Today I'm gonna talk about one of my biggest beauty obsessions: lipsticks! And these ones are from the drugstore / high street, which makes me even more exciting. The NEW Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor are all kinds of pretty but how good are they?
First thing I'll mention is that the packaging is quite nice and sturdy for an affordable product. I really enjoy the matte plastic tube and the fact that you can see the colour of each lip product through the packaging. The doe foot applicator has a great size and shape, allowing me to apply the product easily, even around the corners of my mouth. The one thing that kind of got to me in the beginning was the smell. The mango and vanilla scent, although lovely, was very strong. But guess what? I've had my lip colors for a week and I can now barely notice the scent. I've either got desensitised to it or it actually got weaker to the point it doesn't bother me anymore. So if the scent is a deal breaker to you, I'd say "hang in there"! It gets better.
And what about the formula? That was my main concern as matte lip products tend to be very drying and I hate having flaky lips so I was very, very happy to find out that these are incredibly smooth and comfortable. They keep my lips perfectly fine all day. But that comes with a price. The formula isn't matte, as promised! It's more like a satin finish, which I absolutely love and actually prefer. It looks slightly glossy straight after application but it dries down to a velvety, semi matte finish. It does transfer a bit when you eat or drink anything but I'd say a lot of the product remains on your lips in a form of a stain, making it quite long lasting. Not as long lasting as a matte lipstick but it's still pretty good in my opinion. I personally don't even bother reapplying for hours, if ever.
The collection includes 7 colours. I'm a huge fan of nude lips so I picked up Seduction and Devotion.
630 Seduction is a beautiful pinky nude - your lips but better kind of shade. It's the lightest one in the collection and my favourite.
600 Devotion is a gorgeous mauve. The perfect shade for spring and summer. The formula on this one is a little bit less glossy than Seduction but still not fully matte.
So, are these the ultimate liquid lipsticks from the drugstore? The whole matte promise may be misleading but I'm completely in love with these lipsticks. If you're looking for a full on matte lip product then these won't be right for you. But if like me, you're happy to compromise with a satin / semi matte finish in order to keep your lips feeling soft and hydrated all day, then go buy the Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor. You're gonna love them! :)
These retail for £8.99 but you can currently buy them on a "buy one get 2nd half price" promotion at Superdrug or 3 for 2 on selected Revlon products at Boots.
Have you tried any of the Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolors? Please share your thoughts in the comments below. X
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