Does it last? Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick Review

I actually first came across these lipsticks when watching some Hong Kong based YouTubers who reviewed these lippies and wore them for an entire day with little fading – they did such convincingly appealing videos that I hunted these down on good old eBay, where they have already been released in the US of A. 

The idea of this lipstick, the Ultimate Suede, is that is moisturising and long lasting. It contains Shea Butter and Aloe, and is available in 20 shades (Revlon are rather good for providing a ton of colours to choose from). 

Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick Review

Look at how shy they are, they’re turning their back on you! 

I am not a fan of long lasting lip colours, only because a. I don’t like stains, they feel weird and b. I can’t stand anything too drying. However do I want my lip colour to last? OF COURSE! I am not much of a ‘top up’ make up kinda gal so it would be nice…

Now, remember how I said this comes in a whopping 20 colours? Well the Revlon website has completely rubbish swatches, worse than Dulux pain swatches (wait – they’re actually good for purpose), so thank the lord for Bloggers who had already reviewed this product, otherwise it would be so hard to see what I was buying. 

In the end I chose 030 – High Heels (pink) and 040 – Flashing Lights (orange).  If I saw these in person would they be my first choice? Probably not. 

Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick Review 1

Are you thinking – woah, these list pigmented! They must be really rich on the lips!

Er…no, they’re not. They quite sheer actually, and on my lips, they’re more tinty-balm than lipstick. Which I don’t like because why would I put up with the tackiness and dryness of a long lasting lip colour for a mere hint of a tint?

But at least they are glossy and moisturising right? Well, they do definitely feel less dry than other long lasting lippies I’ve tried.

Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick Review Flashing Lights High Heels

I HAVE seen darker colours swatched and they do seem more pigmented then these two colours. 

When you apply this lipstick it feels quite smooth, then it starts to set a little but never actually dries. Instead it goes sticky…it’s not a hideous sticky like MAC Lip Glass, but it’s tacky, like ‘I’m on the verge of setting, but I never will’ which is moderately annoying (I didn’t mind it as I like smacking my lips together, and it amused me so). 

Nevertheless, I can understand how people do find it uncomfortable to wear.  Those with dry lips be warned…it’s such a ‘clingy’ lip colours. 

Here they are on my lips. High Heels the pink:

Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick Review high heels 030

The finish indeed is suede or ‘moist’ looking I would say, neither shimmery, nor matte, nor shiny…

I feel this lipstick settled into lines somewhat and made my lips look drier than normal. Not ridiculously so but I have a ton of other products that make my lips look juicer!

Flashing Lights, which is quite ugly in the tube but I quite like it on – a orange brown:

Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick Review flashing lights

Then the crux of it – does it last?

Actually it does ok – even after a meal I could see some colour although it didn’t by any means stay put the WHOLE DAY as suggested. It starts to disappear after a while in sections and really does need topping up or something else like gloss on top otherwise it looks flaky and not that appealing. 


Are they worth it?

If you are specifically wanting a long lasting but not too drying formula that isn’t that pigmented should get these – this is the kind of cosmetic my mum would love as she’s obsessed with anything ‘long lasting’. 

Otherwise, despite my initial excitement, I think the product isn’t that interesting – I don’t hate it, I don’t love it. The pigmentation of these more natural hues could be better, I don’t like the tacky feeling, and there are just nicer products to use on the lips, in my stash, at least. 

I paid around £14 for two of these with shipping from the USA.  Not sure when they are hitting the UK, but seriously…I’d go for a Lip Butter instead!

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  1. says

    I tend to suffer from quite dry lips myself and have been looking for a lipstick that will moisturise as well. Although it is quite expensive, it will definitely be worth it. Great shame that you can’t get hold of them in john Lewis or Debenhams.

  2. says

    I’m lucky I live in San Jose, USA so get hold of these at the drug store. They do work but no idea how much £14 is in dollars. Am sure that you guys will get them soon in the UK.