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Lip colour that actually lasts for hours whatever you do through drinks and meals and a heavy night out was like the holy grail of makeup to me. I didnt think it actually existed. Amazingly I can report that actually yes it does exist and you can get it for under a tenner! I am so glad I happened to read a review of this liquid lipstick by graygirl. She was not overly positive about the product but the point that I picked up on from her review was that the colour really does last. I was desperate for a long lasting red lip so I decided to try something from this range.
I tried it for the first time yesterday after I bought it and was impressed by the very strong pigmentation. It comes out of the tube really bold in colour. Mine is the "tomato" red shade. In application it definitely resembles a lipgloss rather than a lipstick as it is in a long tube with a wand applicator and the product itself is quite liquid. When applying you may need to wipe a bit off as quite a bit comes out and it looks very strong if that much goes straight onto the lips. I love a strong red lip but I prefer to build it up gradually. It is easy to apply but as it is so pigmented you do need to be careful as if you smudge or get a bit on your face outside of your lips you do need to use a good makeup remover on it immediately eg with a cotton bud or it will stain the area.
It looks slightly shimmery in the tube (or my shade does) but dries matte. The red shade I have just looks amazing (if I say so myself!) it is really bold and vibrant and gives a really classic look.
I thought it might feel drying or horrible on my lips, as I find lip tints can be very drying, however this colour does not actually sink into the lips and does rest on top. It doesn't feel drying to me at all really. Wearing it is not uncomfy at all. I could feel a very slight stickiness but nothing annoying.
I have just now got back from an evening of drinks and curry on brick lane for a birthday therefore lots of eating and drinking including greasy food, and the red lips lasted the whole night and my lips don't feel dry or bad at all. I can hardly believe this!
This stuff is amazing as it does give colour that lasts and lasts, through food, drink etc, you won't need to top it up on a night out.
It is £8.99 and currently on boots 3 for 2 makeup, so I think it is a massive bargain for something that works SO well a giving a long lasting colour, it is brilliant!
I recently made an impulse purchase in Boots, having been seduced by a voucher for £2 off Revlon cosmetics. I don't normally buy cosmetics without checking reviews first, but I don't normally get out to Boots much either, so I decided to treat myself. The RRP for this lipstick is £8.99.
I chose Iconic Iris, which is a lovely soft red-brown shade. I always have to try lipsticks and lipglosses as soon as I get them, so when I arrived home I was eager to test my new acquisition. I think it's fair to say that I was surprised by the behaviour of this lipstick. First of all, though, I had to try to open it. There is a fiddly little piece of plastic that you have to remove - the advantage of this is that you know the product is brand new and has never been opened, but the disadvantage is that it's hard to do, especially with my shaky, achy hands.
In its appearance and application, this product initially seems just like a lipgloss. The packaging reminds me of a slightly less curvier version of Rimmel's Vinyl Lip Gloss (one of my favourites). The clear tube shows the shade of the lipstick within, and there is quite a long back top to the tube which is the lid you unscrew to get to the product. The Revlon name is written around the lid, and the body of it gives the name: ColorStay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick, written in both English and French. There is a white label attached to the body of the tube which shows you that the contents are good for eighteen months after opening, and that the container is recyclable.
On opening the lipstick you will find quite a long handle, with an applicator at the end which is just like those you find with many lipglosses. I like this type of applicator, as I find it helps me apply the product to my lips with some precision. However, every time I use this, I find that some excess lipstick is brought out along with the applicator, and I have to wipe a bit of this away on the side of the tube.
On first applying this lipstick, it once again looks and behaves like a lipgloss. Then within just a few minutes this product dries, and it settles down into a colour-stain type of lipstick. It gives a good coverage, and the colour has a good depth, but I felt that it left my lips feeling just that bit too sticky.
Revlon's ColorStay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick comes in twenty shades, although I could find only eleven today on Boots' website. The product page on Revlon's own website describes this lipstick as 'One-step, fool-proof lipcolor with a patented ColorStay technology that lasts up to 24 hours'. I would not want a lipstick to stay in place for that long and, unlike some mascaras with a similar claim, I was not prepared to leave this product in place long enough to verify this claim.
