Dec 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, 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

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