Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stains Review

If you mention Revlon, the brand, right in front of my'll always hear this from me: "They make amazing lip products!"  

And I still stand by that statement after trying out the newest Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain.

A stain that is moisturizing?  You got me at that!  I believe they came up with 12 shades (all with cute travel-related names) but I got to try only 4 so I'm basing my opinions on these 4 shades!

L-R New York Scene, Shanghai Sizzle, Milan Moment and LA Exclusive

They are housed in a "3d"-like plastic packaging (thinking about 3d nail art with black border on the side), I wasn't quite impressed with the packaging at first....but I'm starting to like it as I was rummaging through my lipstick drawer and I can easily find the shades I want with their "what you see is what you get" packaging.

Revlon says ---
  • 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

AMW says ---
  • Gives a subtle glossy glow minus the greasy feel.
  • Pigmentation is build-able.  You can apply layer after layer.
  • Does not dry out my lips mid-day even after reapplication.
  • Really unique texture, feel like a stain and a gloss in 1.
  • Can double up as a blush (using very minimal amount).
  • Lasts a tad bit longer than regular lipgloss and lipsticks.
  • None of the fragrance or weird taste. 
  • The sponge applicator is already slanted making it easy to apply directly on lips.
  • Unlike other lip stains, these can be easily removed.  And they don't leave an ugly stain behind.
  • Sealed with a sticker to know if you get a new product.

  • None.
  • Packaging.
  • Moisturizing, yes, but not the super moisturizing type. 
  • Price.
Build-able pigmentation lip stain that is non-drying.


  • If you plan to use this on others (as a makeup artist or just a fellow beauty junkie), PLEASE, use a lip brush or a disposable lipstick applicator.
  • Swipe once for a very natural "stain".  For heavier pigmentation, apply at least 2-3 layers.
  • If you want the shade to pop, conceal your lip color with a concealer or foundation prior to lip stain application.
  • Feel free to create gradient lips by using 2-3 lipstains.
  • Do you have super dry lips?  Moisture your lips as you do the rest of your makeup.  Before you apply Revlon Moisture Stain, blot off excess oil/grease with a clean cloth or tissue paper to keep the product stay longer on your lips.
  • If you have really dry lips, retouch or refresh your lip color by applying a clear balm on top.
Will I repurchase?

To whom do I recommend this to?
Lipstick lovers!  This may work even for dry lips users!

Where to purchase and how much?
At local Revlon counters for Php625.00 (approx $14.00)


010 LA Exclusive
This shade is a cool tone medium pink shade.  The effect is dainty yet doesn't make me look pale.

030 Milan Moment
Milan Moment is a medium coral shade.  Works as a daily lip color.

040 Shanghai Sizzle
Shanghai Sizzle is a perfect name for this lip color as I can imagine a girl wearing Chinese "Cheong Sam" wearing this deep reddish-orange shade.  The effect is really pretty and you can apply 1 coat for daytime look (as shown on photo below) or apply another coat for a deeper reddish orange shade.

045 New York Scene
This is a deep maroon red shade that doesn't look like that on my photo below (sorry).  The look was uneven as it was taken inside a car with the sun on one side!  But this is one pretty deep red lipstick that would work on girls who aren't comfortable wearing a bright red lip color!  This shade is perfect for the warmer skin tone ladies!

As shown on my tip, I enjoy mixing 2 shades together to create a new lip color!  As shown on photo below, I applied a thin layer of Milan Moment (030) all over my lips and dab New York Scene right at the center of my lips and pressed my lips together.  VOILA! :) I actually love this shade a lot and will do this more often!  Thick, full lips like me can use this trick to make your lips appear a tad bit smaller! :)

Which particular shade of Moisture Stain is your favorite?
Do you like my mixture?  Do you also mix lipstick shades?

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


  1. All shades looks good on you ms. nikki
    I think I will get a Shanghai Sizzle bet sya

    1. Thanks sis! With re: to Shanghai Sizzle, it is a beestselling shade! so great choice!


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