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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.

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50 Responses

  1. Tarryn B says:

    That colour looks amazing on you, though!

  2. Sophie says:

    They sound lovely! The colour suits you so much Lily!

    Sophie x | SophiesMakeupBlog

  3. Jess French says:

    Lovely post, they sound really good and I can’t wait to try them.

    Jess x

  4. emily couture says:

    This formula sounds great 🙂

    emily xx

  5. Ella says:

    These do sound good but my lips always need more moisturising products. That colour really suits you!

    Ella xx

  6. OMG These are gorgeous!!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  7. Hazel&Ginger says:

    Fantastic! Many thanks for the review of something affordable and accessible! I just love it! Cheers, Lily! x

    Hazel and Ginger

  8. Lauren says:

    These are already available in America, I have the shade seduction and love it! The formula is great, I’m definitely going to stock up on more x

  9. I’m obsessed with this range! The bright cool toned pink is probably my favourite liquid lippie at the moment. Loving how they’re not super drying.
    Madeleine, The Daily Mark

  10. Trudy Johanna says:

    I really want to give these a try!
    TrudyJohanna x | UK Lifestyle Blog

  11. Ashley Christabelle says:

    I’m definitely gonna get this when they’re in stores! You’re right, the packaging is oh so lovely xx

  12. Somehow many drugstore mattes aren’t true mattes, which can be a little disappointing.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  13. Paige says:

    That color looks gorgeous on you! I’m definitely going to have to check these out! I love Revlon’s lip products x

  14. Alice Grace says:

    I can’t wait to give these a try, I particularly love the shades you have. Shame that they aren’t 100% matte, though!

    Alice / Alice Grace Beauty


  15. Emma Louise says:

    The pink shade looks lovely, it looks perfect for day wear x

    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

  16. I love the look of the pink shade, would love to try this out! x

  17. Kat Horrocks says:

    These sound amazing !! I love matte lips but don’t always want a liquid lipstick, especially with nudes. These sound like the perfect happy medium.

    Kat |

  18. beauty visions says:

    The pink shade looks great on you, I’ll definitely check out the lighter shades when they’re available in store. Thanks for the heads up on the finish not being a true matte! x

    beauty visions

  19. These came out in the States a few months ago and I love them, especially the nude colors.

  20. SamanthaSeries says:

    I guess these came out in Canada way early – I bought this over a month ago! I have the same red one as you. I did a review on my blog, but basically what I thought of the finish is that if you apply a thin layer, it appears matte, but a thick layer it’s more glossy. I think I might get that same pink one you are wearing in the photo, it’s beautiful 🙂

    Samantha Series

  21. I’ve heard the same thing about these- great shades and pigmentation, but not really matte or long-wearing. A shame, as I’m usually super excited about any Revlon lip release. Thanks for the review! xo

  22. Julia Speaks says:

    I’m always a bit scared when products are branded as super extra matte haha – I fear that they won’t work with me, I tend to stay away from matte lip products. So if these aren’t actually that matte, it would be bette for me 😛 the pink one is really pretty!

    Julia xx
    Last post: First Haul of the Year |

  23. Lisa Santos says:

    This lipstick looks great.
    The ones that I love and are absolutely long lasting are the maybelline 24h stay liquid lipsticks. I have three shades , including a red one, and it lasts me all day! I have done 14h shifts and not having to touch up my lipstick at all – only had to apply the balm that comes with it to keep my lips moisturized. I love it x

  24. Victoria says:

    Love the packaging of those lippies! For some reason they remind me of a little perfume bottle. Gorgeous shades 🙂
    Victoria ♥

  25. Cassie says:

    I’m a big fan of Revlon’s lip products, so I’ll definitely be trying these out! I love the look of that particular shade.

  26. Ellenor says:

    They look similar to the new MAC lipsticks- high street alternative?

  27. Rebecca says:

    Loving the matte lips lately – I think you look stunning in the rosy pink shade!! Not sure how I feel about these not drying down completely matte though, so thanks for the review!

  28. Mark says:

    Wow, the lipstick looks great on you. Great review!!!

  29. Emma Farrell says:

    Cant wait to try these!
    Emma xo |

  30. peace.oglory says:

    Nope, I do not like the finish of these, so I am not considering buying them..

  31. Trecee Hutchinson says:

    I definitely feel like these are more similar to a gloss in their finish. Not my favorite, but I enjoyed your review.


  32. I love liquid lipsticks, so I’ll be checking these out when they come out! x

  33. Borim says:

    These had been out in the States since December so I’ve had a go at them… and I love them! I am definitely not a matt lip person though, which is exactly why this demi-matt formula works for me. The packaging is also quite chic! I own a dusty rose shade and I agree that this would maybe not be for someone looking for a traditional bold matt lip

  34. Can I just say that your eyelashes look amazing Lily!

  35. Neelam says:

    I love the packaging of these!!! It’s a shame the formula isn’t a big hit but I think I’d still like to give them a go! I wonder what other colours they will release..

    Neelam // x

  36. Sam says:

    Lovely colors! Looks very good on you, It really suits your skintone.

  37. This shade is perfect on you! I will definitely check these out when they’re released 🙂 xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  38. Lauren S says:

    I love the packaging but will have to check out those lighter shades – I’mm all about a non-moving matte lip like you!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

  39. Amanda says:

    These came out in the states a few months ago, and I picked up the dusty pink one. While the formula is quite nice, I find the fruity scent a little overpowering so I don’t tend to reach for it.

    • Addleysmom says:

      I too picked up a couple shades as these were the first drugstore product I’ve bought in a long time hoping formulas had improved. I also found the odor quite strong. For me in fact it is so overly sweet and strong that I have put it in my give away box hoping perhaps a friend or family member who don’t mind a strong scent will enjoy it. And it is nowhere near matte or as good overall any of my other liquid mattes ranging from Ofra to KVD to Chanel. Formula in terms of feel was nice but just like a not too sticky opaque lipgloss A shame isn’t it that the odor alone prevents us using it. Best regards!

  40. Nimra Imran says:

    Lovely post! these liquid lipsticks are definitely going on my list of things to buy!

  41. Me says:

    I really want one of these in my bag!!

    Meme x

  42. Alk A says:

    OMG! I think I should stop looking at lip post.. I just want to buy them all.. nice color!

  43. Divya says:

    beautiful shades! I haven’t seen them in Sydney yet! we are way off the beauty clock here..

    Divya | Saffron Black

  44. Chemi dollify says:

    Wowww packaging looks very pretty …. and the shades too great review

  45. Jodie Foster says:

    Such a beautiful colour on you Lily, love reading your posts fantastic as always! 🙂

  46. Denisa says:

    That color looks lovely on you! I’ve just seen a picture of these products on Istagram and I head to look up some reviews 🙂 Very helpful!
    Just one question though, since they don’t try fully matte and from what understood they aren’t exactly long-wearing either… I suppose they are not transfer proof are they?

  47. Renata says:

    I agree these are not matte but I personally really like their satin / semi matte formula as it’s much more comfortable to wear. And the lasting power is still great in my opinion. I just posted a review with lip swatches on my blog. x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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