Revlon's latest lip release is a good one - ColorStay Moisture Stain promises comfortable, moisturising colour with a glossy shine and eventual stain, available in 11 destination themed shades.
I've got four shades to show you today - Shanghai Sizzle, a bright blue-toned red; LA Exclusive, a sweet light pink; New York Scene, a claret-y deep red; and Rio Rush, a bright blue toned pink.
|Shanghai Sizzle, LA Exclusive, New York Scene, Rio Rush|
If the applicator is looking a bit suspiciously familiar to you, you're absolutely correct - it's damn close to that pioneering pointy applicator YSL gave to their popular Glossy Stain release. The left hand side is the Revlon product, and the right YSL - very little difference between them. In fact, given the aim of colour, gloss, and a slight staining effect, the two products are very similar indeed.
|New York Scene|
I'm really pleased with the longevity of these babies - I've been wearing Rio Rush heaps over the past few weeks, because it's the same colour as my hair in the sunlight, and I find I get a good four hours before my lips start needing a top up. Thanks to the stain element, ColorStay Moisture Stain wears evenly and leaves a nice flush to the lips - it's most noticeable with the darker, deeper red shades, though, so don't expect Rio Rush to leave you a fuchsia stain. They are indeed comfortable to wear, although I'd say that they're slightly stickier than YSL's Glossy Stains - only slightly though!
All in all, I've been incredibly impressed with these - Rio Rush has earned a permanent place in my handbag, and I think New York Scene will be joining it when autumn comes. At a mere £7.99 each, they're very well priced for the performance - minor stickiness and patchiness aside, they perform just as well as YSL's much more expensive Glossy Stains. Find them now at Boots.
Disclosure: PR sample
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