Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms - Lip Swatches & Review

I'm a little late on the Revlon Colorburst Balm bandwagon but I didn't realise that they had a selection of matte products as the word 'balm' seems to connotate the opposite. I'm an absolute sucker for matte lip products (I hardly wear any other finish) so I had to try these out and even though they have been all over the blogosphere recently I thought I'd add in my own two cents and swatch my picks for you guys.  They also have a collection of shades in a glossy finish called the Lacquer balms but since I hardly ever wear shiny lipsticks or lipglosses, I gave those a miss. These are the three colours I chose: 

Striking
Looks like a true red in the tube but when applied to the lips over my natural lip colour, comes off as a more warm toned red. It's quite a bit lighter than as the usual reds I wear such as MAC's Russian Red and Rimmel Kate Moss Matte lipstick in 111 and not as pigmented, it took about three swipes to get it to that colour it is in the photograph.

Showy
This shade is the opposite in which it looked more of a yellow toned fuschia upfront but once on my lips transfers as a very cool toned almost bubblegum pink colour. Oh so deceiving, I'm not sure if it's just my natural lip colour that's throwing it off (I have quite reddish-pink lips naturally) and perhaps I should have muted them out with foundation beforehand. Despite this, I think it's still a very pretty colour on.

Elusive
This one has to be my favourite of the bunch, it's a natural pinky nude shade that's not too pale for my olive skin tone (I'm a MAC NC35 for reference) and it swatches exactly the same as it appears. I can see this being my everyday lip colour for a long while.

Overall I quite like the formulation of these, they go on the lips with a waxy consistency before going completely matte but they aren't as drying as MAC satin lipsticks or Limecrime Velvetines. The finish is similar to the Rimmel Kate Moss Matte lipsticks but the colour pay off isn't as good. However I find them easier to apply as they are in a crayon form and the tapered end is handier for going around the lip line. Their staying power is great too, I would probably only need to re-apply once throughout an entire day and eating and drinking only removes a very minimal amount. I personally really like their minty scent, its very refreshing. I'd definitely like to try out some more colours in the matte collection as they have become my favourite lip product of the moment.

The Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms come in 10 different shades and retail for £7.99 at Boots and Superdrug.

(thought I'd include a photo of Fischer trying to photobomb my product shots haha)


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23 comments

  1. i want it!
    i can't decide wich color is my fav!
    beautiful post girl

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  2. cute color!

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    xx

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  3. I absolutely love your jumper, where did you get it if you don't mind me asking? haha.

    I keep going into boots are looking at these but I really want shameless and its always sold out so I resist the 3 for 2 offer since I cant get the one I want the most ha!

    Tracey
    Saturdaynightgirl.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Hi Tracey, the jumper is Meadham Kirchhoff for Topshop :) x

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  4. This looks so good! totally going to have to try this :) x

    http://lilemilyjane.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. I really want to try one of these! The colour Elusive looks so lovely!

    Robyn @ Beauty & the Closet

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  6. Elusive certainly looks like that perfect 'barely there' shade we all long to find! Well it does on you anyway aha. Showy looks so fun! Definitely going to give these a go next time I'm in Superdrug.

    Sinéad xo ♥ fabuleuse, toujours ♥

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  7. Ah they look lovely, really want to buy one!
    Lucia's Loves
    x

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  8. I recently picked up one of the Matte Balms too and am still a little undecided on how I feel about them. But Striking looks like such a stunning shade, and quite an easy red to wear as well, next time I'm in boots I'm gonna keep my eyes peeled for it! x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Your pout is absolutely fabulous darling, these look great definitely going to try!

    Elizabeth x | Candyfloss Curls, Cupcakes & Couture

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  10. I love these balms so much! I have the Standout and Shameless shades with a couple backups of Shameless, it's the most amazing purple! I think I want to get Showy after seeing it on you, it's so pretty.

    www.elizabethlola.com


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  11. i am loving the second one!! i may just have to buy it!

    xx

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  12. ahhhh Love the Elusive one and I think Fischer agrees with me! x A.

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  13. what a lovely pink color :D

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  14. I love crayon products so I will definitely give these a try! Love your blog :)

    Alice x

    alicepalacee.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. I really want to try these, I love matte lips! The last one is my fave on you, it's absolutely gorgeous xxx

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  16. Yeah, balm totally sounds like it would imply something more sheer... these look really awesome, though. I'm so into matte lipsticks--the only kind I'll wear--and I love that bright pink color.

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  17. If i had lips like yours i would wear 5 different lip shades a daaaaay!!!! they are so fuuuull

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  18. such pretty colors! gotta try them now, they look lovely on you.
    xx http://1finedai.blogspot.com/

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