Thursday, August 22, 2013

Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick Review!

I was SO excited that CVS was having some awesome deals on cosmetics this week! With my coupons I was able to get a few different lip products that I haven't tried before for practically free. (Woohoo!) And one of the things that I've been meaning to try is the Revlon Ultimate Suede lipsticks!

(Colors from left to right: 050 Couture, 045 Supermodel)

I was a bit confused as to why they were called "Ultimate Suede" because anything with a suede-feeling would probably not feel so nice on the lips, but they kind of resembled a cross between the Revlon lip butters and a Revlon lipstick, so I was more than intrigued and willing to buy them and give them a shot!

I picked up Couture because it was a pretty red color, but had an ever so slightly pink undertone, which was intriguing. I also picked up Supermodel because it's a nice neutral color, but I really liked the nude/berry/mauve tone to it and it looked a bit deeper than the things I have now, and I thought it would be perfect for fall!

These lipsticks come in a slightly different packaging than the rest of the lip products in the Revlon line. There is a clear outer layer with a colored plastic underneath that is supposed to resemble the shade of lipstick that is inside. The cover is clear and the lipsticks are flat and angled like the lip butters.

Here are the swatches on my arm. Couture is on the left and Supermodel is on the right.

I noticed they applied to my skin a bit on the sheer side. It took a few swipes to get this kind of color payoff. I also noticed they had a bit of a shine to them. They were really starting to sound like re-packaged lip butters, but I decided to put them on and see how they looked on my lips.

Here is Couture:

And here is Supermodel:

From the appearance of the product and the color of the packaging, I really expected the color payoff to be a bit more intense. They are marketed as lipsticks so I was hoping they would perform like a lipstick. However, when you first put this product on, they look and feel EXACTLY like Revlon Lip Butters. They have a light color pigment and a glossy finish. This is important to remember if you're interested in buying this product because a avoided buying some colors because I thought they'd be too dark or extreme, but the color payoff on the lips is at least 2 shades lighter than they appear in the tube.

After wearing them for about 5-10 minutes, the shine almost completely goes away and the product becomes dry and almost a bit sticky. I was definitely not a fan of this and it was a really weird consistency for a lipstick. Luckily just a bit of gloss smoothed it all out and it did not become dry or sticky again.

The lasting power of these is decent. Mine lasted about 3 hours and even after that amount of time, it still looked like I had a bit of color on my lips.

If you're looking for a lip butter type of product that leans more towards a lipstick than a gloss or a balm, this is the product for you. This truly is a marriage of a lipstick and a lip butter. If you're looking for an actual lipstick, this isn't the best product and I would stick to the classic Revlon lipsticks!

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