Food-proof and Life-Proof: A review of the Revlon Colorstay Overtime Lipcolor
Are you the kind of person who hates retouching lipstick during the day? Do you hate the feeling of greasy or waxy lips as you eat your food? If your answer to both questions is yes, then you're in luck with Revlon's Colorstay Overtime Lipcolor (P575). This is designed to be food-proof, water-proof and pretty much resistant to anything you throw at it until you remove it. It's not exactly a new concept (remember the Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge Waterproof Liquid Lip Color?) but it comes at an affordable price point and lots of shades to choose from.
So how does it works? There are two formulas in the tube. The colored end creates a matte stain that's easy to blend on the lips, but once it sets, IT SETS. You can't correct it or take it off short of an oil-based makeup remover. You can layer it twice to get a good opacity, but honestly I actually prefer a single layer to create stained-looking lips. I love that the formula makes lips appear plumper as it doesn't settle on fine lines.
I have five colors here which you can't go wrong with. I really like Boundless Nude since it suits my medium warm skin tone without washing me out! Limitless Black Cherry is also a fave since it creates wearable dark lips that don't look streaky or cracked.
My tip - and this is important - is to work only a thin layer of the color on your lips. Wait for it to dry before moving on to another layer or to the gloss. A thin layer actually looks like a natural stain but two makes it more like lipstick.
Once the color is dry, you can proceed to apply the gloss layer on top. This will seal moisture onto the lips and make the color more comfortable. It's a step you can't miss; your lips might get very dry and cracked without the gloss! The duo is designed to be used together or not be used at all (though I guess the clear gloss can go on top of any lipstick.) I don't find the gloss sticky or thick; it's comfortable and moisturizing on me.
It does sound like a lot of work to layer two products but that's how this particular type of lipstick functions so well. This can last up to 7-8 hours on me (!) even with eating or drinking. The color doesn't transfer too if you let it properly dry before the clear gloss coat. It's the kind of lipstick that's life-proof and yes, that comes at a cost. Make sure to prep and exfoliate your lips properly before application to get the best results. You can also let a balm sink in and dry first if you have extra dry lips.
Overall, I highly recommend the Revlon Colorstay Overtime Lipcolor if you like shiny food-proof and water-proof lips for everyday or even for special events. This will not require much retouching, if at all, which makes it stand out from traditional bullet and liquid lipsticks. Just prep your lips beforehand and you're good to go overtime!
Does this look like something you'd go for? What's your favorite long-wearing lipstick?
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