November 5, 2015

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor Review & Swatches

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor ($7.49 at Harmons) are a new range of matte liquid lipsticks launching for Spring 2016. I purchased all six shades of Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor at Harmons but keep in mind you might not see these until January or February in drugstores like CVS, Walgreens, etc..

Obviously the entire liquid lipstick rage will follow us through to Spring 2016 since Maybelline also has a new matte liquid lipstick formula upcoming for Spring 2016 as well!

Let’s take a look at Revlon’s formula because it really is something to rave about.

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor20

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor are available in six shade selections on the display I came across however, at some point I sure hope they do an entire range of colors as I really love this formula.

These come housed in a flat rounded tube that kinda reminds me of Hourglass’s Extreme Sheen High Shine Lipgloss but they are a bit wider and a lot less tall compared to the Hourglass glosses. Each gloss holds 0.2 oz of product and has a sponge applicator for application.

Now before I rave I just want to mention they do have a flavor and fragrance that kinda tastes like cherry cough syrup. I thought they tasted very pleasant but I can see the flavor being an issue for sensitive users so I just thought I’d bring that up here.

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor swatches

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor Swatches (HD Devotion, HD Obsession, HD Addiction, HD Temptation, HD Love, HD Seduction)

Personally I think Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor takes the idea and formula of a liquid lipstick to a very new and exciting level. I think describing them as matte can be a bit misleading as they aren’t truly matte in finish. However, this does not take away from the formula in my opinion as they wear incredibly well but most importantly the formula is very comfortable and light on lips. At first application they feel like a thin liquid lip balm of sorts. They wrap lips up in a nice cushy almost balmy layer of color that feels lightly hydrating. I think they apply, look, and feel like a lipgloss on my lips versus a lipstick but Revlon does color them a “lipcolor” so I guess you can say that’s neither here (in lipstick land) or there (in lipgloss land). Lipcolor can I guess refer to a hybrid formula that applies like a gloss but has the color of a lipstick. That very much look like a lipgloss at the initial application since they have a hint of a nice shine. As they set the finish develops a little further looks almost like it has a cream or semi-matte finish but still the very comfortable, lightweight feels remains on lips with a little hint of nice moisture.

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor Addiction

Revlon Addiction Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor

Revlon Addiction Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor fotd

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor (HD Addiction)

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor Devotion

Revlon Devotion Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor

Revlon Devotion Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor fotd

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor (HD Devotion)

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor Love

Revlon Love Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor

Revlon Love Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor fotd

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor (HD Love)

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor Obsession

Revlon Obsession Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor

Revlon Obsession Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor fotd

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor (HD Obsession)

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor Seduction

Revlon Seduction Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor

Revlon Seduction Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor fotd

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor (HD Seduction)

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor Temptation

Revlon Temptation Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor

Revlon Temptation Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor fotd

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor (HD Temptation)

Unlike many of the liquid lipstick products we’re seeing at the moment these do not set to a point you need to haul out the big guns to remove them with an oil based remover. They do however, wear for a solid five hours without migrating, feathering, or cracking and looking dry. The formula maintains that balmy cushiness from the first application which I find very pleasant!

I think Revlon kinda reinvented the idea behind matte lipcolor here. These have a hybrid consistency that reminds me of a lip balm, lipgloss, and lipstick all in one. They did a fabulous job with the consistency, the pigmentation is incredible too with strong, vivid color pay off on first application, and the formula is a joy to apply and wear.

Loves these!

Look for Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor at drugstores soon!

Tried ’em already?

Do share!

I purchased this item.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Katie

    I purchased the shade in seduction, which is the perfect pinky nude for me. So many nudes I’ve tried wash me out. It remained shiny and glossy for at least 10 minutes and slowly tried down to a more matte finish. I did find that reapply on top without removing the residual product causes it to get dry and patchy more easily. I do really like this product because it wears for a decent amount of time and isn’t super drying on the lips.

    • Isabella Muse

      Thanks Katie for the mini review πŸ™‚ I agree, they do set to a more semi-matte finish but they still remain very pleasant moist even after the set! Oh…! I didn’t experience too much of a prob with touch ups!

  • Kate

    I saw these yesterday at Harmon, but didn’t buy, but they did look interesting, thanks so much for the swatching,

      • GG

        I agree Muse I love your swatches. I come to your site often. When I look for beauty reviews your site comes up a lot. You have helped me decide many times on should I or should I not purchase a certain color. Please continue to do swatches wearing products. I have never left a reply before but it was time to say Thanks for helping with beauty decisions.

        • Isabella Muse

          aw thanks GG! xoxoxo! I really appreciate that πŸ™‚ <3! thank you very much your comment made my day!

