Review, Swatch - Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain, LA Exclusive & Barcelona Nights

5.12.2014

Three lippie reviews in a row is against my blogging rules, but I really wanted to share my initial thoughts on these new Revlon Moisture Stains that I just got this afternoon.
This is not going to be a full review. A look post and more details will follow later on.


Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain
Barcelona Nights (015)
LA Exclusive (010)


I've actually read more than a few PR sample reviews comparing these to Maybelline Color Elixir or YSL Glossy Stain.
However, Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain reminds me of Dior Fluid Stick more!
After playing with them for a few hours (comparing with my Dior Fluid Sticks, of course), I've come to think these new hybrid lip colors from Revlon well could be affordable alternatives to the Dior.

I bought two shades enabled by BOGO 50% off sale.

LA Exclusive (010) is the lightest pink of the bunch.
Cool-toned barbie pink with fine shimmer.

Barcelona Nights (015) is a deep pink with warm undertones.

The packaging and the applicator indeed remind me of YSL Glossy Stain.


Upon the initial application, it feels a little lumpy and doesn't apply all that evenly. It has the identical cooling sensation I get from Dior Fluid Sticks. At first it feels a little thick, but soon it adheres better to the lips feeling much lighter, just like the Dior.
I even tried(!) to compare the ingredients lists of these two (the thing I do in the name of beauty blogging!! ;o) and they do share the same two first ingredients and some others. They even smell similar!
Most interesting thing is though, the Revlon feels less sticky and lighter than the Dior reminding me Lancôme Lip Lover.
I would say the lasting power is about the same, too.


Both colors are well-pigmented.

And they do have the similar consistencies.


LA Exclusive on my lips.
Sorry it is a little out of focus.
This is a very wearable barbie pink.
Please mind that these colors do appear darker once applied and settled in.

Barcelona Nights on my lips.
I am in love with it!
This is so pretty and even reminds me of the Dior Fluid Stick Wonderland.



Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain definitely feels "hydrating and light" on my lips where many oil-based lip glosses feel "emollient and heavy".
I haven't paid much attention to Revlon lately, but I must say that they seem to have done well this time, dupe or not.


Have you spotted the new Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain?
Are you planning to pick these up? :)



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50 comments

  1. LA Exclusive looks absolutely cute on you lips sweetie~
    xx

    www.sakuranko.com

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    1. Thanks!
      It gets darker on lips and I like it that way. :)

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  2. i like the color of la exclusive...it's a nice pink. i also like the packaging :) i don't think i've seen these yet...

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    1. I love the packaging, too! It is clean and we can see the actual color through the tube. :)

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  3. SO PRETTY!! If these are more like the Lancome Lip Lovers then YAY! I'm gonna love em!

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    1. They are quite nice. It is like Dior Fluid Stick and Lancôme Lip Lover had a love child. ;p

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  4. Those revlon lippies are really pretty

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    1. They are! Most importantly, they feel quite nice on. :)

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  5. Interesting. I'll need to try one to see if I like 'em.

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    1. Hope you find some soon. I think many will like this. :)

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  6. Wow, Barcelona Nights! Now I'm in love with it, too! I think Wonderland is much cooler, but both are adorable shades :)

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    1. I love Barcelona Nights, too! My lip swatch came out lighter and it does have a lighter consistency compared to the Dior. I will have a comparison swatch one of these days! ;)

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  7. Omg, a comparable alternative! WAH! I would love to have Barcelona Nights to try! I haven't seen these in singapore yet as of this afternoon walking past revlon but I like how glossy it looks! Thanks for reviewing!

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    1. They are not exactly the same. I think the initial feel is more like the Dior but the after finish is more like the Lancôme. Interesting, isn't it? ;)

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  8. These look GORGEOUS. You had me at 'affordable alternatives to the Dior'. ;) x

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    1. The initial application certainly reminds me of the Dior. Hope I am not too off on this. ;)

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  9. I think I'm all glossed out :P If they are like the Lancomes, though, then maybe I will have to take a look!

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    1. I feel the same way! Honestly, 2014 has been a great lippie year, imho. LOL
      I wore this again today and my opinion is unchanged. Dupe or not, it it really nice. ;)

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  10. Wow. Barcelona nights color is so chic and pretty. Nice detailed review and comparison. Loved the clear swatches
    :-)
    http://naturelbellefemme.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you very much! I try. ;)
      Will add more pictures and other thoughts soon.

