Review: Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Suede Lipsticks

It was one of those things: I didn’t fall headfirst at our initial meeting, but we learned to get along as time passed.


Oh, I don’t mean the BFF who butted heads with me the first day we met and is now my soul sister. That person doesn’t even exist.

I was talking about Revlon’s newest longwear lipstick. What did you think I was talking about?

Certainly not imaginary BFFs.




I picked up Runway, Supermodel, Fashionista, Trendsetter, Catwalk and Backstage.



L-R: Catwalk, Backstage, Runway, Trendsetter, Supermodel, Fashionista.


So, here’s my story:

When these were first released, I picked up Catwalk just to test out the formula. I usually select a neutral color when trying out a new lipstick line.

Well….lemme just say that Catwalk was not the flawless, perfectly glamorous traipse down the model ramp that Naomi Campbell always delivers. The color itself I loved, but the texture and feel of the lip product took some getting used to. It adhered to my lips in a strange way; it felt almost like paint. It felt odd at first, but I kept wearing it because I needed to use it up, and I eventually got used to it. Once of my favorite things about this is the 7 hour wear time. Yup…..7 hours! I could spend an entire work day running between appointments and not having to worry about touch ups.







Catwalk: A medium golden brown with orange tones. It contains just enough orange to keep it from being a flat brown.

Backstage: A deep burgundy. It’s a little more red, making it not so vampy.

Runway:   A light brown with shimmer. It’s a little peachy-bronze as well.


The way I photographed these three are in reverse order in the swatch photos. In the product photos they are Trendsetter, Supermodel, Fashionista.


Fashionista: A brownish brick red. This is one of my favorites.

Supermodel: A mauve plum.  This is not really my color, but it is a nice color nonetheless.

Trendsetter: A bright cherry red. I think this could work across a variety of skintones. It looks kinda sheer in the swatch pic but it does offer decent coverage


I think these are nice lip products. If you are not sensitive to lipsticks that cling to your lips, I would suggest checking these out. If you have dry lips, you might want to skip these.

Pros: Very long lasting, takes a while to use up a tube (aided by the lack of a need to reapply often), comes in lovely colors, easy to use, slim packaging, affordable.
Cons: Might make some lips uncomfortable, not good for very dry lips.

Grade: A



About themakeuptrain

Beauty/product junkie hiding behind the title of certified makeup artist (that's the excuse I use for my makeup addiction). I am a human pet to two cats, a full time college student majoring in Cultural Anthropology and an organic food enthusiast (read: organic food freak) who cooks, bakes, and has not burned down the kitchen (I'm waiting for it). New York has put up with all of this thus far, so here is where I reside. I can be reached for comments, questions, complaints, and incoherent babbling at:
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6 Responses to Review: Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Suede Lipsticks

  1. I have a couple of these too and for some reason I don’t wear them very often. I seriously don’t know why because I do like ’em.

  2. Love the Fashionista one:)

  3. sylirael says:

    Awesome swatches! 😀 I’ve been wanting to try these forever, but I’m still not entirely sure I like mattes on me. Plus, I have chronically dry lips…

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