Feeling balmy: Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain


Is it a lip balm?  Is it a gloss?  A lipstick?  Well, Revlon’s new ColorStay Moisture Stains fall into all three categories.

I have to admit that I haven’t dabbled too much into Revlon products, but when I do, I always seem to like what I see.  Remember the hype around the Colorburst Lip Butters a couple years ago?  I, of course, had to jump on that bandwagon and the hype was worth it, they are amazing.  

Revlon seems to have it down when it comes to lip products and their new ColorStay Moisture Stains don’t disappoint. In packaging similar to YSL’s Rouge Pur Couture, these stains come in 12 shades running the gamut of colours.  I was gifted two shades at the London Drug’s Beauty Event (the Revlon booth was where it was at) and I chose London Posh, a nude, and Miami Fever, an orange.


These are unlike anything I have in my collection as they go on quite wet and then get thicker resembling the texture of a lip balm.  The only thing similar in terms of marketing would be Maybelline’s Color Elixirs, but those feel like a lip balm as soon as you apply it. The Revlon version feels like the Maybelline once it’s dry, but on first application it goes on quite thin and then thickens out. The colour is long lasting, leaving a subtle stain on the lips the longer you wear it.  Best of all, it’s not sticky like a typical lip gloss.  

Overall, these feel quite comfortable on the lips, probably having to do with the fact that they are infused with aloe and Vitamin E.  I recommend applying these over dry lips for the best coverage, as when I applied London Posh over my usual “foundation lips”, it looked quite patchy.  With that being said, I do like the look of Miami Fever overtop of an orange lipstick, as it makes the colour pop more and add a hint of shine.

miami fever London Posh

Overall, I do enjoy these but I wish they came in more colours!  I wish that Revlon included more lighter shades, but besides personal preference (you know me, I love baby pinks and true nudes), they are wearable colours.

Are you excited to try Revlon’s new ColorStay Moisture Stains?

Please note, these items were gifted to me by PR.  All opinions are my own.

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