Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick 825 Hydrangea Review

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Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick Hydrangea

It was only recently that Revlon Ultra HD lipstick became available locally, but I believe it was late last year when it first came out in the US.

I had really high hopes for this new lipstick line because the word “HD” always seem to be very promising. Think Make Up For Ever HD and Koh Gen Do foundations which translate as real skin on HD filming. But this time, it’s for the lips.

In the promotional ads, Emma Stone is wearing HD Gladiolus which is one of the beautiful red shades. It is also one of the first four shades which I bought, but my review for today will be about the pink shade, HD Hydrangea.

Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick Hydrangea



Revolutionary wax-free gel technology for true color clarity in one smooth swipe. Available in 20 high-definition shades.


• Revlon patent-pending wax-free gel technology delivers true color clarity without the heavy feel
• High definition color in one smooth swipe
• Available in 20 high-definition shades


Gladiolus, Magnolia, Rose, Hydrangea, Peony, Azalea, Poppy, Iris, Poinsettia, Primrose, Tulip, Geranium, Hibiscus, Camilla, Marigold, Sweet Pea, Orchid, Dahlia, Snapdragon and Petunia.

Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick Hydrangea

825 Hydrangea

Revlon Ultra HD lipstick in 825 Hydrangea is a neutral, medium coral pink with silver micro shimmers. Although these shimmers are not very noticeable once applied, it gives the lips more of a bright and luminous look.

It has a strong scent that is not really unpleasant, but might be off-putting for those who are sensitive to fragrances.

Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick Hydrangea

These Revlon Ultra HD lipsticks have a wax-free gel technology which promises to provide vivid color without being too heavy.

In the arm swatch below, it is evident how very much pigmented Hydrangea is. One swipe is already semi-opaque and 3 swipes will give a more opaque and even coverage.

Even though it has micro shimmers, it’s not drying on my lips. But it’s not moisturizing either. It’s also not forgiving on very dry lips as it accentuates dry patches and flakiness.

Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick Hydrangea Swatches

Hydrangea Ultra HD is a very good shade for spring and summer. Especially summer because it’s a cheerful and bright pink lip color.

To wear it during other times of the year, you can always top it with another lip color that’s more muted. I tried to wear it under Etude House Dear My Wish Lips Talk BE101 and the combination is very sweet and subtle.

Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick Hydrangea

Revlon Ultra HD Hydrangea can be worn by those with pigmented lips even without using a lip concealer underneath.

Because it has a wax-free formula, it seems to slide around more on the lips than other regular lipsticks. So it would be advisable to use a lip liner with it to help it set and make it last longer.

The texture of Revlon Ultra HD is very smooth. Even though Hydrangea has micro shimmers, it glides easily on the lips with no tugging or dragging.

Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick Hydrangea Lip Swatches

In the photos above, I only applied BB cream and a bit of concealer on my skin. Then, Revlon Hydrangea lipstick on my lips. Even though I lacked sleep and had a hangover when I took the pictures, the bright lipstick was able to put life on my rather dull and haggard face. Although I still need to apply a bit of eye makeup because my eyes were really puffy and tired here. 😉

Revlon Ultra HD lipstick in Hydrangea does not really last long on my lips. Probably because of its wax-free formula which doesn’t cling to the lips really well. I only get around 3 to 4 hours of wear time from it. It also doesn’t leave a stain and the color is completely gone after eating and drinking.

Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick Hydrangea Swatches

Color and texture comparison swatches (photo above)
A – Revlon Hydrangea Ultra HD Lipstick
B – Maybelline Crushed Candy ColorShow lipstick
C – Laura Mercier Tangerine lipstick
D – Chanel Melodieuse Rouge Allure


Lipstick Application Tips

The packaging of these Ultra HD lipsticks is very simple. It is a shiny silver tube with a clear plastic cap. What I most dislike about the packaging is the fact that the lipstick sticks out of the tube even if you twist it all the way, so removing and replacing the cap will be a tedious job if you don’t want the cap to touch the lipstick.

Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick Hydrangea

I bought my Revlon Ultra HD lipsticks for Php575 from Revlon in Robinsons Manila. The regular price is Php625, but they are currently being sold at an introductory price of Php575. So, I’m hoping to get more shades before the price increases. 😀

Have you seen or tried these new lipsticks from Revlon? What shades did you get or are planning to get? Have you tried Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick Hydrangea, too?
Promotional ad photo courtesy of Revlon.

Alyssa Melanie



  1. Great review, Alyssa Melanie. I have dry lips and I shy away from bold lipstick. However, I tried Revlon UltraHD recently, not in Hydrangea but in Marigold. My experience was very similar to what you described in your review – including my frustration with removing and replacing the cap without touching the lipstick!

  2. Thank you for the review, the details are so helpful in choosing items that will work better (especially knowing it wouldn’t work well for lips that dry out easily) for me. The comparisons in color/brand are great =)

    • Thanks Mindy! Yeah, you might want to try a different shade if you really want to try these new Ultra HD lipsticks. I hope you’re more careful than me when removing and replacing the cap. 😉

  3. Aarthi Parvathi S on

    you are not “haggard” at all! you are beautiful and so lovely with such little makeup on!

    I really like how you make this review-it is lovely and well written, and informative.

    i would like to purchase hydrangea soon, especially after reading this post!

    your pictures are nice, and show the lipstick well, so that i can see the colour clearly.

    i have some other colours from this range, and the caps are difficult for me also! I am very carefull when i take off and the replace the lids, and it can be time consuming sometimes! so now ive kept my lipsticks away, and only use occassionally when i have the time to deal with the caps! but i will use it some more when the tips of the lipstick get a little lower, and can be hidden fully inside the tubes.

    thank you for a great review.

    xo, AARTHI, from south africa! 🙂

    • Thanks Aarthi! Yeah it’s such a shame that they had to use an awful package for these lipsticks. I also can’t wait for the tip to flatten out so the cap wouldn’t scrape it anymore. 🙂

      xoxo <3

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