29 January 2014

The Review | Revlon Color Burst Matte Balm

Is it just me or do all my reviews seem to be centered around lip products these past couple of weeks? Whoops. Anywho, if you don't know what these are then where have you been? It's a new launch from Revlon to go with their previous Just Bitten Balm Stains (which have also been repackaged, renamed and rereleased). I picked up three of their new Colour Burst Matte Balms as I wanted to try a crayon that was a tad different. All the others that have been released since Clinique's Chubby Sticks have been glossy, sheer sticks with a touch of colour. So when I heard there were matte ones coming out? Well that went straight in the diary. Revlon are 3 for 2 at the moment so I picked up the three shades that really caught my eye. 

The top one is Audacious, a brave vibrant orange - not a colour I would usually reach for I must admit but I saw it on Emma Stone in the advert and I had to have it. It's a very warming orange and one I will reach for more in the summer. 
Next we have Elusive, your typical everyday my lips but better shade. A blue toned dusky pink that gives your lips the illusion of colour and health. This has been the one I've used the most since picking them up for work etc.
Finally we have Unapologetic, and oh my gosh is this gorgeous. It's a beauty raspberry pink that is warm in tone and just plain yum. When I'm not at work this has been working its way onto my lips not questions asked.

In terms of formula, unlike other matte lip products, these are really silky to apply and then mattify when left on the lips for a minute. Lasting time is great, as with most matte products, I'd say a good four hours (depending on food and drink) and the colour payoff is amazing compared to a lot of other lip crayons. The finish is definitely matte, but it has quite a satin effect as well I've found - it doesn't look dry or chalky which I love. Also, it isn't drying in the slightest like other matte lip products. 

Overall these get a huge thumbs up from me. I love them and they have been living on my lips since purchase. I love the minty freshness to them as well, yum. You can get them for £7.99 here from Boots where they are (at time of publishing) 3 for 2 - so no excuses not to pick some up! Go go go!

What colour would you pick from the new range?

1 comment

  1. All three of these are pretty, I keep forgetting to get a couple to try. I don't tend to go for Matte lip products but these don't look too drying


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