Reviewed: Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor
When Clinique launched its Chubby Stick Lip Balms a few years ago, literally every other beauty brand brought out its own versions of the same. We’re seeing a similar trend with liquid lipsticks. Today, every brand worth writing home about has a liquid lipstick in its arsenal. Obviously, one of our favourite drugstore brands Revlon too joined the bandwagon. Revlon’s Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor comes in a sleek frosted glass tube with a tapered velvety applicator.
The applicator makes it easy to cover the corners of the lips as well as the cupid’s bow, making lip liners redundant. The pigmentation of the lip colour is insane. One coat provides enough opacity to cover the lips although you can totally build the colour intensity. The creamy, velvety texture is moisturising — much like applying a lip balm — with great colour pay off and has a glossy finish for the first hour after application after which it leaves a light sheen behind. Mind you, this does not dry down to a matte texture at all. It combines the colour pay off of a lipstick with the glossy effect of a lip gloss. While the name can be misleading, the lipstick itself is very comfortable to wear.
I found the formula long lasting. I mean if a lipstick can survive a greasy meal with minimal fading, I think it’s a darn good product. In the initial two hours of wear, it transfers if you are eating or drinking but does not bleed or feather. It develops this satin matte texture after four hours of wear. I got about 6 hours of wear time from the Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor. The shade Seduction is a lovely nude shade. I find carrying off nude shades, especially ones with yellow undertones, very daunting. But Seduction is so flattering I bet it will suit most Indian skin tones. If you don’t like the usual lot of drying matte lip colours, then this one is for you.