I love a matte lipstick and I also love a liquid lipstick so I was very much excited to try the reasonably new Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor. Liquid lipsticks are having a bit of a moment and it’s easy to see why. They offer a nice alternative to bullet lip products, they’re generally easy to apply straight from the tube and are mostly long-wearing which is a bit of a bonus if you’re low maintenance with your makeup. I’m a big fan. I have lots of liquid lipsticks and Revlon’s are a nice addition to my collection.
I picked up the colour Passion, which is a berry-red with cool undertones. The colour is really flattering on my pale skin (I think anyway!) and would suit most people, it’s a very wearable red. But if this colour doesn’t take your fancy there’s also another 6 to choose from.
The doe-foot applicator is easy to use and allows for quite a precise finish. Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor in Passion is opaque with one coat and two coats darken it nicely. I find this to be a velvet finish rather than a matte but it’s definitely not glossy. It glides easily on to the lips to give a nice even coverage without patchiness nor does it sink into any lines. There is slight bleeding so if you like your lipstick to be precise I’d recommend a lipliner but it doesn’t bleed that much.
Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor in Passion wears well throughout the day but it didn’t survive a main meal. It does fade a bit but topping up with a new coat makes it look good as new, there’s no horrible pealing or patchiness that can sometimes happen with liquid lipsticks.
The packaging is lovely and sleek. You can see exactly what the lip colour is through the slightly frosted tube which is nice and handy. The packaging bears a lot of similarities with the much more expensive Hourglass liquid lipsticks. I haven’t tried the Hourglass products so I don’t know how they compare. But I do think there’s similarities with quite a few other products I’ve tried. Bourjois Rouge Velvets and NYX Soft Matte lip creams are very similar. The main difference between these products and the Revlon is that, for me, both Bourjois and NYX both dry down a bit more than Revlon. Saying that though it might be because I tend to wear a couple of coats of Revlon because I like the colour a bit darker so that might be preventing it drying down properly.
The one product I think Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor in Passion is really like though is Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro. Both products have an unusual texture, Armani’s is because of oil in the formula whereas Revlon’s doesn’t have any wax, it’s a largely gel-based product. Both products give a velvety finish that remain slightly moist on the lips and this unfortunately this means there’s a bit of transfer. I love Armani’s Lip Maestro but it is a bit pricey and I think Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor (at least the one I’ve tried) offers an affordable alternative to what I think it a rather brilliant liquid lipstick. I’ll definitely be buying more colours.
Have you tried Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor?