Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain: Barcelona Nights



I've noticed these pretty little packages in the drugstore just taunting me to take them to the register, but I held off because I have way too many lip products that I use a few times and then forget about to justify another naughty purchase. However, I'm putting together a birthday goodie box for my friend and I couldn't pass up an opportunity to splurge a little myself when I picked one of these new Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stains up for her and an additional one for me because Revlon products were BOGO 50% off in CVS.

I decided to try out the gorgeous pinky-red shade Barcelona Nights. First off, love the name. It's perfect since the color reminds me of the lively, vibrant vibes in the whimsical seaside city. The packaging is a 10/10 and right up my alley with the sleek corners and black accents. The large doe-foot applicator picks up a good amount of product and glides over the lips. The one things that got me about this though, is the texture. Upon first application it was a bit gloopy and patchy, and I couldn't tell if I was actually getting product on the middle of my lip. With a little smacking around I finally got a semi-even coat. The surprise was, about 10 minutes later it seemed to smooth out completely and looked soft and semi-glossy. It reminds me of a slightly thicker formulation of the L'Oreal Colour Riche Caresse Aqua Lip Laqcuers. The color isn't as scary as it looks in the packaging (I was a bit relieved because as much as I love this, if it were more of a liquid lipstick I would probably wear it less regularly) and is actually quite wearable. I still need to work all of the application kinks out, but I do like the non-sticky softness of the Moisture Stain and the overall impression it gives. I don't think I will be shelling out nine more dollars to stock up on the other shades but I do like the idea of this as an easy pop of color for a casual summertime stain. Have you tried the new Colorstay Moisture Stains? What are your thoughts -- yea or nay?

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  1. I've not tried any of these yet, but I really want to. They look so easy to wear, and there are so many pretty shades. I want the LA Exclusive shade xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. I bought LA Exclusive for one of my best friends, it's so pretty!

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  2. I've been hesitant about this purchase, but after this review I might just give it a go! Do they come in more neutral colors? PS, I've nominated you for the Beautiful Blog Award, check out the full post here!

    Emily | Lynde Avenue

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    1. They sure do, I think this is one of the brighter shades but they have a good range.
      Thanks!!

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    1. Aw thank you! The packaging is a definite plus.

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  4. Too bad they are not that good, they get an A for packaging ^_^

    Laila from Townhouse Palette ♥

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    1. I think I was just initially disappointed because they've been hyped up so much and I was expecting so much more smoothness, but I've gotten past that and get along quite well with it now.

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    1. Thanks so much! It's a bit outside of my usual comfort zone for everyday wear but I think I'm feeling more confident in it x

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  6. This looks so good on you! Often times I find gloss a bit intimidating but I have to agree that this product looks very wearable.

    Shelby
    MONOLID BEAUTY BLOG: BIFFSQUIGGLED

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    1. Thanks xx yeah, it's less shiny than a gloss so I think it works well for a lot more people!

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  7. The packages are so attractive! I don't really wear gloss but this is tempting me!
    (btw your blog design is absolutely gorgeous!)
    -Kate | Bleached Mort
    x

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    1. Ahh, thank you so much! I've worked really hard on tinkering with my design haha

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  8. I love lipstains, this is such a gorgeous shade!

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    xx

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    1. Aw that's such a sweet idea, unfortunately I'm in the States ):

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  9. Love this, great colour!

    Kirsten x

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    1. It's really pretty and the photos don't do it justice!

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  11. I've seen these Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stains on lots of girls and they look amazing on each of them. I need to get my hands on the coral shade.

    thebeautyinformer.com

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    1. I went back and forth between this and the coral, but figured this'd be more appropriate as a summer/fall transition shade. If I were to try another one out, it would probably be that one!

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  12. Beautiful color and packaging! Great review! =)

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    xoxo,
    Jess

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  13. That really is a beautiful lip color! Thanks for sharing it! :)

    XX

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    www.facebook.com/Floortjeloves

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  14. I love the packaging! I've seen so many reviews about these lately, and they're all positive! Now I'm tempted to go and buy myself one! The colour you picked is so gorgeous on you.

    Just found & followed your blog! It's so lovely :) xx

    The Sunday Chapter

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