18th August 2014

Revlon Colourstay Moisture Stain: London Posh, India Intrigue, Barcelona Nights, Shanghai Sizzle and Parisian Passion

By Get Lippie


By Get Lippie

I do love it when a brand releases a new range of lipcolours, particularly when that range of shades is largely composed of brights.  Ach, there’s a few nudes, but we all know Get Lippie doesn’t really get the nude craze, so let’s just gloss over that, shall we?

From left to right here we have:

050 London Posh, 001 India Intrigue, 015 Barcelona Nights, 040 Shanghai Sizzle, 005 Parisian Passion

Essentially a collection of opaque, glossy, liquid lipstains (similar to, but better-smelling than, the YSL Glossy Lip Stains), the new range of Colourstay Moisture stains are great for imparting a high-gloss shiny lip colour that will happily last for five hours or so.

London Posh is a nude-peach with a hint of gold shimmer.
India Intrigue is a deep cool pink
Barcelona Nights is a watermelon pink (see the skin swatches below for how it differs to India Intrigue)
Shanghai Sizzle is a bright, bright tomato red
Parisian Passion is a lovely warm aubergine purple.

On the skin, you can see how the shades differ:

Application is simple, there is a shaped doe foot applicator, which allows a fairly precise application, and one swipe is great for sheerer finish, but two sweeps will give you a totally opaque coverage.  They take a minute or two to set, but once set you’ll have lovely glossy lips for a good four, five hours or so.  They’re not totally long-lasting though, a sandwich will wreck them faster than the thought of Justin Bieber in speedos will destroy your appetite, but there you go.

The packaging is great, I love that you can see at a glance which one is which – though the colours aren’t as bright on the packaging as the actual lipsticks themselves are.  They are easy to mix, too – personally, my favourite shade is a 50-50 application of both Shanghai Sizzle and India Intrigue for a perfect pink-red effect that I really like.

I generally find the Revlon lip formula extremely drying, and these are only slightly an exception to that.  Whilst they’re not the most moisturising formula on the market, they’re also not the most drying in Revlon’s arsenal, which is a good thing.  I do find, however, that my lips really benefit from a slip of lipbalm after spending a day wearing one of these.  I don’t find them particularly staining, and they don’t fade evenly when they do – you will get the red ring of doom at some point during the day when wearing these, but they do layer up quite well, and as they don’t dry completely you won’t end up rolling off the previous layer in chunks if you need to reapply the colour during the day.

At £8.99 each, these are a bargain punch of pigment for your lips. I picked some of mine up in a current offer at Superdrug, where they cost £5.99 each.

The Fine Print: A mixture of PR samples and personal purchases. 

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