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REVLON Colorstay Ultimate Suede Lipstick – Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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Lips, LIPSTICK, NC20, REVLON, Yishan | by — March 19, 2013

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Brand: Revlon
Range: Colorstay Ultimate Suede Lipstick
Shades: Cruise Collection, Finale, Trendsetter, Muse, Preview, Womenswear
Swatched by yours truly: Yishan

  • A long-wearing lipstick that applies buttery smooth, but sets into a velvety suede finish.
  • Thanks to the Shea Butter, Vitamin E and aloe, my lips stayed smooth throughout the day despite the matte finish, with no signs of losing much hydration by the end of the day.
  • I recommend applying these to either bare lips, or lips that have fully absorbed their lip balm, as any lip balm residue makes it hard for this formula to set & build coverage.
  • Despite the medium-sized round tip, I find it easy to apply without any lip liner, using the edge of the bullet to create a precise edge.
  • Of the 20 shades available, I received 6 shades – Cruise Collection (orange coral), Finale (fire engine red), Trendsetter (raspberry), Muse (peony pink), Preview (dusty pink), Womenswear (sheer pink)
  • Verdict: Some of you shared with me that this formula dries out lips & looks patchy.  Whilst it doesn’t hide lip imperfections, I didn’t find that it accentuated them either, provided that lips are moisturised well beforehand.  I found it to be rather comfortable for a velvet suede lipstick – if not more comfortable than Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet lipstick! A must-try for the matte lippy lover.
  • GIVEAWAY: Stay tuned for a giveaway of this lipstick range! More details coming shortly.

My favourite shades are Finale & Trendsetter.

The creases in my lips vary in each picture as they were losing steam towards the end of the swatching session.

RRP: $25.95 AUD

These products were provided for consideration.

6 Responses to “REVLON Colorstay Ultimate Suede Lipstick – Reviews, Photos, Swatches”

  1. Faith says:

    Yours is the first positive review of these I’ve seen. I’m glad someone enjoys them! I’m loving the drugstore reviews! I adore this blog, but can’t afford Chanel and the like. Thanks so much for swatching some more budget-friendly offerings.

    • Yishan says:

      Thanks Faith! I was just saying to Lauren who also left a similar comment to you that my positive experience might have something to do with me using Nivea Lip Butter as a base & press it into lips so that there’s no residue. Review of the lip butters coming soon.

  2. Lauren says:

    This is the first review i’ve seen that’s positive, too! Everyone else seemed to hate them.

    • Yishan says:

      Yeah for the first time ever I’m having more luck with matte lipsticks than everyone else! I find it works well if I prep lips with Nivea Lip Butter & press it into lips so that there’s no residue. Review of the lip butters coming soon.

  3. Ana says:

    Your. Lips.

    That is all.

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