Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eye Pen Review

by Anuradha on August 12, 2011 · 65 comments

Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eye Pen Review

It has been countless number of times that I have felt myself to be the proud owner of some awesome makeup items by Revlon. When I visit some shopping destination, I simply float on thin air and reach their stalls and pick up stuff checking color and all, but never questioning their quality. Revlon had been my expensive, but safe buy brand till the time, well I am very disappointed to say, my reverie ended. Last month, I picked up a flock of Revlon makeup products – the custom eyes quad, the eye crayons, some nail polishes and lipsticks, and this Colorstay liquid eye pen. Now, I have always heard great reviews about the Lakme Eye Artist, about how nicely and precisely it defines the eyes and most of all, it is waterproof. All Revlon SAs always told me that the Lakme Eye Artist and Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner Pen are just the same. Me, as always a fan of Revlon, went for the Revlon liner pen, little I knew, it will come with a blow to my trust on this brand!!!   

Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eye Pen Review

Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eye Pen Price:

Rs. 500.

How The Website Describes Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eye Pen:

The Revlon website describes this as: “No-mess liquid eyeliner creates a precise line from soft to dramatic.”


All was well with the swatching part, I found the liner swatch to be just the blackest black, kind I love. The felt tip is really good, it reminded me of drawing with sketch pens as a kid. The application is very precise, BUT that is only the story of the back of the hand, don’t know, but I found it somewhat difficult to line my eyes with, mostly because the tip is needle sharp and I had to swipe the pen two three times to get a single continuous line. Else, the line was coming all broken in between. Although, it does not sting the waterline, I found it difficult to line the waterline with this sharp tip. I think it is for upper lids only . The liner dries within seconds to give a glossy black finish. The SA told me always to keep the tip downwards to get the liner in the first go.

I liked the liner till this point and was wearing it at home to see how long it lasts and then it was horror. I just splashed my face in the afternoon and the liner came all over my face!!!!!!!!!! I think the last time I wore such a water-loving liner is several years ago, the Lakme Insta Liner, which I think was still better than this!!! I cannot believe how Revlon could come out with this SO SO SO NOT WATERPROOF liner in its Colorstay range!!

I am disappointed to say the least because in Kolkata summer, I cannot imagine what this liner will turn my face into:daayan:

2 Swipes


1 Hard rub


1 Drop of water


So overall, I am sure this is the worst Revlon product I have bought so far. Also, I think this liner belongs to the pre-gel liner era, so now that we are used to the dreamy smooth and waterproof gel liners, this product seems to be a huge fiasco.

Pros of Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eye Pen:

1) Dark black in color.
2) Precise application, although I did not find it quite nice for lining lower lids. Galz who like ultra thin lining, may like this feature.
3)Did not sting waterline, but the needle tip scared me out of trying it much either :D.

Cons of Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eye Pen:

1) This is the perfect eyeliner to add one entry to your makeup disaster diary – IT MELTS PATHETICALLY WITH ONE DROP OF WATER!!!!!! Rather it dissolves like Camel Ink .
2) The tip, although is precise, it is rather difficult to use both on lower and upper lids, it’s too sharp and I had to scratch it twice and thrice to get a visible lining. Application is not smooth.
4) Smudges on little rubbing.
3) Price!! A non waterproof /smudge-proof liner at 500 bucks ??? Why??

IMBB Rating:

1/5……only 1 because the color is a nice shiny black, but of what use is it? It will get “dho dala” in two minutes in the sun 😀

P.S: I was thinking of using it as a tattoo pen 😀

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sugisoni August 12, 2011 at 4:20 pm

😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 bad revlon product :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:
tatoopen :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy:


Anuradha August 12, 2011 at 9:10 pm

total :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: product sugi 🙁 🙁


aruna August 12, 2011 at 4:31 pm

totally :hunterwali: :hunterwali: how could Revlon do this? :bash: :bash:


Anuradha August 12, 2011 at 9:11 pm

Dunno 😐 😐 😐 -a bigger wonder is why arent they discontinuing it !!!!!! :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: :yikes:


ramya August 12, 2011 at 4:35 pm

that’s bad…. and its not even water proof…. :nonono:


