Saturday, March 19, 2011

Maybelline ColorSensational and Revlon Just Bitten - The Battle of the Lip Stains

I’m not a huge fan of stains (lip, cheek and of course clothes, lol) but these two made me see the light. It made me realize how useful and practical it is to use a lip stain on very busy days.

I will start with the Revlon Just Bitten:

Revlon Just Bitten in Twilight, by bitsandtreats

I bought this in January and I can say that I haven’t used it that much, maybe less than 10 times. Why? It stings my lips whenever I use it. The lip balm on the other end doesn’t help. Even if I put a lot of lip balm (Revlon or Maybelline) it just stings.

The other thing that I hate about this is the lip balm on the other end. We all know that it’s bound to break. Mine did. Although I knew that it was inevitable, I couldn’t help getting pissed off especially since it happened when I was at a restroom inside the mall, meaning I wouldn’t be able to retouch for the rest of the day as I didn’t have a spare lip balm with me.

The other turn off is the price. I think I bought this for Php700+.

One thing I like about this though is how long the color lasts. I can truly say that I only need a few touch ups throughout the day. You can also go really red by layering the stain on. I like wearing mine like this:

revlon just bitten twilight swatch, by bitsandtreats

If it’s your first time using this particular lip stain, start with light strokes and just build up the color from there. Remember, it’s easy to add but it’s hard to remove. You also have to be quick with applying as the stain dries up pretty fast. It also dries up my lips so I’d have to re-apply lip balm throughout the day.

Let’s go to the other side, the Maybelline ColorSensational Lip Stain. This is Cherry Pop:

Maybelline ColorSensational and Revlon Just Bitten

Now, most of you may know that this is available at my online store Hyphen. I want you to know that this review is honest. I know my ethical duties as a blogger and as a writer. I will only write what I feel is my honest opinion.

The main reason why I decided to carry this product on my online store is because Revlon Just Bitten was a disappointment. Being a Maybelline fan for so long, I was hoping that this product would be better. And yes, it did not disappoint. It has its merits but it also has its faults.

First off, the color payoff is okay although if you want that exact shade on the packaging, you’d have to layer on a lot. It doesn’t last as much as Just Bitten but that’s fine with me as this does not sting my lips. It actually works well with my HG lip balm. Probably because they’re both Maybelline.

maybelline colorsensational in cherry pop swatch, by bitsandtreats

I use this whenever I join bazaars as I don’t have the time to retouch or run to the bathroom as much as I want to. I guess my constant opening and closing has made the pen a bit dry. It’s either that or the product is running out. Like Just Bitten, this also makes my lips a bit dry but not as dry as with Revlon.

I like using this because I don’t need a mirror unlike Just Bitten because as I’ve said, you need to layer it on to get the exact shade on the cap. I’m just too scared that I might end up with very red lips with Revlon that’s why I always use a mirror whenever I apply this.

Price, of course, the Maybelline ColorSensational Lip Stain is only Php550. This is not available in drugstores and local beauty shops but you can get it at Hyphen. (Shameless plugging here).

Now the big question, will I buy Just Bitten again? Absolutely not. I don’t like the stinging effect. I think that’s the reason why your lips should look just bitten, unfortunately, my lips still look the same. Will I use Maybelline ColorSensational Lip Stain again? Nope. Why? I’m just really not a fan of lip stains. I will stick to my “normal” lippies, thank you very much. But if you’re a fan of lip stains, I highly recommend either one.


  1. Not a fan of lip stains too but I wanna try some. :)

  2. These look quite natural :) But like you, I am a fan of lippies too ^^

  3. tony moly doesn't sting. hmmm... i think most lip stains really have a stinging sensation.

  4. @Aya: You should at least try one. Just so you know how it feels. = )

    @Sara.H: Yes, they look quite natural as I was very careful not to over stain! = )

    @Sugar: Gotta try that. Thanks!

  5. I've been eyeing the Just Bitten but I still don't have the budget for it yet! LOL

  6. mahapdi ang applicator ng just bitten, but I like the effect. Inevitably masisira talaga ang lip balm.



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