The product page shows all twenty colours, and these range from soft beige and coral, through various shades of pink to deep plum and red. I noticed that Revlon's colour swatch for 'Iconic Iris' bore very little resemblance to the lipstick itself. If I had bought this online without having first checked the colours in store I would have been very disappointed, and so I really recommend that you check the colours for yourself before making your purchase. I also feel that the colour swatches shown on the product page are deceptive, as they look really shiny, whereas once it's applied the lipstick has a very flat, matte effect.
Revlon's website also has an extra couple of features on the product page, designed to help you get the best out of this lipstick. The first of these is 'More Info', which tells you that this lip colour has a 'built-in ultra-conditioning topcoat'. I'm afraid I don't agree with this. I didn't observe any topcoat, only a rather annoying stickiness. You are also informed that this lipstick 'Does not feather or fade; no touch ups required, even after meals'. I would agree that the colour is certainly long-lasting. There is also a 'Tips & Tricks' section, which gives you the following advice: 'To use: Apply a thin, even layer to clean, bare lips and wait until dry. Use with ColorStay lip liner for a polished look. To Remove: Use any oil-based makeup remover or cleanser'. For best results, I use a make-up wipe, as the stain effect really is quite long-lasting.
Iconic Iris is a fairly flattering colour on my naturally rosy lips, but after that first application, where the lipstick quickly dried into a very matte finish, I realized that I much prefer lip products that give a more glossy finish. Because the look was not what I was hoping for, I then experimented by adding a lipgloss over the lipstick, to see whether I could reap the benefits of the long-lasting colour-stain effect of Revlon's lipstick but adapt it to have the sheen I prefer.
Adding just a touch of Rimmel's Vinyl Lip Gloss in 'Take A Chance' was reasonably effective, but although it produced the glossy shine I had hoped for, the overall result looked a bit too frosted for my liking. However, I tried again with a lip balm (I use Elizabeth Arden's 8-Hour Lip Protectant Stick), and this gave a very good result. It produced a colour that is flattering to me, and gives the lipstick the shine I think it needs. Although it's frustrating having to use two products to get the look I desired - and this is not what I had expected from my purchase - I am relieved that it means I have not wasted the £6.99 I paid for this lipstick.
I won't be buying Revlon's ColorStay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick again, as the matte effect is not what I like. Your lips really need to be in tip-top condition before you use this product, and I think that if you have dry or flaking lips the lipstick will show up every flaw. I certainly found after using it that my lips felt drier than usual.
MakeupAlley give this product a rating of 2.9 out of 5, with only 47% (of 178 reviewers) saying that they would buy it again. Many of the reviewers had ended up doing what I did, adding a top coat of lipgloss or balm. One reviewer said that because the lipstick is so dry, you do really need to apply a lip balm on top, and I wholeheartedly agree with that.
Revlon's ColorStay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick is available from Boots and Superdrug, where it costs £8.99. It can be found cheaper at a variety of online outlets, including eBay, where I saw certain shades available today (23rd October) from £3.99.
As I stated earlier, this was one of the few cosmetics purchases I've made recently without either having had my own previous experience or having read reviews of the product. I wish I had, because I find this lipstick disappointing, and I can only give it two stars.
(This review is also on Ciao, under the same user name.)
When shopping in Superdrug, I was on the lookout for a new lip gloss.. after staring at the variety on display and looking at the testers I decided to purchase this one.
This is actually called ColorStay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick.
I would of thought it was a lip gloss but i'd say it's a lot better than the standard lip glosses as it doesn't feel as heavy or wet on the lips.
I do really like this lipstick, i'm sure it's going to last me a long time but when it eventually does run out it's one i'd definitely replace.
It comes in a variety of shades - looking at the superdrug website these are:
and Icon Iris.
*Edit* I've just looked on Boots website and they stock even more shades - so they may be worth looking into.. other shades available are:
Grand Garnet, Prime Pink, Stellar Sunrise, Prized Peach, Best Bubbly, Maximum Mocha and Supereme Sienna.
The one I have is Icon Iris. I like that it's not a really bright shade and one I can wear daily. It looks more natural but adds a nice colour to your lips.
