Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in ‘Barcelona Nights’, ‘Parisian Passion’ and ‘Shanghai Sizzle’ – Review, Photos & Swatches

Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in 'Barcelona Nights', 'Parisian Passion' and 'Shanghai Sizzle' - Review, Photos & Swatches

Hi loves! Have you seen the 50 Shades of Grey Trailer? Just saw it earlier and it made me intrigued. I really HAVE to read that book. Oh and it made me want to watch ‘The Secretary’. Oh, and I watched Divergent earlier. Anyway, I was actually supposed to review a couple of products first prior to this one but I just can’t help it. These have been my favorite lip products ever since I got ’em. They’re the Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in ‘Barcelona Nights’, ‘Parisian Passion’ and ‘Shanghai Sizzle’.

Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in 'Barcelona Nights', 'Parisian Passion' and 'Shanghai Sizzle' - Review, Photos & Swatches

Product Description/Claims According to Revlon:

A new level of glossy wet color. Saturated lips with brilliant shine and vivid color. Available in 12 luscious shades.

• Drenches lips in glossy wet color
• Ultra-light creamy lipstain with Vitamin E and Aloe
• 88% of women felt lips were instantly moisturized without stickine


PACKAGING

Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in 'Barcelona Nights', 'Parisian Passion' and 'Shanghai Sizzle' - Review, Photos & Swatches

These lip products are housed in a beautiful, sleek packaging. Nothing really special but I somehow find it unique for a drugstore product. The color of the tube reflects the shade, and I must say, it’s somehow accurate. It has this bent, tear-drop shaped applicator which is really good for applying the product because it hugs the lips and makes it easier to apply on the corner & edges of your lips.


SHADES

Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in 'Barcelona Nights', 'Parisian Passion' and 'Shanghai Sizzle' - Review, Photos & Swatches

This brand new line of Revlon has 12 shades all in all and what I have here are only three shades and they are ‘Barcelona Nights’, ‘Parisian Passion’ and ‘Shanghai Sizzle’. All three belong to the darker/brighter shades, I don’t have the lighter/neutral shades so I’m not sure how those perform. But so far, what I have here are really opaque and pigmented. They can go on for a single layer or two.


FORMULATION & CONSISTENCY

Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in 'Barcelona Nights', 'Parisian Passion' and 'Shanghai Sizzle' - Review, Photos & Swatches

What’s interesting about these lip products is that they feel and look like a lip gloss but it’s way more than that. The opacity that you get from the brighter shades are just superb, and way beyond my expectations. I thought that these were very similar to Maybelline Lip Elixirs/Lip Polish but no. After the shine is gone, it sets on to your lips without the color fading. The slimy-ness (forgive the term, not sure how to refer to it) is gone but you still get the complete color. You can eat and/or drink and (again) the slimy-ness won’t transfer. Then after a couple of hours, it stains your lips.


APPLICATION

Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in 'Barcelona Nights', 'Parisian Passion' and 'Shanghai Sizzle' - Review, Photos & Swatches

Barcelona Nights – Is a bright magenta shade, which can also differ depending on your natural lip color. It’s very opaque and can go on with just a single layer, provided that you blend it properly. It’s not streaky and it doesn’t settle onto the fine lines of my lips.

Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in 'Barcelona Nights', 'Parisian Passion' and 'Shanghai Sizzle' - Review, Photos & Swatches

Parisian Passion – Is a dark plum shade. It’s not really that vampy when you have it on and it’s also very wearable. Like Barcelona Nights, this is also very opaque but I find that even though it’s darker compared to the two other shades, I need to build it up since it can get a bit streaky especially on my lower lip.

Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in 'Barcelona Nights', 'Parisian Passion' and 'Shanghai Sizzle' - Review, Photos & Swatches

Shanghai Sizzle – Is a Warm-tone red. And if you know me, I am not really in to these types of shades, but this one is different. When worn, it doesn’t make my teeth look yellow nor does it look like an orangey-red lippie. Like the others, this is very opaque and it goes on with just a single layer provided that you blend it properly.


PERFORMANCE & LONGEVITY

Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in 'Barcelona Nights', 'Parisian Passion' and 'Shanghai Sizzle' - Review, Photos & Swatches

Like I said earlier, these feel and look like a lip gloss yet they set on your lips like a lipstick does and then after a couple of hours, they stain your lips. This exceeded all my expectations and I just cannot stop using them ever since I got them, especially ‘Barcelona Nights’. As for longevity, the shine lasts for more than an hour at least and by the time it sets like a lip stain/stick it lasts for more than five hours provided that I don’t eat oily foods. Despite how long-wearing it is, I don’t find the need to wear a lip balm prior or while I’m wearing it. It’s very moisturizing and it’s just one of the most unique hybrid lip products I’ve ever seen in the market today.


SCENT, ETC

Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in 'Barcelona Nights', 'Parisian Passion' and 'Shanghai Sizzle' - Review, Photos & Swatches

These lip products doesn’t really have an overwhelming scent. They smell like an ordinary lip product and they don’t have any distinctive taste.


