Review & Swatches: Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in “Womenswear”

Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in Womenswear

Availability: ULTA, Walgreens, Walmart, Beauty.com, Drugstores
Price: $9-10

Company’s Description

Are you getting both moisture and wear from your lipstick? This velvety soft formula with shea butter and aloe is food-proof and doesn’t quit. Available in 20 suede shades. Apply once and go.

Revlon’s newest lip product is the Colorstay Ultimate Suede Lipstick, which is advertised as being both moisturizing and long-wearing. This review is for the shade Womenswear–a medium brink pink shade.


Packaging: 9/10

This lipstick comes in a plastic, cylindrical tube with a clear, snap on cap. The color of the packaging matches that of the lipstick. The base of the packaging twists to push up the bullet inside. The base clicks on the first couple of turns, but doesn’t click after that.

Quality: 8.5/10

Womenswear is a light-to-medium pink shade that isn’t shimmery but has a shiny surface. The color itself is translucent–almost like a pigmented balm. I did find that I needed to swipe the lipstick back and forth over the lips a couple of times to get the color to look more uniform and to get rid of patchy spots.

The formula is, initially, moisturizing and emollient on the lips. It feels like a cross between a lip balm and a lipstick when you first apply it. But after about 30 seconds, the lipstick dries, and leaves a hint of a tacky feeling on the surface of your lips. It also loses its moisturizing quality. The formula doesn’t dry out your lips, per se, but it did leave my lips wanting moisture. After the lipstick started to make my lips look a little wrinkly, I did apply a balm on top to give my lips some moisture.

This lipstick definitely wears longer than your average lipstick formula–about three and a half (3.5) hours. It also leaves a stain behind, though I found the staining color a little uneven for this shade. The lipstick isn’t transfer- or water-resistant, but its drier quality does make the pigment adhere to your lips more strongly than with normal formulas.

Overall, I think this is a decent lip product that wears longer than normal without being too drying on your lips. But it would be better if it was more moisturizing.

Ease of Use: 9.5/10

Applying this shade is pretty hassle-free because of its translucent quality. The lipstick transfers easily onto the skin without any skipping or tugging.

Price: 8.75/10

For around $9.00, you get 0.09 ounces (2.55 grams) of product. Maybelline’s SuperStay 14HR Lipstick falls into the same price-point and contains 0.12 ounces (3.3 grams) of product. L’Oreal’s Infallible Le Rouge Lipcolor contains the same amount as Revlon’s ColorStay lipstick and costs the same. Compared to other drugstore brands, this lipstick is definitely at the higher end of the price range.

Final Grade

Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in Womenswear

Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in Womenswear

Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in Womenswear

Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in Womenswear

Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in Womenswear Swatch

Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in Womenswear Applied
Disclosure

This sample was provided for consideration purposes by the brand or a PR company. Reviews are always honest and never paid for.


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2 Responses to Review & Swatches: Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in “Womenswear”

  1. Lizz says:

    I have been wanting to try these out, i just might have to get this one 🙂

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