ColorStay Liquid Eye Pen

by Revlon  ColorStay
Price:
$8.99 
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Category:
Makeup > Eyeliners > Liquid/Gel/Cream/Cake
Last Updated:
4/14/2014
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
Yes

Anyone desiring the look of liquid eyeliner should seriously consider this option from Revlon. Its pointed, flexible felt-tip applicator makes this a breeze to put on, even if you don’t have a very steady hand. The formula dispenses evenly and sets quickly to an immovable finish.

Smearing, smudging, and fading simply don’t happen with this eyeliner. The only drawback is that the color intensity isn’t as strong as that of standard liquid eyeliners. That means the initial application is a bit softer, but if you’re adept, you can lay down a second coat for additional emphasis. All of the shades Revlon created are recommended.

It may surprise some of you to know that Revlon has been around since 1932, when the company launched a unique nail polish that used pigments instead of dyes. Lipsticks followed years later, and then a full line of cosmetics, which is how we know Revlon today. Although the company has had its continual share of ups and downs over the years (largely due to out-of-control debt coupled with aggressive spending), the line has recently made numerous improvements, especially in the realms of foundations, powders, eyeshadows, and mascaras. It is quite a feat that Revlon products earned more Paula's Pick ratings per category than any other drugstore line reviewed. If their goal was to close the competitive gap between themselves and L'Oreal, for the most part they have succeeded. Revlon definitely has the edge for foundations with reliable sunscreens. But despite Revlon's attempt to improve their mascara range, L'Oreal remains the clear winner (as well as L'Oreal-owned Maybelline New York).

Revlon's vast selection of makeup is divided into three main brands: Age Defying for the forty-something and older woman concerned about wrinkles, ColorStay for the teen to mid-thirties woman concerned about keeping oily skin in check and making sure her makeup stays put, and PhotoReady for women of all ages. These brands present some outstanding options and include products for all skin types (although the range of skin tones is not as well-represented here as it is by L'Oreal).

An intriguing fact is that the longevity claims for ColorStay are quite accurate: this collection of products really does offer extraordinary staying power. Conversely, Revlon jumped on the works-like-Botox bandwagon with their Age Defying range, going so far as to name their antiwrinkle complex Botafirm. Is there any confusion about what that term is supposed to relate to? Despite the claims, Botafirm won't reduce expression lines or control the muscles that cause them, though the products themselves do have many impressive qualities.

Note:Revlon is categorized as one that tests on animals because their products are sold in China. Although Revlon may not conduct animal testing for their products sold elsewhere, the Chinese government requires imported cosmetics be tested on animals, so foreign companies retailing there must comply. This requirement is why some brand’s state that they don’t test on animals “unless required by law”. Animal rights organizations consider cosmetic companies retailed in China to be brands that test on animals, and so does the Paula’s Choice Research Team.

Suffice it to say, Revlon has more commendable products than ever before, and although they rely heavily on celebrity spokespersons, their best products ably speak for themselves.

For more information about Revlon, call (800) 473-8566 or visit www.revlon.com.

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  1. How would you rate the results? (4 = Best)

    2 / 4 Average
  2. Was this product a good value? (4 = Best)

    2 / 4 Average
  3. Would you recommend this product? (4 = Best)

    2 / 4 Average
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  1. Naomi P.
    Reviewed on Monday, June 02, 2014
    • Value
      2 / 4
    • Recommend
      2 / 4
    • Results
      2 / 4
    Irritating
    • The PC reviewer wasn't kidding when they said this goes on light. I'll give Revlon that it's easier to apply than other felt-tip liners, but only because so little product comes out. Also, didn't see this before I bought it, but the Denatured Alcohol in this seems to be irritating my lids. Returning this right now!

  2. Sandy S.
    Reviewed on Tuesday, November 12, 2013
    • Value
      1 / 4
    • Recommend
      1 / 4
    • Results
      1 / 4
    Not so great
    • This looked great on my hand and on the tissue, but on my eyes it was very light (I bought the "Blackened Brown" shade). Tried doing another coat to darken - didn't work.

  3. DEB F.
    Reviewed on Tuesday, October 15, 2013
    • Recommend
      1 / 4
    • Results
      2 / 4
    • Value
      3 / 4
    Too pale
    • Application is easy but the black is far too light. It could be a go to product if the color was right.

  4. SANDRA S.
    Reviewed on Tuesday, September 17, 2013
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    • Value
      3 / 4
    • Results
      4 / 4
    Easy to use!
    • I've tried the brown, and it provides a tailored finish to a natural looking eye makeup design.

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