Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Review: Revlon Colorstay Soft & Smooth Lipcolor

Hello ladies! So, I had the opportunity to get a Revlon lipstick through swapping yay! I posted swatches in the post before, so if you want a quick swatch of this, just click on the post before this post!

My chosen color: Natural Cashmere- a corally peach color. On, it looks as if it is a nude pink, but on me, it looks corally peach.

Claims: Lipstick so soft and smooth you won't believe it's long-lasting. Hours and hours of luscious, feel good color in one smooth step. Available in a wide range of beautiful shades

What I say:

First off, let's start with the pros. This stuff feels like cupcake frosting or spreadable butter on your lips. It smells kind of like frosting actually, but I don't notice the smell, and to smell something, I have to practically shove the tube up my nostril. Seriously though, I expected something more hard or unspreadable because it is "colorstay".

The lipstick goes on opaque (at least this color does) which is good for ultra pigmented lip girls (like me!). The finish of this lipstick is like a satin. It does look a bit matte, but there are ULTRA FINE sparkles in it which make it not a matte. If you like a shiny finish, you better get a gloss on there.

Feel-wise, it doesn't feel drying at all! It feels like nothing is on your lips because after one minute or so, it "sets". This means that it kind of dries on your lips so that when you brush your fiinger against your lips, you don't get transfer. Meaning, no lip rings on cups! yay!

For the cons, although it doesn't feel drying, it looks drying because it has this matte-like finish. Also, it really clings. I mean, it's a real pain to get off. I was in the shower, washing my face and I used the St.Ives apricot scrub to scrub my lips (to exfoliate). I get out of the shower, and the lipstick was still there! True story!

Do I recommend this? As a color, yes and as a product, yes. It retails at prices ranging from 4.35 at to around 10 dollars at CVS.



Red said...

I was wondering if this was any good. I love the color you got too, it looks right up my alley. I'm going to have to pick up a tube for myself now. =D

Y said...

yayyy! I'm glad I helped you to make a decision

Askmewhats said...

I've been wanting to try Revlon Colorstay lipstick but worried about the dryness, thanks for this

Dina (XYYan) said...

Thanks for the review :)
Oh, you have family in taiwan? How awesome is that ;D

Y said...

@Askmewhats- No problem! I'm pretty wary of really long wearing lipsticks myself too!

@Dina- Having family in Taiwan is pretty cool becuase noone has family in taiwan LOL!

blushingpossum said...

I love this lipstick line from Revlon. Too bad they have discontinued my favorite color, Cozy Coral :(