Sunday, 19 June 2016

REVIEW: Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolour...

Super excited to get my hands on these new Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolours, and even more excited to pick them up at the Priceline Pink Dot Sale for half price ($11.97). The icing on the cake is that they are absolutely fabulous! Highly pigmented, dense, velvety soft, very comfortable to wear, and there's a wide range of colours to choose from, although only eight appear to have been released in Oz. I'm guessing that the nude one (Seduction) is the hottie of the bunch as it was out of stock during both my visits. As expected during a sale, the cupboard was pretty bare initially - I bought one (aptly named Addiction) and fell immediately in love, and fortunately the shelves had been restocked by the time I returned..
Super cute presentation - it's a flattened matte plastic capsule with the usual does foot applicator, although the shape of the tip is kind of concave in the middle on each side. They are fragranced (supposedly with mango & vanilla), but it's not overly strong, and shouldn't be a problem. They aren't really all that matte (thankfully), don't suck the moisture out of my lips, and are surprisingly long lasting - I wore the hot pink one today and most of it survived lunch 

Below are the shades I bought - Passion, Flirtation, Devotion, Obsession & Addiction...

So lets move onto the swatches. I did all of these consecutively and on the same day so that there would be (for once) some consistency with my skin tone (although I look pretty washed out for some reason), and the camera's representation of the colours. I've tried these babies with and without a lipliner - although the wand provides pretty good definition by itself, they have a tendency to feather ever so slightly, especially on my wrinkly lips, so for me lining is essential. And the only one that goes on a bit streaky is Flirtation (the orangey one, no surprises there), but reapplying or layering is no problem because of the high moisture content of the formula...





One complaint - the shade name is only on the sticker. If you peel it off (so the tube looks nice), you may struggle when it comes to buying a replacement, well I sure will anyways. Not good Revlon - I can appreciate that the package design is not conducive to labelling on the base, but I would expect no permanent identification from a $5 lip product, NOT one that retails for $23+...

That little beef aside, I ADORE them - Revlon does really quite sensational lip products that never disappoint this little black duck. These are all beautiful shades, but at this stage, I'm obsessed with Obsession lol. Which one is your fave?

Take care of you,
kats xxx

P.S. I'm linking to Ingrid's awesomely interesting Monday Makeup Madness Link Up Party - wouldn't miss it for all the tea in China 

22 comments:

  1. You pull off all colours beautifully as always! I on the other hand couldn't pull off ANY of them. xo

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    1. Sweet Amy, how kind you are ♥ Next lippie post will be the Revlon matte balms - reckon there'll be a colour for you in that lot xxx

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  2. I have one of these and don't know how I feel about it. Don't love. Addiction looks like my fav of yours!

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    1. Understandable Mel - there not exactly matte, well not until they dry down about 45 minutes later lol. Not as dehydrating for me as some mattes, so I'm happy ♥

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  3. Oh those colours are gorgeous!!! Flirtation, Devotion & Addiction look like my favourites out of the colours. And I love the packaging, it looks really classy. Will have to pick up one or two (or all) of these :D - Jackie (Lipstick, Lattes & Louboutins)

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    1. Hi Jackie, aren't they pretty - yes the tube is probably even more swish than what's inside lol! Well worth a try hon xxx

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  4. Love the colours and the packaging but I'd want more matte for my matte dollar, I think, I like 'em suuuuuuper matte! However if I saw one in a dump bin for $5 I might be tempted . . .

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    1. Fair enough Beth - they do EVENTUALLY become matte, but it sure takes a while. For the relatively big bucks, yeah I hear you ♥♥♥

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  5. Kats! I love all these colours on you! I bought the Seduction one when they first launched in Canada, and was not that impressed with it. Maybe I need to give it another go with one of these colours! I'm loving Obsession and Addiction. Thanks for another great review and swatches! Tal xo

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    1. Thanks a bunch Tal - if you like bold bright hues, then these are fab. Boo to how long it takes for stuff to arrive in Australia xxx

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  6. I like the Obsession & Addiction too. They're not as matte as I feared. Those capsule shaped tubes are so gorgeous!

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    1. They do become matte after a while neurotic, but I'm kinda glad that they don't suck all the juice out of my lips ha ha xx

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  7. These look like such pretty colour shades. Addiction appeals to me the most.

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    1. It's quite lovely Ingrid - there's a pale pink, another red plus a nude as well ♥♥♥

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  8. oh I really hate it when the name is on the sticker! I have a few lippies with the same issue. they do look adorable!

    Lily not Louise

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    1. It's annoying hey Lily - I always take the stickers off, and it's a even a pain when I'm writing up a review, especially if I've mixed the labels up after taking the photos xxx

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  9. All of these colours are really very lovely. Obsession really stands out boldly, but I think Devotion is my favourite.

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    1. Hi hon, yes Devotion is a very pretty coral - not too pink and not too orangey xxx

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  10. Awesome lip swatches and review. I think Passion, Obsession and Addiction are my faves. I have one of these somewhere, can't remember which I bought and no idea where it is right now. LOL.

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    1. Gosh Di, hope you can find it - I go into a mild panic if I can't put my hands on the one I want xxx

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  11. Great review lovely! I really adore this product, feels so comfortable on the lips and beautiful colour. Every single shade looks amazing on you! I would definitely recommend Seduction if you haven't tried it yet, it's a great nude shade. Xx

    Bec | Bec & Beauty

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    1. Thanks so much Bec - yes I'm pretty keen on the formula as well. STILL trying to find Seduction somewhere - will probably have to wait till all the initial excitement dies down, but I'll be adding it to my collection for sure ♥♥♥

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