Oct 23, 2012

Review, Swatch - Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Suede in Supermodel (045)

My local drugstore is running a real nice sale on Revlon Colorstay range, so I grabbed some of the new products.
(Ok, that was an excuse. I was plain curious and would have bought them anyway, sale or not.)

This lipstick is not even on the Revlon website, yet.
I just spotted a lipstick full of display that would equally work well for lollipops, and I reacted like a little girl in front of a lollipop stand, of course. ;)
I maybe wrong but I think Revlon is adding this to their core collections since there were 16 (or more) shades in the display.

The color I chose to feed my curiosity is Supermodel (045).

Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede in Supermodel (045)

It claims to be a long wearing and food-proof yet moisturizing, so 92% of women saw the difference and felt their lips were moisturized.
It is infused with Shea Butter, vitamin E, etc.
(This is my recollection from reading off the display. I will update once the official info is up on the website.)

Supermodel is a muted medium mauve-y plum like color which is quite sophisticated looking.
I picked this out since I needed a more fall appropriate color and I thought deeper colors look better in matte formulation.

The packaging is rather sleek and nice.
The top case clicks and seals the lipstick tightly, and you can hear "click click" sound when you turn up the bullet. ;)

I was expecting a very velvety almost dry consistency due to the "Suede" name, but it is quite balmy and sheer. It even has a bit of sheen when you first apply it.

On lips, it goes on quite smoothly and the color sets into a semi-matte finish.
This lipstick has some faint vanilla like sweet scent, which does not bother me.

I was quite skeptical about their "moisturizing" claim but I didn't feel my lips were drier with this lipstick on.
I am not saying this feels moisturizing like L'Oreal Colour Riche Balm for instance, but it feels pretty good for a full coverage lipstick that claims to be long lasting.

As you see in the picture, it does not accentuate the lines of my lips any more than other lipsticks.
I suspect this contain a bit of stain cause the color does get a little darker after a while.
The second picture was taken a couple hours after the initial application and I added a little bit of clear gloss. 
Oh, and I did eat a bowl cereal!
The color seems to hold up quite well, right? ;)
( I am sure it would have been a different story if it had been fried chicken wings, though.)

I still prefer Revlon Just Bitten Balm Stain for my long lasting base lip color, but I do enjoy the sophisticated finish and more lipstick like color payoff.
Honestly, I don't think this will be as popular as Lip Butters or the Just Bitten Balm Stain.
If you like the full color lipstick with buildable coverage and chic semi-matte finish, this is still worth checking out, though.

Thanks for reading!
Have you tried this lipstick? 

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