01, 08, 2017

Color Stay

A few weeks back I was invited to the Revlon #ColorStayAllDay Event in my city of Toronto, and to be honest I haven’t really been too familiar with Revlon products before, so I decided it was the perfect time to learn more about the brand and what they have to offer. Before I get into the products I received from the event, I have to mention that Gigi Gorgeous was the host (I entered the elevator at the same time as her and her entourage and I freaked out a bit and told her I loved watching her videos — btw, she’s extremely sweet!) for the wonderful evening filled with beauty, new friends, and fun drink names such as “No Way Rosé” — ha!

I don’t normally do this, but I’m going to keep this a bit more on the casual side and go at random about the products I received, but in a mannerly form as much as possible. I got a generous amount of products to put together a full face look.

– BASE –

At the event I was colour matched with their ColorStay Makeup Foundation in combining of shades 340 (Early Tan) and 400 (Caramel). They have formulas for both Combination/Oily and Normal/Dry skin types — I received each for both skin types since 400 was no longer available in the Combination/Oily formula. They also both have a Broad Spectrum SPF, however the Normal/Dry formula is SPF 20 and the Combination/Oily is SPF 15. I’m curious to know why this is, but either way I do love the fact that sun protection is a factor in this foundation. It’s a medium to full coverage foundation that works wonders with the Revlon Blending brush. I don’t think you specifically need their blending brush — any stippling makeup brush will do the same job — however if you haven’t got one in your collection yet, this is a wonderful and more affordable alternative.

– EYES –

Since brows are all the jam in my world, I’m going to first mention their ColorStay Brow Crayon in Dark Brown. As someone such as myself who likes a bold yet naturally defined brow, I initially I was not a fan of this. It did end up however growing on me quick since getting a dark brow is actually more achievable than I had originally thought, and the end result is very natural looking as well. The one downside to it is that it’s very creamy, so on my very oily skin it’s not a brow product that’s all day budge-proof.

The rest of the products I received were the ColorStay Creme Eye Shadow in 760 Earl Gray, ColorStay 2 IN 1 Angled Kajal Eyeliner in 104 Graphite, and the all new Mega Multiplier Mascara. I’m personally not a fan of silver or gray shades for makeup but I do have to say that the Creme Eye Shadow is very pigmented when applied with the small brush that is installed into the cap it comes with, and looks just as beautiful with the light touch of your ring finger. On the other hand, the Kajal Eyeliner just wasn’t working out for me. It’s a very rough formula and when “blended” with the brush on the other end it just removes the colour and looks quite chalky and faded. As for the Mega Multiplier Mascara, there’s a lot of hype going around about it, but as it’s not in a waterproof formula I already had the idea that it wasn’t going to work out for my straight lashes. I tried it out anyways and they did add an extend to my lashes with their built-in fibers, but since it’s a wet formula my curl didn’t hold as well as I wanted it to.

– LIPS –

When it comes to red lip liners I always somehow put them on the backburner when I know how helpful they are to have underneath any red lip colours. The Red ColorStay (I dare you to count how many times I’ve written ColorStay by now) Lipliner is a great addition to have in my collection and is the second red liner I own now. I also picked out 3 Ultimate Suede Lipsticks in colours: 099 Influencer (a warm nude pink), 030 High Heels (cool toned “Barbie pink”), 050 Couture (a berry toned red). Since the formula is very creamy and moisturizing on, the amazing thing about these lipsticks are that they don’t need a lip balm before application. They all look so beautiful on since they don’t empathize any fine lines, they’re also very smooth, and look so natural on almost like a perfect second skin — I know it sounds weird when there’s such a broad range of colours, but once you try these you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about! I also didn’t expect them to be so long-lasting to the point that they are pretty much budge-proof, smudge-proof, waterproof, kiss-proof, and any other -proof.


