Some time ago, I watched a You Tube video by Emilynoel83 where she recommended the Revlon Ultra HD Gel Lipcolors. I have tried out – and loved – some of the products she has recommended in the past and so I couldn’t resist picking up a couple of these lipsticks. The Ultra HD Gel Lipcolors are a relatively new addition to the Revlon lipstick line-up. I picked up two shades: 705 Dawn, a neutral rose with a slight sheen and 760 Vineyard, a medium mauve-plum.
The HD Gel Lipcolors come in a slimline tube coloured in the shade of the lip colour contained inside, with a silver band saying ‘Revlon’ near the top. I like the feature of having the lipstick tube match the individual shade, as it makes it easy to pick out your chosen shade from your make-up bag/box/collection. The tube is topped with a clear plastic lid which makes a satisfying ‘click’ sound upon closing.
The base of the tube has a small sticker toned in the corresponding lipstick shade noting the shade number and name. The product can be applied by swivelling the base of the tube, like other lipsticks.
The slimline lipstick bullet and tube makes it easy to apply the product and gives good definition to the lips. I like the slimmer bullet, as it help get into the corner of the lips to allow for a crisp application, without smearing elsewhere.
Revlon markets the lipsticks as being ‘high definition, lightweight color’ with ‘an intensely hydrating formula’. I think that these lipsticks match this description well, as they impart true-to-form colour and give a smooth finish to the lips. The gel texture is very lightweight, glides on easily and makes the lips look fuller. Lips also feel very moisturised and soft upon application.
This particular product reminds me a little of Revlon’s ColorBurst Lip Butters (which I loved but have sadly been discontinued!) but with more intensity of colour. Whilst the Ultra HD Gel Lipcolors feel lightweight and moisturising on the lips, they have of a gel texture and look more lipstick-esque on the lips. The ColorBurst Lip Butters were moisturising too but had a balmy, softer effect on the lips. The Ultra HD Gel Lipcolors seem like more of a step towards lipstick, albeit still in a very lightweight form.
The lipsticks have quite a strong scent, so it’s worth considering whether you are bothered by fragrance before purchasing this product. It’s quite a hard scent to describe; to me, it smells a little like crème brulee or a patisserie dessert. I’ve seen others online describe the scent as more fruity in nature. I quite like the scent and find it quite pleasant on the lips. It has the same sort of smell as the Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor Forever, so if you are happy with the scent of that product you will likely enjoy this one.
There are 12 shades available, ranging from nudes, brights and deeper tones. I chose 705 Dawn and 760 Vineyard (a medium mauve-plum with a cream finish).
760 Vineyard is a medium, mauve-plum with a cream finish. This particular shade reminds me a lot of MAC Craving and Smashbox My Digits (click here to see my post on My Digits), so it’s worth checking out in case you want a cheaper alternative to these two products. Vineyard is quite a classic shade which I find pairs well with neutral, gold, pink, silver and grey looks.
705 Dawn is a neutral rose shade with a slight sheen. I think that Dawn is a great shade, as it works well as an easy ‘goes with anything’ type of colour or with smokier eye combinations.
The Ultra HD Gel Lipcolors cost £7.99 and are available from various stores, including Boots and Superdrug. Boots and Superdrug often have ‘3 for 2’ and ‘Buy 1 Get 1 Half Price’ deals so it’s worth looking out for those if you want to try out the Ultra HD Gel Lipcolor and also have other make-up items to purchase.
Have you tried the Ultra HD Gel Lipcolors and if so, what do you think of them? Any shade recommendations? Let me know in the comments section below.