This longwear matte lipstick has a built-in primer for a fade-proof formula

Here’s what our Review Crew® had to say about this vitamin E-infused lip colour

Editor / January 16 2023

The product

Lock your matte lip colour in for the long haul with a lightweight lipstick that doesn't fade or crack through the day.

Revlon ColorStay Suede Ink™ Lipstick offer a hit of vivid, opaque matte colour that features an added built-in primer complex to smooth and bond the formula to lips.

Here’s what our panel of Review Crew® testers had to say when they tried this longwear lippy.

The panel

Beauty Crew sent the Revlon ColorStay Suede Ink™ Lipstick to a panel of women looking to find a matte lipstick that lasts.

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about the Revlon ColorStay Suede Ink™ Lipstick.

It had great pigment and coverage: A number of our reviewers praised the pigment level, noting that the lip colour had nice colour payoff and stayed smudge-free.

It was comfortable to wear: The formula was impressively non-drying, with reviewers highlighting that it was comfortable to wear, especially for a matte formula.

It lasted without needing to touch up: Many reviewers mentioned how impressed they were that the formula lived up to its longwear promises, lasting for hours without flaking, fading or needing to be touched up.

The verdict

Very pigmented and long lasting, but unlike other long wear lipsticks it was very easy to wear. I did not find it drying and the colour was the perfect shade for me. Something that i would recommend and purchase different colours once they become available. Zero smudging and layered well with gloss over the top for a different look. I was shocked over how hydrating it was considering my experience with long wear lipsticks in the past have been very drying and not easy to wear. Packaging was nice and felt very high end considering the brand. I don't often look to drug store products and tend to prefer high end but after using this it made me remember how much i previously loved Revlon products and will look to purchase in the future.
REVIEWcrew® Member
I received a beautiful shade called Gut Instinct! I have pretty pale skin with bright pink hair and I found this colour complemented my colouring perfectly. The formula feels lightweight and is easy to apply, I find the built in primer ensures it also applies smoothly with no imperfections. A lot of lipsticks dry my lips out but this lipstick was very comfortable to wear and had great coverage on the lips! I reapplied after eating oily pasta and it easily reapplied, some lipsticks go patchy once reapplied. I’m keen to try out the other colours!
REVIEWcrew® Member
This lipstick does exactly as the name suggests and has amazing staying power! It is extremely easy to apply and has great accuracy. There was no smudging at all and it felt like it immediately set with no transfer onto my teeth. Somehow it is feels very hydrating and didn’t dry my lips out at all. It literally didn’t budge or lighten over several hours of wear which included drinking. The packaging felt luxe and looks good in the handbag. The shade range is also great and suits most skin tones.
REVIEWcrew® Member
So so happy with this lipstick. Love the built in primer and the gorgeous matte look. I wear 16, which was called 'breadwinner' which was a deep red. On my skin tone it was a lovely red, and the colour was beautiful. I loved that the matte was truly matte, and lasted for the whole night. The product promotes eight hours of smudge-proof finish, and I would say it was true. I loved that the lipstick felt very soft and felt like I wasn't wearing anything at all. The added vitamin E helped to keep my lips hydrated so they didn't get dry whilst wearing. Had excellent stay power, great colour and a real matte lipstick! Great price point, would certainly recommend this again!
REVIEWcrew® Member

Like the sound of this long-lasting lip colour? Read more Revlon ColorStay Suede Ink™ Lipstick reviews.

The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by Revlon to Are Media and BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by Review Crew® members.

*This combined average star rating for Revlon ColorStay Suede Ink™ Lipstick is based on a combined total of 50 reviews submitted and is correct as of 16/1/2023. 

Main image credit: Are Media

Delaney began her career in the Australian beauty media industry in 2015, landing amidst the glossy world of women’s lifestyle magazines (or more literally, in their beauty cupboards). Since then, she has gone on to write across a multitude of beloved Australian media brands, including OK!, NW, InStyle, and Harper’s BAZAAR. She’s covered every side of beauty content, from directing beauty editorial shoots to rounding up the best glossy serums for golden hour skin. Having spent nearly a decade immersed in the beauty realm, Delaney’s knowledge of beauty is as extensive as her collection of tinted lip oils (read: extremely extensive). Delaney is currently the Digital Managing Editor of BEAUTYcrew, and her beauty wisdom also appears across beautyheaven, ELLE and Marie Claire. She enjoys channelling her personal hobby (testing beauty products) into her professional work (talking about testing beauty products), and considers perfecting the art of a cat eye in a moving car her life’s greatest accomplishment.