Review: Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor™

I’ve always preferred matte lipstick over any other finish. For one, it stays longer on my lips – a characteristic that I always consider whenever I choose a lipstick because I am one of those girls who just can’t keep it on their lips (read: I either eat them or it goes anywhere else like my cheek or teeth!).

So when there’s a new matte lippie in town, I sure get giddy! A few days ago, Revlon sent me their newest lippie – Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor™.

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Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor™, for velvety matte high definition color with a lightweight, moisturizing feel. Don’t put up with cakey and drying matte products any longer, this formula really delivers that beautiful matte finish with a lightweight moisturizing feel. 

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It comes in 8 shades: HD Addiction, HD Devotion, HD Passion, HD Obsession, HD Seduction, HD Love, HD Temptation, and HD Flirtation. I got Seduction, Devotion and Passion.

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It is formulated with Revlon’s 100% wax-free gel technology providing vivid color in every velvety smooth swipe. A plush, velvety applicator provides easy, smooth application. 

Immediately, Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor™ had me at wax-free gel. Also, the intoxicating fruity smell of whipped vanilla and cream mango got me more excited to try it. It’s probably the best smelling matte lippie I’ve ever tried.

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Intial impression at first swipe? Why does it look glossy?! So I applied it on my lips to see if it would give the same finish.

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Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor™ in Passion

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I love Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor™ because…

… it smells so good, I am tempted to eat it!

… it’s easy to apply, all thanks to its lip brush that glides smoothly on the lips.

… the three shades I tried are great representatives of each color family: Seduction ( peachy nude), Devotion (rosy pink) and Passion (red). For me peachy nude, rosy pink and red lipsticks are staples for every woman.

I wish it…

… it doesn’t have that shiny effect, it doesn’t really look matte to me.

… it lasts longer on my lips. Most matte lipsticks, when swipped off still has pigments left on my lips. But with Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor™, it left only sheer color.

… it didn’t dry my lips as much. Unfortunately, I left my lips dry than it already is. Perhaps I should put lip balm first before applying it to make my lips less dry?

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Here’s what the swatches looked like after gently blotting off with tissue. It’s the matte that I was looking for but the color barely stayed.
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After wiping off Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor™ Passion from my lips, this is what it looks like. It isn’t as highly pigmented as I hoped it to be and it left my lips chapped. Still, I would wear Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor™ particularly the Seduction shade because for me, it’s the perfect peachy nude lipstick. While I find it drying my lips more, I would still use it but this time with lip balm as base first. If you have dry lips like me, its best to use Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor™  every other day.

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor™ retails for Php 575 each and is available starting February at all Revlon counters in leading Department stores nationwide.

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