Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms – Review, Photos & Swatches
Product Description/Claims According to the Revlon Website
Velvety Matte Look. Moisture Rich Balm
A Matte finish that’s beyond plush. Balm that’s beyond comforting. Our Triple Butter Complex of Shea, Coconut and Mango butters nourishes lips. In 10 collectible, craveable colors.
The Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms‘ packaging are very similar to Revlon’s Kissable Balm Stains and Lacquer Balms only these lippies has a matte finish. They’re very easy to use, you just have to twist the metallic end if you need more product, and the cap fits securely on to the body, which is a big plus. I’ve encountered lip crayons where there caps just don’t fit their body, they’re just a huge mess, and a waste.
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These matte balms are opaque and really pigmented. Some of them can cover your lips with just one to two layers. Here’s how I would describe each color:
• Shameless – It’s a deep violet shade. Perfect for days when you want to wear vampy shades. I would pair this with a really neutral eye makeup. Perhaps just emphasizing the crease area and a winged liner.
• Showy – It’s a perfect Barbie pink shade. It’s also a perfect Spring/Summer shade.
• Elusive – It’s a light pink shade with warm undertones. It’s my everyday pink. I love wearing this whenever I go to the mall or whenever I run some errands.
• Sultry – Neutral shade, a bit on the warmer side. Can be an everyday shade but with a bit of oomph.
• Audacious – Bright orange shade. Perfect for Spring & Summer. It’s really a bright shade yet really pretty.
If you’ve read my February Favorites, then you’ll know that my current faves are Elusive, Sultry & Shameless. But what I often use are the Elusive & Sultry. These three lip crayons are very opaque and really pigmented. They go on smoothly and they’re very creamy.
All of these lip crayons, as I’ve said before are very creamy, really opaque and pigmented. They have a matte finish but it’s not totally matte to the point that it’s already drying. Also, as mentioned before, one to two layers of some of these lip crayons will do the trick. But for me, I find that I really need to apply up to three layers in order to get just the right opacity & pigmentation. I find that three layers covers my lips almost perfectly, especially with most of the shades. I also find them to be quite moisturizing, perhaps due to the combination of Shea, Coconut and Mango butters.
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These types of lip products are the easiest to apply. Pretty much like any lip crayon, you practically don’t even need a mirror due to how easy it is. Though I wouldn’t advise it. The shades ‘Showy’, ‘Elusive’ and ‘Sultry’ are opaque within just one to two layers, and I didn’t have any problems applying them. Shameless, went on smoothly as well, however, I noticed that it didn’t cover my lips entirely, there’s still some color showing. But I kinda like how it turned out after all. Audacious wasn’t easy to apply. It was streaky and patchy all over. It took me a bit of time before I was able to apply it all over my lips. As I’ve said before, these lip products are very hydrating, so a lip balm is no longer necessary. Though I wouldn’t advise someone with a really dry lips to wear these lippies either. I suggest you exfoliate first and then wear a thin lip balm to prime your lips then you can go on ahead and wear your preferred shade.
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As previously mentioned, due to their high pigmentation & their opacity most of them can cover my lips easily. This is aside from ‘Shameless’ and ‘Audacious’. ‘Shameless’ looks pretty even though it still shows the color of my lips. ‘Audacious’, however, clung on to the dry parts of my lips, and it also emphasized its lines, it’s quite unsightly. Therefore, I wouldn’t recommend this particular shade to someone with extremely dry lips. The other three, ‘Showy’, ‘Elusive’ and ‘Sultry’ looked really well on me. They settled beautifully on my lips and with just three layers they perfectly covered my natural lip color. Like I said, you can go with two layers, but if you’re like me, then go with three. These lip products, when they set don’t transfer. At least not that much. They don’t bleed as well. They last for four hours and they darker shades usually leave a stain on my lips.
Similar to the Revlon Kissable Balm Stains or the Revlon Lacquer Balms, these matte balms have a minty scent and they also give your lips a minty sensation when applied. I don’t mind that in fact, I really like it. As mentioned before, this lip product has a Triple Butter Complex of Shea, Coconut and Mango butters.
Easy to apply
Really creamy & goes on smoothly
Not drying; Hydrating on lips
No need to apply a lip balm prior to application
Opaque & pigmented; 1-2 layers is enough to cover your natural lip color
Some shades don’t cling on to the dry parts your lips.
Lasts for four hours
Has a minty scent/sensation
Triple Butter Complex of Shea, Coconut and Mango butters
Available online & at local drugstores
‘Audacious’ was streaky & patchy all over when being applied.
‘Shameless’ didn’t cover my entire lips. It still showed a bit of my natural lip color.
‘Audacious’ settled on to the dry parts & emphasized the lines of my lips.
Not recommended for those with really dry lips
Has a minty scent/sensation when applied. Might be a con for some.
I really like these matte balms, even the ones that didn’t look so pretty on me. They’re very handy, ideal for traveling because they’re easy to use. They have the creamiest of texture, yet they have a matte finish. Well, I wouldn’t call it super matte, but it still is matte. It gives me a decent wear time and if you choose the darker shades, it leaves a stain on your lips.
I highly recommend it to those who would like to try matte lippies but don’t want to have that drying effect. These lip products are really hydrating. Though a little exfoliating and lip balm wouldn’t hurt either, if you have extremely dry lips. It’s not that expensive, and it’s available almost everywhere now.
I would definitely buy more shades and repurchase if in case I ran out of my favorite shades!
• Shades | Shameless, Showy, Elusive, Sultry & Audacious
• Price | PhP 400 (at Bon Marche) PhP 575 (at Revlon Counters)
• Avalability | Bon Marche Website; Revlon Counters nationwide
So those are my thoughts regarding these lippies. How about you? Do you own one of the Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms? What are your thoughts? Let me know! See you on my next post!