Revlon Ultra HD Vinyl Lip Polish ($9.99) is a new, permanent range of pigmented, high shine liquid lip lacquers available in ten shades. Revlon has done a few variations of this formula already some of which were the original Ultra HD Matte Lip Color followed by Ultra HD Matte Metallic Lipcolor and more recently Ultra HD Matte Lip Mousse Hyper Matte.
I wasn’t sure what Ultra UD Vinyl Lip Polish would actually bring that was different to the table since Revlon already has an Ultra HD Lip Lacquer however, that’s more of a lipgloss formula where as Ultra HD Vinyl Lip Polish is more of a hybrid formula that’s part gloss, part lipstick.
Revlon Ultra HD Vinyl Lip Polish arrive in the flat rounded tube that remind me of Hourglass’s Extreme Sheen High Shine Lipgloss and are 0.2 oz in size. The price and size has remained the same since the original launch back in 2015 which hovers around $9.99 at places like Ulta, CVS, and Walgreens and cheaper at stores like Walmart, Target, and Harmons at around $6 to $7.
According to Revlon these are highly pigmented with a high shine lacquer formula that doesn’t feather. I have mixed feelings about the claims more on that later.
This formula reminds me of a melted down lip balm as it has that balmy texture that hugs lips but doesn’t feel sticky nor tacky. It’s a lip product you can definitely feel on lips and isn’t weightless but not uncomfortable to wear and feels lightly hydrating. I’d call it a liquid lipstick that has more of a cream finish with a hint of shine. I think I get too caught up in marketing at times because this finish and formula isn’t one I’d call lacquer-like or high-shine in finish nor a polish. I expected a lot more shine and glossiness but in fact it only has a hint of shine and more of a creamy finish. That was disappointing a bit but none the less, it’s still a very nice texture and formula. It’s very pigmented and provides opaque color on a single pass with a wear of around 5 hours without feathering or migrating. One thing to note is that the formula is a little inconsistent with shades! These do have a heavy fragrance and flavor which they call mango and whipped vanilla. Initially it’s sweet and yummy tasting, like a cupcake with some fruit filling but it turns perfume-y! However, it does disappear within the first ten minutes of wear but leaves a bit of a bitter aftertaste.
Revlon Ultra HD Vinyl Lip Polish is one of those formulas that is a bit inconsistent across shades though. I tried two and one applied and looked great! The other, not so much. Date Night was a great shade that applied smoothly and had a smooth, even finish on my lips. The other shade, Act Natural, I struggled with as it applied and looked very patchy and required a little smoothing with clear gloss to get the best possible finish. Speaking of which these look outstanding with gloss on top! It’s just too bad they don’t already provide that high level of shine all by themselves you know?
None the less, the Revlon Ultra HD Vinyl Lip Polish isn’t without issues but I guess it’ll vary shade to shade! All in all, not too bad of a formula but I do like adding a little gloss to these to make them look as shiny as promised.
Revlon Ultra HD Vinyl Lip Polish are available now.
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Revlon Ultra HD Vinyl Lip Polish are a new, permanent range of lip polishes available in eight shade selections that launched with the Revlon Summer 2019 Collection. Each polish is 0.2 oz in size and will set you back $9.99 (sometimes cheaper depending where you purchase). The product is advertised as a lip lacquer with a shiny finish however, I felt like the finish was more of a creamy one with a subtle shine. These are very pigmented with a balmy but not sticky texture that wears for five hours. I was disappointed they didn’t have more shine but a little clear gloss really makes them look amazing. The color range may be inconsistent though as one shade I purchased applied perfectly with a smooth finish yet the other applied patchy and settled into my natural lip lines!
- Balmy, lightly hydrating but not tacky nor sticky not lightweight but still comfortable to wear with light moisture!
- Long wear at around five hours.
- Not as shiny as one would think due to the name!
- Inconsistencies in the formula across shades (one shade applied great for me, the other was patchy).
- Contains fragrance and flavor that’s initially pleasant but gets a little perfume-y after.
Revlon Ultra HD Vinyl Lip Polish should be an appealing pick for those that are tried of matte liquid lipsticks. This is a different, creamier option that provides light moisture that matte long-wearing liquid lipsticks do not have yet still the same color coverage as one!