Anuradha August 12, 2011 at 9:12 pm

it actually loves getting dissolved-it only reminds me of camel water color :pissedoff: :pissedoff: :pissedoff: :pissedoff:


Kimi August 12, 2011 at 4:36 pm

OMGG!! This is such a bad product Anuradha!! :(( And shame that it is so expensive for such a bad “color staying” results!! :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:


Kimi August 12, 2011 at 4:37 pm

but tatoo pen!! 😛 😛 😛 What are you going to make with this?? :smirk:


Anuradha August 12, 2011 at 9:14 pm

hehehe-dunno Kimi-may be in winters I will try a butterfly-I always wanted a butterfly tattoo-but the needle scares the soul out of me :yikes: :yikes: :nono: :nono: :nababana: :nababana:


Pooja A August 12, 2011 at 4:45 pm

500 ki barbadi . dusht revlon :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:


sugisoni August 12, 2011 at 5:39 pm

dusht revlon 😆 😆 😆 😆


Anuradha August 12, 2011 at 9:15 pm

meri favorite braand ko maat maroooooooooo-vagwan ke liye ise chhor dooo 😆 😆 😆 :hunterwali: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:


Priya August 12, 2011 at 5:01 pm

oh oh dud product…… :yikes: :yikes:


Anuradha August 12, 2011 at 9:18 pm

totallyyyy :daayan: :daayan: :daayan: :daayan:


Taps August 12, 2011 at 5:05 pm

its tip also so pointed like a needle, it will poke my lids badly ! :spank:


aruna August 12, 2011 at 5:24 pm

i bought Elle 18 recently and its worked pretty well. i used it for the first time has stayed on whole day.. :yahoo: :yahoo: NOW if this works, I would be dancing with joy cos its really cheap at 62 bucks. For colored eye pencils i will stick to Faces.


Anuradha August 12, 2011 at 9:17 pm

Revlon should be ashamed-even elle 18 and streetwear has got waterproof smudge proof liners-pata nahi-at least they should have upgraded this product to waterproof version-I hate the way it simply got washed away without trace !!!!! 😯 😯 😯


Anuradha August 12, 2011 at 9:33 pm

Are I thought I will be able to draw thin lines with the tip-but since 1 continuous line cannot be drawn in one swipe-it eventually ends up in a thick line-and most of all-its all useless -coz it will not only wash away-it will give u a Halloween face before leaving :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:


sugisoni August 12, 2011 at 5:37 pm

i want.. :struggle:


Anuradha August 12, 2011 at 9:20 pm

i have colossal kajal and the maybelline gel liner too-absolutely love them-I bought this one thinking of the precision applicator- and got this inkpot :pissedoff: :pissedoff: :pissedoff: :spank: :spank: :spank:


bhumika August 12, 2011 at 5:57 pm

It looks so mast dark black..sad it smudges n melts..


Anuradha August 12, 2011 at 9:22 pm

it really looks good in the swatch-although the liner tip tugs the lids-but kya fayda- Its a total disaster product in Indian climate :yuck: :yuck: :yuck: :yuck:


shruti wahi August 12, 2011 at 6:15 pm

hi all ……..
read the review and felt bad anuradha that its not worth buying the product :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: ….
same product I have in oriflame …. it cums in 3 shades black… green and brown
Name is ORIFLAME BEAUTY EYE LINER STYLO …..Cost is 359 /- but i got it in discount 270 /-
fab product ….in the catelogue they hve not mention it waterproof …but it is waterproof ……….i luved the product … :yahoo: :yahoo:
u can try it out …..


Anuradha August 12, 2011 at 9:24 pm

Hi Shruti- ya actually me thought since Lakme eye artist is waterproof-this one should be as well-since they are close competitors-but this turned out to be a mess 😮 :pissedoff: :pissedoff: :pissedoff: I will pick up the stylo if I find an Oriflame representative near my hometown :teddy: :teddy:


sugisoni August 12, 2011 at 10:17 pm

no no dnt pick that oriflame one. i have it… i smudges a lot.. ditto like this one


Anuradha August 12, 2011 at 10:27 pm

haila-I think I will continue with my Maybelline gel liner and kajal :quiet: :quiet: :quiet: :quiet:


shruti wahi August 13, 2011 at 5:49 pm

:stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: …hain …mera to kabhie smudge nahi huya …