It comes in a long tube. There is plastic wrapping around it which you need to take off - this shows that it's not been used before and is completly new. On removing this plastic and unscrewing the black lid at the top - pulling the lid out will reveal the liquid lipsticks brush. It's a nice small sponge brush which is really easy to apply onto your lips.
The Superdrug website states the product description to be:
Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick is the first and only one-step lipstick that has it all, with comfortable food-proof wear for up to 12 hours. No topcoat or touch ups required, shades give coverage soft satin shades.
I'd have to agree with the food-proof wear as I went out for lunch wearing it and no touch ups were required, it still looked fine. It says you can wear it for up to 12 hours but I do a touch up during the day, although the colour does not come off I feel the touch up helps.
The liquid lipsticks price is £8.99 at superdrug and the same price at boots. I feel it's a good price for the product and would have no problem recommending it.
It's a lovely liquid lipstick which I can't fault, I really like the shade and the overall look on my lips and I feel it does stay on well on my lips - although i'm not sure it can go the full 12 hours without a touch up, I don't think it's a big deal.
I give the product 5/5 stars as I like it.
Thanks for reading :)
(this review may also be found on ciao)
I have bought countless lipsticks and lip glosses over the years as I'm always looking for one that lasts a long time on your lips. I have finally found one that does the trick! This product is called a liquid lipstick on the actual tube so I guess that's a cross between a lipstick and a lip gloss.
This tube of liquid lipstick is a long, quite thin shape and has the lid at one end and the actual coloured liquid at the other end. The bottom end is see through so you can see the colour of the lipstick and how much is left in it. When you screw off the lid in order to use the product you will see that the wand which you use to apply the lipstick is attached to the lid. It is a spongy applicator on the end of a wand and it works very well. It glides over your lips very well and delivers a lot of liquid onto your lips. Once it has been applied you need to wait a minute until it dries. Once it is dry I always blot with a tissue just to ensure there's nothing that needs wiping away. When it is dry it has a glossy kind of look to it but will not be wet to the touch like a lip gloss would. I think this is great as I like the glossy look but I don't always want the lip gloss wet feel on my lips.
The colour will then remain on your lips for hours and hours. I also find that if I reapply a second time throughout the day then it stays on even longer as there is a build up. It wipes away easily with cleanser at the end of the day which is good. I also feel that it keeps my lips moisturised throughout the day as if I don't wear it they get dry much quicker which I don't like.
I like no 35, the iconis iris colour. It's a lovely soft rose pink which gives a nice colour to my lips but isn't so bright it draws lots of attention.
I'm not able to give exact timescales of how long they last as I've not timed it from beginning to end and it varies the amount of times I use it, but I would estimate at least 6-7 months. It costs £12.99 and is available from Boots or most makeup retailers. I would definitely recommend this and think it's a really good product.
Revlon Colour Stay Ultimate Lipstick
I have very sensitive skin and recently I developed an allergy to most lipsticks. After a lot of trial and error, I have now found that Revlon Colour Stay Ultimate Lipstick is now the perfect lipstick for me. This is because it does not have any side effects after application on my lips. The colour I use on a daily basis is Royal Raisin (colour no 095) which can be described as a light maroon colour.
To apply the lipstick, there is a stick which is dipped into a long bottle. The stick guides you to easily apply the lipstick around your lips. The texture of the lipstick does not feel too sticky or too moist and the balance between the two is great.I usually apply this at about 8am every day before I go to work. When I finish work at about 6pm, I often find that the lipstick is still in place, and this is without having to reapply in between those hours.
I am definitely pleased with Revlon Colour Stay Ultimate Lipstick and would recommend that you try out this lipstick. The lipstick costs £8.99 in Boots.
The lipstick has been manufactured in USA using products from USA and outside of USA. Revlon Colour Stay Ultimate Lipstick contains isododecane, dimethicome, trimethylsiloxysilicate, polyethylene, distearimonium hectorite and sorbic acid.
To remove the lipstick, the instructions say to use an oil based remover. However, warm water with soap seems to work for me.
I hope you enjoyed reading my review. I will also be posting this review on other sites such as Dooyoo.
