Based on reviews from MUA, I thought "Dusk" would be the color for me, but I found that it was FAR TOO orange. (I'm a CCC.) Despite that, the quality was fantastic and it stayed on all day. Plus, $9 for a drugstore brand is too much considering that the color does not match my skin.
I have this in my favorite color, Spice.The good thing about this lipstick is that it goes on smoothly,with a very rich color that isn't nasty,greasy,and gooey like regular normal lipstick.This color,Spice,looks great on just about any skin tone,and can look more pinkish or brownish or whatever with different lipliners! Spice is a really pretty color,a light brownish,pinkish shimmery color.The lasting power of this is MUCH better than normal lipsticks, but still isn't all that it's cracked up to be,lets say after a meal or a makeout session with your boyfriend.For lasting,lasting power after meals or kissing,I highly recommend Max Factor's Lipfinity or the Cover Girl stuff. But if you want something pretty, that you can apply quickly without the whole 2 step thing that lasts longer than regular lipstick,I recommend this.
I love the Revlon MoistureStay lipsticks but I found the original Colorstay formula was long-lasting yet far too drying. Ick!
Oh my wow, this stuff is GREAT! I generally avoid long-wearing lipsticks as I don't enjoy drying formulas, and I've definetely avoided this line like the plague in particular. Revlon has carried the colorstay line ever since I can remember--I think they've had it long before I even started wearing makeup which was over a decade ago. There were many factors contributing to my avoidance of this l/s. One, it looks ancient--like the Moondrops line--I was convinced the formula would be very dated. Two, these lippies are sealed up in little boxes so it is very diffucult to get an idea of what the shade actually looks like until you purchase. Furthermore, there doesn't seem to be much of a range of colors to choose from , not any more at least, at one time probably, but now they all look like some variation of plum or reddish brown. Sort of discouraging. Well, out of curiousity I picked up the shade "shell" and was thrilled with how pretty this is. It is a shimmery pink nude color that looks fantastic for spring paired with a rosy blush. I'm in love with this color. I was also amazed at how incredibly smooth the formula is--it glides on so easily. I wore it over a little dab of balm and didn't notice any drying although you can tell it isn't a moisturising l/s. It stayed on for a good length of time and wore well and it felt like I had nothing on my lips--I love that! Also, this is not torture to remove like many long-wearing l/s are. I'm so happy I finally gave this line a chance--i'm very impressed--although now that I've found it and like it Revlon will probably finally retire this one. I'll have to update once I see the effects frequent wear has on the condition of my lips. So far, so good!
Love this lipstick. I have been using plum for a couple of years and I find that it really stays on my lips for hours. I love the idea of moisturizing lipstick, but I find that they don't have the staying power of colorstay. I don't find it drying, but I sometimes use gloss over it for more shine. I need to branch out and try more colors, the color selection is broad, but its hard to pick the right color by looking at the color sample on the box. Will definitely purchase again....
this is THE lipstick that has caused me to not look anywhere else, even now! i don't get the 'too dry' comments, too - it really sticks on your lips, but comfortably (it doesn't even feel like it's there). my HG color was colorstay liptint in cappuccino... until it was discontinued! ooh, it was such a beautiful pink-cocoa shimmer. i wonder if anyone else was a cappuccino nut like me too:-) i turned me into a 'cino-or-nothing girl! i only wear gloss now...
COCOA is the ONLY red (brown based) lipstick shade that doesnt clash with my skintone!!!(C40/C5) and the lipstick lasts for hours!!! although not as moisturizing as i would like,i can top it off with gloss....i would only buy this lipstick solely for this color bcoz i cant find anything else that would suit my warm toned MMM-AAB skin like Cocoa...if i ever need to wear a red toned shade...the formula is better than great wear IMHO....
Ok, I bought this on impulse. I saw the ad in Glamour and I bought it. I have the Colorstay Overtime Sheer Pomergrante. Its a sheer red that really doesn't go with my skin tone or the look that I am trying to achieve. I won't be impulse buying this again. No sir.
I haven't bought any mainly due to their samples on display at numerous drugstores. They need to improve them or something because in every store every sample has sinked and was as hard as a rock to the point nmo color came off of it! If this is how this producr will be in the future all dried out I don;t want it I want to avoid it!
I have these in Dusk, Shell, Mauve, and Spice. I like that they last and last. I find that they aren't as drying if you put a balm on first. I would buy these in more colors but I hate their displays - It's very hard to choose an accurate color from them. All in all I will repurchase!