Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick Swatches & Review

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.

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  • January 17, 2013

    I’m a little disappointed they’re kind of sheer :( I would have loved if these had been more opaque. And the fact you say they feel uncomfortable after a few minutes, makes me think I’m going to pass on them.

  • January 17, 2013

    U barely can see you have something on your lips, for my taste the need to be more apaque you barely see the difference between the shades and they are not cruelty free. Respectfully I pass

  • January 17, 2013

    I tried a couple of these a while back, and I decided I don’t like them. I get a good 7+ hours of wear out of them, but I just don’t like the texture – I find suede is a very accurate description of it!

  • January 17, 2013

    I have two of these and hate them! They get tacky on the lips and make your lips really dry. Revlon always puts out great lip products so I was shocked at how bad these were. I liked the colors, so I put lip balm on top of them and then another time underneath, but it sucked all the moisture out of that too. I was really disappointed. The price is high for these too. All around awful. If I still had the receipt I would return them. This is the first lip stick I’ve ever had issue with.

  • January 17, 2013

    I don’t like when lip products have that tight feeling you’ve described. For me, I can just feel my lips drying out even if the product is supposed to be moisturizing. I get cracked lips frequently so I need something that’s really going to last but be soft and moisturizing as well. Looks like I’ll be passing these up. Although they are pretty. But I don’t think worth the higher price either.

  • January 18, 2013

    I have two of these, Muse and Supermodel, and really dislike them too. They make my lips feel dry and sticky. Muse is a really pretty medium pink color that I like but I can’t get past the feel of them enough to want to wear them.

  • January 18, 2013

    Oh, dear. I thought these would be more opaque and maybe more to the classically matte side … with little bit of moisture added.
    After seeing your swatches – I can’t say I’m impressed with these lipsticks. :(
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  • January 18, 2013

    Eh none of these really stand out to me, to be quite honest. Drugstore prices are still good but I feel like they’ve really jumped in recent years
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  • January 19, 2013

    I had pretty much written those off after reading other reviews. Now you have me wanting to pick up Muse for sure. With the constant drugstore sales and coupons I can get these much cheaper than full price, yay!
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  • January 20, 2013

    I really like Revlon products, and I think the moisturizing property is great. Thank you for the review. I don’t quite like the fact that it “sets” after a few hours.

  • January 21, 2013

    My mom bought one in the bright pink shade and hated it because it kept settling into her lip lines, making her lips look older. She tried fixing it by putting a layer of gloss but found that it just sorta “sucked” the gloss… even when she put a few layers of gloss all it did was magnify the color settling into her liplines (lip wrinkles?) … so I tried it to see if it was any better… and the texture was just gross… like painting onto your lips and having the paint dry, you could literally feel the skin chapping!! Yuck-o! But super cute packaging, and the two neutral colors you have here look so pretty… too bad.