I'm not a total MAC snob, I do try other products and one that everyone has been raving about is the Revlon Just Bitten Lip-stains. I picked up their most popular shade "Passion" and couldn't wait to try it out! It looks just like a marker so I applied it like one. BIG mistake. It was way too dark and lived up to it's name and "stained" my lips for hours. Apparently you should apply it like this or this. Now, I know people are going to hate me for this, but even applied correctly I'm not crazy about it. It looks similar to the effect of drinking cherry cool-aid. I like that it lasts all day, but I don't really like how it looks on me. I think it would be good for women that rock the "natural" look like Jessica Biel or women with medium-darker complexions. I'm very pale, so anything other than light pinks, nude or clear gloss looks terrible on me. I also feel like it's a lot of work to get it to look right and if I'm going to apply something to my lips, I want it to be noticed. What do you think of lip-stains? Which ones have you tried and what would you recommend?