Ultra HD Matte Lip Color in shades Devotion, left,
look around my local Walgreens last week and there was
no denying that matte lip products are still as trendy
Maybellineís Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lip
Color to LíOrealís Infallible Pro Matte Gloss, I
counted at least four new matte lip products on display.
With so many options to choose from, it can be hard for
budget-conscious buyers to figure out which matte
product is worth buying.
you go for the product that has lasting power? Or do you
go for the one that has the widest range of shades?
me, itís all about what makes the product different
from other lip colors Iíve come across. Iím a sucker
for anything that has a little flash to it, from special
formulas to pretty packaging. Which is why I probably
instantly fell for (and ended up buying) Revlonís
Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor ($8.99, Walgreens).
only did it come in a really pretty tube, but I was
wowed by the potential high-definition power of this
in a sleek, frosted tube with a flat, velvety
applicator, Revlonís Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor comes in
eight gorgeous shades with names like Obsession and
Seduction (perfect for Valentineís Day). At Walgreens,
the productís display had been picked over, so I ended
up settling for the last two remaining shades, Devotion
and Love. Devotion is a pretty mauve shade, and Love is
a bold red.
website describes its Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor as having
a wax-free, gel formula, which I found to be strange
since it has a very creamy texture (nothing gel-like).
The lip product is heavily pigmented and requires a
light hand when applying. Also worth mentioning is the
productís intoxicatingly sweet smell.
like LUSH Cosmeticsí Santaís Belly Shower Jelly, the
lip product smells good enough to eat (though I strongly
suggest not doing that).
describes it as a cross between creamy mango and whipped
vanilla, but I couldnít help but envision a red velvet
cupcake with cream cheese frosting every time I took a
Although it has the words "matte" and
"HD" in its name, Revlonís Ultra HD Matte
Lipcolor turned out to be lacking in both areas.
a hybrid between a traditional lip gloss and a true
matte lipstick, the creamy product doesnít dry to a
completely matte finish. Because some matte lip products
can be too drying and unforgiving on the lips, I found
this to be a positive. However, if you are looking for a
true matte lip product, youíd be left disappointed.
not exactly sure why Revlon chose to sell it as
high-definition, other than to attract more buyers. From
my experience, high-definition products help blur
imperfections that show up when using 4K technology like
the camera on your cellphone.
on Revlonís website, I found no information provided
regarding what makes this product HD or how it works.
Since my natural lip lines were still apparent in
photographs, I think it is safe to say that this product
doesnít offer the HD power it claims.
all that said, I enjoyed this product as just a regular
lip color. While it wonít dry to a matte finish or
erase all fine lines from your lips, the product smells
amazing, its formula is lightweight, and it has great
someone who sticks to mostly tinted balms, I felt
comfortable wearing this all day and didnít feel once
like I wanted to run to the bathroom and wipe it all