I got this lipstick in the shade 'Front Row' and it's nothing amazing, but it's not bad either. Consistent with some of the other reviews, the product settles into my lip creases but is by no means drying, for me at least.
My main gripe with the product is that it's quite tacky in texture and I can feel my lips sticking together every time I move my lips.
The price is not high, but there are other drug store products that perform a lot better and cost less, which is a shame because the shade I got is very wearable as an every day lipstick.
I'll likely keep it in my purse if I forget to put lipstick on at home but won't be re-purchasing in other shades.
It's splotchy, drying, seeps into the crevices of my lips making them look prematurely aged. It's awful. I really hope I can return this.
I own this product in several shades, including Backstage, Couture and Muse, plus three more. It's safe to say I like them. I hate always having to reapply lipstick every twelve seconds.
It does remind me a bit of the old Colorstay lipsticks in the black tubes I used to wear in the 90s. Not as drying, not as matte. For me, this is a good thing.
I use them underneath a similar shade of Revlon Lip Butter sometimes. I have a thin upper lip I cannot stand, and I kind of use them as a lipliner sometimes to help make my lips look more full, then put the lip butter over. When the butter wears off I'm still left with color on my lips.
Are they drying? A bit. At the end of the day I have to put a balm on my lips but that's the extent of the drying for me. If you have problems with dry lips these may bug you a bit. They last a couple hours through eating and such (not like, oily sauces or anything of course) before they fade in the middle but if I don't eat a ton I have fallen asleep for the night with it on and wake up with a flush of color in the morning still. But unlike other stay on lipsticks they don't feel like paint (like the ones with the balm that goes over), don't feel sticky or heavy. When they come off they don't come off feeling like paint is being peeled off.
I don't know I like them a LOT better than the Maybelline stay on ones. Personally I like them, a lot. I loved the original Colorstay lipsticks, and these are a lot like them but better. I find the colors are versatile and flattering. I have about 6 of them so far and the only one I don't really like is 'Private Viewing' as the color looked a bit frosty on me. 'Couture' looked more blue-red in the store but when I put it on, it was a more orange-red. Otherwise, I love this stuff!
I looove this it lasts forever if i apply it in the morning it will last me throughout the day even if im eating. It goes on really smooth and gives a nice matte finish. The only con is the packaging which is really annoying to open and the last time i tried it took a big chunk off the side.
I absolutely love this long lasting, beautiful lipstick. I own Backstage, which is a deep berry red. It looks gorgeous on my full lips against my ivory skin. It hasn't dried my lips out yet!
I was looking for a dupe for Limecrime's 'Babette' and when I spotted this in the color 'Front Row' I thought I'd give it a try. The color was great, maybe not a great dupe for 'Babette' but I wasn't expecting to get it right on the first try. When I first applied the product (after exfoliating and moisturizing my lips) it went on nicely and looked fine, nothing spectacular. It set after a few minutes and it looked horrrrrible. I have full lips that dry out and peel easily. Any trace of dead skin on my lips was extremely noticeable, it accentuated any lines in my lips and it had this really tacky feel. The color turned patchy and as much as I tried to blend it out it just did not look good. I tried it again the other night over a layer of Revlon's lip butter and it looked better when it set but once again, nothing spectacular. I probably won't use this product much and will definitely not be repurchasing.
I have the colour Preview and for my fair-medium skin tone it just warms my lip colour and defines my lips. Great colour for everyday. Great price for how long lasting it really is; i apply at 7:00 before i leave for work and after lunch, drinking and dinner im taking it off with makeup remover in the evening before a shower at around 18/19:00. I hope they bring a wider range of colours out as its quite a basic spectrum. My only con is when i twist it down the casing shaves some of the product off which can be messy but as ive realised it always does it, i apply less and put the excess on instead. a small fault so wont affect me buying another as i love it too much!
I have this product in "Trendsetter." A beautiful shade. I find the key to using this product is to apply it with your fingers rather than right out of the tube.
I have Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede in 080 Fashionista.
It's a warm dark red - not dark-dark, but not bright red. The colour in the tube and packaging is very true to the colour on application: although there is more shine on first application (the Suede effect kicks in for me after a couple of hours wear).
It definitely feels 'wet' on application, and for a little while (at most 60 seconds) I'm a bit nervous about transfer - but I have kissed my husband straight after application without colour transfer. And yes, like most long-lasting lip colours, it will dry your lips out. I deal with this by applying ColorStay Ultimate Suede as part of my morning routine, and I keep a tube of Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in 001 Pink Truffle in my purse - it's a great colour match and wonderful moisturiser that doesn't erode the ColorStay base.
Whether or not I use the Lip Butter during the day, on me this colour lasts all day - but to be fair, if I was going out in the evening (for a really long day) I'd want a top up around dinner time. I won't top up if I'm home for the night as I'd never get it off at bedtime!
Edit-have been using these as cream blushers these past weeks.. the product is perfect for that as it ladts all day on the cheeks n blends nicely when u apply it. I love this-for about 15 min max. i have it in icon which is the perfect MLBB and a cool pink that I forget the name of. The problem with this is, with or without lip balm, this will only look good for a max of 10 min, after which your lips will inevitably look wrinkled, old, and start to flake. I haven't had this issue with any other lip product except for Maybelline Color Whispers. It also looks patchy very fast. I have had this for months so I know for sure the product sucks.