17 March 2014


I love matte lips but as a dedicated drugstore girl I always struggle to find a lip product that has a matte finish. The only matte product that I own previous of the Revlon balms was a Mac lipstick which I adore the shade but the formula is destined to ruin your lips, it is extremely drying and it highlights my dry lips. When Revlon released their colour burst matte balms I knew they would be a success. The range has a great selection of colours from nudes to berry shades something in which I found extremely hard to find in drugstore.

The lipstick comes in a crayon form which I had not used a lot before as it was quite thick I thought application would be difficult but it was surprisily very precise and easy. Applying the lipstick feels more like a balm than a matte lipstick so an even courage is guaranteed. I chose three shades as Boots are currently having a 3 for 2 and I couldn't possibly miss out so I picked Elusive , Standout and Shameless. Elusive is the first balm pictured a pinky nude which I think would look better as a glossy finish rather than a matte which I don't think works for my skin tone. Standout is a true red shade which has been compare to Mac's Russian Red this is surprisly my first red shade , it is a universal shade and would suit any skin tone. Lastly is Shameless which is a true purple shade which I adore , as I mentioned this kind of shade is rare among drugstore lip products and is the first one I added to the basket without hesitation. 

The overall finish of the lipstick is matte but with a slight moisturising factor which doesn't make it completely matte. I do think this is a wonder product and Revlon have really filled a space in the market which will be a great success.

Have you tried the Revlon Colourburst matte balms ?


  1. the first one is pretty

  2. I swatched these in store the other day, and didn't think that any of them suited me. .. boo!

  3. I love these balms they feel great on the lips and are perfect for Spring.


  4. All the shades look great! I have one of the matte balms and I love it!


  5. I have the shade Showy and I absolutely love it! I usually find mattes way too drying

    annie || www.raspberphobia.com

  6. Elusive is a lovely colour, perfect for spring!
    xxx Claire

  7. I'm about to place an order for some of these, I can't wait! They look amazing! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

    P.S. I don't want to be spammy, but I have a YSL Lipstick Giveaway on my blog at the moment!

  8. i have been itching to try these, i adore the red shade! xx

  9. I'm torn, I think these would be good for my lips as I can almost never wear lipstick as they're not even - but I just don't like these shades!

    Nicola // pink-confetti.co.uk

    1. there are other shades of these aren't your thing

  10. Elusive is a gorgeous everyday shade. I have yet to try these but they're all quite lovely! xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  11. I like the look of Elusive, its just the right amount of pink. I don't like lip shades that are too nude.


    1. yea me neither it looks like foundation if its too nude

  12. i think elusive is such lovely shade, but it is too similar to my revlon super lustrous pink in the afternoon shade.

  13. I love matte right now, but I'm currently looking for more orangey corally shades as we move to spring. Lovely photos, though!

    Madeline | Ring-a-Round a Rosey | Bloglovin’


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