Revlon ColorBurst Matte & Lacquer Balms

3.31.2014


I was so excited to see the new Revlon ColorBurst Matte & Lacquer balms in my local Target when I was in the states. As I need to start saving up as much money as I possibly can over the next few months, I am starting to look for drugstore alternatives to add to my makeup collection. I knew Revlon lip products were all ready raved about, but I hadn't tried any for myself until I picked up their new collection.

The colour range is beautiful! They have 10 Matte shade and 10 glossy shades in a range of colours so you're bound to find at least one to suit you. I picked up two of the matte shades and two of the lacquer shades to try out and after loving each of these balms i've got my eye on a few more. 

From the Matte collection I picked up Elusive, a muted hot pink and Mischievous, a bright, cool toned orange. Im not one to usually go for Matte lip products as I find they can be very drying on my already dry lips, but the formula of these are very unexpected. They are surprisingly creamy and moisturising for a 'Matte' product, they aren't drying at all and definitely act more as a balm. They are made with a mixture of Shea, Coconut and Mango butters which are nourishing for your lips, which is great for me as mine always seem to be chapped! They are extremely pigmented and easy to apply, the colour is opaque enough that in one swipe I have the perfect amount of colour on my lips, and the subtle minty flavour feels nice and refreshing. The staying power is pretty good as well, they seem to have a tint like finish which makes them appear to last longer than a typical lip balm. I find after eating or drinking I need a touch up, but I find that with most high end lipsticks anyway, so that doesn't bother me at all. 

From the Lacquer collection I got the shades Demure, a light rosy pink and Coquette, a medium pink. As I seem to be liking gloss a lot more recently I decided to give these to shades a try, and of course I love them! They have the same moisturising qualities and the Matte balms have they have the same nourishing butters in the formulas, but these have a different texture to the matte balms. They are creamier and of course, a lot glossier than Elusive and Mischievous, but surprisingly for a gloss, just as pigmented. They have a high shine finish that is long lasting and the same mint flavour, but are in no way sticky in a typical gloss. I find these slightly more moisturising than the matte blame, but thats probably down the glossy finish. At first glance in the stick, they appear to have tiny glitters in them, but don't let that put you off, once they have been applied you can't see them. They are absolutely beautiful shades and I am tempted to try some of the darker colours on offer.


L to R - Elusive, Coquette, Mischievous, Demure

Have you tried the new ColourBurst Balms from Revlon? Which ones are your favourites?


11 comments

  1. I'm definitely going to pick one up soon! Thinking of getting elusive

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  2. I've heard a bit about these. They seem pretty cool although I think I'd prefer something glossier like the Bonjours balms Xx

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  3. These shades are so pretty :') I really love the peachy pink it looks perfect for Spring/Summer and the orange really is bright not sure I could get away with this though xx

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  4. These balms are so cool! My favorites are the stains though, they last so long and never dry out my lips

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  5. Elusive is a lovely shade. I definitely need to give it a go. xx
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  6. great colors for spring !!! the orange is my favorite

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  7. I adore the matte balms so much! xx

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  8. Love elusive and demure. Such pretty colors. will pick these up soon! x

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  9. Reading so many reviews about these balms! I have my eye on Elusive. Such a pretty shade! :)

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  11. I've been slowly but surely amassing these balms. They're gorgeous, opaque, and they last forever—and they leave the most gorgeous stains, all of them. That swatch of Mischievous has me thinking it'd be perfect to wear in the coming weeks—summer's on, where I'm from, and a little more brightness couldn't hurt, right?

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