Monday, June 9, 2014

Review: Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stains!

Gloss + Stains!

Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stains
Revlon is my go to brand for lippies from the drugstore so when these new Moisture Stains released I was super excited! I came across the display at CVS and they were $9.99 each... pretty pricey but understandable for a new release. They had many shades to choose from but they all seemed to be in the same color family. You'll find lots of reds, berries and pinks in this line for the most part. I purchased two shades (for now! haha) and here are my thoughts!
Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stains
First off, the packaging is really different! When I think of these "gloss stains" I think of the Maybelline Elixirs and the L'Oreal Extraordinaire which have a more rounded packaging. These are sleek and squared off which makes it look more expensive than it really is! Here's what the applicator looks like:
Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stains
The applicator provides a smooth application and some precision too. The formula is more of a pigmented gloss when you first apply it. It takes a few swipes to build up the color and to make sure it looks even but once its on it looks amazing! The glossy finish lasts about 3 hours without eating or drinking. Once the glossy finish diminishes you're left with a nice stain. Now... the stain is not going to be as bright as the tube but its definitely noticeable. Once you start reapplying you'll notice that you end up using less product each time since the stain acts more like a base. I was pleasantly surprised by these and I really like them! Here are the swatches:
Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stains
*Barcelona Nights- a bright magenta, a gorgeous color!
*Parisian Passion- a deeper berry color. This one would look gorgeous during the fall/winter time. Kinda reminds me of a liquid form of Mac's Rebel!
Here are the lip swatches! This is with just one swipe around the lips so you can tell that it would take a few more swipes to build up the color. The formula is on the thinner side and non sticky so you won't have any issues trying to build up the color.
Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stains
They are really moisturizing so the name fits them perfectly! Even when the gloss fades the stain doesn't leave my lips feeling dry so overall these are great! I couldn't find any claims on these, Revlon doesn't have any information up on their site yet. So based on my personal experience these are lovely. They kinda feel like a combination of the pigmentation of the L'Oreal Extraordinaires with the hydrating aspects of the Maybelline Elixirs.
Bottom line: As far as liquid stains go these are pretty good! I would recommend these if you're looking for a smooth pigmented gloss with decent staining capabilities. The price is kinda high for me though so I won't be purchasing anymore until they're on sale haha. I'm curious to try out some of the lighter shades for the summer time. I'll be keeping an eye on those! ;-)
Have you tried these yet? If so, what are your favorite colors? Leave a comment down below to see which one I should try next!


  1. Thanks for sharing your review & photos! I also have 2 shades: Parisian Passion & LA Exclusive. P.P. is similar to Clinique's 'Black Honey' shade (which I love) with a bit less brown. LA.Exclusive is a cute, youthful, cool-toned pink that I use for a fresh-faced look with bright blush. They're both long-lasting. Like you said...after the first application, a base is established that's easy to layer upon. I love them both. Thanks again!

    1. Parisian Passion sounds like one I should pick up! Thanks for stopping by! :-)