HD Lipsticks & Packaging struggles

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. 


  1. 7th May 2015 / 4:21 pm

    Fab review darling – Love all those colours on you!!


    Josie XOXO
    Fashion Mumblr

  2. 7th May 2015 / 4:27 pm

    Gorgeous colours, such a shame about the packaging. What's the point of even releasing a product if the packaging can't contain it properly! Ah well, thank you for an honest review! x

  3. 7th May 2015 / 4:32 pm

    I haven't tried these yet. I love a good drugstore lipstick and I think Maybelline does the best job when it comes to packaging, they're nothing exciting but very practical.

  4. 7th May 2015 / 4:43 pm

    Rose is such a pretty colour! It's a real shame about the packaging! xx

  5. 7th May 2015 / 5:34 pm

    I feel the same about the packaging, I don't like having to take so much extra care when putting the lid back on!

  6. 7th May 2015 / 6:52 pm

    I picked up a few of these and I'm glad I'm not the only person who struggled not to splodge the product everywhere when putting the lid on! Rose is one of my favourites too xx

    Magpie Jasmine

  7. 7th May 2015 / 7:23 pm

    Maybe, just maybe;), that packaging issue is indeed a clever way to make you use the product – if that's the case – nice move, Revlon !:)

  8. 7th May 2015 / 7:26 pm

    All the colours look beautiful on you!
    love Rose!


  9. 7th May 2015 / 7:51 pm

    The shades look gorgeous, its a shame when the packaging isn't as good as the product itself x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

  10. 8th May 2015 / 11:41 pm

    Got to admit those colours stand out though 🙂 excellent review 🙂

    Rachael xoxo
    Pouty Mouth

  11. 10th May 2015 / 5:46 pm

    I haven't tried these yet. From the drugstore I've been loving Maybelline lipsticks. I like how even though they are creamy they aren't clinging to my dry bits.


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