May 12, 2014

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

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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