It happens to me often that I love the formula of a dark lip color so much that I purchase more neutral shades from the range but they end up being not as good as the darker ones. Anyone who has played around with makeup might be able to guess that creating a smoother formula with darker colors is easier than with lighter shades. Despite knowing this, I continue to purchase lighter variants of the lip products that I love because lighter colors are so much more practical and wearable on a daily basis. If you have been following my blog since its conception (Anyone out there? Do let me know!) then you might remember my blog post where I RAVED about the Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in the shade 001 – India Intrigue, a nice deep fuchsia. This product encouraged me to buy a lighter shade from the range, and I chose the shade 020 – Rio Rush. I have extremely mixed feelings about this particular shade which I will talk about today.
This particular shade is a deep, toned down version of a bubblegum pink which appears frighteningly bright and neon when swatched on the skin but looks way more natural on the lips. While India Intrigue applies evenly in a single swipe, Rio Rush requires much more effort while application. The first layer goes on pretty patchy, but once you really work it into your lips by pursing them hard and then apply a second coat and dab it in too, you are left with an almost opaque wash of color. While the pigmentation and the finish of the product are satisfactory post following these steps, the wear time is not even half that of India Intrigue. India Intrigue stays on my lips all day, fading gracefully and leaving behind a deep pink stain after a few hours. Rio Rush, on the other hand, does not stain the lips as much and once the product wears off, the stain left behind is hardly visible on my lips. The wear time of this product is no more than 2-3 hours if you do not eat during this period.
Comfortwise, both shades perform equally well. The formula is quite hydrating and gentle although the scent smells like chemicals with a sweet undertone, which may turn off a few people. The product adds a gloss to my lips while it lasts and is suitable if you need a break from matte lipsticks. The packaging is super cute and unique with a cuboidal tube instead of a cylindrical one and the doe foot applicator works really well too.
So, should you buy this product or not? Well, if you like this particular shade and do not care much about wear time then go ahead and buy it. The Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stains are priced at INR 725 for 8ml of product, which is definitely costlier than a standard lip gloss but these are more opaque if applied correctly. If you need something long-lasting and hydrating then opt for the darker shades from this collection instead ( I can personally vouch for India Intrigue).
I hope that this review was helpful. You can buy the Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in the shade Rio Rush here.
A couple of you commented on my Valentine’s Day makeup post that you really liked the lip color, so I decided to write a dedicated post about it. I was wearing the Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in the shade 225 Sultry, a perfect pink for Valentine’s Day.
I have already reviewed another shade from this range in a previous post but this particular shade looks much more flattering on a wider range of skin tones. Sultry has the minty smell and tingling sensation that is characteristic of this range but is more creamy and forgiving than the shade Elusive.
The color is a deep, dusty pink that is an almost nude pink for my skin tone. The fact that the formula lasts for at least 6 hours on the lips makes it ideal for when you are out and about. It is perfect for both work and play and pairs well with a wide selection of outfits. Bear in mind that this is a matte formula that demands moisturized and scrubbed lips to work its magic.
I must say that the folks at Revlon know how to get their lip products right. There is not one lip product from the brand that has disappointed me yet.
Grab this lip crayon for INR 950 to recreate this romantic look for Valentine’s Day. It is a must have color for the upcoming spring and summer months!
When it comes to Valentine’s Day, I always prefer to go for a pink and floral themed outfit. This look, however, is also perfect for any date in the daytime or a brunch with the girls. I think that the slight hint of green in the makeup adds a special touch and pairs really well with the shades of pink.
This look is very easy to recreate with basic products and would go well with pastel colored dresses if you tweak the shades as per your outfit.
I do not like to spend too much time on getting ready, so I usually opt for a simple look like this.
These are the products that I used on my face today-
1. Foundation – Loreal Infallible 24H Foundation in the shade 250-Radiant Sand.
2. Concealer – Loreal True Match Concealer in the shade Light-Medium
3. Eyeshadow – Maybelline Cheeky Glow Blush in Fresh Coral & the light green shade from the Rimmel Comfort Zone Palette.
4. Eyeliner + Waterline – NYX Eye Pencil in the shade 909 – Vert
5. Mascara – The Maybelline Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara
5. Lips – Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in the shade 225 – Sultry
6. A touch of bronzer from the Makeup Revolution Protection Palette in the shade medium.
What are your plans for Valentine’s Day and what are you going to wear?
Today is one of those horrible days when nothing seems to be going well! On such occasions when I am lacking motivation and energy, a bright lipstick helps in eliminating the blues and makes me feel more put together. On sick days, I stick with easy to apply, dependable makeup that is also comfortable to wear. The Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in the shade 001 India Intrigue fits the bill perfectly!
There isn’t a single thing that I dislike about this product, which is quite rare for a picky person like me. The formula is very moisturizing and glides on evenly with the help of the doe foot applicator. The color is a blue toned dark pink which is quite opaque when applied but fades gradually throughout the day, leaving behind a beautiful pink stain. I love the perky pink shade that is capable of lifting my spirits and brightening my face instantly.
What I like the most about this product is that the color does not settle in the creases and the tint lasts on my lips for at least 8 hours.
The product is priced at INR 725 for an 8ml bottle but is available in a wide array of colors, at around INR 550, on various online portals. It is a perfect, hydrating lip color for the low-maintenance days 🙂
Matte pink lips are probably one of the most popular looks for daily wear, they complement most outfits and are work appropriate too. The Revlon Colorbust Matte Balm in the shade Elusive provides the perfect pink matte finish to the lips without being too uncomfortable to wear.
The product is marketed as a matte balm, which means that it is smoother and more moisturizing than a matte lipstick. The balm has a minty scent as well as a slight tingling sensation on the lips, quite like lip plumping products although it doesn’t make my lips any fuller. Do not be fooled by the word “balm” because, unlike most balms, this product provides great color payoff which is completely opaque in one swipe. The shade Elusive is a pretty blue toned pink which is a bit too light for my medium skin tone but would look amazing on lighter skin tones in my opinion. Be wary of the fact that the color does look darker in the packaging as compared to on the lips.
Personally, I find this formula to be very unforgiving when it comes to pigmented or chapped lips, it exaggerates all the lines and cracks on my lips :(. I recommend scrubbing and moisturizing your lips before applying this product so as to prevent creasing. The color lasts on my lips for a good 4-5 hours and does not transfer much on eating or drinking. Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms are available in 8 different shades in India which are all perfect for different Indian skin tones. A 2.7 gm crayon is available for INR 950 which I feel is a good price for a matte lip product and I would suggest giving this range a shot.