beacuse if the lid comes off in your handbag it just mushes into the lining and makes your bag messy; something which you don't need to put you in a bad mood. This photo below demonstrates the 'snapped off' balm.

Would I ever buy a lipstain from another brand? Maybe, because I do love the effect stains have on the lips. I would never buy a Revlon one but potenially a MaxFactor one, yet with my bad experience with this one I would be apprahensive about purchasing one ever again. Like I said, maybe I'm just giving them a bad name, but my personal experience with this product was dire. I was excited for the release of the Revlon Lip Butters later in month and its made me think twice about purchasing one, which is sad.

Please comment below and let me know if you've had a good or bad experience with this product.

Have a great day! Georgie xxx


  1. I wonder if it was just a bad egg :/ I would definitely recommend their lipsticks though!

    Loved this!

  2. Aw :( Take it back and see if theyll give you another one xx

  3. Mine was OK but nothing to wrtie home about. It was disapointing because I thought this was going to be really good!:(


    1. thats exactly what i thought, i was just stunned because it only lasted one application before drying out!