Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in 095 Finale

I bought this lipstick on a whim without reading any reviews and I got a nasty payback for that!

Revlon a few months ago launched the ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick range. I’ll give them props for one thing, the colour range is just brilliant. I was at Shopper’s Stop when I spotted this at the counter. I wanted a coral red type of shade and this looked perfect. It swatched well and the red wasn’t an intense one. The shade is called Finale and it’s a very warm orangey red.

The pigmentation with these lipsticks isn’t a lot. It’s sheer but buildable upto medium. It goes on a bit creamy and dries to a semi-matte finish. But if you’ve used a lip balm underneath, it’s just weird too apply.

I felt like the application was very very uneven if there is a lip balm underneath. It was more even without one but it settled into lines and just looked like a mess over time. It highlighted all the problem areas and didn’t look flattering at all. I’m just not pleased with it. When you apply, it doesn’t feel very heavy on the lips, there’s a bit of tact to it, but not sticky. But if it comes in contact with water, like drinking water for instance, it just changes the texture. I felt like it became a lot sticky and uncomfortable on the lips. It was just something I had never encountered with a lipstick before.

The staying power of this is decent, not too long wearing but not terrible either. It will last 4-5 hours if you don’t eat or drink this. It can feel drying over time. This doesn’t fade well, it becomes a bit patchy.

I know people have had varying experiences with this lipstick, but it just didn’t work for me. There were too many things I didn’t like.

The packaging is attractive in the coloured tube but the cap feels a bit flimsy. You get 2.55g of product for Rs. 650.

Overall, a disappointment for me.

Photos and swatches below!

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Swiped once on the left, 2-3 times on the right.

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This is what it looks like on the lip if you wear a balm underneath.

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Name: Colorstay Ultimate Suede Lipstick

Brand : Revlon

Colour : 095 Finale

Product Amount : 2.55g

Pigmentation : Sheer to medium coverage

Consistency : Velvet like but applies unevenly

Finish and Texture : A semi-matte finish if you don’t apply a balm.

Durability : Lasts 5 hours but feels terrible on the lips

Fragrance : Subtle sweet candy like scent

Price :  Rs.650

Available at : Nykaa, Flipkart

Overall : 2/5


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  • Richa Saxena

    Too bad…I have heard these were a major diappointment! The shade is so very pretty though… :)

    • Xuvious

      Yea, it’s a shame. :/

  • Preeti Kaur

    Revlon came out out with a major dud this time. A desperate attempt to compete with Maybelline superstay which by the way are way better than these.

    • Xuvious

      Yea, zameen asman farak between the two.

  • Tejinder Kaur

    shade is pretty but sad it didnt work..nice lip swatches

    my recent one :

    • Xuvious

      Yea, it looked so promising when I swatched it.

  • Shanaya

    Love the shade, so so pretty 😀 Looks great 😀
    xoxo <3

  • Aditi Y

    For the lipstick – :(
    For the review – 😀

    • Xuvious

      Such a waste of money. Normally I’d give stuff that doesn’t suit me to someone who wants it but this is just not worth giving. :/