Monday, 25 July 2011

revlon's 'just bitten' lipstain and balm.

today was draining to say the least. i was functioning on four hours sleep, had to get up at 6am (always painful), and somehow managed to still maintain the art of simply getting up too late and having to dash out of the house looking like a steaming hot turd.

face: 17 primer, mac studio fix fluid (nc35), clinique airbrush concealer (03 light), mac mineralize skinfinish (medium plus).
eyes: urban decay primer potion, urban decay eyeshadow (naked), urban decay 24/7 eye pencil (electric), no 7 extreme length mascara (iridescent sapphire), max factor false lash effect mascara, mac eyebrow pencil (stud).
cheeks: mac blush (fleur power).
lips: revlon 'just bitten' lipstain (passion).

i never wear bright colours on my eyes, ever. this is for two reasons: i feel as if bright colours makes my brown-green eyes appear dead, and it's just so hard to make them work with my yellow-ish complexion. i don't even like this particular look but in my sleep-deprived state, they were the first products i reached out for. i honestly don't know how some people go wild and wear all sorts of crazy colours all over their eyelids; i mean, i totally admire it and wish i could look like i just fiercely rolled out of an illamasqua campaign, but it is just not me. this is about as close as i'll ever get! some bright eyeliner. i'm so wild. next i'll be out partying all night, waking up in the morning feeling like p diddy etc.

anyway. let's get down to business. revlon brought out a lipstain ages ago and i bought it shortly after its release, but never got round to using it until today. i was pretty stoked, as it would eliminate any concern of any colour going on my teeth, unlike those bitch ass lipsticks. my verdict in the end? it's fine. not perfect, not good, just 'fine'. as a concept it's quite novel, with a felt tip on one end and a balm on the other. the felt tip felt quite rough, and when one is sleep-deprived, one gets confused between the felt tip and a highlighter. i somehow convinced myself that if i licked what felt like highlighted lips, i would die.

colour wise, once again, FINE. not eyecatching, not dull, not a disaster... just... fine. maybe i'm so used to really bright lipsticks that this just paled in comparison, whereas for someone who may prefer more neutral make-up, it could be a nice shade without going too far. lasting power is actually pretty decent though, and it didn't wipe off for a good few hours despite me scoffing everything in sight (despite being quite drying). oddly enough, i actually prefer the balm at the end rather than the lipstain itself... come on revlon, you know what to do... ditch the stain... if you're mega efficient, you could do your lips and then go to work and use it as a pen. aw yeah. think i'll do that.

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