Hello! I am in DC visiting my best friend K. and we happened across a display of the new Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stains at Target (which will be permanent). We each purchased one, and I have swatches and a quick review for you. Please note that these are all iPhone photos; I didn’t bring my camera with me.
I purchased the shade New York Scene, a neutral red, and my friend purchased Barcelona Nights, a hot pink / fuchsia. These are two of the brighter shades in the range, so please note that the lasting power, evenness, etc may be different for the more muted shades.
The texture of the Moisture Stains is hard to describe – it’s sort of a smooth gel with a slightly cooling sensation on the lips. They are not hydrating, but not drying either. We found that both shades applied evenly, and lasted quite well through drinks. The Moisture Stains apply slightly glossy, but quickly dry to more of a stain finish.
K. says the only major downside is the smell (which I didn’t notice); she describes it as a chemical-y scent, but fades one that fades relatively quickly, and not a dealbreaker. She also noted that there’s a slight settling into lip lines after a few hours, but was impressed with the lasting power.
Overall, I really like these so far and think they are a great addition to Revlon’s lineup! I’ll need to wear them more to form a final opinion, but thus far, I would recommend them.