Lip stains are something that I totally love! I keep on stocking up these stains, be it any colour or any brand. I recently picked up a stain from Revlon’s ‘Colorstay’ range. I have heard a lot of people raving about this range, hence I had to try at least one. Let’s see how this pink beauty worked for me!
Drenches lips in glossy wet color. Ultra-light creamy lipstain with Vitamin E and Aloe. 88% of women felt lips were instantly moisturized without stickiness. Available in 12 shades internationally. (Only 9 shades are available in India)
My Experience with Revlon Colorstay 020 Rio Rush Moisture Stain:
Revlon Colorstay is one of my best liked ranges and I keep on buying their products, and I love their stains. In fact, I love stains from all the brands because of their lasting power and because of the fact that I don’t have to bother all the time about touch-ups. The Revlon moisture stain comes in a very classy packaging in a rectangular tube that is very handy. Doesn’t it look different from the regular and boring cylindrical shaped glosses? I really have fun using this. It is tiny, but it is pretty thick, hence the quantity will be pretty good. If there is a pink stain available, it has to be with me! I am building up my pink lip colours collection and this is one of the best I have!
This shade that I picked up is “Rio Rush” which is pretty difficult to understand if you go by its name. The shade is a bright pink which is very glamorous and looks extremely stunning on the lips. The shade initially looks like neon pink and most of you might get scared looking at the shade, but soon after 10 minutes or so, it settles down to a very wearable bright fuchsia pink. The wand is nicely shaped, but I have to be careful during application since the wand is soft. The gloss has a thick consistency, hence glides very smoothly on my lips. At first, the gloss gets applied very unevenly and I can see patches all over my lips. Stains usually take time to settle, and this too settles in like 5 minutes.
It has a glossy sheen with a bright poppy pink colour. The stain does not turn matte at any time; it just loses its glossiness gradually. The shade is suitable for all the skintones and will look appealing at any time, be it day or night. It settles a little into the fine lines, but can only be seen if closely observed. It keeps my face glowing all the time and totally complements my skin tone. It will not let me face look dull at any time. It stays on my lips for a good time of 6-7 hours with the colour and glossiness decreasing hour by hour.
With light snacks, it survives for 4 hours, yet the colour becomes uneven and I have to keep pursing my lips to even out the colour. It does not completely survive full meals, I had one and the bright colour went away. But, what I liked is that a nice moderately bright pink stain is left on my lips all day long. This is a super-duper stain and I am going to get a few more, for sure.
Pros of Revlon Colorstay 020 Rio Rush Moisture Stain:
• Unique and color coded packaging which I love as it looks very fun to use
• A variety of shades available to choose from
• “Rio Rush” is a bright fuchsia shade which I would rightly call as shocking pink
• It creates a pop on my lips and keeps my skin glowing all the time
• My skin never looks dull till the time it’s on my lips
• The shade is a very wearable pink and will suit all skin tones
• It has a nice glossiness to it which keeps the gloss vibrant and appealing
• It has a very moisturising formula and keeps my lips hydrated all day long like a lip balm
• It stays on my lips for 6-7 hours without snacks/meals
• With little snacks and drinks, it will stay for 4 hours
• No matter what I eat or drink, little or full meals – a moderately bright pink stain always stays on my lips
Cons of Revlon Colorstay 020 Rio Rush Moisture Stain:
• Expensive (but worth the price)
• Transfers since it is glossy and pigmented
• Settles a little into the fine lines
• Might bleed a little from the corner of the lips
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Revlon Colorstay 020 Rio Rush Moisture Stain?
Yes, absolutely! This is an amazing lip stain and will be a good buy if you want something between lipsticks and glosses. There are many more cute shades to try.
These are the best lip stains I have tried, and this is an amazing pink shade to have in the stash.
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