This plum lipstick is glossy, long-lasting, and costs $8.99. What more could you ask for?
On the first day of 2022, I resolved to start experimenting with lipstick. Nine months later, and I’ve finally made good on my resolution: I found a lipstick lip stain I love. And it’s glossy and plummy and lovely. And it cost me a whopping $8.99.
I picked up Revlon Colorstay Moisture Lip Stain in Parisian Passion on a whim during a late-night trip to Wal Mart about a month ago. When I got home, I tossed the lipstick in my purse and then promptly forgot about it.
Two weeks later, I was in the middle of a makeup emergency–I’d gone to the beach, lost track of time, and had, like, five minutes to make myself presentable for a dinner date with friends. While rifling through my purse for a tube of mascara, I came across the lip stain. Under normal circumstances, I would not recommend trying a new lipstick right before an outing involving food and drink, but desperate times, desperate measures, etc. I unscrewed the lid, swiped some on, and hoped for the best.
And what do you know? The stain was a hit! My friends could not believe my beauty. All agreed that the color and shine were great, and I was thrilled by how long the stain held up against two fierce opponents (a few glasses of white wine and a heaping plate of lobster mac and cheese).
How pretty is that color?! And I love the gloss, which took me by surprise–I normally prefer a matte look, especially in the fall.
Color and shine aside, what I like best about Revlon Colorstay is how moisturizing it is. In the past, I avoided wearing lipstick because it always made my lips look and feel so damn dry. Colorstay Moisture Lip Stains are infused with Vitamin E and aloe, and that makes a world of difference, especially as the temperatures start to drop.
As much as I love my new lip stain, I have to admit that it’s not a perfect product. Without a clear lip liner, the color bleeds more than I’d like. It also takes a bit of work to get the application right–the stain goes on a little streaky, so I find that I have to build up the color slowly. In an expensive product, these problems would be deal-breakers–if I’m dropping the big bucks, I demand near perfection from my makeup. But because Colorstay costs less than the price of two lattes, I’m willing to look past a few minor, easy-to-deal-with issues.
So now I’m wondering: have you ever tried Colorstay Moisture Lip Stain? What did you think? What drugstore brand lipsticks are you wearing this fall? Tell me all of your secrets in the comment section below.
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