Review: Revlon Colorstay Creme Gel Eyeliner

Friday, 2 November 2012

Revlon Colorstay Creme Gel Eyeliner £8.99 available here
Thank you to Cariad for providing the product photographs as my camera is playing up.

Can I tell you how much I love this eyeliner? I do. I really, honestly do. Apart from the MUA gel eyeliner this is the only gel liner I have used and I am converted. I was a lover of liquid over kohl but found that liquid faded over the hours and some liners could flake off instead of fade evenly. Not a good look. As much as I love the MUA gel liner I found it started to flake unevenly after only 3 hours of wear but with this Revlon liner I have worn it for 14 hours with only a slight even fade.

The packaging is lovely. Like the MUA liner it's in a glass tub with a plastic long top that encases a firm yet silky brush that you can either use as a short brush (I prefer this as it gives me more control) or that you can turn upside down, clip the base into the open top end and use it as one long applicator. The texture of the product is similar to most gels and you don't need a lot on the brush for a strong, black line in sweep. I do find that the brush is a little wide meaning it's perfect for the strong liner look I wear but if I want something a little more natural I have to turn the brush on it's side to the slimmest part and apply it very carefully. However the eyeliner itself is the darkest black I've ever tried and stays on for hours. I have trouble removing it at the end of the day, it's that good. The photo above is after wearing it for four hours with no touch up's. I am utterly amazed that it still looks perfect even on the waterline. The waterline is also a bonus for me - no burning or stinging on the sensitive areas and the brush is the perfect size for both upper and lower waterline.

For £8.99 I was originally thinking that this was a bit much for an eyeliner but after having used it every day since I've received it and almost completely abandoning my MUA one (sorry, MUA. I still love you) I know that this will be one of those products you re-buy before you've even run out. Revlon, I salute you.

Have you tried Revlon's gel eyeliner? What do you think?


  1. I've seen a few reviews on this and I think I might have to try it! Is it a lot easier than liquid eyeliner? because I can't do that at all xx

    1. It's a little easier as it's a thicker product with a denser brush. A bit like precise kohl with the look and staying power of a liquid. I would personally try the MUA one for £3 to see if you get on with it first as the only thing thst really differs to me is the longevity of the liner xo