Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain


65 reviews

60% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$


Water , Octyldodecanol , Polyglyceryl-2 Diisostearate , Butylene Glycol , Carthamus Tinctorius Oleosomes Safflower , Stearyl Alcohol , Alcohol Denat. , Ethylcellulose , Acrylates/Ethylhexylacrylate/Hema Copolymer , Cetyl PEG/PPG 10/1 Dimethicone , Hexyl Laurate , Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate , Glycerin , Acrylates/Dimethylaminoethyl Methacrylate/Ethylhexyl Acrylate Copolymer , Xanthan Gum , Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract , Butyrospermum ParkiiShea Butter , Panthenol , Tocopheryl Acetate , Fragrance , BHT , Tetrasodium EDTA , Ethylhexylglycerin , Benzyl Alcohol , 1 , 2-Hexanediol , Caprylyl Glycol , Benzyl Benzoate , Limonene , Linalool , Hexyl Cinnamal , May Contain (+/-): MicaCI 77019 , Titanium DioxideCI 77891 , Iron OxidesCI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 , Red 28 LakeCI 45410 , Red 33CI 17200 , Yellow 5 LakeCI 19140 , Red 33 LakeCI 17200 , Red 7 LakeCI 15850 , Red 40CI 16035 , Yellow 5CI 19140 , Yellow 6CI 15985 , Red 6 LakeCI 15850 , Blue 1CI 42090 , Blue 1 LakeCI 42090 , Yellow 6 LakeCI 15985

on 9/13/2015 12:15:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

i have this in the colour new york scene, which is a cool red.

- lovely colour
- semi-opaque: if i'm going to wear a gloss i like it to add at least some colour
- comfortable to wear; not sticky
- not too pricey

- not very long-wearing, definitely doesn't stain
- the packaging isn't to my taste, too sharp in the corners and not comfortable to hold while applying

repurchase? - yes

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 9/12/2015 10:32:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I've loved other Revlon ColourStay products. Unfortunately, this was not one of them.

I bought this in Shanghai Sizzle. When I first applied it, it looked really pretty on my lips. The real problem is that, unlike other ColourStay products, it didn't stay! It was more like a gloss and gone by the time I had my first cup of tea. It comes with a doe-foot applicator. The consistency of the product is thin, and it feels cool on the lips. It has a shine when applied to the lips. Even though it's called a "stain", it didn't really provide a stain on the lips. It more just sat on the lips, like a gloss.

I'll use this maybe as a touch up when I want a red lip, but I won't be purchasing any other colours of this.

on 8/20/2015 12:36:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Grey

I bought 3 of these shades. Guess I did not learn my lesson..?
These are a weird consistency imho. They feel weird being applied to the lips and feel weird once on the lips. The colors are not bad, they are quite nice actually, even if they do feel weird,' and they do in my experience leave a stain, some moreso than others. You do need to be careful when applying these as the formula being odd, it can easily slip outside of your lip line while you are applying, and if it is one of the colors that stain badly, you might look like you got punched in the mouth. :/

But even though the colors are decent, there are similar shades out there that have better performance and feel better on the lips; and some even less expensive for the drugstore.

Wear time is not great, I only get an hour or two out of these, and then the stain that lasts for another hour or two. These also are quite pricey imho. Bought three and wish I only bought one. Will still use them from time to time but by no means are they holy grail and will not be repurchasing.

on 8/20/2015 12:09:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Black

I should have known this would not be a good product the moment I opened up the tube and slathered it on my lips.

There were hard chunks in this gloss, CHUNKS! This is nothing I've ever experienced with any lip product, no matter how many years its gone off.

The product did stain very well, however it also came hand in hand with a dry chapped feeling to my lips that took a day or two for recovery.

This product did not work for me, and I would not repurchase in favour of similar products in other brands/lines.

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I love this! I'm very picky about how lipstick/gloss/stain feels on my lips. Some are sticky and tacky. Some are drying. Some feel like they just absorb right in and disappear. This one does none of those things. It feels incredibly moisturizing, like a balm, but it's nice and shiny, like a gloss! It's a tiny bit sticky (my hair stuck to my lips while driving with the windows down) but it doesn't feel tacky and gross.

I bought it in the shade Cannes Crush, which is a coral pink. It's pretty pigmented, but I don't look like a clown with it on. It's pretty buildable, so you can do a single sheer coat, or build it up to be more opaque. I love the color, it's a perfect coral pink, not too pink, but not too orange.

The only reason I gave this 4 stars is that it doesn't last long on me. It definitely comes right off when eating. It says it's a stain, and maybe it left some color on my lips, but most of the color and all of the gloss comes off pretty quickly. It only lasts an hour or two. But I love the texture and the color so much, and it's so easy to apply (even without a mirror), that I don't mind retouching. It's also great to apply over top of a more drying lipstick. You get the long lasting effect of the lipstick, but a nice glossy, moisturized feel with this on top.

Also, the packaging is adorable! I love the little square bottle.

