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Revlon launched their new liquid matte lipsticks a couple of weeks ago.When I first saw these on the blogosphere, I fell in love with their sleek packaging. I was not expecting for these to show up at my local supermarket until late October. And so, when I saw these at the store the other day, I was ecstatic and grabbed all the colors which were on display. This range actually has 6 shades, but there were only 3 shades at my store, and I picked all of them – HD Love, HD Obsession and HD Addiction. Today, I am reviewing the shade HD Love. Read on to find out more.
$9.49, prices vary from store to store.
Discover moisturizing velvety matte feel with the new Revlon Ultra-HD Matte Lip Color. Lightweight high-definition matte color with a plush velvety application.
My Experience with Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color – HD Love:
Packaging: The packaging of this lipstick is very attractive – the sleek flat oval tube in a frosted matte finish with a brushed-silver cap is really classy.
It comes with a paddle-shaped applicator which is quite standard. It is easy to use and makes the application precise and quick.
Shade/Pigmentation: HD Love is a beautiful vibrant red. It is a bright red shade and hence might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but those who love flaunting red lips will surely enjoy wearing this. The lipstick is highly pigmented and one swipe gives you opaque coverage. There is no clumping if you layer on the lipstick. One word of caution – this lipstick has a strong tendency to transfer onto the teeth. So, I would strongly recommend to do the “finger in your mouth” trick or whatever else you do to take care of the teeth stains.
Texture/Finish: This is a liquid lipstick and has a creamy texture. It is not very runny and spreads easily on the lips. Now coming to the finish – since these are called “matte,” I was expecting the lipstick to dry down to a matte finish, but the lipstick never really dries down.
It stays slightly wet and settles down to a plush velvety finish. Probably, that’s what Revlon meant when they named this range “Ultra HD.”
The lipstick feels pretty comfortable and lightweight on the lips and does not feel drying. But as the day passes, I experience a slight tackiness/stickiness when I purse my lips together. The lipstick doesn’t settle into lip lines. But this is a liquid lipstick and I would recommend exfoliating lips before application or else it does highlight any dry patches.
The lipstick has a pretty strong fruity candy scent. Those of you who are sensitive to fragrances in their cosmetics will surely not like it. The good part is that the scent doesn’t stay on for long once applied.
Staying Power: Since this lipstick is not truly matte and it stays wet for most of the time, it transfers pretty badly. The staying power is pretty average too. It lasts on me for around 4-5 hours depending on what I am snacking/drinking. It leaves behind a stain on the lips which needs a makeup remover to get it off.
To summarize, if super-matte liquid lipsticks is your thing, you will not like this new launch from Revlon. But on the other hand, if you were avoiding those liquid lipsticks which get drying, you might actually love these.
Pros of Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color – HD Love:
- Beautiful vibrant red shade.
- Creamy texture which glides smoothly on the lips.
- Strong pigmentation.
- Attractive packaging.
- Does not feel drying on the lips.
Cons of Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color – HD Love:
- Does not have a matte finish as advertised.
- Transfers a lot.
- Average staying power.
- Strong fruity candy scent.
- Slight tackiness is experienced as the day passes.
Would I Repurchase Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color – HD Love?
If you like liquid lipsticks with a slight sheen, you may try it out, but it is not a matte lipstick. I already have 2 other shades from this range and will not repurchase the exact same shade.
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