“Liquid lipsticks” with a wand applicator that seem to be neither a gloss nor a traditional lipstick (yet typically claim to do everything a gloss and a long-wearing lipstick do), seem to be the latest makeup trend, along with BB and CC creams. So far, I have had hit and miss experiences with them. I loved the Rimmel Apocalips, but really disliked the Maybelline Color Elixir. So although I am typically a fan of Revlon lip products, I really wasn’t sure what to expect with their ColorStay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick.
Revlon describes it as:
- Food-proof lipcolour with a built-in, ultra-conditioning topcoat
- One-step application – No topcoat required for comfortable wear
- Stays comfortable and wears beautifully for up to 24 hours
- Does not feather or fade; no touch-ups required, even after meals
I can’t disagree that it was certainly long-wearing (24 hours? Who knows. I would never wear a lip product that long) but I can definitely take issue with their claims of being “ultra-conditioning”, and “No topcoat required for comfortable wear”. This did not feel comfortable at all! It was very drying, made my lips stick together, and I constantly had the urge to either apply lip balm or just get the horrible stuff off my lips. My lip balm removed some of the product, defeating the purpose of purchasing something intended to be long-wearing.
I would compare it to step 1 of the Revlon ColorStay Overtime Lipcolor or the MUFE Aqua Rouge Waterproof Liquid Lipcolor. These are both products I like because *they come with a separate clear topcoat*. It’s like Revlon made a two-step, long-wearing lip product and just left out the step 2. In fact the ColorStay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick is SO similar to the step 1 of the ColorStay Overtime Lipcolor, I suspect that’s exactly what they did.
It’s too bad, because the ColorStay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick comes in 20 very pretty shades and has the always awesome Revlon packaging. I just can’t imagine anyone liking how this feels on their lips just on its own. Even if you like a fairly dry, matte lipstick, the ColorStay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick has the additional feature of making your lips stick together every time they touch.
The Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick was, sadly, a fail for me. Sometimes when a product doesn’t work out for me but I think it might work on someone else, I will pass it on to my Mom or sister. This one just got binned.
Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick retails for $12.99 CAD.
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Nerdy Librarian Girl