Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balms

June 05, 2014

It feels like i've been talking about these new release from Revlon quite a lot recently, giving them a lot of loving but I haven't properly reviewed them and got down to the nitty gritty, so that is what i'm going to do today.
Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balms - Boots (£7.99)

The Revlon ColourBurst Matte Balms were released a couple of months back, and instantly I thought to myself 'eww matte, no thanks' as i've never got on with matte formula's in the past as they would just cling to any dry skin on my lips, and me being a sufferer of very dry lips I just stayed clear of them. It wasn't until I saw reviews surfacing, claiming that these weren't drying at all that made me go and swatch them to see what they were all about, and I ended up picking two shades.

I picked up the shades 'Unapologetic', a fun bright pink (almost fluro looking) and 'Striking' a lovely red with an ever so slight orange undertone. Now I do have to say, i'm not overly impressed with the shade selection of these, or the shade range i've come across in my local Boots stores. I don't know, just a lot of the shades don't float my boat what so ever, but these two are just lovely and I will be getting a lot of wear out of these. These two shades are so pigmented, you literally need one coat and you're good to go, but can be built up and reapplied on top without any product coming away. 

Now onto the formula, and of course by the name they do have a matte finish but these are not drying at all. They're so creamy and moisturising that you don't even realise that you're wearing them half the time, and for the first time ever i'm loving the look of the matte finish. These do not cling to dry patches at all, unless your lips are super super dry so if they are suggest applying a lip scrub before hand will do a massive favour. Also these have a subtle minty scent to them, which I quite like seeing as you don't really notice the scent as it's not overpowering at all.

Overall i'm really pleased with these, more so than the lacquer balms and I hope they bring out some new shades.

Have you tried any of the Revlon Matte Balms?

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  1. gorgeous colours! I love the Revlon matte balms, Sultry is my favourite x

    Ciara | Ciara Pocket

  2. Gorgeous shades, I love these! xx
    Make sure you enter my MAC lipstick giveaway!

  3. I love Unapologetic, it's such a bright, cheery shade! It's on my lips a lot these days x

    Claire | AgentSmyth

  4. I feel like I've been talking about these so much too, along with the Bourjois Velvet Lipsticks. I absolutely love both the shades, they're my favourites from the range :)

    Catherine, xo // Lady Liquor & Femme et Vie

  5. Just featured one of these on my last post, love the colour I got :)

    Emma from

  6. love these! x

  7. My friend has loads of these and they look great on her! Must pick some up :)

    Kate xo //


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