Liquid-y lip colours are one of my best friends in my bag and I’ve had my eye on the Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor for a while. Matte lip colours have always been my least favourite finish but I was curious with Revlon’s gel lip colours that is 100% wax free and is still moisturizing. A hydrating matte lip, could it be true?!
The Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor ($11.49) is housed in frosty matte tube with a chrome lid; it looks quite futuristic and it is more flat than round. It has a good spongey, doe foot applicator and there was no struggle in getting the colour between my lip lines. Each Lipcolor has a vanilla scent that could be a bit overwhelming but it disappears pretty quickly.
The three colours I received were Flirtation, Seduction, and Temptation. Flirtation is a salmon pink and peach shade, something I would swipe on everyday during summer. Seduction (my favourite of the three) is a nude that suits my skin tone and lip size better than ANY other nudes I have ever tried. Temptation is a fuschia pink; I had fun taking a open wide smile with this shade since it makes my teeth look brighter. This is the most patchiest shade out of the three.
One swipe does not give me enough pigment and formula to cover my whole lips; I needed 2-3 applications to get a fully opaque lip. Like all matte shades, I was expecting for my lipstick to be silently screaming “I’m going to cling on to your lips for life” but even after thirty minutes, my lips did not have that matte lip smack and it still felt a bit creamy when I rub my lips together. Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor does go on creamy and velvety smooth but it stays that way. I’m not complaining, matte lips really do me no justice and I much prefer the demi-matte lip it gave me. If you are looking for that ‘ultra’ matte lip look though, these don’t deliver.
Als0- if you have lips as dry as tree bark, I WOULD stay way from the bright shades because they will end up looking like crumpled tissue paper (my first trial of taking lipstick selfies with dry lips was terrible.) Seduction does a better job of masking cracked lips, probably because it’s close to my natural lip shade. The Lipcolor itself doesn’t dry my lips, which is great (with so much makeup ‘technology’ nowadays, any drying lipstick/gloss should really not exist.)
And similar to not-matte lip products, the Revlon Lipcolors are not completely budge proof and does transfer whether I’m sipping tea or wiping bubble waffle crumbs off my lips. The pigments still stay on for around 2-3 hours, which is the average wear and tear for me in the creamy lipstick department.
If you are not comfortable with matte lip shades, the Revlon Ultra Hd Matte Lipcolor is a fun way to venture into that territory. I much prefer this formula over the Ultra HD Lipstick; it’s easier to apply and I like the packaging better! Even in the cold environment, these lip colors are like the Starks of Winterfell who fear no winter!
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Disclaimer: Press Sample provided, all opinions are my own.