January 11, 2021

Revlon Colorstay Satin Ink Liquid Lipstick Review & Swatches

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2 stars out of 5

Revlon Colorstay Satin Ink Liquid Lipstick is a new lip color that launched in 18 shades with the Revlon Spring 2021 Collection. I’m not a big fan of liquid lipstick anything which made me a bit meh about purchasing one of these but I dove in anyway and decided to give it a whirl!

I have a feeling my review of the Revlon Colorstay Satin Ink Liquid Lipstick is going to be as unpopular as my opinion and review of Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink. Everyone seems to ADORE Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink accept me! I hate it. I find it tacky and sticky on my lips but youTubers adore it and rave it on and on and on. I just don’t get the love.

I’m just not a lover of matte liquid lipsticks I guess!

Revlon Colorstay Satin Ink Liquid Lipstick is 0.17 oz in size and around $7.49 to $10.99 depending where you purchase it. If you’re comparing the two price wise Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink is around the same at $9.49 to $7.99 for the same size.

I keep mentioning Maybelline’s formula because my first try with Colorstay Satin Ink Liquid Lipstick was much the same I experienced with Super Stay Matte Ink! I applied it, let it set, and man, it was all gross and sticky. This was a one time event though as the several times after that when I used it I never experienced that again. Not sure why I got that weirdness the first time around.

This is a very thick, creamy liquid lipstick and has a balmy finish once it settles. It applies easily enough and has a smooth finish with a slight shine initially that sets to a more matte finish as it dries down. The stickiness that I mentioned did go away after I used this a few times and I ended up with a more balmy finish that felt quite nice but heavy on my lips. I never felt like this was a dry or drying formula. It wears comfortable if not heavy on my lips. The pigmentation is incredible. The color I selected was bold and provided full color coverage! Nothing sheer here!

Revlon Colorstay Satin Ink Liquid Lipstick Swatches (Eyes on You)

Unfortunately it does take a while to set and once it does set it isn’t completely transfer proof. I noticed traces of color on my tea cup! It also starts to start to crack and fall into my natural lip lines within the first hour of wear which gives it a dry appearance. I wouldn’t say I had feathering or migration issues but the color just fell into my natural lip lines and gave it a cracked appearance. They promise sixteen hours of wear but I was honestly ready to remove it within 90 minutes because it just looked worn out on my lips after that initial hour of wear. The formula does have a buttery vanilla-like flavor and fragrance.

Revlon Colorstay Satin Ink Liquid Lipstick just wasn’t for me. I really didn’t like this formula! The texture is lovely and the color great but the finish and wear just wasn’t for me.

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Where to buy

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Revlon Colorstay Satin Ink Liquid Lipstick is a new, permanent liquid lipstick available in 18 shades which is 0.17 oz in size and $7-$10 in price depending on where you purchase it. This formula is thick, creamy, easy to apply, very pigmented, and has a buttery vanilla fragrance and flavor. Unfortunately, it does take a while to set and when it does it isn’t completely transfer-proof and did fall into my lips natural lines within an hour of wear which gave it a dry, cracked appearance. It has a balmy finish that felt comfortable to wear but was quite heavy on my lips and although Revlon promises 16 hours of wear I felt like removing it after two due to the fact it looked worn and aging on my lips within the first 90 minutes.


  • Very pigmented.
  • Thick, creamy formula that applies easily.


  • Contains fragrance and flavor.
  • Not completely transfer-proof.
  • Takes a minute or so to set.
  • Color settles into natural lip lines giving a cracked dry appearance.


Revlon Colorstay Satin Ink Liquid Lipstick might be a hit with those that like the Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink formula!

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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  • Kimmwc03

    I hated the Maybelline one so I guess this is a pass for me.

    On a related note, I haven’t found any truly mask-proof lip color. I tried the new Nyx one that was touted as mask-proof but it smudged on my mask a few minutes after I put the mask on. Have you found one you like?

    • Isabella Muse

      I’m the worst person to ask because I HATE long-wearing lipstick! The Lancome ones may be the exception!

    • Ale

      Romans glasting water tints. The color is transfer proof yet comfortable. You just need to blot away the balmy layer prior to putting a mask and the color itself remains.

  • Alix

    The problem with Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink is that it freakin’ REEKS. An overwhelmingly powerful, cheap vanilla scent that never goes away. The colors are just as basic. Too bad about the Revlon. Maybe they could add more shades to their ColorStay Liquid Lip Color instead, a bulletproof product that languishes on bottom shelves everywhere.

  • Anne

    That’s too bad. I actually like the formula. Matte lipsticks look awful on my dry lips so the satin finish is welcome. I don’t have a problem with flaking or patchiness and it lasts just as long as most long wearing lipsticks on me with a more comfortable feel. It is and remains somewhat sticky but that’s not a problem for me. The key is to apply it in thin layers which can be built up. Revlon makes it hard because the wand dispenses a thick, gloppy layer. I try to scrape off as much as I can before applying and/or blotting with a tissue after application, That helps a lot.

    • Isabella Muse

      yeah just not my formula of choice 🙁 I’m more of a glossy girl! I’m glad you like ’em though 🙂 a lot of folks do!!!!!!!!