These lipsticks are nowhere new to the beauty shelves and I’ve had mine for quite some time. The ColorStay Ultimate Suede lipsticks are extremely long-lasting and very matte. At first I didn’t really like these lipsticks because they used to make my lips feel absolutely uncomfortable until I got used to them. You won’t really feel anything suede on your lips, however, if you exfoliate your lips often and you always use a very moisturizing lip balm, a few minutes after applying the lipstick, if you feel your lips, they feel amazingly soft and smooth.

The product has a cute packaging, which I find quite strong, the bottom barrel of the lipstick has the shade of the lipstick while the top part has a smooth velvet soft black barrel. The barrel has a hard, clear plastic cover, while the lid is also a hard plastic lid, which displays most of the lipstick.

The lipstick shade, 080 Fashionista, is a burnt red shade ,which has a soft shimmer and the lipstick doesn’t appear as dark on lips, so it needs two or three layers to look like the actual shade. After applying the lipstick, it needs a few minutes to set in and lips may feel slightly sticky or tacky. However, after pressing you lips against a tissue, the sticky feeling should go away.

I find these lipsticks extremely long-lasting and they last around 6 to 8 hours which I find impressive. I would really recommend you give these lipsticks a try, they retail around R120, which is reasonably worth it because you’re getting your money’s worth. However, if you don’t like your lips to feel waxy or heavy, I wouldn’t recommend this product for you.