I have been aching to get my hands on the Revlon Colorstay Moisture Lip Stains (it’s really bugging me to use the American spelling of ‘colour’ but that is what the UK packaging says, so…) since they first started making the rounds on the US beauty blogs a few months ago, so when they were finally released in the UK, this August, I was pretty eager to get my hands one one.
Luckily, Boots currently have a 2 for £10 offer on all Revlon products, so I didn’t have to narrow down my selection from the eight available shades too much, and eventually settled on two colours a little out of my comfort zone; Rio Rush, which is a bright, almost fuchsia pink, and Cannes Crush, which is a gorgeous vibrant coral shade.
I love doe-foot applicators for lip products, I always feel like they’re so much more accurate than anything else, and, in a pinch, you can pretty much apply them without a mirror (just me who finds herself doing this?).
The first thing I noticed, on first application, if I’m honest…was the smell. It’s very industrial smelling, in the tube, although thankfully the smell isn’t noticeable on the lips. Still not the most pleasant trait, though.
I have to admit, I was seriously impressed with the colour pay-off of the ColorStay Moisture Lip Stains; they are so vibrant, and the finish is gorgeous, too; shinier than any lip stains I’ve used before, but not as sticky as gloss. They also don’t pick up on any dry patches like some other lip stains do, which is a serious bonus as we start to creep into winter.
As for the lasting power…I’m impressed. I had these on for about 4 hours (including through a coffee date), and although it didn’t stay as vibrant all day, my lips were still tinted, noticeably, by the time I reapplied at lunch.
Would I recommend them? 100%. It can be so hard to find flattering lip products which boast intense colour and staying power, but these have both. There’s a fairly varied range of shades, too, so I doubt you’ll be stuck for something that suits you.
The Revlon ColorStay Moisture Lip Stains are available for £7.99, but are currently on offer at 2 for £10 from Boots stores, or on their website, here.
Have you taken advantage of any great offers, lately?