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  11. i'm starting to wonder if everything just seems like everything else. its hard to really know which one to go for unless you buy one of each and pick the formula you like but so its great to get comparison posts like these.
    i've been trying to get myself off drugstore products and pick one high end product to buy every month or so BUT you're temping me with this...frick. it doesn't help that i've been eying the lancome lip lover for a while too...

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    1. Revlon Moisture Shine is like a happy medium of the Dior and the Lancôme.
      I guess they are about the same as you said. After all, how different could they be? Yet, I tend to cling to the little difference in how they feel and look on lips.
      Luckily, I've tried a little bit of every offering this season, I'd say this one is quite nice even after all the comparisons. ;)

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  12. That Barcelona one looks really nice. I need to try some of these myself! :)

    http://beautopiaxoxo.blogspot.com

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    1. Barcelona Nights is my favorite, too! Hope you like them as well. :)

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  13. So many new lip glosses it's so hard to keep up! These sound quite good, Barcelona Nights is gorgeous!!

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    1. I know!
      I think I'm going to slow down now. I've been quite lucky with lippies this year weather it is from drugstore or from higher-ends. :)

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  14. You don't know how happy I am that you compared these to the Dior Fluid sticks as I have wanted to try them for the longest time, but didn't want to splurge $$$$! Thanks for comparing and I cannot wait to see your indepth reviews on them :)

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    1. They are very close if not identical. The more I wear this Revlon, the more I think it is a good alternative although it lacks the pizzaz of the Dior.
      It is non-sticky, which is better, though!

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  15. Aw, man. I skipped the Revlon launch of this thing. Now I wish I hadn't. :O

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    1. I've seen some critical reviews on these but I think they are quite nice after all.
      We all are maxed out with all these nice new ones out this season..but hope you get to try these as well.

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  16. Barcelona Nights is goorrgeeouusss! Revlon always consistently deliver when it comes to lip products. Must resist these when they launch here though, I have way too many lip things, Revlon or not :p

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    1. I almost picked up a few more yesterday but resisted(!) thinking the same. Affordable or not, I shouldn't buy anything anymore at least for a bit.
      I'm really enjoying both of them, though. ;)

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  17. I love these colors! Barcelona nights is AMAZING. I seriously want to head to the store now and grab one!

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    1. I found mine at Rite Aid. The colors are very pretty but I like them even more for the comfort on lips! :)

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  18. It look so great on you, and nice packaging, too. I gotta get some for myself. lolz
    xoxo
    Christy

    http://www.am2pmchic.com/

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    1. I think these are rather nice and want to get more colors in the future. Hope you like them, too! :)

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  19. so many glosses and hybrids this year, ah! I really like barcelona nights on you. I have to stay away from more liquid products, already think I have way to many, have to use some up first, haha / Claire xxx

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    1. Hi Claire! :)
      I love hybrid lippies so it has been a great year for a lip junkie like me. ;)
      The more I wear these the more I am convinced Moisture Stain is a good alternative of the Dior Fluid Stick.

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  20. I wonder if we're getting these. I'm not a gloss girl, but these sure look good :-)

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    1. If I have to categorize this, it'd still belong to lipgloss realm, but honestly? It doesn't feel much like it, in a good sense. I'm more fond of the formulation than the colors. :)

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  21. After I read your reviews on the Dior fluid sticks, I'm convinced that I need them in my life. But I have been on a lipstick obsession lately and bought more lippies than I will ever need. But these Revlon stains look amazing. I can make exceptions for drugstore ones. Glad you found these so similar to Dior ones, easier on my pocket :)

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    1. The darker shade is more comparable to Dior, I think. I still prefer Dior since the colors have more vibrancy and seem to apply more evenly, but I hear that even Dior Fluid Sticks have inconsistency depending on the colors.
      Dupe or not, Revlon Moisture Stains are great. Go grab one! ;)

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  22. Gorgeous pics, loving your blog!

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  23. I just heard about it from Tati on youtube and thought what you think about it. I am glad you purchased it. Tati said that if you bother with you lips with this on, it kind of bunches of crumbles. Did you notice that?

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    1. bunches and crumbles* (sorry I should proof read before publishing my comments)

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    2. No. I haven't noticed any of that. It does initially go on unevenly especially the lighter color, but the Barcelona Nights goes on flawlessly and stays on very comfortably. Both Dior Fluid Stick and Revlon Moisture Stain need to warm up on lips and set a little, in my opinion. :)

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