There seems to be a lot of new types of lipstick hitting the shelves of Superdrug and Boots lately. Its like the lipstick can’t be just a lipstick and needs to be a hybrid of gloss, shine, plumping or lacquer and sometimes I feel like brands are trying to reinvent the wheel. With so much choice of finish, style and applicator, its no wonder why I have such a huge lipstick collection as I just keep purchasing more and more of what is available. One of the newest additions to the lipstick hybrid is the Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain and I have Rio Rush, a bright candy pink. Standard.
Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain Rio Rush is designed to give the lips a glossy, wet look shine and this is exactly what it does. The formulation feels slightly odd, like a jelly glaze and it does feel weird when it has first been applied. It also has a funny smell that disappears quite quickly. Once it has been smoothed into the lip though, the finish is like a smooth gel that sits comfortably on the surface with the colour as bright as intended.
The colour is a true reflection to what is in the tube. I hate it when I get a bright lipstick and the colour doesn’t transfer as brightly. It saddens me. I love the applicator, it really does help create a perfect line and cupids bow and I wish more lip products has applicators just like this. Aside from being easy to apply and highly pigmented, the longevity is quite good for a gel based formula. Although Revlon call it a stain, I don’t think it leaves much on the lip. There is something still remaining but its not enough to not need to reapply.
I’m pretty pleased with the Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain Rio Rush, so much so that I have picked up two more in Barcelona Nights and Cannes Crush, which I will swatch soon. You can get the Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stains from Boots and Superdrug for £7.99.