I had a $3 coupon for Revlons new Colorstay Ultimate Suede Lipstick, so I figured, Eh, why not? and picked up the Womenswear shade for about $5 at Target.
The idea behind it is to combine a long-lasting formula with shea butter and aloe that will also moisturize your lips. If it could do what it claimed, this would probably be the worlds best lipstick.
Too bad it didnt work.
The application is comfortable. The tube is cute, easy to hold, and I like that it clicks as you twist the lipstick up and down. As it goes on, it feels a lot like the Revlon Lip Butters, but maybe slightly less moisturizing. It has a velvety, not exactly matte, finish, and the color I got is a gorgeous, wearable bright warm pink.
When I was reading the reviews on it to decide if it was even worth buying with the coupon, I noticed that several people called the formula extremely drying. I dont think it was worse than any other lipstick.
There are some creamy gloss/lipstick hybrid moisturizing formulas out there that do a much better job of keeping my lips soft, but they dont last all day (or at least most of the day) like this ones supposed to do.
The Ultimate Suede lipstick only lasts about three hours, tops, on my lips, and then it crumbled off, leaving little pockets of color along the surface of my lips. Not pretty. At that point, you need to remove it all before you reapply so youll have a smooth surface.
This isnt unusual for long-lasting lipstick formulas, but it still makes wearing the lipstick more complicated than it should be.
On a positive note, there are 20 gorgeous colors. I had a hard time deciding which one to buy. If I only needed opaque color for a little while (say, family pictures or a brief outing), it wouldnt be a big deal. When I buy long-lasting lipstick, though, I want it to stay on at least until my next meal.
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