With the clocks moving back an hour this past weekend, I’ve really felt the time change and the days turning into night faster. I try to get out during the evening if I’m feeling restless, so last night I decided to stop at a local CVS and see what they had in the beauty section. I stumbled across a display of Revlon Ultra HD Lip Gloss & Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick. I was pretty intrigued because, well, I’m a lip junkie and own more lip products than any other type of makeup. I picked up 3 lip glosses and one of the lipsticks and decided to do a review and swatches for you all on the blog today.
I’m typically not a huge lip gloss junkie, but I was really intrigued by these because they were all gorgeous inside the packaging. Many of them had multi-dimensional sparkles and shimmer and others were just plain creme’s that looked loaded with pigment. Each lip gloss comes with a regular brush applicator instead of a doe-foot applicator. It actually works for these lip glosses because they have a thicker consistency.
Pink Sapphire is a light baby-doll pink gloss with loads of sparkle in it. The shimmer actually leans mostly blue-green when it hits the light so it has a cool duo-chrome effect to it. It had a very good consistency to it: thick, but not overly so. The thickness of it allows it to stay put on your lips for a longer amount of time without being sticky. I also noticed how hydrating these glosses felt.
Amber is a coppery-neutral gloss with tons of shimmer in it. I bought this one because it works double-duty. You can wear it alone for a wash of nude sparkle on the lips or you can use this to top off another lip color and add some shine. This one is really pretty and will work with a variety of skin tones.
Garnet is one of the creme formula’s I was talking about. The creme shades in this line are FULL of pigment and are practically liquid lipsticks. This color is gorgeous. It’s not exactly what I would describe as an actual garnet (which, in my mind, is much more red). It’s sort of a raspberry wine shade and it’s ultra flattering.
Iris is a darkened raspberry plum shade. This lipstick is wonderfully rich in color, smooth, and applied well. The only downside to this lipstick is that the actual product sticks out quite a bit from the packaging, even when you have twisted it all the way down. I did hear someone complain that the lipstick top came off in their purse and they got lipstick everywhere. I did find myself twisting the bottom more, because I thought it was odd that the lipstick stuck out so much, but this will obviously not be an issue the more you use the product.
Naturally, the makeup artist in me saw that the two darker shades were similar and I thought they would be a total knockout together…
I was right. The result of pairing the two is pure sophistication. It’s the perfect combination for the fall and winter months and gives you that really rich raspberry plum color.
The only downside to these were the price. They were each $9.99 USD at the local drugstore. MAC lipsticks are just slightly more than that and I thought the price of these could’ve been just a couple dollars lower. I want to add to my collection but I will be waiting until there are buy one, get one 50% off deals at the drugstore because dropping $10.00 on these felt like a lot, particularly because I wanted more than just one.
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