The first thing you need to know about Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick (£7.99) is that they’re so, so soft! I’d describe them as high pigment lip butters but they’re set, formula wise, in a gel base, so you get all the colour of a lipstick with all the feel of a light gloss.
In fact, they’re so soft, the top of one of them buckled slightly (you can see it in the picture) after just one swatch – I wonder how they’ll fare in summer when everything is generally warmer. But, they really do pack a pigment punch and literally glide over the lip. I’m wearing Sweet Pea (the lighter pink) and find that I did need to work it into the lip a bit to get an even colour so you’ll need lips in good condition for these to look their best. Although – that’s true of all lipsticks, what I’m trying to say is that they’re not as forgiving on lip condition as gloss. In the swatch line up, shades are Hibiscus, a golden peach, Sweet Pea, a baby pink, Gladiolus, a mega-coral and Iris, a mauve toned, deep pink. There are 14 shades in all.
The Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick has a surprise in store – they taste super, super sweet. If you’re giving up sugar and get the craving, lock these away before you end up licking them!
The Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick has its UK launch in March, but I’ve also spotted on the US site, the Revlon Photoready Eye Art Pens – the same format as their dual ended nail polishes but this time for eyes. There are some great swatches from US and Canadian bloggers if you scoot around Google – it’s not confirmed if we’ll be getting these in the UK but I really hope so.
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