Looking back I really liked the prior formula of the Revlon Colorstay Lipsticks. They were a bit drying, but they lasted great & some of the shades were perfection on me! I bought some backups recently at Big Lots because I like them so much. When I heard they were redoing this line I was excited, Revlon hasn't had a lip product misstep in ages. I think they hit their end mark.
I picked up 2 of these at my local CVS because they pricey. I believe around $10-$12 a piece? The colors were attractive & I picked up the 2 shades I thought I'd wear most.
Left Swatch: Couture is a red tinged medium pink with a bit of a purple/blue tinged sheen. It isn't dramatic but noticeable when swatched.
Right Swatch: Socialite is a nice light pink that looks ultra moisturizing when swatched. I thought this would be a nice base for the Barbie pink lips.
Okay...time for the feel. I was prepared to need nice smooth lips for application which is necessary with any long wear lip products. These feel nice on the lips at the beginning of application. The color feels even a bit moisturizing on & looks nice like the swatches. The smell is unpleasant & pretty plastic/chemically but that doesn't kill me. Then they begin to set.
So then...it actually began peeling off. Physically peeling. It looked disgusting. Felt disgusting. Somehow, they managed to withdraw every drop of moisture I've ever had on my lips. They shriveled guys...I've never seen anything like it. My lips actually kind of hurt from it peeling & being so dry. Can't do it guys, can't. These are NOT an improvement on the original Colorstays & if you want something like this, head to Big Lots now & scoop up some of those.
I honestly tried to make these work. Glosses, balms, other lipsticks, I tried. No go. I just don't like them. The color shift is probably the worst for me since I thought these shades were quite pretty. Obviously, I'm noting these are a FAIL.
There you have it! Have you tried these products? Like them? Any tips for me since I'd like to?
Stay tuned this week for more lip products from Revlon...that I think you'll love!