When Revlon said their new Colorstay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick would stay on for 12 hours, I have to admit I was skeptical.

I've been here before, you see. Every "long-lasting" lipstick I've ever tried has either:

a) Lasted until the first coffee of the day and then disappeared

b) Stayed on my lips for hours – literally HOURS – but turned fluorescent pink.

Nevertheless, I'm here to try these things out so you don't have to, and so it was that I bravely slapped on  the lipstick when it arrived this morning and then went off to have my shower. (Not that I would normally wear lipstick in the shower, you understand. It just so happened that this arrived right before I jumped in and, me being me, I couldn't wait to try the pretty new lipstick.)

In the shower, I washed my face as normal. I also shampooed my hair, and then conditioned it, so as you can imagine, my face got pretty wet. Oh, and before I got in, I brushed my teeth. So when I finally emerged, towel-turban in place, I wasn't expecting the lipstick to still be there.


Yes, the lipstick looked as good as new. I actually had to sit down to allow myself to digest this stunning information. It didn't look orange, either. No, it was still the same colour it went on, and it's still that colour now, two cups of coffee and a ham sandwich later. True, if I press my lips together, they feel just a little bit sticky, but it's nothing I can't handle, and I'm super-impressed that it's stayed on for so long AND remained true to colour. I drink a LOT of coffee throughout the day, so lipstick generally doesn't last long on me: this one would appear to be different, so although the colour I got is just a little too bright for me, I'll definitely be checking out the rest of the range.

If you'd like to try it out too,click here for more information.

  1. This makes me curious enough to want to try. My only problem with Revlon is because it’s a drugstore brand there’s no way to test colors. I always end up with a color that’s not quite right (or very bad).

  2. The best long life lip colour I’ve tried is lip ink (google it!). It’s really marvellous – you should try some!

  3. Don’t try Lip Ink. I have several colors and although they are OK they don’t stay on as long as I was led to believe. They come off even if you’re not eating or drinking anything. Beware.

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