Friday, August 2, 2013

Revlon "It Girl" CoverStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick Swatch + Review

Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in "It Girl"
 So far I have heard pretty much nothing about the Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipsticks on YouTube or from other beauty bloggers. So when I finally got my hands on two shades from the range, I didn't know what to expect. A part of me had high hopes...but I've learned over the years that sometimes no good news on the beauty blog-o-sphere is bad news. But after testing them out for the past two weeks, I found that I was pleasantly surprised. 

Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in "It Girl"
Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in "It Girl"
"It Girl" is a light coral shade with a subtle hint of glitter. I probably never would've picked out for myself and that is a shame because it is a stunning and effortless color. The name of the range might be pretentious and much too long but Ultimate Suede is an accurate description of the formula. It glides onto the lips (silky and smooth) and the lasting power is superb (equal to, if not greater than, the Revlon Kissable Just Bitten Lip Stains). The darker shades of the Revlon Kissable Just Bitten Lip Stains can last up to twelve hours on the lips once the product has been allowed to set but the lasting power of the lighter shades is not as impressive. However, I found over the coarse of the last two weeks that this is not a problem for the Ultimate Suede Lipsticks. Even thought "It Girl" is a light coral color, it lasts all day (although I must warn you that the glitter outlasts the actual color). 

But while I was impressed with the lasting power, the stickiness of the formula was a little annoying. I had hoped that it would disappear after the lipstick dried but that was not the case. I also found that while it takes hours for the color to fade, when it finally started to fade, it did so unevenly. 

-Long lasting
-Gorgeous subtle coral color
-Sleek and modern packaging
-Range of 20 colors
Price ($7.99)

-Sheer (but buildable) formula
-Sticky consistency that does not disappear as product dries
-Glitter stays after color has faded
-Product doesn't fade evenly

In conclusion, this is not a holy grail item by any stretch of the imagination but I am in love with this color. It is perfect for summer and I have to thank my sister for choosing this color for me (because she knows what will look good on me better than I know myself). If Revlon would remove the glitter, this would've probably been a must-have drugstore product for me. Unfortunately, the glitter is a large part of why the product fades so unevenly. Why do companies think that we want glittery lipsticks? Isn't that why we have lipgloss? So that we can choose which days we want disco lips and which days we don't? Eh, but what do I know. 


  1. I've been eyeballing on a few trips States-side (I'm not sure if they have been released in Canada? I haven't looked), but this looks like a really beautiful, wearable colour!

    Kalyn @ The Scenic Route

  2. That shade is really pretty and natural. I haven't picked up one of these for myself yet, and probably won't. It's still nice to look at. :)

  3. I don't really like a lipstick with glitter, but that colour's very pretty! xx

    Martyna | NEON MIZZLE

  4. Looks lovely. I like the sheerness of it as its good for wearing everyday! Xx

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  6. I haven't actually seen these lipsticks. I think a trip to a drugstore is long overdue! I've been loving the recent lip product releases from Revlon, especially their balm stains, so this might be worth a try. I don't usually go for glitter, but if it's very subtle I may be willing to overlook that :)


  7. LOVE IT
    i love revlon
    aaand i loved this shade.
    im going to try it ou


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