Oh Revlon….usually you fill me with happiness. I love the Colorstay line but I must say this is the most difficult product in the line for me to love. First let me show you the three shades that I got and how they look on my lips. Then we will talk about what it takes to make your lips look that decent. It’s NOT easy.
First up India Intrigue #01.
Barcelona Nights #15.
And last but not least-Shanghai Sizzle #40.
These look really pretty don’t they? Ugh its a shame that they are one of the most tempermental lip products that I have ever used. To make your lips look decent you have to do some things that really make or break your outcome or finished look with these. First thing is your lips must be BONE DRY. I mean not a hint of liquid moisture or even the essence of freshly licked lips. Your lips have to be dry. What happens if your lips aren’t dry is that the color goes on very patchy. It goes on like a lip gloss that has gone bad. So the other issue is what about the parts of your lips like the corners where you can’t help but have a little moisture going on? You can’t control the areas that border the inside of your mouth right? Well those areas look a little worse for the wear about five minutes after you have this on.
Spreading the color over your lips is easier if they are dry. So once you have that going on then all day long I feel like I have to check on this product. It’s not a great feeling checking your lips all day. Not much happens but I felt like I was on patrol. Not good. The applicator works well though. It’s like a few other products you’ve come across out there.
This stain feels slightly cold when you put it on and it does have to warm up I think to spread evenly. I got much better (and faster) results when I waited a few seconds after application then rubbed my lips together. The warmer the product gets it spreads and melts into your lips. There isn’t any taste to this stain and it does have a slightly unpleasant plastic smell. I really wish things had turned out differently with this product. I feel that the best way to wear it for me personally is over a lipstick shade that is similar in color. That works really well. Oddly enough it seems to lock in moisture and keep everything in place all day. But I’m sure thats not what most people are buying this for.
At this point weeks after purchasing I only use these Moisture Stains over lipstick. I don’t really feel comfortable wearing this alone. Please let me know if you have tried this relatively new product. If I had to do it all over again I think I’d just pick up one. If you have any tips for me please share. I lost my receipt so these are all mine ha! They are less than $10 each but still I wanna make ‘em work!