Price : Rs 850
The REVLON ULTRA HD Lip Lacquer is one of the recent releases by Revlon in India. Some time back I reviewed the REVLON Ultra HD Lipstick in Poinsettia and though I wasn’t really impressed with the lipstick, I have mostly goos things to say about the Lip Lacquer.
The REVLON ULTRA HD Lip Lacquer comes in a simple transparent tube like most lip glosses. However the shiny silvery cap with a diamond head differentiates it from others. The lip lacquer has a small brush tip applicator that is super soft and applies color in smooth coats on the lips. The feel of the brush on the lips makes the product delightful to use.
The shade Carnelian is an intense shade of deep berry red , with a creamy finish, and sans any shimmer. The formula is excellent and the end result is rich lusciously shiny lips draped in a veil of high intensity color.
The texture is slick, thick and intense, like a liquid lipstick, albeit with a cushion-y gel like feel, and it hugs the lips comfortably. The lip lacquer delivered rich and opaque color in one coat but you can also layer the product for a darker intensity. It covers all kinds of lip pigmentation too.
The formula does have a tendency to feather though, and it sure transfers a lot. But despite all that, it managed to stay on the lips for a good 2-3 hours with a light snack in between. I did find myself retouching my lip makeup several times in the day, with the product moving away to almost everything that touched my lips. That’s perhaps the biggest drawback of this wonderful lip product. The color faded evenly and also slightly stained my lips so they were never exactly bare at any point in time. The color felt non-sticky on the lips, more like a gel instead of gloss and made for a gorgeous statement lip. The lip lacquer was non-drying and moderately hydrating.
Overall, the REVLON ULTRA HD Lip Lacquer is a great product with an incredibly creamy texture and very glossy finish. The shade Carnelian would make for a great lip color across many skin tones. For a drug-store lip product, falling in the hybrid category, it surely is one of the best that I have tried. The high impact color was a treat to wear, and the glossy mirror like finish was extremely appealing to the eyes. The formula transfers but with the fabulous brush tip applicator in there, I really don’t mind reapplying. Pairing this lip color with a glamorous bronzed skin could create a sultry makeup look that would be hard to ignore. If you like highly glossy finish lip products, this is probably the best a drug-store brand could offer!!