Revlon ColorStay 24-Hour Versatile Matte Eyeliner

Last updated: August 6, 2023

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Product Details

In our analysis of 23 expert reviews, the Revlon ColorStay 24-Hour Versatile Matte Eyeliner placed 13th when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

America’s No.1 longwear eyeliner is versatile, intense, and now, even more long-lasting. Our Revlon ColorStay Eyeliners have a new, improved formula that glides on easily and stays where it should for up to 24 hours. Draw precise lines with the sharp pencil tip, or blend and diffuse eye makeup with the built-in smudger for a smoldering, smoky look. It’s one versatile pencil eyeliner that can create classic liner styles like cat eyes, as well as high-drama looks. REVLON calculation based in part on data reported by Nielsen through its ScanTrack Service for the Eye Liner segment for the 52 weeks ending May 23rd, 2020, for the Total U.S. market, xAOC, according to Revlon’s custom product hierarchy. Copyright 2020, The Nielsen Company.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Probably the biggest point in favor of this product is that it’s so readily available at drugstores everywhere—probably moreso than most eyeliner products out there. This eyeliner has gained an unprecedented level of visibility, and has thus become an easy choice for an eyeliner if you need to get one in a pinch. It also definitely helps that the eyeliner is so affordable—another reason why it’s so popular. The product comes in a good range of colors, so you can go with a classic eyeliner look, or something more graphic, depending on what you’re looking for. And finally, the color payoff is also quite good, giving plenty of intensity in one swipe.
New to makeup? Can’t nail the perfect cat eye? This drugstore gel eyeliner’s got you covered. The creamy, pigmented formula is easy to work with (it doesn’t skip or tug) and comes with a built-in blender to help create smoky or smudged looks—fast.

What reviewers didn't like

Most of the problems of this product are deeply rooted in one major issue: fragility. This eyeliner is so quick to break with the smallest amount of pressure that it quickly becomes unreliable. Because it crumbles so easily, it’s hard to get a precise application out of this eyeliner, and because you have to be so gentle in handling it, it also tends to skip and drag during application.
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