In my never-ending quest to find the perfect pink that doesn’t look wrong on my face, I thought I’d try out this Ultimate Suede ColorStay lipstick from Revlon, in the shade High Heels. I’m going to cut to the chase – this is NOT the one.
I profusely apologise for starting on a downer but when your lips look this bad it’s difficult to stay positive. The colour is fine, maybe a little light for my skin tone but still wearable. That’s where the good news begins and ends I’m afraid. I learned my lesson the hard way.
Before applying this ungodly lipstick, I prepped my lips with a lip scrub and a balm to give my poor lips a fighting chance. Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede went on quite smoothly and felt light on the lips, almost like a balm which was quite promising. So I foolishly left the flat and proceeded with my day gallivanting around town. It wasn’t until I was in Primark desperately rummaging through a mountain of smalls, searching for anything that wasn’t bright pink and a size 18 when I caught sight of my face in the mirror. I tell you, it was hideous. The lipstick had turned dry and patchy like there was no tomorrow. I was genuinely shocked and disgusted.
So that’s the end of that story. I’ve tried it again since but I suffered the trauma once again. I suppose it’s my own fault for choosing a lipstick named “Ultimate Suede” – they weren’t lying – this will make your lips look like actual suede. I’ve no idea whether or not the other colours misbehave in this hideous way and I’m not sure if I want to find out. This would definitely be one for the bin if I wasn’t such a hoarder of useless things. Perhaps I’ll find another use for it – patchy blusher perhaps?
Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick is available from Boots and Superdrug for £8.99 (or, almost nine pairs of Primark neon thongs which would probably have been more useful).