TO SUMMARIZE

• PRO’S •
• NEUTRAL/CON’S •
Has a really nice, sturdy packaging
Bent, tear-drop applicator ideal for applying the product because it hugs the lips and makes it easier to apply on the corner & edges of your lips
Includes 12 shades
The three shades that I have are very opaque and most of them can go on with just a single layer
Very easy to apply
Can act as a lip gloss, lipstick and a lip stain altogether
Very moisturizing
Lasts for more than 5 hours or so
Very pigmented
Not streaky & does not settle on the fine lines/dry parts of my lips
Affordable
Available online
Parisian Passion can be a bit streaky but can be solved with 2 layers
Not available locally
Need to be ordered online
• THE VERDICT •
5 Hearts!
Yes, I am giving it 5 Hearts! I love it! They’re very opaque and they’re really unique. A lot of makeup companies are coming out with this hybrid lip gloss/liquid lipsticks type of products and I’ve already tried some of them but only this one has this kind of formula. It’s something that is very hard to explain and you wont know it completely unless you try it. So, once this hits the stores, or if you’re into online shopping, I encourage you to try it. You won’t be disappointed
• WORTH THE MONEY•
YES!
Of course. Duh!
• REPURCHASE? •
YES!
In fact, I plan on buying more shades. Even my mom likes ‘Parisian Passion’ so I might buy her one.

As you can see, from this post alone, I can’t really stop gushing about it. Normally, I’m not that into lip glosses. There are select lip glosses that I really like, but this is not a lip gloss. At least these three. I wouldn’t call it that.

• PRODUCT BASICS •
• Product Name | Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain
• Shade | ‘Barcelona Nights’, ‘Parisian Passion’ and ‘Shanghai Nights’ (3 of 12 Shades)
• Price | PhP 350 • Contains | 0.27 Fl Oz/8.0 ml
• Avalability | Not yet available locally; Got it from Bon Marche

All of these can be worn alone or with a lipstick underneath. If you ask me, I would rather wear these shades alone. I’m not speaking for the other shades since I don’t know how opaque the other 9 shades are, but these three are just gorgeous and by testing these, it makes me want to get more.

How about you? What’s your favorite lip product? What’s your favorite hybrid lip gloss/liquid lip stick? Let me know!


July 2014 Commenter Of The Month

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  • That’s an interesting product! Hope they bring it here.

    • Me too! I need more shades! Hehe

  • Wala pakong nakitang di bagay sa lips po, Yette. Parisian Passion looks really nice. I think I want to try it since 1 hour lang naglalast yung shine tapos stain nalang sya. I hope it gets available in the malls too.

  • O-M-to-the-G!!! Ang ganda nung shanghai sizzle! Uhm.. okay, lahat sila. And they’re quite cheap ah. Might as well try these babies too. Hihihi

    Xoxo, http://www.thetouchofyellow.com

    • Go, try it! You won’t regret it

  • Gellie Abogado

    The Parisian Passion looks really nice on you. At first bet ko yung Barcelona nights when I just saw the photos with only your lips but for your over-all look,Parisian Passion makes you look more fierce and sexy!

    xoxo,
    Gelleesh.com

  • abegaill villacruz

    I haven’t tried any hybrid lip gloss, but Revlon seems nice. And ang ganda ng Parisian Passion on you! Super bagay. Sana maging available na sa malls.

    • Thanks, Abegail! :*

  • Ravene Abad

    I agree with Parisian Passion looking good on you. Also helps that your lips are plump!

    Oh can’t wait on the Fifty Shades as well!

    • Thanks, Ravene! You’re so sweet!

  • not a big fan of oh-so-glossy lippies but hmmm I’d say this is good, it is fresh-looking not malagkit looking LOL Parisian-Passion is so vampire-ish. Really looks good on you.

    • Thanks, Kim! You should try this one. I’m sure you’re going to love it!

  • Does it make your lips dry after the shine comes off? Perhaps they did a little sorcery on these babies to retain the color on lips after the shine is gone and I like the packaging.

    • No. It doesn’t make my lips dry. It’s very moisturizing even up to the moment that it fades. Oh,and I agree with you

  • The Barcelona Nights looks good on you (for me).. Does the shine fades?
    And btw, first time to see packaging like this. /so innocent. hehehe

    • Thanks, no! It doesn’t. My mama used Parisian Passion last night, the shine faded and it’s not that opaque anymore but the stain was still there. We went home and it was still there, we had to use the Etude House eye/lip makeup remover

  • RebelSweetHrt

    The shades look gorgeous on you, all of them! I hope they’ll be available in the PH soon! I wanna give these babies a try, too.

    • Thanks! They’re now available! I saw them at Revlon counters just last week. India Intrigue is pretty, btw

  • Marseille Frances Bañas Talaca

    I must say all the shades suits you ^.^ I love the shade of Parisian Passion coz I’m really into dark lip colors now. My all time favorite lip cream is the Miner’s Matte Lip Paints, in fact I have three shades.

  • Dane Salazar

    My top pick for you would be Parisian Passion, and I think it’s the shade I’d pick for myself. It’s a great fall color! Your lips look luscious and hydrated; what we all need now that the cool months are coming. Actually, I’m a VERY BIG FAN (figuratively and literally, lol) of Revlon’s Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains. Which line do you think is better? Also, I’m thinking of getting one matte balm and one lacquer balm.