Seeing as I’ve been talking SO much about lipsticks recently, liquid lipsticks in particular, I thought I might as well keep going – what can I say, I’m having a moment. Today’s post is a little different though, it’s a look at something a bit more affordable and bit more accessible.
The Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Colours are brand new, they come in 7 shades, cost £8.99 and will be officially in stores from March (although they always come out earlier than they say!). I’m a big fan of the packaging, small enough to pop into a small handbag, you can clearly see the shade inside and the elongated doe-foot applicator is easy to use.
Revlon describes the formula as “100% wax free gel technology, with lightweight coverage and an intense, defined matte finish”. The scent is a mix of mango and vanilla which I really like, it’s nothing too offensive. The formula really reminds me of the NYX Soft Matte Creams, they have that velvety texture that feels cream-like and soft on the lips. Honestly though I don’t find these very matte. For me, a matte formula means no shine and a long-lasting finish but these left a shine on my lips that didn’t dry down. I also found it didn’t set like my other liquid lipsticks do and if I brushed my lips with my finger the lipstick would move easily.
They look and feel great, but I do think the marketing may be slightly misleading. I’d recommend using the lighter shades in this as it’s really comfortable to wear and looks great without feeling drying, but if you’re wanting a long lasting, matte red, opt for a liquid lipstick instead.
I hope this review was helpful, let me know if you think you’re going to be trying these when they come out in stores.