Feels like lip balm. Great color pay off. Nice packaging.
Man was I excited when I saw these bad boys at Revlon's Colorstay Celebration event a few weeks ago. They are now available in Canada (as of June 2014 - suggested retail $12.95 CAD), and come in 12 different shades. I have Parisian Passion, Shanghai Sizzle, and Milan Moment. Love the packaging, it's very clean and sleek. The shape of the applicator is nice, picks up the perfect amount of product. When you first apply Revlon's Colorstay Moisture Stain, it feels really cool and wet (sounds kind of gross, but there's no other way to describe it my friends). After it's had some time to sink in, the texture becomes smooth and creamy, much like a lip balm. It's not sticky like a lip gloss at all, even though it looks glossy upon the initial application. I usually apply the moisture stain, then quickly blot with some paper towel to achieve a matte finish (moisture stain doesn't stick or cling onto the paper towel). The staying power isn't bad and I find that these do stain my lips, even Milan Moment, the lightest of the shades I own. I get about 5 hours of wear and only really need to reapply after eating. Ooo almost forgot to mention, the scent isn't really noticeable when you have the moisture stains on, but I just took a whiff and it reminds of school glue, or like sweet musky coconuts or something.
Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in Parisian Passion. Parisian Passion is dark berry color but wears slightly on the red side on my pigmented lips. I actually wish this was a bit more plummy and purple on me.
Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in Shanghai Sizzle. Shanghai Sizzle is a bright orange red. Love this color for spring and summer!
Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in Milan Moment. I'm going to describe Milan Moment as a coral nude shade. I really didn't think I was going to like this one. When I found this in my swag bag at home, I was thinking 'Wah? Did I pick this shade?' Muahaha, now it's actually my favorite of the three. It's a lot less orange on, and it's just a really soft and pretty color. Love it.
I can't wait to pick up a few extra shades from this range! Have you tried Revlon's Colorstay Moisture Stains? As always, I'd love to hear your thoughts, share via Twitter, Instagram, or comment below!