My friends mum works in a pharmacy and gives me unused testers regulaurly.Recently she came home with a set of liquid lipsticks by revolon.I had used revlon lipsticks before and enjoyed them but the liquid version is extremely drying and too pigmented for my liking.The colours are all quite dark and they make my lips feel like they are made from a clay consistency.The packaging is not that special either a clear tube with a black head.The only cons I could find with this lipstick looking at someone elses perspective is that it does come with a lot and is worth the price if you do find them very good.But considering I do not like these I have no good outlook on this product.I still continue to enjoy revlon products but will no doubt give these to a friend.If you are looking for a drying lipstick this is the one
I'd had my eye on this for a little while and purchased it when Boots were having a 3 for 2 offer on. Costing £8.99 this Colorstay Ultimate Liquid is a Lipstick with a difference.
**What is it?**
This is a lipstick that looks like a lipgloss in it's packaging, looks and application. It comes in tube like lipglosses do and is clear on the outside with a tube inside of that containing the product. The lid of it is clear again with black on the inside. It looks rather classy in my opinion. This product looks like a lipgloss but when applied dries like a lipstick.
The shade is called Stellar Sunrise, which on the Boots website looks quite peachy but it is not. It is a red colour with perhaps the tiniest pink of peach. It was a decision between this and Prized Peach and in the end I think it was eeny, meeny, miny mo that chose this one.
Unsrewing the lid reveals a sponge applicator like normal glosses. I find for the little I want to put on there is too much on the end so I need to wipe a little off. Applying it I either take across my lips or dab a few bits on. I then spread it evenly with my finger.
It feels sticky to begin with then dries so that it doesn't feel as if you are wearing anything. You can feel it a little but it doesn't feel like gloss as it has dried to look like a lipstick. If gives you the colour of the product which I find lasts a couple of hours before a top-up is needed. As I only put a little on I would imagine that if you layered this to build up the colour it would last longer.
It says on the Boots website:
'Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick is the first and only one-step lipstick that has it all... with comfortable food-proof wear for up to 12 hours.'
If my lips are in good condition then it is fine but I find it they are a little chapped then this does not help and it the lips do not look too good. As to food-proof, yes probably mostly this is food-proof as it dries and so won't come off like a normal lipstick that sits on the lips. 12 hours is probably a little steep but then I don't layer this or wear much, just a little, so there isn't much on to start with!
Removing this can be a little tricky as I found out when testing it on my hand in Boots and then trying to get rub it off!
A little tip, don't apply this when you have just put lip balm on as it won't dry and it stays sticky!
I will purchase this again when it is on offer as I want to try a different shade and I like the way it doesn't feel like you are wearing lipstick.
Also posted on ciao under the same name.
Finally! A lipstick that does actually have staying power AND a decent colour range. Just about every makeup manufacturer is making some version of a stay-put lip product. But apart from Avon, this is the only one I have found that pretty much lives up to its advertising blurb. And Avon's colour range is abysmal.
An added bonus here, is that it is not a double-ended product, nor, like one brand, does it entail the use of two separate tubes - colour and top coat. That means you get more actual colour for your money, and there's no fiddling with different ends or having to fit two products into a tiny evening bag.
Back to the colours. They're split more or less into a nice selection of reds, pinks and burgundies. If you want light coverage, just apply one coat, or if, like me, your prefer more depth, add a second coat.
It is tacky when you first apply it and I would recommend staying away from eating or drinking anything until it is fully dry, for maximum staying power. Another benefit with this product is that unlike most of the others, it doesn't dry out your lips and go "hard" and flaky. Anyone who has tried the competitors' products will know what I mean. This one stays pretty soft and is easy to touch-up if you feel the need.
And on the subject of how long it actually lasts. I think they are being a little exuberant with the advertising. I find that after a morning at work, drinking coffee and eating a sandwich, by lunchtime, it does need a very minor top-up, just along the inner edges. Though, to be fair, you could probably get away without it.
Price-wise, at around £8.50 (depending where you buy it and what promotions are going) I'd say it's on a par with the other similar brands on the market, and, given how long it lasts, possibly better value for money.
Overall, I have found this to be an excellent product and I'll be continuing to use it.