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It's National Lipstick Day! Here's why this $6 lip color is my favorite

It lasts all day — even through lunch!
Kathleen Thieme; Revlon

From lipsticks and lip stains, to glosses and tinted balms, the options for lip color seem endless — and weaving through all of them can be confusing and overwhelming.

As someone who has worn makeup every day for years, I've tested dozens of lip colors and finally came across a lipstick that offers vibrant color all day long — and it's perfect for celebrating National Lipstick Day!

Revlon's ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick (Couture)

The Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick is made with shea butter, aloe and vitamin E that moisturizes your lips while you wear it. It goes on smoothly and dries after just a few minutes for a nice matte finish. Unlike other long-lasting lipsticks and stains, this lipstick never smudges or flakes.

The ColorStay Lipstick comes in 20 different shades, meaning you can easily find the perfect shade for every occasion. If you're looking for a subtle tint, you might want to opt for the light "Private Viewing" shade. For a night out on the town, the "Backstage" tone might be a choice worth checking out.

My go-to shade is a bright red called "Couture." I slap it on in the morning and it stays on all day — even through lunch.

"I don't experience any smudging or drying -- and it stays in one place!"
"I don't experience any smudging or drying -- and it stays in one place!"Kathleen Thieme

You don't have to rely solely on my word, as the product currently has over 1,100 verified reviews on Amazon with an average rating of 4.2 stars out of five.

“I love the ColorStay products because the color lasts for hours. They are inexpensive, long-wear and high-quality products,” one verified shopper wrote.

Others claimed that it didn't budge even through a full day of eating, “It survived me eating and drinking at my church picnic, doesn't kiss off, and goes on like a normal stick rather than like a liquid. If I could give it six stars, I would!” wrote another reviewer.

Though everyone has their preference of lip care — whether it be a balm, a matte-look, a shiny gloss or a striking stain — this one has certainly stood out in my book. In addition to being a high-quality find, I can find it for under $6.

This story was originally published on Sept. 27, 2019.

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