12.20.2014

Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer Pink Ruby

The look is deceiving in this case, but Revlon did not lie about Ultra HD Lip Lacquer being "Lip Lacquer", because it ain't lip gloss. I can tell you right here that Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer is a super saturated liquid lip color. Or at least the color I got, Pink Ruby is.

Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer Pink Ruby
Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer Pink Ruby


This was a blind online purchase. I did not even bother to look for blog swatches this time. I was adding some daily necessities on drugstore.com, and thought I'd pick up this relatively new drugstore lippy as well. Funny I even felt a little obligated since I haven't bought drugstore stuff lately or any makeup really! (I did invest in Tatcha skincare around the Thanksgiving, though.)

Hot pink/fuchsia is an easy color for me to pull off (generally speaking), so I did not hesitate to choose Pink Ruby. This is also because I presumed the new Ultra HD Lip Lacquer was a repackaged version of ColorBurst Lip Gloss, only this time with the brush applicator. 

I was wrong.


Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer Pink Ruby
I was floored to see how blindingly bright Pink Ruby is!


Not only is the color itself much brighter, but also it is packed with pigment. 
For that, the brush applicator is spot-on. Although I personally do not think longer wands are ergonomic (which is why I prefer shorter chubbier lip gloss tubes over tall slender ones like this), but the tiny brush does work for this particular formulation.

Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer Pink Ruby applicator


Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer Pink Ruby Swatch
Pin Ruby is a hot pink with orchid shimmer.


It is provably the brightest fuchsia I own. Chanel Viva and NARS Priscilla look prim compared to Pink Ruby.
Very pretty and attention-grabbing it is for sure, but I can't help but think that Pink Ruby is a bit gaudy.

Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer Pink Ruby swatch
This swatch was achieved with single swipes. 
The color goes on smoothly and adheres so nicely. It does not feel tacky at all.
The orchid shimmer isn't much visible but it gives the bluish sheen to the finish.
In the isolated pic, it might look quite pretty. However, there is no way I can wear it in full strength without feeling self-conscious.


Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer Pink Ruby swatch
But blotted lightly, Pink Ruby instantly becomes a very flattering lip stain.

So I have been wearing this as a stain.
Surprisingly, the color is very very long lasting, and more importantly, it feels quite nice and comforting on lips!


Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer Pink Ruby FOTD
See? More than enough of color.


I ended up enjoying Pink Ruby thanks to the unexpected stain effect and the comfort it provides to my lips, but I do not think I'd be collecting Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer. It is only because opaque full coverage lip color is not my thing. 
Assuming the other colors from the range are as pigmented as Pink Ruby, and if pigmented high definition color with shine is your thing, I am sure you will enjoy Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer


Have you tried Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer?




Makeup Products Used In This Look

NARS Blush Mata Hari
Dior 5 Couleur Bar
NARS Translucent Pressed Powder
Shu Uemura Lightbulb Foundation





36 comments

  1. woa love how multi-dimensional it looks even in the tube! The stain looks so pretty on you!

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    1. I was actually alarmed to see the shimmer and its sheen, but it just adds dimension as you said.
      I'm happy that it works as a stain, but it is so unexpected. I should research better next time! ;p

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  2. I like the color! :)

    http://sbr-fashion-fashion.blogspot.com/

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  3. I love how sparkly it is! It's definitely one of the best shades from the range.

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    1. Now I see lots of positive reviews on this particular color. It is something, really. ;)

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  4. wow it is indeed bright and well pigmented! Fuchsia is unfortunately not my color, but I kind of like it as stain, would definitely wear it as stain ^^
    I haven't heard about this new product btw, But I will have a look at it because I am going home in February and we have Revlon there in Indonesia :D

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    1. I know that you like smooth lip cream with good pigmentation, so I think you'd enjoy this range. They do have a wide color range as well as the lipstick line. I think I would have been more interested if they weren't so opaque and intense, though. ;)

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  5. Wow wow wow, now we're talking!!! Even as a stain it's amazingly bright and pigmented! It looks great on you, Lena :)

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    1. Thank you, Sunny. :)
      Yes, indeed even after blotted off with tissue, it looks brighter than most sheer lipsticks, for example.

