Revlon Ultra HD Gel Lipcolour in 740 Coral - review and swatches


Well, I reviewed my one of these in Vineyard a while ago (see here), and I'm back today to review the next shade I've been panning - this one in 740 Coral.

In the end I'm glad I've reviewed them separately because the formula between the two shades is different, and I'll be able to give this one a better review. More on why below.

Let's hope that Vineyard was a glitch in the matrix and that the rest of the range performs like this one!

Revlon claims/product details:

  • Get high-definition, lightweight colour 
  • Intensely hydrating formula with hyaluronic acid
  • Available in 15 shades
  • Gel formula with vibrant pigments for bold lips that stand out
  • Slim package and precision tip to sculpt lip
  • RRP $24.95 AUD for 1.7g, but do shop around

There's the bullet, direct sunlight:

And indirect sunlight:

Below I've given you light and heavy swatches in different lights.

Direct sunlight:

Indirect sunlight:

My bare lips for reference:

Wearing the product, indirect sunlight:

And in natural light (indoors):

And in natural light (indoors):


This is a nice product and I enjoy it, and I'm pleased to report that it works a lot better for me than Vineyard did. That is, it doesn't travel up and down the vertical lines around my lips within an hour or two of application, which is why I wouldn't buy Vineyard again.

As for Coral, it's a smooth, lightweight product with a very sweet scent. I can see why they've called it a gel because although I would say that it's creamy and hydrating, it doesn't quite feel like a cream and it has more of a glassy, glossy look and feel than a creamy, opaque one.

The finish has a nice shine that sits somewhere between a cream lipstick and a gloss. Indeed, it's quite hard to classify these and you really need to test one to know what I'm talking about. What I can say is that it's a flattering shine that offers a healthy look to the lips, and the product also smooths out lip texture in the same way that a gloss would do - which is something I personally look for in my lip products.

In terms of pigment, these offer a nice amount of that and you can wear them lightly for a 'bitten' look or heavily for more impact. While you won't get full-blown opacity with these in the way that you would with eg a liquid lipstick, you'll still get a good amount and I personally prefer a little less pigment so I'm happy with how these look.

In other news these feel super hydrating and I don't need to wear a balm underneath them (unusual for me, given how dry my lips are), and while they transfer onto my coffee cup, at least they fade evenly and the wear-time isn't bad - especially because they leave a flattering stain behind that I like just as much as I like how they look when I first apply them.

One thing to note, though, is that you only get 1.7g of product in these, which is less than half of what you'd get in a standard 4g lipstick. And given that these are at the upper-end of what you would pay for a budget lipstick, that's something to be aware of and I certainly wouldn't pay full-price for one.

'Coral' is a nice orange colour that I personally would call 'orange' rather than coral, but I suppose that's because it's a red-based coral rather than a pink-based one, so it does look rather bright and orange on the lips. Still, I'm always up for some orange and I like that I can wear just a little of this so it doesn't look too bright. 

Overall this is a nice formula and I do recommend this particular shade, although I'll let you know how I go with my third shade (710 Desert) when I use that one more. I'm hoping that Vineyard is just a dud and that the rest of the range is as nice as Coral.

Worth trying.

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