Liquid matte lipsticks may still be on trend, but with my dry lips, I’m always on the lookout for hydrating lipsticks. Revlon launched Ultra HD Gel LipColor with a “hydration boost of hyaluronic acid” a couple of months ago, and I’ve been eager to try it. I got some CVS Extrabucks and a discount coupon this week, so I picked one up.
There are 15 shades in attractive slim color-matched metallic-looking tubes to choose from.
It was a tough choice because so many of the shades were appealing to me: nudes, pinks, corals, reds, berry shades and a purple. I chose shade 725, Sunset, a pinky coral with neutral undertones that would look good on all skintones .
The LipColor goes on very smoothly with opacity in one or two swipes. Lipliner isn’t necessary because it makes a crisp edge. And it doesn’t bleed.
It feels great on my lips. It’s kind of like a lip balm but with strong, opaque color and no waxy feel. Mmmmmm.
I forgot to mention that it does have a fruity, melon-like scent that I can smell while I’m applying it. It fades after about a minute, but I can smell it initially on my lips.
It’s not a longwearing lipstick, but that’s fine because it’s not why I bought it. It stays on for a few hours if I don’t eat or drink. When it fades, it does leave some color behind so my lips don’t look bare.
If you have dry lips but you want serious color, check out Revlon Ultra HD Gel LipColor. The bullet itself is about an inch long (0.06 oz.), not huge, but it’ll last me long enough.
The price varies widely according to where you buy it, from a low of $7.49 at Harmon, $7.99 at Target, $8.99 at Ulta, to a whopping $10.49 at CVS. If I hadn’t had coupons for $5 off at CVS, I would’ve bought it elsewhere.
At any rate, I like this terrific drugstore hydrating lipstick. Have you tried it yet?