Product Review: Revlon ColorStay Moisture Lipstains

Hello everyone and welcome back! As this weekend wraps up my spring break, I wanted to keep it simple this week and write about something that I’ve been using for a while. I’ve mentioned these Revlon ColorStay Moisture Lipstains a few times before, but I wanted to give you my complete thoughts and include swatches of all the colors I had. To be quite honest, though, I’m surprised that I haven’t seen many other beauty bloggers post about these, so I wanted to put in my two cents to get the word out about these lip products.

revlonlippies1I’ve mentioned these Revlon ColorStay Moisture Lipstains in my Bold Statements, 2014 Favorites, and Berry Lip Colors post, but I don’t think I’ve done them quite enough justice. In my Berry Lip Colors post I described specifically the darkest color, but here is a review of the product overall:

  • Formula/Finish: This is a unique product for it’s glossy shade and intense lip stain quality. I would call it the lip gloss version of a liquid lipstick, if that makes sense. It doesn’t quite have the opaque, lacquer effect as liquid lipsticks, but still has an intensely pigmented gloss with a moisturizing formula. 5/5
  • Color Payoff/ Pigmentation: The color payoff for this is pretty good. The darker colors definitely have better staining quality than the lighter colors, though. 4.5/5
  • Longevity: Once again, the darkest color has the best staying power but on average these last 3-4 hours. Since the darker colors have a staining effect, those tend to stick around for a few more hours. The glossy finish usually is removed with eating and drinking, though so reapplication would be necessary after meals. 4/5
  • Packaging: These Moisture Stains comes in a square tube with a screw-off top. The top houses the doe-foot applicator wand. I particularly enjoy the unique tear-drop shape of this doe-foot for it’s tapered tip which makes application very easy, especially for the tight corners around the mouth. 4/5

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There are 12 shades in the whole range, and I have three of them here. Since there are only a handful of colors in the range, I feel like just from these colors I have a good grasp on the range of products since I have a dark, medium, and light shade. There seems to be an even distribution of warm and cool colors and more medium and light colors than dark in the collection and they run for about $9 at the drugstore. The shades I have are Parisian Passion, Barcelona Nights, and Cannes Crush.

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Parisian Passion is the second darkest color in the collection. As I said, I thoroughly reviewed this color on my Berry Lip Colors post, but here is another lip swatch and color description.

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This is a rich deep, purple toned, burgundy color. I love this dark statement lip for the fall and late winter months since it is a good transition color in-between dark magentas and dark purple colors.

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Next up is Barcelona Nights. This is a bright, blue-toned magenta pink. It is a great color for spring and summer since it is so bright and vivid.

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Finally, this is Cannes Crush. This is a light pinky coral color with a slight orange undertone. This is the perfect color for summer as coral just screams warm months to me! This also pairs well over the Rocket Lippiestix that I featured in last week’s Coral and Mint Makeup Tutorial.

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Overall, I love these products and would encourage you to give these Lipstains a try. I know that they are not matte which is popular now, but their unique glossy formula is what makes them so intriguing. If you do, be sure to leave me a comment below or on social media, using the links at the end.

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All my love,

Megan

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