Now that summer is almost over and most brands have released their Fall collections, I can safely say that my new favorite lip products are definitely the ColorStay Moisture Stains from Revlon. I have swatched four shades in the past months but today I want to bring you more! I have swatched six more shades (there are two more lighter nudes from the collection that I weren't too interested in), so if you want to see some pictures of how each looks on the lips, click.......
The Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stains come in very sleek and modern rectangular black lip gloss tubes. The side panels are transparent so you can see the product color. The doe-foot applicator has a wider/flatter paddle-like design that helps with precise and even application.
The Moisture Stains have a very unique formulation in that it's not quite a gloss and it's not quite a stain. The first time you use it, you may notice that the formulation can be quite thick and gloopy and I admit, this is not a lip product that you can just apply in a dash and expect it to look fabulous. My tip for application is to apply in thin layers (on bare lips, not over a lip balm) and really press the product into the lips with the wide doe-foot applicator. The pigmentation and shine will build as you apply one or more extra coats.
The darker shades will leave lips noticeably stained even after the gloss wears off (two to three hours, depending on how much eating and drinking you do). The product feels incredibly lightweight and non-sticky and it's actually quite hydrating.
India Intrigue: This one is a shimmery deep pink with a slight purple tint. The shimmers are fairly subtle unless you are under bright sunlight.
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Stockholm Chic: This one is a shimmery reddish brown. It's a comparatively neutral color that's easy to pull off but I think it will more likely attract those with a more sophisticated taste.
Milan Moment: This is a orange-ish nude with no shimmers. The color does wash me out a bit but it pairs nicely with a bold eye look.
Here are the arm swatches of all ten shades (taken under the sun), this one shows off the color/finish the best. Click on the image to enlarge.
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I've said it once and I'm not afraid to say it again: I am so in love with these! The finish and colors are beyond comparison and once you figure out the perfect way to apply them, you will not want to reach for any other lip products (seriously)!
The ColorStay Moisture Line is now available in drugstores across Canada.