20 May 2013

Review: Revlon Colourstay Ultimate Suede Lipstick


Good old Boots, there's nothing quite like a 3 for 2 offer that coincides with the launch of a new product, especially one you've been waiting to get your hands on. As an avid reader of US Cosmo I've seen the adverts for the Revlon Colourstay Ultimate Suede lipsticks for months upon months, not knowing when, or indeed if, they would be launching on this side of the pond.

I picked up three shades: Finale, It Girl and Socialite. 


The packaging is sleek and simple with a clear base showing the shade of the lipstick. The plastic is sturdy and has survived endless weeks at the bottom of my handbag to no ill affects - no scratches and thankfully, no cracks!

The Revlon Colourstay range is designed to be long lasting and the Ultimate Suede lipsticks are no different. Sold as being long wearing and transfer resistant, they contain shea butter, aloe and vitamin E to moisturise yet manage to set to a demi-matte finish.


Top to bottom: Socialite, It Girl, Finale. Apologies for the lack of 'face' swatch, I have a little cold sore stress scar at the moment :(

Despite finding very little transfer I still found I needed to top up a few times a day which isn't exactly ideal for a product that is designed to be long wearing. I'm not particularly tough on lip products when it comes to reapplication throughout the day as I do expect to need to reapply after lunch or dinner and I found the issue with this wasn't so much that the colour had completely gone, because it hadn't, the Ultimate Suede Lipsticks do leave a stain to the lips but that's all they leave after a few hours.

I didn't enjoy applying them as I found them all quite slippery and patchy - I think they'd work great layered over a better lipstick (maybe a MAC Amplified finish) on a photo shoot but for every day I really don't want to faff about too much trying to ensure they're not patchy.

Matte lipsticks and even demi-matte lipsticks tend to be drying however I was confident that due to the moisturising ingredients packed into these that this wouldn't be the case and I was correct. They're not drying, they are however, incredibly sticky. Not even 'sticky lipgloss heavy' sticky, actual 'pulling an envelope apart' sticky. I don't want to feel like my mouth is opening and closing with velcro every time I open it to speak, eat or drink so for me this was a major drawback.

With this in mind, I don't actually dislike them, the fact Socialite has been in my handbag since I purchased it is testament to this. I guess I'm on the fence with them - they're not bad but they're not amazing. 

Revlon Colourstay Ultimate Suede Lipstick - £8.99 each

Have you tried the Revlon Ultimate Suede lipsticks? Which shades and what are your thoughts?

Vicky x
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14 comments

  1. Oooo interesting. The gorgeous colours in this range always catch my eye when I go into Boots but I thought they'd be too drying. Sticky?? Would not have expected that at all haha. xx

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    1. The colour range is awesome but I just can't get on with the texture of them xx

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  2. I 100% agree with you Vicky, I picked one of these up and although I dont hate it, I dont love it either. I think that you put it perfect when you say they are not bad.
    Great review!!xxx

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    1. They're just a bit average which is a shame xxx

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  3. Love the moisturising ingredients in these but I don't like the sound of them being sticky! Maybe I won't rush out to purchase these.

    C x | gymbagsandgladrags.com

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    1. Yeah I'd just stick with a good lip balm xx

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  4. I tried one of these and found the forumla so annoying that I gave it away. It's a shame though as they come in such pretty colours.

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    1. It is a shame, I think I'll stick with the Lip Butters for a similar product without the annoying formula x

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  5. Aw too bad the formula is not great, I would have liked to try It girl x(

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    1. It's such a pretty colour and a real shame that I don't love them :( x

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  6. These don't sound great thanks for the review!!

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    1. Sadly they're not - they could have been so much more! x

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  7. I swatched these in boots and wasn't too impressed either! Pity though cous the colours are great! :) x

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    1. I agree, it's such a shame :( x

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