Sunday, 2 December 2012

NEW Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Suede Lipsticks


These babies are the newest addition to the Revlon lip collection! When I saw these I was all excited, like any new product, it is extremely hard for me to resist. The first thing that caught my eye was the large variation in pink and dark toned colors. There are so many to choose from, there's everything from soft baby pinks, to bright bold pinks and same goes for the darker colors. There are light and dark plums as well as maroon toned shades. The only thing this collection is lacking in my opinion is more nude shades. There is only one color called "private viewing" that is a light brown color. I love a neutral lip, and although some colors did really appeal to me I'm not sure if I would wear them.

The packaging is pretty average, it's encased in plastic and the bottom portion of the lipstick is the same color as the actual shade. I think the Revlon lip butters look much more nicer and I would rather dish out my money on those then these ultimate suede lipsticks.  Nevertheless, I bought 'Private Viewing' any way and lets just say that if your going to spend $10.96 on a drugstore product you want to be impressed or at least enjoy your experience using it. Sadly that was not the case for me. I'm disappointed because I do enjoy Revlon products and this was somewhat of a miss for me.

The problem lies in the formulation; at first when you apply the lip stick goes on with such ease. It's smooth, velvety and kind of wet, it's no where as creamy as the butters but it still feels nice. The color is beautiful and overall it seems like a nice product however, within 5 minutes you notice the smooth texture start to dry and tighten your lips. When I first tried this lipstick I thought it was because my lips were severely chapped so I wasn't too worried although it did look nasty on. When I tried it later on my lips were in better condition but the same thing happened. A couple minutes after applying my lips were so cracked, every fine line was visible and it just felt like my lips had been plastered, not a great feeling.

While typing this review I wanted to try it out again; I only had my Baby Lips on which I wiped off and I applied this Revlon Lipstick. When I applied this product directly on top of chapstick it didn't do much. When my lips were moisturized for a bit and then I applied this I noticed that it lasted a bit longer without getting dry but ultimately it still did happen. Right now my lips look matte and they feel tight the smoothness has disappeared. While I think having your lips moisturized and scrubbed is a good idea, I don't think it changes the overall effect of the lipstick. In the end my experience was the same and for that reason I would not purchase another  one. I don't hate it, but It's disappointing to see that it doesn't live up the my expectations.

The Good...
- Amazing color selection
- Decent packaging
-Good for a stain (Will dry matte and the color will stay although the feeling isn't too pleasant  I would suggest adding a gloss over top to add a bit of moisture)

The Bad...
-Expensive
- Not every moisturizing or hydrating
-Makes lips feel plastered and tight very fast


* I had applied Baby lips when doing my makeup and my lips were still visibly hydrated when I took this picture*

*..and this is the horrendous after pick, I look so sick! Although drying didn't visibly occur right away I still felt the velvety texture disappear*



UPDATE: I would suggest adding a clear chapstick on top instead of underneath the lipstick, it works way better, I have watched videos on Youtube and many people have mixed opinions. While it dries out some find it uncomfortable while other's do not. At least I found a way to wear with it being bearble hah. It's so beautiful though, such a shame? I'm curious to know if anyone has had similar experiences as me. If you have tried this out let me know what you think. Will you be trying out Revlon's newest addition ?

23 comments:

  1. Im getting one of these to review through the revlon selects program. cant wait to try it. but if it is drying then i cant see myself using it or liking it because my skin and lips are dry on their own. I need moisturizing products for my lips
    :) chelsey

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    1. I hope it works out for you but sadly it wasn't my fave! Sucks because Revlon advertises it as a moisturizing product:(

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  2. Such a shame about the texture :( I have some of these on their way to me so hopefully not all the shades are like that.

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    1. Hopefully! Let me know what you think when you do get a chance to try them out:)

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  3. I saw these at the store yesterday, I was tempted to try but I decided to hold off since I have wayyyy to many lip products, but this shade does look lovely!

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    1. I wish I had held off lol! It is a really pretty though I must agree:)

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  4. I saw these in Walmart the other day and was tempted to try them out but after reading about the texture issues you had I think I will pass. I hate when my lips feel even the slightest bit dry so definitely not a product for me.

    What a shame. xo

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    1. It is a shame, after writing my review I actually searched these online. Some people had similar experiences to me. Revlon states that this is a moisturizing lipstick but it's the complete opposite for me at least. I'm really eager to know what other bloggers think.

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  5. Oh wow..what a bummer. The way you describe it..it sounds so gross. :( What happens if you apply a clear gloss on top?

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    1. I don't mean to bash it in anyway but it's my honest opinion. If it wasn't so drying I wouldn't have an issue with it. The problem is the feel totally changes..you look back in the mirror a little after and all your fine lines are visible!

      I haven't tried it with a gloss over top cause I don't even like wearing it:(

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  6. Ya doesn't seem very nice.. kinda too sheer for my liking.. I agree maybe try it with a gloss over top of it..

    www.blondeebrittany.blogspot.ca

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    1. I really have a love hate relationship with this product, I do want to like but it's hard to!

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  7. Revlon are usually so impressive with their lip products but this one sounds a little disappointing! Especially how it ends up really drying and also the underwhelming packaging. Think I'll stick with their Lip Butters and their Just Kissable Lip Stains :)

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    1. I just think that the packging is just blahh! Pretty average, nothing that would want to make me spend my money on but I was really excited to see a new product by them so I had to try.

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  8. Hey, I'm a new follower from the BLT blog hop! What I do is dab on some Chapstick before putting the lippie so it doesn't look dry, thanks for the tip though! :)

    Follow back?

    ochibernadas.blogspot.com

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    1. Hello!!
      I tried using a moisturizing product underneath but it didn't work..I've noticed dabbing chapstick on top really helps for me:)
      Thanks for pooping by
      xo

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  10. the packaging is so cute. I haven't tried these yet but I'm a big fan of Revlon lip products. From lip butter and Kissable lip stain. A bit disappointing as you said it is not very moisturizing. I have very dry lips in winter.

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    1. Trust me not a moisturizing product for winter lol, it's a shame:(

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  11. bah heard a bunch of bad reviews which is too bad :( And not expected from revlon!

    romanianbutterfly206.blogspot.ca

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    1. I feel so bad saying what I did but I've come to realize I'm not the only one who feels the same way about it. So sad:(

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  12. I heard bad reviews as well!! I received it in my Revlon selects box..butttt I haven't tried it yet! What a bummer... it does look like you're sick in that pic. :(

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    1. I`m interested to hear what you think! I`ve tried it numerous times but I can`t seem to fall in love with it:(

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