Rati August 12, 2011 at 7:51 pm

2 hunters frm my side also. 😀 :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:


Anuradha August 12, 2011 at 9:28 pm

:waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: ab main iska kya karu??????? its sooooo useless :yuck: :yuck:


lp August 12, 2011 at 7:57 pm

I hate this liner! complete waste of 500 bucks!, the SA told me that even though it isnt water proof, its long wearing and so wont rub off or smudge! Regret buying this :yuck:


Anuradha August 12, 2011 at 9:26 pm

totally agree Ip-like I was never this disappointed after buying a revlon product so far-its high time Revlon removes it from stores


Shivani August 12, 2011 at 10:11 pm

such a waste….. hawww 😐 😐 😐


Anuradha August 12, 2011 at 10:26 pm

waste redefined :pan: :pan: :pan: :pan:


Akshima August 12, 2011 at 11:03 pm

Bad Bad 🙁 🙁
you should’ve review this before. I already bought it and suffered 🙁 :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:
Mine dried out in 1 week!! :waaa: :pan: :pan: :pan: :pan:


Anuradha August 13, 2011 at 12:15 am

Ohhh saaad- kya karu- I never thought this would be such a let down-chalo … now I have at least two people who would truly understand my frustration over this product 😀 😀 😀 😀


Taps August 13, 2011 at 12:15 am

mere paas ek idea hey, isse tum marker jaisa use karo ya sketchpen samjh ker sketch draw karo ! :tongue: 😆 :lol2:


Anuradha August 13, 2011 at 12:17 am

Can you believe this Taps??? I used it to write down a phone number!!!!!! dint have anything else nearby :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆


Taps August 13, 2011 at 12:38 am

He He He OMG ! Tumi to amar suggestions thekeo aaro daroon kaaj korecho ! :lol2:


Anuradha August 13, 2011 at 10:58 am

r bolo na-ami kono makeup product ke eto baje vabe treat korini aj tak …but eta deklei rag dhore jache amar :pan: :pan: :pan: :pan: :pan:


Taps August 13, 2011 at 11:48 am

yaa i know you always rate your make stuff 5 out of 5 many a times, i have gone through all your posts, you were always liberal, if you are saying this is bad, must be really very bad, i had similar experience with lotus mascara, written waterproof, but when i spalsh water on my face, ohhhh god cant explain remember vidya balan of bhool bhulaiya ? :tongue:


Anuradha August 13, 2011 at 12:08 pm

exactlyyy the same here- I was wondering to give a suitable example of the look this liner gives after washing face and you gave it perfectly -total Manjulika face 😥


Ankita August 13, 2011 at 1:09 am

The 1 drop of water pic is :shout:
Thanks fr reviewing this Anuradha..will sure stay away from this product.


Anuradha August 13, 2011 at 10:59 am

totally Ankita-I was shocked when I just splashed my face and saw the liner rolling down my cheeks!!! :reallyangry: :reallyangry: :reallyangry:


Bee August 13, 2011 at 2:43 am

this was going to be my next buy… sachhi- as I want something in felt tip to draw cat-eyes…. but this is a disaster :(((


Taps August 13, 2011 at 2:50 am

go for lakme eye artist or colorbar marker pen or deborah 24 ore pen , all are awesome felt tip eye liners !


Anuradha August 13, 2011 at 11:01 am

Yepp-both of what Taps said are nice options I will get the eye artist after I am done with my gel liner :whistle: :whistle:


Vinita August 13, 2011 at 10:09 am

Hey…a non-waterproof eye pen for 500 Rs is atrocious :hunterwali:


Anuradha August 13, 2011 at 11:03 am

… say the least :daayan: :daayan: :daayan: :daayan: :daayan:


MP August 13, 2011 at 5:40 pm

I was eyeing to buy this product. Thank God I didn’t!!!!!


Anuradha August 13, 2011 at 10:30 pm

:dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:


Nisha May 30, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Such a wastage of money


Ankita August 1, 2015 at 9:23 am

I wish I would have read this review before buying…. It’s actually the worst product that too coming from revlon:(


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