  • Maria

    Wow. These look so pretty on you Muse. I have to add these to my makeup list.

  • kellly

    i got one of these in Addiction – yes, even tho it said “matte”. I like the color and it seems to wear quite a long time and if I apply it lightly, it gives a nice natural-looking flush color to my lips and not “HEY I’M WEARING A MATTE LIP COLOR!!!!!!!” the way I think a lot of the mattes do.

    • Isabella Muse

      agreed! It isn’t one of those in your face mattes πŸ™‚ It almost feels like a balm, lipstick, and gloss all in one πŸ™‚

  • rose4721

    Muse, I can always count on you to have the reviews I’m looking for! These look great on you, and I’m especially liking Addiction. I picked up the nude color, Seduction, this week and was afraid it would be super drying and uncomfortable. My experience was the exact opposite, and I completely agree with you that the formula is fantastic! (For me, much more comfortable and less dying than the Milani Amore matte liquid lippies.). In the promo pic on the display, Addiction looks like a very deep vampy kind of red, but in your swatch it looks like a beautiful plummy fall shade. I may need to pick that one up too!

    • Isabella Muse

      aw thanks rose πŸ™‚ <3!!!!!!!!!!!! AGREED! They are really very lightweight and comfy on lips πŸ™‚ I'm glad you liked them as much as I did πŸ˜€ Def get addiction it's a lovely shade!

  • kellly

    Ha ha ha. Some of those hyper-mattes make lips look like they’re made out of cardboard! Sorry, matte-lovers. I’m just not a big fan and since everybody and their dog is coming out with “new matte lip colors”, I’m just OVER IT on the matte-everything-stuff.

  • dina

    love the look of these and love them on you!
    also, your cat sleep mask pic in that post – so cute πŸ™‚

    happy friday & best to you, been too long =)

    • Isabella Muse

      awww hey dina thank you dear. How are you dear? How’s my niece doing hehe πŸ™‚ I miss you around here xoxo!

      • dina

        the time passing…. i can’t wrap my head around it at all. my little lady will be 5 end of december and is quite the beauty maven. her eyes positively light up at the cosmetic sections rainbow of colors and the only thing stopping her is her mama lol
        aw miss our banter too! you remain my first authority in beauty lowdown xo

        • Isabella Muse

          that is insane wow. Hahaha! you’ve raised her well Dina, you’ve raised her well! Aw thank you dear. We really still need to arrange our little date!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol five years later and it still hasn’t happened! Let’s do this! πŸ™‚

  • Kris

    I just purchased Seduction and Addiction at CVS. They offered $5 back on $10 spent on Revlon, plus I had a $5 coupon and 30% off. SCORE!!!!

  • Heidi

    I have Bed Bath & Beyond coupons, and if they have these at Harmon’s I am so buying a couple. I’ll even forgive the cherry cough syrup smell!

  • Heidi

    I actually picked up Seduction and love it. On me it works perfectly as a MLBB look. Describing it as comfortable is a great way to describe it, Muse. I even like the taste and scent. (To me it seems more like a vague dessert-scented candle.) My only disappointment is they don’t have a great variety of shades. This is the best thing they’ve done since their Colorburst Balm Stains, IMO.

    • Isabella Muse

      Yay! Glad to hear you like! It might be a small soft launch with more shades to come πŸ™‚

  • Rachel R.

    Those colors are really pretty, but I detest artificial cherry cough syrup flavor. Thanks for including tastes and scents in your reviews. It’s so helpful for those of us that are sensitive.

  • Cee

    THanks for the review and swatches πŸ™‚ I saw these at my local walgreens in Hoboken,NJ.

  • Lori

    I LOVE the formula, I even love the scent…but the colors are just toooooo much for me. I have Seduction, and that one is perfect on me, but that’s the only one. I hope they come out with more colors that aren’t so hyper…

  • Rachel

    I recently purchased Devotion and Seduction but I’m really drawn to the shades Love and Addiction, as well. Your assessment is spot on, in my opinion. I really love this formula! Too me, they feel almost cushiony. I can’t wait for them to add more neutral based colors for every day wear. These are so perfect for work because they are easy to wear, easy to touch up and look great! I found that the scent faded away after a bit. They are far less scented than many other drugstore lipsticks (like L’OREAL or Maybelline, for example. Revlon really knocked it out of the park with this formula!

    • Isabella Muse

      yay glad you like them too Rachel πŸ™‚ I really enjoyed the formula and hope they do more shades!

