I am in love with Matte lip shades! Really not the shimmer kinds and glitter was never the thing for me especially on the lips. I would go for a daring color but in matte only. Keeping up with this matte trend, Revlon has introduced these cool new Ultra HD Matte lip colors. Let’s learn a bit about them.
Dimethicone, Isohexadecane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Isododecane, Vinyl Dimethicone / Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Silica, C30-50 Alcohols, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Diisostearyl Malate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate, Bis-(C12-14 Alkyl PPG-4) Hexamethylenediurea, Kaolin, Bismuth Oxychloride, Silica Silylate, Parfum (Fragrance), Methicone, Sodium Saccharin, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, BHT, Benzoic Acid, Limonene, Linalool. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 27 (CI 45410), Red 27 Lake (CI 45410), Red 28 (CI 45410), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985).
Review + Swatches
I really liked the shades that I was provided for reviewing. One on the verge of blush pink HD Passion and other a daring pink HD devotion which is fun and flirty. Coming the the texture, these lipsticks are highly pigmented and have a light sheen when applied. The packaging mentions that it is a high definition lip color which is seen as just in one sweep the color is visible on lips. The wear time for these would be anywhere around 4-6 hours. It’s very lightweight, velvety and creamier in comparison to predecessors of Revlon lippies. There is a hint of vanilla and mango fragrance but it is not overwhelming at all which is great! The price is super affordable with AED 40 and all pink shades, who could say no to that? There are 7 shades available in Middle East, originally 16 were released in USA.
On the downside, I found it a bit sticky on lips and the matte-ness reduces with time. Also if I don’t apply lip balm, this product leaves my lips dry after a while. This is observed in previous Revlon lippies too! Which is strange because this product contains shea butter and is suppose to moisturize . Since this is a gel base lipstick, it needs a lip liner to finish the look.
I like the packaging, its easy to carry and breaking from the norm of going for a cylindrical shape or boxed, this product has a smooth oval shape that is cute and easy to even carry in the back pocket. The applicator brush is double sided sponge brush for easier application of course.
Overall, the shades are designed to suit almost all skin tones. It’s light but needs constant touch-ups. If you are someone who doesn’t want to invest much on lipsticks then this is certainly a good drugstore brand to go with. I would wear it because I love the shades. Can be used frequently if you apply a good lip balm prior application of this lip color( I used clarins hydraquench moisturizing lip balm).
Revlon products are available at all leading supermarkets, hypermarkets and drugstores across middle east.