Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Review: Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm!

Matte Without Being Drying!

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm
Lip Balms are everywhere nowadays! I'm not complaining because these products are quickly becoming my favorite. I've tried so many lip balm/ stains but never one that claimed to be matte yet moisturizing. They claim to offer velvety color with balm-like moisture. I completely agree with how moisturizing they are. When I first applied them I didn't have to tug, on the contrary it was super smooth and a delight to apply. The color only took a few swipes to be as vibrant as the tube. Oh! speaking of the tube, I really like the packaging. I love how it represents what you get, it's matte just like the lip balm. As you may know, just like the Revlon Kissable Balm Stains these are a chubby crayon that don't require sharpening. I purchased mine at Walgreens for $8.99 each but I was able to get them on a BOGO sale.
They have 10 colors in the line. I only picked up two just to see how I would like them. I picked a more neutral color and the most unique color in my opinion. These have a peppermint smell and taste to them which I don't find overpowering. It's actually perfect for those moments when you don't have gum... surprisingly it actually helps with your breath! haha. I love how these do have a matte finish but don't settle into the fine lines on your lips or dry out throughout the day. Revlon definitely hit the mark on the formula. Now, there's also another type of balm called the Lacquered Balms but I didn't find any colors I liked. I prefer a cream finish and some of the lacquer balms had glitter in the them. I'll go ahead and show you some lip swatches and talk about the colors I chose.
Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm
From left to right:
*Sultry- It's a pink brown color. I think this color is great for everyday and will complement any eye look. I did a heavier application on my lips just to show the true color so it may look a bit cakey.
*Shameless- It's a medium purple color. I was so surprised to see a color like this in the drugstore. It's so bold and unique that I just had to have it. It did apply a bit uneven at first so you do need to go over it a bit to get the perfect color. It quickly reminded me of Mac Heroine. I'll have to test them out side by side soon to see if they're a match. This color is great for a night out, it's definitely for the daring!
Bottom line: I love the formula of these! I would recommend these if you're looking for something matte that is not drying. I wish I would've picked more brighter colors... maybe a pink or a red just to test them out. I like the ones I chose but they seem a bit dark than what I tend to go for. But other than that these are a great addition to anyone's makeup collection. Go ahead and give them a try! :-)


  1. Shameless is such a gorgeous shade! :D