Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Review! Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede lipsticks

L-R: Finale 095 and Backstage 035

Hi lovelies!  Today I'm reviewing the Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede lipsticks in the colours Finale 095 and Backstage 035.

These are longwear lipsticks designed to stay put for 16 hours even after meals while keeping your lips hydrated and smooth with moisturising ingredients including aloe and shea butter. 

I generally wear creamy lipsticks because they are moisturising and don't dry my lips out.  Although creamy lipsticks don't stay on my lips for very long, there is always touch ups after eating, etc.  I was interested in the long wear lipsticks but I hadn't found one that was comfortable on my lips (some of them felt like a plastic cling wrap on my lips...), or any hydrating ones.

Cue Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede.  I was impressed with the long-lasting colour and moisturised feeling of my lips.  This is how I applied it:

1) Start with hydrated lips.  Always! I use Lucas Paw Paw ointment but you only need a touch.  I found that if I put too much, the lipstick wouldn't stay on my lips very well and it would streak.
2) Apply the lipstick.  It felt very smooth and velvety when I was applying the colour.
3) In a few minutes, the lipstick would start to get sticky - this is expected.  The lipstick if working to stay put on your lips!
4) Once the tacky feeling of the lipstick is gone, your lips are now good to go! You can eat, drink and kiss without losing much of the colour! Fabulous!  

* The lipstick felt very smooth and hydrating when first applied
* Once the lipstick settled, my lips didn't feel dry.  After a few hours when I felt my lips need a bit more hydration, I would either dab some Lucas Paw Paw Ointment or reapply the lipstick.
* When the lipstick had "set" on my lips, the colour is still pretty vivid and the colour does not transfer when you kiss someone or when you eat!
* I loved the colour Finale 095 - the perfect red!
* The product didn't smell which is exactly what I like!
* The packaging is simple and practical, the lid is clear so you can see exactly what colour the lipstick is.

* When closely inspecting my lips after the lipstick had settled, I could see the lines/wrinkles on my lips.

My overall rating is 4 out of 5 stars! I thought the lipstick performed pretty well for a long-wear lippie! And I would definitely consider purchasing in other colours :)

Have you tried this lipstick? Let me know what your thoughts are if you have! Or let me know what are you favourite long-wear lippies?

Thank you beautyheaven for providing these products to trial and review!


  1. I was excited when I saw these Revlon Ultimate Suede lipsticks that had just come out! I found them to be drying on my lips and not very moisturising although I loved the colour payoff! I'm loving the Finale Red shade you have :)

    1. Thank you :) yeah I think it depends on what sort of texture you like on your lips? I found them not to be super drying, but I would always touch up with pawpaw or the lipstick for some more moisture!

  2. Ooh, these look lovely. I'm really digging the color "Backstage"! I'll definitely be on the look out for these. Thanks for the heads up.


    1. No worries, glad you found it helpful ;)

  3. both look gorgeous.. i love revlon lip products but i haven't yet looked into this yet because i'm still in love with the lipbutters and just bitten kissable balm stains! after reading your review, i'll go check them out :D thanks!~

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