New to drugstores is Revlon‘s new line of Ultra HD Lip Lacquers ($9.50) and Lipsticks. The lipsticks look exactly like their lip butters so I passed on those. I did pick up two of the glosses though, Petalite and Smoky Topaz.
There are over a dozen different colors to choose from in both the lip lacquer and lipstick formula. I chose Petalite since it was a nice light pink shade. It has very fine golden glitter in it that almost makes it look like a coral pink close up.
I love a good nude so I was attracted to this Smoky Topaz color. It has very fine pink shimmer in it that makes it more of a pink nude on the lips. Neither one have that gritty glitter feeling thank goodness.
First let’s talk about the price. I picked mine up at Rite Aid for almost $10 each. I think that is a bit pricey for drugstore so I’d try to pick these up when there’s a sale going on.
The tubes are long and slender as is the wand. I was so disappointed to see a brush applicator on these. I absolutely hate those! I much prefer a doe foot applicator.
And the formula, oh god is it thick and goopy! The brush is not thin so it holds on to so much gloss. I find that I have to wipe some of the excess off before applying it to my lips but that just makes the tube opening so messy.
The smell is a big turnoff to me as well. I can’t put my finger on a specific scent but it just smells odd. Part chemical, part vanilla, part fruity. I don’t know, but me no likey at all.
I do enjoy the amount of color that these give to my lips. They have semi-sheer coverage but still give a good amount of color and shine. But I’m not fond of their texture.
These lippies have a silky smooth, almost slippery feeling on the lips. They aren’t sticky to me at all but if you apply too much they sort of feel slimey. I find myself wanting to wipe off the excess to get rid of that feeling.
Overall I’m not impressed, at all. There are way too many negatives with these for me so they are both going right back. I’d much rather spend my $20 on something that I know I like. It’s a shame cause I really do like how both colors look on my lips.
Have you tried any of the Revlon Ultra HD lip products yet? Share your thoughts below.