The Lipstick Every Girl Needs

February 10, 2016

If you know me, or have read this blog for a while, then you'll know that I'm pretty much an unofficial ambassador for Revlon's ColorStay Ultimate Suede lipstick. I discovered it a few years ago when my sister gave me my first tube for Christmas. Now I have something like ten shades. Well I'm always talking about how great this lipstick is and today I wanted to show you. The thing about this brand is that it gets noticeably more pigmented with each coat that you apply, so it almost looks like a totally different shade. I actually love this because you can decide how dramatic you want to go with the color.  I took pictures to show you what the pigmentation looks like for layers 1-3 for my four favorite colors.

As you can see the first layer is a nice blush pink, and by layer number three it's more vibrant and cotton candy-like. 

This is by far my most worn lipstick. I just got this one this year and am almost out already! You can see that it becomes a really nice, deep mauve by layer 3. I love this one at every stage, but I love it best when it's the most pigmented. 

I think this one has the most dramatic difference between coats 1 and 3. It looks almost coral or orange-red on the first coat, but it's a deep red by coat 3. I was so disappointed when I first bought this one because I had hoped it would be a true red. I realized that it can be after you apply multiple layers.

I love this shade for summer. It's the perfect coral, and is a nice deep orange-red by coat number three.

I really hope this was helpful for you! Like I said I was a little disappointed with one of the colors when I first tried it, but I soon realized that you don't get the true color of the lipstick until you apply 2 or 3 coats. If you don't already own this lipstick, well then you should swing by the nearest drug store. It honestly stays on all day, which is my number one ask in a lipstick, and it doesn't dry out my lips.

What's your go-to shade or brand??

xo Catherine 

p.s. this is in no way sponsored, I honestly just love this brand and wanted to spread the love!

p.p.s I stood up against my sliding glass door with a curtain behind me to get this backdrop. Anything for the gram! #yolo


  1. Hi Catherine!
    Just wanted to say quick how much I love your blog- it totally is costing me all sorts of money too:) This lipstick is totally the best. I think I have worn Runway almost every day this Summer. I have a couple other shades too and gave it to my SIL as part of her birthday present! It's so awesome. I also have the blue and white GAP dress that you blogged about! Not to sound totally creepy and obsessed with your blog, but Paul and I almost booked a trip to Sonoma after reading about your trip. We ultimately decided to go to NYC instead since neither of us have never been and have always wanted to go- any tips on restaurants there? Hope you are having a good week! Brigid

    1. Hi Brigid! That means so much to me that you're enjoying the blog. I always love hearing that :) I agree that this lipstick is the best but I don't think I have Runway, so I'll have to try that color! Also, that Gap dress is actually my favorite, so I'm glad you love it too!

      That's so exciting that you're going to New York! I think you guys will love it. I actually did a post after my most recent trip there that had a lot of restaurants we loved:

      I think our favorites were the speakeasy The Raines Law Room and also the biergarten in Brooklyn called Radegast Hall and Biergarten! Can't wait to hear what you think of NYC!


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