By Nivasini M
We celebrated our anniversary on Feb 8, and I wanted to adorn myself with everything new, including makeup, on that special day. Am I sounding like a maniac? No, right! One of my new indulgences was Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer in the shade “HD Strawberry Topaz”. Actually, all these lip lacquers are named after gemstones. Oh God, this lip lacquer has smitten me so much that I am head over heels in love with it.
299 Thai Bhat (INR 575) for 5.9 ml
Lip lacquer goes HD with our innovative wax-free gel technology. Get true color clarity, vivid high-impact shine and a bouncy, lightweight feel. It is available in 15 high-definition shades.
My Experience with Revlon HD Strawberry Topaz Ultra HD Lip Lacquer:
The lip lacquer comes in a clear plastic container, showing off the product’s bright and vibrant color. It has a twist-up silver cap with the brand’s name written on it. A beautiful diamond-shaped crystal is decorating the top of the cap. The shade name is mentioned at the bottom of the tube. The applicator is flexible and not plasticky, making the application easy and neat. It works like a lip brush and is very efficient. But the brush always picks up too much product, thus the excess needs to be wiped off.
The texture is thick and semi-sticky. It has a rich, intense, opaque color loaded with micro shimmers and also gives a lip gloss feel. It is highly pigmented and easy to apply. It provides a smooth, flawless finish. This lip lacquer can be worn on its own because of its opacity. It has a gel base rather than a wax and delivers the exact color that we see in the tube. It also feels softer and bouncier on the lips.
HD Strawberry Topaz is a bright red shade with golden orange shimmers. This shade is so beautiful and will suit all complexions. The color is so intense and opaque and thus can be worn on its own. Just one swipe and you are good to go. The lip lacquer is more like a liquid lipstick with a glossy finish. Lip glosses have never looked good on my pigmented lips. I doubted if this product will work for me or not, but it took me by surprise with its pigmentation.
I guess the Ultra HD claim is for its vibrant, vivid, highly defined color. The color starts off as full coverage but drops to medium coverage over time. I was worried if the color would settle as a sheer gloss, but no. When applied, it feels heavy and extremely sticky on the lips, but once the color sets on the lips, it becomes light and the stickiness reduces considerably. The staying power is incredible.
It stays on for 6 hours even with the intake of wholesome food, which is amazing for a lip lacquer/gloss. It does not settle into fine lines. It does transfer but does not bleed. It is also moisturizing and does not accentuate any dry patches. This shade brightens my face instantly, and it also photographs beautifully. When the color fades, it does not leave behind a layer of shimmer. It is quite easy and comfortable to remove. Overall, I am in love with this product.
Pros of Revlon HD Strawberry Topaz Ultra HD Lip Lacquer:
• Opaque, vibrant color with an amazing lacquer shine
• Pigmentation and color payoff
• Incredible staying power
• Lovely packaging
• Gives a beautiful finish
• Is moisturizing and does not accentuate dry patches
Cons of Revlon HD Strawberry Topaz Ultra HD Lip Lacquer:
• Feels heavy and sticky until the color settles on the lips
Would I Recommend/Repurchase Revlon HD Strawberry Topaz Ultra HD Lip Lacquer?
If you are someone who loves vibrant colors with shimmers and glossy finish, then this is the one to get. I would certainly love to purchase other shades in this range.
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