October 7, 2014

Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer Review & Swatches

Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer

Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer is a newly launched lipgloss that accompanies the new Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick formula. These glosses are pretty darn awesome with crazy pigmentation, opaque color, and a shiny finish.

But they aren’t without a few minor quirks!

Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer will be available in 12 permanent shades and are launching now in drugstores for the Fall/Winter 2014 season. Initially I loved everything about these glosses! The packaging is simple with a mirrored cap and a little surprise diamond decorating the tip (cute extra Revlon!) and considerably nicer than what we’ve seen from the Ultra HD Lipstick packaging. Each gloss has a short bristled brush for application which at first I LOVED…! I have a thing for lip brushes and I know people rant that they split and they end up become a mucky mess but I love them however, I’ll explain in a few why I ended up hating this applicator…!

Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer Lipgloss

This formula is pretty awesome. I’d call it a hybrid liquid lipstick slash gloss. I tried one metallic shade, two creams, and a shimmer and ALL had incredible pigment. I think the creams were by far the best in terms of rich opaque color with the metallic and shimmer coming up close behind. These have a thick texture with a very slightly tacky texture that’s slick and creamy with a high lacquer shine. I’m not really sure what the “HD” references but it could mean a smooth, flawless finish which these do provide to some extent. They wear for about four to five hours. I noticed the creams wore for the longest and the shimmer/metallic about an hour less than the cream. Unlike the Ultra HD Lipstick formula they do not have a flavor or fragrance that I detected.

I think these are beautiful. The formula is excellent, pigmented, easy to apply. However, I think a sponge applicator MIGHT have yielded better application. The lip brush is handy and I love it but I found that it applied color a little sloppy. I felt I needed some sort of colored or transparent lip liner to keep color from migrating during application and well after the product had set. I don’t have finer lines around my lips but these tended to creep above and below my lip line and migrated a lot. It’s a minor quirk for such a great drugstore formula but it could be irritating and deserves mentioning.

Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer swatches

Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer Swatches (HD Rose Quartz, HD Carnelian, HD Citrine, HD Smoky Quartz)

Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer HD Carnelian

Revlon HD Carnelian Ultra HD Lip Lacquer

Revlon HD Carnelian Ultra HD Lip Lacquer

Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer HD Citrine

Revlon HD Citrine Ultra HD Lip Lacquer

Revlon HD Citrine Ultra HD Lip Lacquer

Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer  HD Rose Quartz

Revlon HD Rose Quartz Ultra HD Lip Lacquer

Revlon HD Rose Quartz Ultra HD Lip Lacquer

Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer HD Smoky

Revlon HD Smoky Quartz Ultra HD Lip Lacquer

Revlon HD Smoky Quartz Ultra HD Lip Lacquer

On the upside during the wear color remains true and vibrant with an incredible lasting lacquer shine. Yeah, it does migrate but you might be lucky and not experience the issue (personally it was a probably for me!).

Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer isn’t completely perfect but it comes pretty close! Excellent texture, pigment, long wear, and a high shine make for a beautiful lipgloss experience but some migration issues might be an issue for some!

P.S. I know some folks really love duochrome finishes and I felt like HD Citrine is a great duochrome as it’s orange but reflects greenish as well!

Tried ’em?

Do share!

I purchased this item.

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  • Heidi

    Gorgeous color. I love smoky topaz in particular. Is that a creme formula? It looks sort of like a creme, but not quite. I’m not sure I’d be a fan of that brush but I might try that shade just because …

  • Lulle

    The intensity of these glosses is spectacular! I’ll definitely pick Citrine when they come to my drugstore.

  • kellly

    ooooh, that rose quartz and smoky quartz look right up my alley! I love the names, too!

  • Kiss & Make-up

    I do like the colors, but the finish is just not my cup of tea I’m afraid. But I’m glad to hear you like ’em 🙂

    • Marg Wood

      I just bought 2 on sale, love the colours but it feels sticky and doesn’t stay on long. I won’t buy it again. I like Loreal,it lasts all day.

      • Char

        Marg Wood:

        Please describe the L’oreal product.

        and Muse, thanks for sharing your experience with the Revlon products.

  • Nichole

    I have a couple of other Revlon glosses, but don’t wear them much because of the ingredients. Do these contain mineral oil or petroleum?

    • artemis

      Those aren’t bad…they’re not oil or gasoline, you know. Lol. So many studies show they’re safe. As for clogging or not clogging pores,idk for sure but that definitely would be ok on lips cause they don’t get clogged.

  • Flora

    I have this in Pink Ruby. I put it on at about 10:30 this morning & now at 3:30 p.m. the gloss has worn off, but my lips are still very colored. I also had some problems with the wandering, but I’m almost 60 and that’s to be expected and what clear lip liners are made for. I like this product & will most likely look for a nice nude.