Beauty // Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain Review

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Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain Review and Swatches, 001 India Intrigue, 035 Miami Fever, 045 New York Scene

Last month, Revlon released the latest addition to their ever growing Colorstay range - the Colorstay Moisture Stains; a 12 strong range of vibrantly coloured lip products with a creamy formula and glass like finish that promises to drench your lips with colour and moisture. These are just one of many hybrid lip products to appear on the market recently, similar to that of the L'Oreal Colour Riche  L'Extraordinaire Liquid Lipsticks that I reviewed earlier on in the year. Revlon is one of my favourite high street cosmetics brands and I was instantly attracted to the sleek looking packaging and the promise of long lasting colour. So when the official release date arrived I hopped on down to Boots and picked 3 of my favourite shades to try out for myself.


Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain Review and Swatches, 001 India Intrigue, 035 Miami Fever, 045 New York Scene

Out of the colours available, I went for 035 Miami Fever (a bright and daring orange), 001 India Intrigue (a muted, darker pink) and 045 New York Scene (a deep, vampy red). I wanted to go for a variety of colours from different ends of the spectrum to try out shades I wouldn't normally go for; I don't think I have ever dared to go for a bright orange lip colour before! The product line has a varied and balanced mix of nudes & pastels as well as more striking deep colours that are ideal for the upcoming A/W season; so whether you want a subtle, natural look or a more eye-catching lip colour you will be able to find a Moisture Stain shade to suit your style.

Revlon Colourstay Moisture Stain 035 Miami Fever Review

Revlon Colourstay Moisture Stain 001 India Intrigue Review

Revlon Colourstay Moisture Stain 045 New York Scene Review

I think the packaging for the Moisture Stains is on point; with a clear square tube accompanied by black framing around the edges, this sleek design has the effortless look and feel of a more expensive cosmetics brand - they will soon be taking pride of place in your lipstick collection. The Moisture Stain applicator has an ergonomic shape with a wide base and slightly pointed tip that follows the shape of your lips to ensure a mess free application is achieved. 

Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain Review and Swatches, 001 India Intrigue, 035 Miami Fever, 045 New York Scene

Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain Review and Swatches,035 Miami Fever

Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain Review and Swatches, 001 India Intrigue,

Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain Review and Swatches, 045 New York Scene

With the formula itself, I do find it a bit strange. If your lips are even slightly moist this seems to make actually applying the product to your lips really tricky - It's almost as if the formula repels water! It makes it hard to apply the product in one clean sweep and the finish does tend to go a bit streaky and uneven looking; Sometimes the formula will simply refuse to even apply to some areas. Though if you ensure your lips are completely dry beforehand, it does apply a hell of a lot better and you shouldn't have this problem. The Moisture Stains have a creamy yet really shiny finish like that of a gloss but with the added benefit of not being sticky and gloopy. All of the swatches above are with one coat of the Moisture Stain on my lips and they do pack a punch, unlike conventional lip glosses these Moisture Stains do offer a more pigmented finish that's true to the shade in the tube. With 2 coats this ensures a more opaque, even and brighter colouring that's perfect for taking the Moisture Stains from day to night. The formula is very long lasting and even when the glossiness starts to fade, you are still left with a long lasting colour that will stay stained on your lips for hours (It was a struggle to rub the stains off my arm from the swatches!). 

Overall, the Revlon Moisture Stains are a great product, if they could work on the problems with the application then it would be near perfect in that case. The Moisture Stains do make a frequent appearance in my make up routine, especially Miami Fever and I would consider buying more shades in the future. If you are after a low-maintenance, statement lip colour with a shiny finish then I would recommend giving these a go. They are currently priced at £7.99 each and as Revlon are currently running a 3 for 2 offer at Boots, why not pick out a few different colours on your next visit?

What do you think to the Revlon Moisture Stains, have you tried the new range out yet?

Amie xx

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6 comments:

  1. Miami fever is my favourite that is just beautiful and looks lovely on you, this is definitely right up my street need to add this to my spending lists (yes I have them!) xxx


    Blonde of Carbs

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    1. Haha, don't go buying all of them ;) xx

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  2. I really need to try these, they look and sound amazing xx

    Gemma | missmakeupmagpie.com

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    1. They are pretty good! think they would be right up your street :) xx

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  3. I totally agree with you about the formula. It is very strange. Almost feel like it does not want to stick to my lips. I do like the end finish though. ps: the middle one looks specially lovely on you

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    1. Yeah, sometimes it is a bit tricky trying to spread it onto your lips but I think it's worth it as they are lovely colours and do last a while xx

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