Sunday, 3 April 2016

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Colour - Review & Swatches

I've been waiting for this range to launch for absolutely ages. I was getting that impatient, I started to check the Revlon stand every time I went to Boots or Superdrug. After reading Lily Pebbles' blog post (which was spot on), I was even more interested in trying them. Now that they're available in most stores and I've had chance to play with them, I thought I'd share with you my thoughts and throw in some swatches too. 



Shades left to right - Seduction, Devotion, Flirtation
There are 7 shades in the range.

They come in clouded plastic tubes with a doe-foot applicator. I love the packaging, the shape is quite unique and modern. Similar to Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick.
Price - £8.99 for 5.9ml
Texture - Smooth, creamy liquid lipstick
Finish - Moisturised, full coverage 

What they say
Fall in love with the Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor™ for a truly velvet matte finish. The high definition pigment and moisturising formula cushions your lips in vivid colour, promising a soft finish with maximum impact. 
Due to the innovative 100% wax free gel technology of Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor™, every application of the plush velvety wand provides lightweight moisturisation with an intense and defined matte finish.

Key Claims
- Moisturising
- Lightweight
- Intense and defined matte finish
- High definition pigment
- Soft finish with maximum impact

What is it
They are essentially liquid lipsticks but one step down. (will explain) They apply smoothly without clinging to dry patches or dragging on the lips. The buttery texture helps give an even finish and makes it easy to layer the product. The scent is a mix of mango and vanilla, it's a bit fake smelling to me. Suitable for everyone.




Flirtation - Coral with a mix of orange and warm pink tones
Great for all skin tones


Seduction - Medium brown nude with pink tones
Great for fair, light and medium skin tones - my favourite shade for everyday


Devotion - Warm bright pink 
Great for all skin tones



Pros
- Creamy formula
- Great colour pay-off
- Cute packaging
- Affordable
- Good shade range (could still be bigger)

Cons
- Does not dry matte
- Takes a good 15 minutes or so to fully set
- Doesn't last very long (a few hours tops)

Summary
My relationship with these lipsticks is very love and hate. The shades and formula really impressed me, but the finish and staying power let me down. The main point of the range is to provide a matte finish which they failed to do. Unfortunately the advertising was a bit misleading in my opinion, but I still really enjoy them. If you're not bothered about the staying power and you don't mind touching up throughout the day, then I definitely recommend checking them out. 

Thank you for reading!

Maiya
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