I will definitely be repurchasing. I may even go out and buy a few more colors.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

These Colorstay Moisture Stains by Revlon are such an interesting product...they're not a lip gloss, not a true "lip stain" in the sense where it's like a felt-tip marker, not a liquid lipstick, etc. etc.

Long before I got into makeup I was a lipstain fan, especially the ones in the alcohol-based marker form, because they were so easy to apply and never made me feel scared of actually "wearing makeup" the way timid teenagers sometimes such as my former self can feel about it. You just slap them on and you can go out feeling made-up without any fuss. So ideal! I was feeling nostalgic recently and intrigued by seeing this product featured in a tutorial by Lisa Eldridge (my muse, naturally), so I figured, why not give them a try?

They're definitely different in terms of the lip product niches that exist. I'd say these "moisture stains" are a hybrid between a lip gloss and a liquid lipstick with the added benefit of leaving behind a stain after the first few hours of wear.

Initially, they feel somewhat watery, and very hydrating - they remain this way for at least two to three hours. They are very comfortable, not tacky, and lightly adhere to the lips (but yes they will disappear if you eat). After they really set, they leave behind a nice stain (I wore Parisian Passion one night out, and woke up the next morning with my lips still stained plum from the color). I like them especially because one thin layer is a nice sheer wash of lightly glossy color, while two layers is opaque, creamy full-coverage pigment.

I have a feeling the darker colors stain "harder" than the lighter to more midtonal shades. Regardless, the applicator on these is fun as heck and they feel really interesting to apply, and they make rocking a bold lip very effortless when touching up your matte lipstick is just unreasonable if you're out on the town. Re-applying is a breeze. Definitely consider these if you're in the market for something interesting and incomparable to most other products in the drugstore.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

The application is patchy and it dried out my lips even with a liner under it. I can't speak for how long it lasts, as I didn't leave it on long enough to really know. I will not be purchasing again.

on 6/3/2015 10:25:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I hate this product. I truly, truly hate it.

I used to be revlon's biggest fan, honestly. I've recently gone cruelty free so I can no longer buy revlon produts and am just using up the ones I have. So this isn't coming from a revlon hater.

Revlon always has the most beautiful shades, and formulas, to their lip products. This product, however. Nope.

The product once opened has a short stem, the doe foot applicator is almost triangle shaped, it almost is dipped like a spoon would be. A perfect amount of product comes out of the tube each time you remove the wand. The application process is simple and I personally like it. The doe foot is a nice shape for easy application.

The product gives excellent coverage, for a "gloss balm stain" product, and after two coats (whilst that is a largely thick amount of product to have on your lips) it is completely opaque. The formula is waxy, almost. It feels like applying a gel to the lips. It feels a little cold at all times, has a unpleasant taste, and the texture isn't something you could just "forget about" whilst wearing. The product is very movable when first applied, and as maintained.

This stain is part of the colourstay range so on that assumption I would think it would last a long time, but this is completely wrong. The word stain is the last word I would use to describe it. It is a goopy liquid lipstick, that has shine to it. The instant I bring food or drink to my lips, it's gone. The instant it is touched, it is gone. I've tried it by itself with one coat, and with two. I've tried it when blotting, I've tried it with a lipliner underneath, and every single time it just comes straight off. It is literally terrible. The "stain" it leaves is like any lipstick when it's wearing off. It's faded on the inner part of the lips, more pigmented on the outer parts, and looks terrible.

I honestly hate it.
Would never buy it again.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

on 5/30/2015 9:11:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

It's a really good product for a stain lover! It's moisturizing so you don't need any lipbalm to go. The stain is so longlasting! I don't use this as a lipgloss but like lipstain, just dab with my finger and looks so natural! Miami fever looks so orange but on the lips its so pretty pink-to-red coral tone. Love!!!!!!!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 5/27/2015 1:49:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

I've been easing into lipglosses (I prefer lip balms and lipsticks) so I thought I'd give this a try. Finding some drugstore deal, I bought New York Scene (a true red) and Milan Moment (which is rather orange).

I have several pros and cons with these.

One, I do like the colors. They're quite pretty. The red is a lovely true red, and the orange, while I'm not crazy about it applied in an opaque layer on the lips, I like to blot it and enjoy the peachy-nude-brown result. The red looks nice blotted, too. I prefer that approach because I feel like I can have more control over the color, because it's a very pigmented gloss.

I think you do get what you see in the tube, which is a nice change from watered-down hues, etc.

The feel is somewhat pleasant; it's moist, maybe a touch sticky, and I find I prefer other Revlon glosses more. I don't think it feels super moisturizing, however. Other Revlon glosses feel better, though they do have less pigment. Once this wears off, though, my lips feel drier than before I applied.

This does have decent staying power, too, and leaves a nice stain behind.

One big problem for me, however, is the taste. It's very plasticky and weirdly bitter. The scent is lightly plasticky, but that's not too strong so it's easy to overlook, but the taste, yuck! That's the main reason I don't wear it much, is because one quick lip lick and I'm distracted by that odd fake taste on my tongue.

The one reason I don't throw it out is due to the packaging. I love its simplicity and sleekness. I just wish I liked its contents as much as its exterior.

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