Price : Rs 1100 / 3 g
Talking of lipsticks, it is really hard for me to not try a new range as soon as possible and Revlon being my favorite drugstore brand for lipsticks, the Ultra HD Lipsticks have long intrigued me ever since they were launched in the US. Finally, these are now available in India and I got one of these, the shade “Poinsettia” , about almost a month back and finally I’m here with a review of this lipstick.
The Ultra HD Lipsticks from Revlon claim to have unique wax free gel formula and are available in about 12-15 shades, here in India. The good part is that the shade variety is really diverse with hues ranging from neutrals to reds, plums and tangerines, there is definitely a color for every girl out there. Another nice thing about the range is the variety of finishes, ranging from glossy, to creamy and frost. I am happy that Revlon took such preferences into consideration while launching the range.
For a hefty price tag for a drugstore lipstick, I really wish Revlon had something better planned for the packaging. The transparent plastic casing looks and feels cheap to me and not to mention the flawed height of the casing where a certain portion of the lipstick doesn’t always go inside and might smudge on the cap every time you open and close it. I am quite finicky about messing up makeup and it irks me to the core every single time I try opening and closing the cap. You need to be so so so careful in order to not nick the bullet off!!
The Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in Poinsettia is a a Pink-Red with neutral undertones, and I have always felt that the understones link of change depending upon the light source. In harsh daylight, it looks warm while in indoor lighting, it leans more towards cool. This difference is strongly apparent in the swatches that you will see below, the FOTD being taken in daylight, and the hand swatch in fluorescent Indoor light.
The lipstick surely has a fabulous texture, slick, smooth and ultra pigmented. Women with pigmented lips would really love the texture because it covers up everything, even if you layer up, and that too without the heavy waxy feeling.
The distinctively floral scented gel like texture spreads easily and feel comforting and hydrating and almost forgiving on mildly dry lips. BUT I do have a concern over here, the lipstick bullet is just a bit too soft for application directly. The bullet kind of crumbles and melts on contact with the warmth of lips and its best applied with a lip brush or else you might end up with crumbly bits on your lips. For the same reason, I found it hard to do a touch up when wearing this lipstick since carrying a lip brush to work is not something I prefer.
The staying power is also very less, the color starts fading withing 2-3 hours and in case you have a snack or a few glasses of water in between, the center portion of the lips lose color completely. The lipstick leaves only a very faint tint behind so a touch up on regular intervals is a must with this.
Overall, the Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in Poinsettia has a wonderful lightweight texture and feel extremely comfortable on lips. The gel technology dismisses the waxy heaviness that we usually see in lipsticks and that makes the Ultra HD lipsticks a delightful everyday lipstick. The product actually does live up to the claims that it makes, however, the flimsy packaging, the low staying power and the heavy price tag makes me cringe and I wouldn’t really recommend this lipstick to anyone.
REVLON Ultra HD Lipstick #840 POINSETTIA : Review