I haven’t had a further response from Revlon, so without further ado here is my review of the Ultra HD lipsticks and swatches; you can click on the link below to watch my video and/or carry on reading:
Colour: I purchased Hibiscus, Geranium, Hydrangea, Poppy, Petunia and Orchid. The colours are all nice and bright; there are 14 shades available (we seem to be missing Tulip in the U.K.), ranging from neutrals to plums. Some of the shades are quite sheer, whilst others are opaque with one swipe; its a bit inconsistent.
Texture/ Finish: All of the shades that I tried were very moisturising; the texture of the Ultra HD Lipstick is very similar to the Revlon Lipbutter, but a bit glossier. The HD lipsticks feel very slippery on your lips (if that makes any sense?); you can feel that there is product on your lips. Some of the shades looked patchy, and seemed to settle into the lines of my lips in a rather unflattering manner. Eh. A bit hit and miss in my humble opinion.
Application: The lipstick bullet, like the Urban Decay lipsticks, is soooo round. I found it difficult to apply neatly to my cupids bow. I’m not a fan of round lipsticks – the top should have a point or almond shape for precise application. Also, the cross section angle seemed really exaggerated, I ended up smearing lipstick all over the case.
Consistency: This product did not feel like a lipstick, it was as mentioned above, very slippery. Also, the advertisement tag line “is not a kiss the very autograph of love” is a heads up that this stuff transfers like crazy.
Scent: The scent is supposedly Mango & Vanilla, some reviewers have likened it to cherry cough syrup, to me it smells like guava. I don’t like it, and find it off putting.
Longevity: This lipstick lasts 2 hours tops, it sinks into your lips like a lip balm; if you are eating or drinking, this lipstick will not still be there by the time you’re done. Expect to reapply this frequently.
Removal: Don’t even worry about it, this stuff wipes off in a jiffy.
Packaging: Awful, just awful. The silver and clear case looks very sleek, minimalistic and modern, but for some reason the powers that be at Revlon decided to make a lipstick that is an absolute pain in the bum to use. It is impossible to take the lipstick in and out of the case without smearing lipstick all over the case and nicking the lipstick. Not good.
Price: These lipsticks cost £7.99 each and at the moment are in a Boots 3 for 2 offer, so they are quite reasonably priced.
Overall: This is a nice light lipstick for summer, moisturising with lovely bright shades; I’m still not sure what ‘Ultra HD’ means, but can definitely say that this product isn’t going to change your life. It’s a 5/10 in my opinion.
Let me know your thoughts in the comments, and scroll down for individual swatches.