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!
Swiped once on the left, 2-3 times on the right.
This is what it looks like on the lip if you wear a balm underneath.
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
Overall : 2/5