Revlon’s ColorStay Ultimate Suede in Preview

I always have a ‘just in case I need it’ lipstick hanging out in my purse. The one that I have been using for the last 6 weeks has been Revlon’s ColorStay Ultimate Suede…



My ‘go to’ shade is ‘Preview’…

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This is like a high-performance lip balm. It is ultra smooth and makes my lips feel hydrated and soft. Springtime is very dry in the Rockies. I feel it around the tops of my cheeks and my lips the most. It’s great to have a lipstick that has awesome moisturizers like Colorstay.

‘Preview’ is a shade that isn’t too mauve and isn’t too pink. It’s just right!


I found the wearability to be around 3 hours before a touch-up. I picked this up at Walgreen’s for $9.99 as part of a buy one get one 1/2 price, so it cost me $7.50.  I think paying full price is a bit much at $10 for one. However, the quality is there and this color works any time for me. It’s like ‘my lips but better’ color.

Have you tried any of Revlon’s ColorStay Ultimate Suedes?

Jordana: Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain

When there are new makeup products to look for in the stores, sometimes I overlook the ‘core’ or, products that are a permanent part of a product line. Jordana is such a brand that I forget about. In the Walgreens stores that I have been to, Jordana has a permanent placement at the beauty department’s checkout stand. So, after reading in other beauty blogs about Jordana’s Balm Stain, I decided it was time to see for myself.

Chubby pencils are trendy! Are companies trying to ‘out-chub’ each other? Jordana’s ‘Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain’ is part of their permanent or, core items, so they are not joining in on the trend. They have been on trend!..

DSCF0323 DSCF0326There was not a ton of different colors however, I think they cover the basic lip shades. I picked out ‘Honey Love’ and yes, it is love!…



For a measly few dollars, you are getting a heck of a deal with ‘Twist and Shine’. I really do wish I would have tried out Jordana earlier. This balm is exactly as it says: Shine, balm, and stain. Oh, and I can’t forget moisturizing! That’s everything I would want in a lip product!

DSCF0327 DSCF0328‘Honey Love’ is a softly muted mauve. For my skin tone, this is a classic shade. It’s definitely the go-to color for me, because it is appropriate for any occasion. And, darn it, it looks good on my lips!…


And now that I know that all the things I have been reading about Jordana’s moisturizing balm stain are true, next time I don’t find that new makeup product on the feature shelves, a tried and true product is right where it always has been, all along.

You’ve been wearing Jordana’s Moisturizing Balm Stain for a while, haven’t you? Do you find it comparable to other drugstore balms? I sure did!

Tidbit: I celebrated my move-iversary a couple of weeks ago. I have been a resident of Colorado for a full year now. This is my second winter and I still love winter. Granted, this has been a mild winter for Colorado but, the snowfall here is the prettiest. I’m still loving it. However, the dry humidity has made it a necessity to keep my lips covered. ‘Twist & Shine’ fits the bill…beautifully!



Wet ‘N Wild Lipsticks: Great Pick-Me-Ups

Wet ‘n Wild lipsticks are some of my favorites. These shades last and last. Heck, even the price is right! Here are a couple of new acquisitions…

polishes green eye 141As you will see with the swatches, and from the product byline, these are shiny. Sometimes I am in a matte mood; sometimes I’m in a shiny mood. This is one bold shiny red…

polishes green eye 150 polishes green eye 149 polishes green eye 152Wow. Just wow. Of course you’ll feel ‘Fierce’ when you wear this one. No doubt!

However, if you want to tone it down, just a little…

polishes green eye 144 polishes green eye 143 polishes green eye 145Itsy bitsy bits of shimmer are there. ‘Risque’ is a neutral for me. I can wear mauve shades with just about anything.

Check out the opaque coverage of these lipsticks…

polishes green eye 160 polishes green eye 156I hope I put on a good face with ‘Fierce’…polishes green eye 234 polishes green eye 235I have no idea just how many lipsticks, lip liners and, glosses I own. I used to purchase one if I felt blue (OK, now I just buy). There are always 99 cent lipsticks. And you know what? It would work. Way better than the guilt of a DQ Blizzard. ;D I picked these lipsticks up at Rite Aid for around $1 on sale.

Do you like Wet ‘n Wild lipsticks?