You've probably seen the commercial. The smoldering hot Jessica Biel... the haunting and taunting music... and the lip stain that promises to be different than all the rest. (Exhibit A: the commercial)The commercial was all it took for me to hit the store and after much deliberation, finally purchase the $9 lip stain. I tried Twilight as my color. The tube looked like a really pretty nude.. with a kick. I was a bit nauseated at the fact that this was the last tube on the shelf -- because teeny boppers will buy anything affiliated with their vampire movie. But I digress, it looked to be my color.
However, like most things... we should give at least one more try. The second go 'round, I didn't carefully apply it. I lightly smeared it across my lips, not filling in the creases when my lips pursed. It worked like a charm (surprisingly). The color more closely resembled the tube. The balm makes the color just a bit lighter, but not much. I find it more useful to put the stain on in the morning -- not apply the balm -- and add some thick, colored gloss throughout the day. However, the balm is nice and soothing.
I give this Revlon's Just Bitten.... (drum roll please).... a 3 out of 5.