  • Kim

    What a wonderful thorough review as always! So appreciate you noting the scent and flavor. I bought these on a whim walking through Walgreens and Coukdnt try them on due to the scent. Now I know thanks to ur great review that it also has a flavor. I’m not sure I can get past the scent to try them and might wind up just giving them away to friends and family tho the colors are just beautiful on u. I have nearly every high end brand of liquid lipsticks which I adore so no huge loss if these don’t work. Ah if only no scent or flavor. Thank u tho for the review and swatches always a pleasure!

    • Isabella Muse

      aw thank you Kim! πŸ™‚ My pleasure Kim I’m glad I helped a little! Have you tried the new Kiko Lipsticks? They are nine each and a pure joy!

  • jeansco

    I picked up Love yesterday and I just love it! I tapped on a bit of colour on my centre of my lips then patted it to blend out and smooth. The result looked matte and had a more natural look to it. I just might have to pick up a few more colours! Thanks for the swatches Muse! =D

  • Jocelyn

    Spotted these today at a Walgreen’s while looking for a (sold out) display of milanis matte lip colors so I picked up addiction. While I agree with most of your review, I seem to have had a lot of rub off and no stay power. About an hour and no trace was left. Maybe a bad batch?

    • Isabella Muse

      Hmmm! Sorry Jocelyn, possible! I find formulas tend to be inconsistent sometimes :-/

  • kellly

    I was really lucky and (after a small amount of searching) found the new color(s). I got Passion, which is red. I’m loving it. It just takes a little bit to color my lips and it seems to stain/last for several hours unless I apply balm or eat something oily. I’m very happy with it and like that they added some new colors. Now if only they would do a brownish-red. . . . πŸ™‚

  • Tiana

    I just purchased Addiction and LOVE it! However I have insanely dry lips that are very chapped 99% of the time and I have lots of lines in my lips…all of which makes matte lip products look disgusting! lol I love mattes on everyone else though, this look is just NOT for me. But, I am in love with this colour! Do you know of a REALLY good/exact dupe in a satin/creamy/moisturizing formula in any brand? (Please absolutely NO glosses, I HATE those!). Thanks so much! =)

    • kellly

      How I find dupes is I swipe a swatch on my hand and then go around Sephora (this only works if there are testers) and swipe things that look similar right next to the one I want to try and match until I find the best match. If you can’t use/try testers, I guess beauty blogs are a good resource. Temptalia has a pretty thorough list of dupes with photos.

  • Swang

    You look SO cute in ‘Devotion’ !! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the review, I saw these in my drugstore and they look so fancy, but definitely wanted to see your review first before I buy them..Addiction looks good, I have darker lips and I might pick this one up! πŸ™‚

    • Isabella Muse

      aw thanks you’re too kind! My pleasure! I hope you like! update me after you try, curious whatcha think!

  • Mia

    I recently purchased Devotion and I think the colour suits my skin tone (I’m quite dark and not a big fan of pinkish lipstick as they usually don’t suit my skin colour) but somehow the shade suits me perfectly! And I looooove how it’s not flaky and it’s not dry. And your review helps me alot! Thank you

    • Isabella Muse

      yay! Happy to hear it worked out for you Mia and thanks so much I’m glad to hear the review helped!

  • Kim

    I saw these at Cvs recently and was thinking of trying… Was unsure as to which shade to select, but your swatches really helped me out! Thanks so much, keep them coming!
    ( your other reviews are good too )

  • Deby Prechtl

    This is one product I detested. I am not a wearer of lipstick as a rule unless it’s a special occasion, I mostly wear burts bee’s tinted lip balm (pomegranate). So, I am not up on the proper wearing of lipstick. I’ve always disliked how it makes lip marks on my tea cup.

    But, I was in a holiday pageant and needed a lipstick to match my costume. The only color I could find was this brand and formula. It was a mess. It never set in any way, so by accidentally brushing my sleeve against my lip, I succeeded in smearing the color halfway across my cheek during our performance. I looked like a drunken clown. Thus product gets my definite NO.

    For our next performance, I bought a cheap wet-n-wild lipstick in not the best color but close enough, and it worked fine–no smearing, no hassle.

  • Silvia

    Passing by to see any reviews but if the lipsticks instead. Today they had lots of Revlon lipsticks at Big Lots for $2.00 I went crazy and bought a bunch they look all beautiful! I tried previously only one at Rarget and liked them so I had my fun tonight. They also had a few Max Factors, the Kerry Perry kitty color one and some from LA Girls. In fact, I may go back tomorrow and compared the range of colors i got and finish my collection oh! Gosh! As if I needed one more! They also had the LipSmackers in several flavors! Big Lots where I get in Big trouble! Lol!