Review: Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner – a drugstore brand liquid eyeliner

This is a review for the Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner. I have this in the color Blackest Black.

Revlon ColorStay has 2 other eyeliners, and their names are a little confusing.

  • Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner = the pencil eyeliner
  • Revlon ColorStay Liquid Eye Pen = the liquid eyeliner that looks like a sharpie
  • Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner = the liquid eyeliner that has a brush

What it does:
Elegant, sexy and sophisticated, Revlon® Colorstay™ Liquid Liner allows you to emphasize your eyes with precision. Dries quickly and lasts all day.

Price: will vary on where you buy it. I spent about $7.

Let’s check how this product lasts!

Here are two swatches on my arm. I tried to make them equal, but you can see that the left line is a little less dark than the right one. This eyeliner is not super black in a swatch, but I could not see any difference when I applied it to my eyes.
I rubbed the left swatch with my finger to see how it smudges.
Unfortunately, you can see that it is wearing off.

Next, I splashed the swatches with water.
You can see that it washed off.  Unfortunately, this eyeliner isn’t waterproof.


  • When I use it on my eyes, it lasts fairly well
  • The applicator is like a felt tip pen and is easy to use. I can make the line as thin or as thick as I want


  • Does not always apply evenly
  • In the test that I did above, you can see that it wears off

Would I repurchase?  I have, but there are so many good products in the drugstore now that I want to try other products first!

What is your favorite liquid liner from the drugstore?  Please let me know because I’m interested in trying them out!

xoxo, K

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8 thoughts on “Review: Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner – a drugstore brand liquid eyeliner”

  1. thanks for the review.
    it is a shame it doesn’t apply evenly. i think the whole point of using a hard felt tip liner is for the easy application.
    i usually go for pencil liners, but for liquid type i like l’oreal lineur intense. 😉

  2. Color Stay liner was a fail for me. My all time HG is K-Palette but then again, I haven’t tried any other Japanese eyeliner.

  3. I think their colourstay pencil liner is the ONLY one outta these that really stick (from my experience including the use of eyelid primer) – I don’t have the liquid liner you’re using but I have both the pencil and pen.. the pen is horrible. I haven’t yet found my favourite or HG liner – though I’m loving the Dolly Wink one 😀

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