Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick is a new lipstick formula that launched along with a new HD Lacquer Lipgloss for Fall/Winter 2014. The new Ultra HD Lipstick is available in 14 shades and will be apart of the Revlon permanent lipstick collection.
Unfortunately not a lot is known about the formula as the display really doesn’t reveal much and HD in the beauty world pretty much means “flawless” but when it comes to lipstick what exactly does it reference? I’m just assuming smooth color with an even, smooth finish?
None the less I was curious about the new Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick and I’m relieved to say…
I only purchased three. Typically I’ll go all in on a purchase and grab a few shades but I’m happy I only got three shades as I’m not terribly impressed with this formula.
The Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick comes housed in a simple silver mirrored barrel with a clear case. I’ve heard a lot of rants about the packaging since posting a picture and brief intro to the lipstick yesterday across social media and here on Musings of a Muse. Personally I don’t mind it. It’s simple and I like the clear lid so I can see the actual color inside. My main beef isn’t only with the formula here but also the fact that the lipstick does not swivel completely down so as of last week and into this week I have officially sliced off chunks of lipstick with each and every single use. Grrrrr! Why!??!!? Lipstick should always swivel completely DOWN! These leave a little tip of lipstick that doesn’t completely swivel down so each time I place the cap on I end up taking a chunk of lipstick with it.
The formula is quite creamy, almost slick with a slight sheen finish. I have no rants about the texture. It feels like although a little itty bitty silicone-y on the set but nothing to bothersome. Pigment is also great as all the shades I tried had fairly opaque color on a single swipe. Unfortunately, these have a very unnatural way of sitting a top lips and proceeding to settle into my natural lip lines making them appear uneven, patchy, and dare I say less than smooth. I really disliked the way they looked on my lips after the initial application and worst still as the wear progressed. So much for HD quality finish eh? I think the flavor and fragrance will bother a lot of people as well. I’m not sensitive and I don’t mind flavored gloss or lipstick but these have a cherry cough syrup flavor that wasn’t terribly pleasant to my mouth.
Revlon HD Poinsettia Ultra HD Lipstick
Revlon HD Primrose Ultra HD Lipstick
Revlon HD Rose Ultra HD Lipstic
Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick Swatches (HD Poinsettia, HD Primrose, HD Rose)
Between faulty packaging, a mediocre formula, and a less than tasty flavor I wasn’t terribly impressed with the new Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick formula. They may end up working for you so I wouldn’t completely write them off but personally I just thought they settled on my lips in a really unnatural and unflattering way!
The Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick is launching now at drugstores.
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