More often the not, my final pick for which lipstick to swipe on before leaving the house comes down to the question: ‘how much will this dry out my lips?’ If the answer happens to be ‘a lot’— necessitating multiple applications of lip balm throughout the day—then I’ll usually skip out, especially when it comes to summer. With daily temperatures peaking at a sweltering 35° Celsius, I’m less and less inclined to sacrifice the little hydration left in my body for the sake of a matte lip (not a dig; if you can somehow manage this without your lips flaking intensely, please hit me up with your secret).
In the meantime, Revlon’s just released Ultra HD Gel Lipcolor line is the hydration-soaked solution to all your summertime lip dilemmas. The line introduces 15 vibrant pigments suspended in a clear gel that’s infused with hylauronic acid to keep your lips moisturized all day long. The high-shine hybrid is sort of like a cross between a lipstick and a gloss, resulting in a formulation whose color, slip, and staying power exists somewhere in between the two.
Some shades go on super pigmented (like Lava and Twilight) while others are more buildable and sheer (Sand and Coral), but because of their intensely moisturizing properties, you don’t have to worry about any of them being too high-maintenance. Comfortable enough to withstand this particularly intense season in the tropics, this is one lipstick we’ll be packing with us even after summer is over.
Art by Mags Ocampo
REVLON IS AVAILABLE AT ALL LEADING DEPARTMENT STORES.