I’ve only recently got into the hype of gel nails so it was really nice to have the ColorStay (I promise it’s the last time I write it) Gel Envy Diamond Top Coat, along side the nail enamel 535 Perfect Pair which really is the perfect beige nude pink for everyday. Both do it’s job with zero chipping, therefore I have zero complaints at all.

Do you have any favourite Revlon products?

15 responses to “Color Stay”

  1. kay says:

    Lovely reviews! I haven’t had much luck with Revlon products myself, I like their lipsticks but the foundations have always disappointed me, perhaps they just don’t mix well with my oily skin! You created a beautiful, natural look. The lip colour looks absolutely gorgeous on you. 🙂 Thanks for sharing, hun. xoxo


    • Stacey says:

      I also have very oil skin and I do find that the foundation starts to move around when my oil starts to get too active so powdering right after application is a must! But honestly of the product range I’ve tried out, the lipstick suedes are the best <3

  2. Love these photos! Especially the red lippy one with you holding it up! Your teeth look so white omg. And the colors here with rich greens and reds look so pretty together! I remember using Revlon Color Stay way back when and it was super long wearing! Probably the longest wearing one from the drugstore, before Loreal infalliable. Idk how they compare but I’ll bet it’s still up there! I don’t use those brands anymore since I’m trying to use more animal cruelty free products. But I know so many fans of Revlon! They have some amazingly long-wearing stuff!


    • Stacey says:

      Thanks girl! It’s weird to say but people always say my teeth are so white so that’s why I don’t smile too often in my photos hahah! Yea I’ve known for quite awhile that they aren’t a cruelty-free brand and that’s most likely why I’ve never really played around with the brand before. To be honest it’s kind of hard to decide whether or not to attend big brand events even when you know they aren’t animal friendly because of not wanting to miss out on these opportunities, but well I’ve tried them out just and that’s it. I’m also on the kick to changing up my makeup and clothing options to match my no animal diet as well. It’s hard to be 100% cruelty-free but we can do our best!

      • Aww! You are beautiful though! 🙂 And yeah, I know what you mean. I mean I don’t really get invited to brand events, but it is difficult to accept partnership with labels who aren’t animal cruelty-free. But I feel we are both honest with our opinions and that is the best that we can do <3

  3. I wanted to attend the event but couldn’t make it. Everything looks seriously amazing. That used to be my favorite drugstore foundation years ago when I just started wearing makeup. I love the beautiful look you created and your pics are amazing as well. x

    • Stacey says:

      I’ve never tried Revlon foundation until now and I’m surprised it doesn’t move around my very oily face! I wasn’t a fan of the mascara since I don’t think it did much for me but I’m loving the lipsticks <3

  4. Vyom says:

    You have done such an amazing job of reviewing the products. Totally loved the swatches and I am in love with all the #colorstay products. They look amazing.All the looks created by you were fantastic and obsessing over the lippies you chose. They are all such amazing shades for daily usage.

  5. Mars Amora says:

    Wow, sounds like a cool event! I don’t think I’ve tried any Color Stay products, but I’m still looking for a good foundation, so I’ll definitely keep this in mind.

  6. Hey te quedan tan hermosas las fotos últimamente, felicidades porque se nota que has mejorado bastante. Eres una beauty junker (como dicen en Internet), así que te mereces que te inviten a todos los eventos de Canadá y del mundo jaja!

    Por cierto, ese tono de lipstick te queda muy muy bien 😀

    • Stacey says:

      Pablo, signifíca mucho para mi – muchas gracias!! Y gracias por todas tus amables palabras, aunque no prestas atención al maquillaje jajaj :] besos!

  7. Kara says:

    Amazing review! I am in love with all of these photos. I haven’t used any Revlon products in years, but they sounds great. Since I have a weakness when it comes to lipstick, I’ll definitely be looking for those ones next time I’m out shopping. The shade Couture looks absolutely amazing on you, and your brows look so good!

    • Stacey says:

      You’re always so sweet – thank you so much! Hahah so you’re a lipstick junkie like me then. I can’t resist looking at lipstick when I know deep down I already have so many :]

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