Sunday, 23 August 2015

REVIEW: Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquers...

These exquisite new Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquers weren't part of my recent lipstick refresh (which is ongoing by the way ha ha!), but they're just so stunning, I had to review them lickety-split while they're hot out of the oven, PLUS they're on special in various locations at the moment, and I didn't want any of you lovelies to miss out on the amazing deals, so here we go...
Left to right: Smokey Quartz, Citrine, Fire Opal, Carnelian, Garnet

I discovered these on a fancy-wancy new stand at Target only last weekend, fell madly in love, and bought three of them at full price ($23.95) without even blinking - that's how much I love them! Then my gorgeous friend at LOVETHATLIPPIE BLOG mentioned in one of her haul posts (bless you babe) that they were available at BigW, two for $30, so I hotfooted it to my local mall, but got sidetracked at Chemist Warehouse along the way where I found them also on special for $14.99 each, and picked up two more...

They are absolute gems, have a jewel on the top of the cap, and in fact they're all named after semi-precious stones - I can understand why. The colours are crystal clear, the pigmentation is sensational, the applicator is a soft and flexible brush that makes creating a crisp line as easy as pie, the formula is thick and rich without being sticky, and some shades are straight gloss while others have a shimmery sparkly finish. What more could a girl want in a lip lacquer? Rest assured I'm currently re-working my budget so I can pick up a whole lot more while they're discounted...

So let's get on with the swatches on my wonky old lips lol...

I'm not a big wearer of brown toned lip products, but I'm besotted with this Smokey Quartz hue - it has just enough pink in it to warm it up and not be boring, and dare I say it, I think this is my fave of the bunch (well so far) ...


Next is Citrine - holey guacemole is this a vibrant orange or what? This shade has the most shimmer of the five in my kit - it's almost iridescent! The juiciest fruitiest orange gloss I've ever come across...


And here we have Fire Opal, a brilliant orangey red - crikey it's so hot it's almost sizzling. Pure fresh clear colour - yowzah!


This is Carnelian, and the one that first caught my eye on the stand. I couldn't believe my eyes when I swatched it in the store - so berry ripe and luscious, and like the other deeper hues, it leaves a generous stain...


And lucky last is Garnet - a divinely flattering pink that's just in time for just-around-the-corner Spring. Soooooo pretty...


Oh dear, after writing up this post I'm KICKING myself for not buying more - there are 15 in the range (including beautiful nudes) and you can see them all here. What's more, Revlon have also released a set of Ultra HD lipsticks - I haven't indulged as yet because I'm already somewhat over-stocked with lippies (due to aforementioned refresh), but I have no doubt whatsoever I'll weaken lol...
So there you have it my dears - Revlon are onto a winner here. These lip lacquers are absolutely Ultra HD and Ultra-Sensational, and most definitely get the kats WOW stamp of approval 

What's your favourite shade from the ones pictured above?

Take care of you,
kats xxx

P.S. Be sure and check out Ingrid's Monday Makeup Madness Linkup Party #20 when it goes live ...

21 comments:

  1. That Carnelian is beautiful, but I'd probably go with Fire Opal on a date. I've read about how bright fire engine reds (monkey-arse reds I call them) stimulate men's pituitary glands. I'm a nerd & I'm single, so I've got stratagems.

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    1. Lol neurotic your honesty is precious, and you're a mine of information on the dating scene - thanks for the tip, I'm sure we'll all benefit from putting a bit of monkey-arse red on our puckers ha ha ♥♥♥

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  2. These are gorgeous! I must try and grab some!

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    1. Highly recommended hon, hope you can find them at the lower price - they're well worth going on a bit of a treasure hunt ♥x♥

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  3. Love love love!!! I bought two at the big w sale- they're sooo gorgeous!!! I think i might pick up two more!! Beautiful swatches and review as always!! The prettiest pictures around! Have a fantastic day and week!!!,Xo

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    1. Thanks beautiful lady! I have my eye on a couple more at least - have you tried the lipsticks in the range as well? I desperately need your feedback and swatches ♥♥♥

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    2. Ahoy! Ive tried four...the colours are amazing, but the smell I couldnt take :-( Im happy to mail you them if you like- ill sterilize them with alcohol- ive got two unopened i think! Just drop me an email if youre interested and theyre all yours!!! Xo

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    3. What? Oh hon I don't believe it - these lacquers have a smell? Let me go and grab one...
      Yeah I guess they're a bit perfumey, doesn't bother me at all but I'm shattered that they're giving you a hard time. I'll email you babe ♥

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    4. Whoops my mistake - it's the HD LIPSTICKS that have a troublesome smell ♡

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  4. I love the Carnelian and Smokey Quartz shades the best. Great swatches! The colours look so vibrant! Gorgeous! Thanks for the sales alert!

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    1. Aren't they just the prettiest colours Ingrid? I felt like a kid in a lolly store when I was in front of the stand - it was pure torture trying to decide which ones to buy ha ha ♥♥♥

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  5. Og gosh, these glosses are divine! Great review and swatches...very ENABLING swatches! xx

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    1. How sweet you are Indie - I swear my lips are a different shape every day when I wake up, one of the hazards of ageing, depends which side I slept on lol. You MUST try some of these lacquers hon, they're truly divine ♥♥♥

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  6. I actually got one of those from the US in November last year (can't believe it took so long for the range to land in Australia) and I have to say I am not too impressed with the Petalite shade. I can only wear a small amount to make sure it doesn't glue my bottom lip to the upper one. The shade is beautiful though...

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    1. Wow what a bummer Magda - I don't find them sticky at all. I'm kinda hoping they took ages to arrive here because they were reworking the formula! I checked out Petalite, and yes it's gorgeous, and on my list ♥

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  7. They look CRAZY pigmented! How beautiful! Love the swatches too, by the way.

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    1. TP I reckon they're the best I've ever tried - so many lacquers I find are thin and watery and can't be worn alone, but these are so intense they even cover my freckles ♥

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  8. Citrine is so unique, I actually really like it! xx

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    1. It's pretty out there hey Jasmine - a whole heap of fun though, rare to find a yellowy orange that doesn't make me look ill ha ha ♥x♥

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  9. For the first time probably ever I just can't pick a stand out fav, these all look absolutely beautiful! How awesome they are on special at the moment too! :) I too feel like I have too many lippies in my collection and am working on down sizing and just keeping the absolute favs I wear all the time. SO HARD TO DO! I am sure you can relate. ;) Beautiful blog post Kat, as always a pleasure to read! xx

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    1. Relate I can Candy, and only too well. I actually had very few lipsticks in my kit (most of them were ancient ones from GWPs) and I'd grown weary of mixing them together to get the right shade, so I embarked on this "update", and now I'm having trouble stopping! There are just SO many beautiful colours out there - I admire your ability to resist darling, truly ♥

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