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  6. Wowza! That is certainly an intense shade, with intense pigmentation! I would be interested in trying these, just because the shades are so saturated!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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    1. So you like pigmented lip colors! Then you'd really like the range. I wonder how the lipsticks from the same line are. Let us know when you get to try some! :)

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  7. such a pretty shade! I am more into lip gloss which is also a lip stain. Lip gloss doesn't last too long on my lips and I am too lazy in keep applying. I haven't tried any from this Revlon line. Will have to start hunting it down.

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    1. The finish is quite glossy but it is more like liquid lip color or cream color. I was very surprised to see how strong the color appears on! ;o
      I know you like natural lip colors but it is worth trying some neutral from the line since it is comfortable on lips without any weird smell or taste. :)

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  8. Oh damn lady, this is EXACTLY the type of shade I've been searching for! I want this shade but in a lipstick! It's soooo gorgeous, I'm a huge fan of blue toned fuchsias! It's stunning on you and I love how glossy it is!

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    1. I just saw your post with the similar shade from NYX! In this case you definitely don't need this. They do have the lipstick version and I've seen a similar shade. Do check them out! ;)

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  9. Wow, that is bright! Holy smokes! I think you can definitely wear it full strength, though, Lena!

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    1. Maybe I'd get a light shade to see if I can pull off in full strength, but not this one, Larie!
      I think the studio lighting kind of washes the color away. It is twice brighter in real life. ;D

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  10. I'm a sucker for a cool-toned bright pink, so this is totally up my alley! I'm sure you can rock it full-on, but it looks gorgeous as a stain too :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. This color would look very lovely on you! Actually you're one of the few who can wear both warm and cool lip shades nicely - jelly! ;p

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  11. Revlon has lip lacquers?!? Where have I been? Oh wait, cooped up at home :-( I wonder if we have this. This looks great! Need to check out the rest of the range :-)

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    1. Hope you're recovering well, Lily! And I trust the little Ashton is doing well, too!
      Drugstore lippy chasing definitely could wait although it is a nice option. ;)

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  12. I actually enjoy opaque glosses, so I might like this! Thanks for the review and pics. You look lovely!

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    1. Thank you! :)
      Let us know what you think about them if you decide to try!

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  13. Wow, they actually delivered...I totally thought it's the colorburst gloss in new packaging as well. I guess I will have to shoot for the shimmer-less ones because the color makes me self concious just looking at it. (Looks great on you though).

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    1. I was surprised, too! ;D
      I think I had heard the HD range is very pigmented before I bought this, but the ColorBurst range isn't so bad when it comes to color payoffs so I definitely thought it was the repackaged same stuff (and might I add the packaging is worse -_-;)
      As you said, it would be nice to have one in less flashy color. ;)

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  14. Looks really good on you! I'm curious about the lipsticks but the glosses because not only are the shades blindingly bright but extra shiny. They look gorgeous in swatches but I don't really want to wear them myself.

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    1. I agree. Super bright and super pigment plus shiny don't do well together.
      I wouldn't mind wearing this in matte formulation, though.
      Let us know if you decide to try some of the lipsticks. I was secretly hoping they are better than the NARS Audacious. ;p

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  15. I haven't tried one of these yet just because I have too many glosses as it is, but man - this is GORGEOUS! It's such a flattering color on you, Lena! And I love that it can be worn sheered out or full-on depending on your preference.

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    1. Thank you! :)
      I used to wear glosses exclusively, but I think I've moved into a sheer lipstick phase. It is still very difficult to wear anything opaque. I wouldn't have bought it if I had know it was such a strong color with super coverage (LOL), but the stain effect is quite pleasing. A happy mistake! ;)

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  16. The blotted version looks like something I'd feel more comfortable to wear, too! :D SO pretty! You picked such a gorgeous shade! I saw the display of these but haven't had a chance to look closely yet. I want to try something coral. Hopefully it will stain as nicely!

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    1. Thank you, Jaa!
      A coral in this finish sounds awesome. I'm more impressed with the formula, so I might try another color soon. :)

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  17. Whoa, this is DayGlo material! I do exactly the same thing with the ultra bright and bold finishes too, but it's great to have the option of going all out if you want it to.

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    1. I know, right? I get shocked everytime I wear this color. For a stain, it is quite excellent, though! :)

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