I’m always excited for a new drugstore launch, especially either Revlon or Bourjois so naturally I was looking forward to getting the new Revlon HD Lipsticks a try and I was ready to fall in love.
At first glance the colour’s are beautiful, packaging is quite nice and sound like exactly what I want for spring/summer. Although I remain a little unsure what a HD lipstick actually is, I have been trying these for a while and I’m still a little on the fence about these.
The biggest problem has to be the packaging, I like the silver mirrored barrel and I don’t mind the clear case however the lipstick doesn’t go the whole way down meaning I always manage to dent the lipstick and smear it down the clear lid when closing which doesn’t look great. I find that this has pretty much meant I have to force myself to use these as I almost fear denting them even more. That said the clear lid is great as you can see exactly which colour you are picking up even if you can see the smudged lipstick.
The formula is unlike any other I have tried, it’s creamy with a slightly sheeny finish, although Hydrangea has got some sparkles in it. The pigmentation is nice and opaque within two swipes but I find that they cling into any lines or dry patches I have. I do find that if my lips are in good condition then it is actually a really hydrating and comfortable lipstick to wear. The colours range from nudes to pinks and oranges, meaning there is something for almost everyone but Peony and Rose are my personal favourites.
However the fear of smudging, denting and ruining the lipstick still makes me avoid these lipstick, a repackage would really help. Worth trying but I’d recommend buying just one and seeing how you get on with it before buying a few different shades.