Hello Tea Mates! Today I have a review and swatches of Revlon’s Ultra HD Lipsticks.
|Source: Revlon Website|
These lipsticks are part of Revlon’s new collection, which uses a gel base, instead of a wax base for their lipsticks. Was it a hit or a miss? Click through to read my thoughts.
Like I mentioned above, Revlon’s Ultra HD lipsticks are not like regular lipsticks. They have a gel base, instead of a wax base, because wax bases dilute the colour and pigmentation of the lipstick.
The features include:
- A wax-free high-definition gel technology that delivers true colour clarity without the heavy feel.
- Clear gel base that allows for a smoother, more even application vs. a conventional lipstick.
- Weightless feel.
- Full Coverage in one coat.
- Irresistible scent of whipped vanilla and cream mango.
The packaging is similar to Revlon’s Lip Butters, as far as the size and shape, however, the lipstick does not wind all the way down. I also found these quite difficult to open, so much so, that I had to put a lot of effort and strength into opening them the first time – I actually nicked one of the lipsticks, because at its lowest position in the tube, the top of the lipstick is still exposed.
The first colour I have is “Hibiscus”. It is a pale orange colour.
Next is “Poinsettia”, a blue-toned red, with just a hint of pink.
Last is “Magnolia”, a nude peach-y colour.
Here are swatches of the three lipsticks, on my arm:
|L-R: Revlon’s Ultra HD Lipsticks in “Hibiscus”, “Poinsettia”, and “Magnolia” (3 swipes each).|
With their gel base, the formula of these lipsticks are quite thin. Each swatch on the arm took about 3 swipes, the first swipe to apply a slightly sheer coat, and the next 2 to see a more complete colour payoff. When wearing these lipsticks, I found that they never really set on my lips – they did feel very light, which I really liked, but they also felt wet, and I was afraid that if I touched them, the colour would move. Even when I did my arm swatches, after gently running my finger across them, the colours easily dragged (photographed below).
Because the lipsticks didn’t set or dry very well, the staying power wasn’t great – on my lips they only lasted a few hours.
These lipsticks are for you if you are looking to try something new from the regular wax-based lipsticks on the market. This line comes in 20 colours – so it’ll be easy to find a colour to suit your look or mood. Although the lipsticks on their own didn’t work for me, I do think that these would be nicely paired with Revlon’s Ultra HD Lip Lacquers, which I reviewed HERE – it could create a light base, and topping it with a lip lacquer could amp it up, and take it to the next level (I think topping “Hibiscus” with the lip lacquer in “Citrine” would look fab).
That’s all for now, stay tuned for some more reviews, event coverage, and a look back on the best day of 2014. – Shawna
Products in this post were provided for review purposes. All opinions are my own.