For this week’s IFB Project, I thought it would be a great opportunity to explore lip color options for ladies who don’t like lipstick — like myself! I am a chapstick kind of girl, and I don’t like my lips to feel dry, so I’ve never really gotten into lipstick. And once I’m out for the day, I don’t like to think about having to reapply any lip color. The perfect solution? Lip stain!
I’ve written often about my love for the Revlon Just Bitten lip stains, like here, here and here, and my collection has grown to five lip stains. I keep them all in a cup in our downstairs hall bathroom, so it’s one of the last things I add before heading out the door.
I have one “Just Bitten” lipstain + balm, and four “Just Bitten Kissable” balm stain sticks. I personally prefer the latter because they’re more like crayons, they feel softer, and the color seems more subtle. Also, the bottom is retractable, so no need to worry about sharpening! 🙂 I have learned that to maximize the duration of the lipstain, it’s best when I apply the stain when my lips are dry, so that the color really sinks in. And because the balm stain sticks are softer and feel more moisturized, I don’t have to apply chapstick until mid-morning or later.
So here are the colors in my current lip stain collection, along with closeups that show how the color looks in real life.
This was my first lipstain purchase, as detailed in this post, and this color is not part of the current “Just Bitten” collection. It stains a medium pink. The marker is really easy to use, but the results can be inconsistent as the marker tip can dry out. At times, I’ve just used the balm part as a kind of chapstick.
The “Honey” option is my most recent addition, and I love this more natural, subtle color. It’s similar to my natural lip color, but amped up just a little.
The “Adore color” is a more russet shade, good for when I wear red clothing.
A really bright, fun pink color! I often use this shade for a night out. The shot above is after 10+ hours of wearing this lip stain!
This shade is a really nice dark pink. I also often use this one as a base to layer on another color, like I’ve done above (layering “Lovesick” over “Crush”).
Do you have any personal lipstick faves? Please leave a comment and let me know!
And just to let y’all know, I wasn’t compensated by Revlon for this post; I just wanted to demonstrate how much I personally love these lip stains! 🙂
Link ups: IFB Project #108