Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede

Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipsticks are new at drugstores now, and they come in twenty shades.

I have been wanting to try these out because I love some of their other lip products. Plus they just look so darn cute it’s really hard to pass up a display of them and not get a few!

These are made with shea butter and aloe which is supposed to add moisture. They have a “suede” finish, meaning not matte, but not glossy. Kind of a muted satin type finish. They are on the more sheer side, not super saturated or packed with color. They’re softer. No scent or taste that I noted.

Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede 2

Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede 3

The tubes they come in are actually kind of cool I think. They have see-through caps so you can actually see what the shade looks like. My favorite thing though is how they twist-up.

First of all you can twist them all the way down so the product is below the top plastic area. That way you don’t accidentally put the cap on and slice off some of the product (been there, done that). But then when you twist them back up, for the first couple twists they click into place. After the first few clicks they then twist up smoothly like a normal lipstick. Does that make any sense?

They feel sturdy enough to roll around in your bag a bit and not get broken and are pretty lightweight also.

Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede 4
Silhouette, High Heels, Flashing Lights, Muse

Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Swatches
Silhouette, High Heels, Muse, Flashing Lights

Silhouette is a dusty muted rose pink.

High Heels is a brighter cool-toned pink.

Muse is a bright fuchsia pink.

Flashing Lights is a peach shade.

Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Silouhette

High Heels

Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Muse

Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Flashing Lights
Flashing Lights

Overall: There are good and bad things I found after wearing these for a couple hours. The texture is…interesting. They don’t really feel matte, but they do feel like they kind of “set” after a few minutes and when they set they make my lips feel a little bit tight. Not necessarily dry (at least not after 2-3 hours) but tight and a little uncomfortable. They do last for 2-3 hours though without fading or smudging easily. I do prefer the more saturated shades like Muse and Flashing Lights on me because Silhouette and High Heels are pretty soft mellow shades.

The other downside is the price. I feel they should be more around $7-8 than $10-11. They definitely don’t replace my favorite Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains or Lip Butters!

Availability:, Target, Ulta, other drugstores.

Pricing: $9.99-10.99.

Have you seen these and been tempted or tried any? What did you think about them?


Note: Revlon is not cruelty free.

Written by Kelly
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