Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in Barcelona Nights (photo heavy)

Posted by Lipglossiping On July - 22 - 2014

Perhaps it’s the OCD in me but I do so enjoy a themed collection.  A place for everything and everything in its place and all that.  No silly shade numbers o’ randomness that don’t mean anything to anyone.  Oh no! Revlon have got it very right with their geographically-themed latest product release.

The Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain launch features a 12-strong collection of lip colours that embrace a gel-stain hybrid texture with a moisturising formula and a high-pigment finish.  The formula has been infused with Vitamin E and Aloe, those stalwart ingredients of the hydration team, making for comfortable day-long wear that leaves your lips feeling nourished.

Each shade claims its own playful colour personality, with shades named after some of the most iconic cities around the globe: Cannes Crush, Miami Fever, Rio Rush, and Parisian Passion to name but a few.

I’ve got my hands on the Hispanic delegate of the collection: Barcelona Nights – probably best described as a berry pink with slight purple undertones.

Revlon Moisture Stain in Barcelona Nights

Revlon Moisture Stain in Barcelona Nights (2)

Revlon Moisture Stain in Barcelona Nights (4)

The packaging is great, in all its chunky squared-off glory.  There’s nothing pretentious here, it’s simply solid and tactile in a spiky kind of way.  As you draw the applicator wand out of the tube, there’s a certain degree of resistance… the sort of pause that makes you worry the applicator will release from the bottle-neck with a pop, spraying you with lip stain – like a badly-behaved yoghurt pot.  Infact, I’m still not convinced that it won’t, so take care when wriggling the wand free from its constraints.

Having said that, the tight-fit ensures that your applicator isn’t drowned in lip gloop – infact, it dispenses just about the perfect amount onto the tip of the sponge.

Revlon Moisture Stain in Barcelona Nights (3)

Revlon Moisture Stain in Barcelona Nights (5)

The shade is vibrant and semi-sheer (though buildable), allowing the natural texture of your lip to show through.  Application is smooth, definitely more like a lipgloss than a liquid lipstick.  It feels a touch “plasticky” when first applied but it’s light enough in texture, thankfully, not to bother me.

I suffer from a visible “line” where product often refuses to adhere toward the inner reaches of my bottom lip… and I experienced it with this, at least… until the product had been given a few moments to fuse/melt from the warmth of my lips.  You need to allow this for a more even finish.

Most importantly, there is no stickiness.  None, or should I say nada.

Revlon Moisture Stain in Barcelona Nights (6)

Wear was fine, not because it was magnificently lingering but because as the colour faded, the stain remained.  For my personal tastes, it’s a little more glossy than I like to wear so I tend to apply, then blot.  Once.  This removes the “slippy” feeling – which is one that I can’t stand and the main reason for my lipgloss aversion – without removing the colour.

Overall, I’ve found it an easy-to-wear, easy-to-apply product… haven’t we all got room for one of those in our makeup bags?

The Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stains are due to launch next month, priced at £7.99 each and available from Boots and Superdrug

* press sample

if you liked this post, please don’t forget to check out my subscriber options, here


10 Responses to “Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in Barcelona Nights (photo heavy)”

  1. Sascha says:

    You’re looking so well! Fabulous colour on you xx

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0

  2. I love the colour! It looks great on you x

    http://books-and-memories.blogspot.co.uk/

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0

  3. Therese says:

    You’re looking awesome! Love the color on you:)

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0

  4. Abby says:

    Like you, I love the shades’ names and I also love the product. I just recently picked up Barcelona Nights and think it is absolutely lovely!

    http://youarebeaut.blogspot.com

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0

  5. […] – gets acquainted with the Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stains, a gloss/gel hybrid that punches well above its weight in the colour […]

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  6. […] – gets acquainted with the Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stains, a gloss/gel hybrid that punches well above its weight in the colour […]

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  7. […] – gets acquainted with the Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stains, a gloss/gel hybrid that punches well above its weight in the colour […]

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  8. […] – gets acquainted with the Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stains, a gloss/gel hybrid that punches well above its weight in the colour […]

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  9. […] – gets acquainted with the Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stains, a gloss/gel hybrid that punches well above its weight in the colour […]

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  10. Oh my gosh, I just bought tons of lipstick and lip stains, but I don’t think I can miss this one. Thank you for the swatches! ^_^

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Leave a Reply

RANDOM

Strictly Fab-u-lous - Take 2!

I requested some better pictures of a few pieces from the upcoming Boots (Strictly Come Dancing) Strictly Fab-U-Lous releases, ‘cos frankly… mine were shiteous. Strictly …

FLASH COMP: Win a pair of tickets to The Vitality Show!

Everyone’s talking about The Vitality Show this week, one of the best ‘beauty and wellbeing’ expos on the calendar! “With over 300 companies on hand …

Picture Perfect Skin? Benefit’s How To Look The Best At Everything Kit

God. Have I told you how much I love foundation? Oh, I have?! Well, the thing is… I really love foundation. I love the idea …

Kim Kardashian launches erm, Kim Kardashian!

With celebrity fragrances reaching saturation point a couple of years ago, it’s not really surprising that 2010 saw a decline in both sales and new …

Guest Blog: Thierry Mugler Angel Review

I was pretty darn thrilled when one of my long-time readers offered up her services for a guest post.  You see, Lisa Wordbird has a …

Guest Post: Why has cosmetic surgery become so widely accepted?

Isabella has been beauty blogging since she was a student at University, writing for cosmeticsurgeryguru.com she now takes an interest in all cosmetic surgery procedures …

January Essentials - Hei Poa Monoi Beauty Oil Frangipani

Thinking it would be a great space-saving idea to pack a couple of dresses and woollen tights for London means that I’m more than over …

Mother's Day: Mont Bleu Glass Nail Files

If there’s one thing I associate with the Czech Republic (other than beer), it’s the country’s long and distinguished history of working with glass.  Czech …

Products I’m loving – September 2009

I’m a few days late with this (should be an end of month post) – but here’s what I’ve been loving in September. Shampoo: Aussie Miracle …

China Glaze Avant Garden Collection (and a link to Hologlam swatches!)

Spring is sprung, the grass is ris. I wonders where the birdies is? China Glaze have released their latest 12-piece Avant Garden Spring 2013 collection, …

POPULAR

CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my Escentual.com top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. Escentual.com have long been …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads