Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain is a dupe for the YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis a Levres Glossy Stain. The texture and the wand and the feel is exactly the same. I feel that if you never try them before, it will get a while to get used to. It just feel wet, like too much saliva on the wand. Ok that is a gross description, but the wand is just weird. I mean it is not weird, it just feel as such on the lips. It is a somehow triangle shape that is quite furry. Like an old glossy wand. So once you are used to the texture, then you will like it.
The YSL is also a bit more watery I feel and more glossy and has a better staining power. But both are moisturizing and Revlon one is way cheaper.
Bought this when I was in London, that’s what I had to get London Posh which is a pretty neutral light tangerine peach with gold sparkles. The formula for London Posh is a but lumpy. You have to really take your time to smooth it out on your lips. The pigmentation is just not even. So you can see my natural lips under the stain. You can layer it, make it thicker, but it just takes time with this shade. Overall, it is worth it though cause it is just pretty. Glossy, a little sparkle, a very nice not boring neutral color, really good for everyday.
The other color I got is Rio Rush, a bright pink which on the lips is just a nice pretty shade that is not too wow in your face. It is not sticky, but I don’t know if you can see the strand of hair being stuck on my lip. So it really is more of a pigmented lip gloss rather than a stain. I really love the color, love how it brings out color to my face. I love how if I don’t drink that it will last quite awhile. So for a stain, it is not that good for dinner parties, but I don’t mind not having colors on my lips, so it doesn’t bother me as much.
Even when the color sort of wear off, it doesn’t really just leave you empty. You are left with hint of color other than your natural lips. But ya, this will be a good lip product for daily use. You can wear it sheer, or apply 2 layers for a more opaque color. Really comfortable too.
The packaging is cute, and I want them all. I also do want to try the L’Oreal and Maybelline version of these.