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!
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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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