Saturday, December 28, 2013

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm: Review & Swatches

The new thing from Revlon in the lip department are the new Colorburst Balms. There are two finishes, and today I'll be reviewing the Matte Balm. There is a good range of colors from light to dark to brights. These are to be part of the permanent collection as far as I can tell, so even if the displays have been picked over in your local drug store, you should be able to find them restocked soon.

To continue reading the review and see swatches, click the link below.

The original display I found was in combo with the Parfumerie Nail Polishes. These do have a clear sticker that holds the cap in place, but they are rather flimsy. I would double check to make sure that it hasn't been tested by someone before buying.

The packaging and quality of these lip products is very reminiscent of the Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains. These are the same type of jumbo lip crayon/balm that can be advanced by twisting the bottom. It also has the same peppermint scent to it that leaves the lips a little tingly. I don't know if Revlon will continue making the Kissable Balm Stains, but that's not the point of this post.

The Matte Balm, as the name suggests it's a matte version of the lip balm. Although balm is an interesting word to describe this product since it's fully opaque and more like a lipstick. It's also not fully matte, but more of a semi-matte depending on the shade. The formula is comfortable to wear for being a matte shade, and it lasts on the lips well. Even through drinking/eating, it stays mostly put (just some fading in the middle of the lips). It's a rather no nonsense type of product that can be easily worn without much thought.

The two shades I bought to review are from two opposite sides of the color spectrum. An everyday, yellow-based mid-toned pink called Elusive, and a bright warm orange-toned red called Flirtatious.


Hand swatches and lip swatches. Elusive on the left, and Flirtatious on the right.

Elusive has a slightly less matte of a finish with some sheen. The sheen does wear off over time and end up looking more matte.

Flirtatious appears slightly more red toned once on the lips, although obviously orange toned.

Bottom Line: Both of these shades were great and wore very well. It's generally comfortable, and a easy solution to a semi-matte lip. I now want to get one of the red shades.

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