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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm

(Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm Lipsticks via Boots in Audacious, Standout, Sultry)

Behold, the Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm lipsticks. It was bound to happen sooner or later with my love and affinity for lipsticks. As you probably have gathered by now, I prefer my lippie over my eye shadows.
Anyways here's my review of the newest in the Revlon lip crayon range and the first Revlon products I've tried for that matter.

The ColorBurst came out this year around Jan. 22, which I didn't even know but you'll pick up on it's new-ness in the range quite quickly with how Boots is promoting them through their side stands and all so it definitely should be on your 'to try' list :)

Colour Range:
The range has 10 colours ranging from the nude balm 'Complex' to the darks such as the deep red 'Standout' (2nd to last pic) and even a purple 'Shameless'. So in terms of colour range, Revlon already has done well and more than what other brands have done with the availability of the necessary spectrum lippies. So well that I think some of these colours, if not all, can be dupes for other high-end lipsticks out there such as 'Lady Danger' or 'Morange' by Mac with 'Audacious' (2nd picture)

The Balms:
Smell: Moving on to the actual balms. From the minute I opened the balms to apply, I smelt a distinct smell that everyone should be familiar of and that is 'mint' or at least the smell of breath freshener (haha, like chewing gum or something but minty anyway). And personally I love it as I have never smelt a lip product with a minty smell not even a balm so it's a nice change and a nice fresh smell.

Finish: The mattifying ability of the lipstick is definitely there as it should but alike other products I've tried even high-end ones like Mac matte lipsticks, if you have any imperfections on your lips then it will definitely show therefore a good lip scrub is essential for this to look sleek. On the other hand, the balm doesn't dry out the lips throughout the day since it has a balm formula which is better than just your average lipsticks as they do tend to dry lips out and cause even more cracking which you can see visibly when re-applying throughout the day. 

Hour Wear: The lasting power of this balm is definitely amazing and probably the best, I dare say, among the lip products I have ever tried. The balms lasts for hours 6-8 I reckon with just a minimum of 1 to 2 re-applications, obviously depending on how much drinking and eating and even kissing (wink wink, haha) you do. Mine lasted for 6 hours with just 1 re-application before I took my make-up off, but there wasn't much drinking and eating and definitely no kissing :)

Packaging: The packaging is sleek and reflects what the product is as it is also a matte finish and Revlon has done this with their other ColorBurst balms as well such as the ColorBurst Lacquer with it's shiny packaging just like the balm.

Price: The balms are priced £7.99 therefore similar to the Revlon lip prices and similar to some of other brands alike such as Bourjois lipsticks and ColourBoost crayons. And with Boots' '3 for 2' offer, there's no reason not to dip your paws and try these products, you're getting one for free!

So overall I love the Colorburst Matte Balm range and I definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a good matte lipstick but an affordable one too and if you're after a good dupe for a colour then definitely check this range out as it is amazing :)

(P.S. This is not a sponsored post, these are my own thoughts of the product which I have tried multiple times before making this review/post) 


  1. They are all so beautiful, I have to try the one I bought a few weeks ago, I think it was in the shade Audacious :o) Xx

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  2. I'll need to give the orange one a whirl!
    I love it!
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  3. That revlon matte balm looks SO good!!! I have ever tried anything like that, I might as well give it a go! Great post dear x


  4. I'm absolutely loving Audacious, but definitely need to get my hands on Standout too! Love this post, sweetie x


  5. They're all beautiful, I'm living in Germany at the minute but will be home in a few weeks and this is number 1 thing on my list to buy, I cannot wait!!

    Lovely blog and youtube channel by the way, great :) xx


  6. They look amazing, especially the first color!

  7. Great post!
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  8. Love the matte balms, especially the tangerine shade! Girl you are beautiful!
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  9. beautiful colours :)


  10. Beautiful colours!!


  11. Think the stand out one suits you so much! I really want to try these
    Daniella x


  12. I'm really not a fan of the 'matte look', it's too plain for my sparkly liking but these actually look amazing!
    I'm not sure if it's because of you, your skin tone or your lips - but you look stunning in these! especially 225 (that's my favourite shade)
    Love the post! :D
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  13. your blog is amazing! love it so much! :))


  14. Wow you're so stunningly gorgeous and these lip colours look amazing! Great photos, will have to try one of these out some time. Great post xx


  15. Loving all of these lip colors on you! You are gorgeous girl :)
    xo TJ


  16. I like that you included pictures of each lip color so we could see what they actually look like on versus a tiny swatch. I will have to give these a try!


  17. i will buy the orange one! i'm falling in love with that color so much :D
    thanks for sharing :D


  18. They look so good! x


  19. Love the last one best but they all are really lovely colours.


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  21. Wow 245 is such a amazing colour and suits you so much! i never really wear lipstick but the fact it's matte makes me wanna give it a try x x


  22. wow! very nice product! are similar tu chubby of clinique
    love color
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  23. Ohhh Standout and Sultry are just gorgeous! Really need to pick them up (:

    Yuen @ The Craziest Paradigm - a 'lil bit of rust & stardust

  24. This is a very special color, which I really like. And then you have beautiful lips.
    Eni K.



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