Sunday, 23 June 2013

Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede

I've been on a search to find a long lasting lipstick for prom. There's going to be a three course meal and I don't really want to be reapplying lipstick between dishes. Obviously there is no miracle product and some lipstick will remove itself when eating food. But, I think I've found a product that really lasts.

Revlon's latest innovation in long lasting lipstick is their Ultimate Suede lipsticks, which are part of their ColorStay collection. Even with a TV advert, I couldn't find any information about it on their website which I find a little odd as every other product in the collection is there. However, an advert in Company magazine mentions that this lipstick contains Shea butter and aloe to moisturise your lips in its long wear formulae which they promise lasts for 8 hours.

I am seriously impressed. I wore it all evening yesterday and it proved hard to shift. The typical lipstick mark that you get when drinking was virtually nonexistent. However, when eating a deliciously naughty pizza a bit it did start to go. But this was a very small amount compared to other lipsticks that I own. To still have product on my lips, to me, is just crazily amazing and I'm extremely happy with these results. It feels so smooth on too and is so wearable. Also, I think it's quite versatile as you can rock it day or night. I don't know if it lasts as long as Revlon claim, but Ultimate Suede's staying power is definitely impressive.

Although I love the lipstick, it isn't without it's flaws. I don't know whether it is the consistency or the size and shape of the lipstick, but I find it difficult to apply. It takes longer then I would expect to get the product on your lip. I know this isn't a major issue but I find it different but I'll happily try to get used to it. Also, it smell a little bit like play dough. I actually like the smell of play dough but I know that it could be a turn off for others. 

Ultimate Suede comes in 14 different shades. I chose Finale which is a classic red. I love the colour and it stays strong throughout the day. The packaging, I think, looks very stylish. I like how it appears to be inside a clear case but the colour they have to represent the lipsticks colour I don't think is very accurate. My lipstick is definitely red but the packaging is pink. Again, a very minor issue but there is room for improvement.

Overall, I love Revlon's ColorStay Ultimate Suede lipstick and I am truly impressed by its staying power. I would highly recommend it as everyone wants a lipstick that stays put all day. Plus, with 14 different shades to choose from, there is a shade to suite everyone. I would definitely repurchase it and now would consider other products from the range. It fulfils its purpose and is true to its word, what else could you want from your lipstick.

What lipsticks/glosses are you loving right now?

Tasmin x


  1. I don't have any lipsticks at all, believe or not. I only got one lipgloss from elegance even this I don't use it. My lips are naturally red therefore don't bother much with lipstick/glosses, plus when have them on I eat it lol yes i know, i'm weirdo.
    However, lately i want to get at least 3 lipsticks and glosses. I think this one will be on that list, don't know how red will suit me as I'm pale but will try different colour.

    Thank you for this post =)

    1. Thank you, I'm certain red will suit you! Xx