5 February 2014

REVLON COLORBURST: MATTE BALMS

 

I love the whole chubby stick / lip crayon craze therefore I just couldn't resist these new matte balms from Revlon. Revlon has the best selection of lip products in terms of the range of formulations and colours - I am a huge fan of their lip butters which i have bought a fair few so far. Anyway, there were so many matte colours to choose from and i was spoilt for choice but i ended up settling for these 2 because they are just so pretty and i know i would wear them more often than the other colours available in the range.


205 elusive is a nice cool toned pink which i think gives a really sweet, innocent look and i'm sure that it will be easy to wear on an everyday basis with any outfit. 240 Striking is a nice cherry red colour which can add drama and intensity to an everyday make-up look and i find that it also compliment my skin-tone really well making it appear much more brighter and healthy. The formulation of these does not feel as matte as they look. They are quite velvety and creamy in consistency and dries to a powdery finish which i find feels kind of strange and i haven't experienced a lip product like this. The matte finish looks and feels lovely on the lips although your lips would have to be nicely moisturized and exfoliated prior to application or else it does cling onto the dry patches which isn't a great look at all. 

 

Another flaw i find with this product is that it is quite difficult to get a precise application especially with the darker colour. The more balmy consistency balm sticks are much more easier to get a even finish because of their glossiness, but with a matte-velvet consistency, you really should have a nice clean edge or else it just looks messy. To combat this, i ended up using a lip brush to apply this on the lips which i think defeats the purpose of having it in a stick form. All in all, I do think the formulation of these lipsticks are very unique and the finish it gives is lovely too, but i find that it is quite a hassle to get a good even application and the colour doesn't last as long as i would like it to.


Have you tried any lip products from Revlon?
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17 comments

  1. I like Striking shade on you and I agree on the formula - they're not as matte as you may think. I also reviewed a couple of them on my blog if you want to take a look. :)

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

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  2. These look lovelyyy, I especially like Striking, and your skin looks beautiful :)

    Jenn www.BarelyThereBeauty.com | UK Beauty Blog

    xx

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  3. I haven't tried these but striking is so gorgeous!! x

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  4. i think they look gorgeous on you! yes i agree revlon releases good lippies products! i love their lipstick :)

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  5. This is the first review I've seen with any negatives, definitely think I'm going to try just the one to start off with, I've had my heart set on getting sultry but now I've seen elusive I'm not so sure :) thanks for sharing x

    EmmiHearts

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  6. I picked up Complex recently, but Striking looks like such a gorgeous shade too!

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  7. #205 looks beautiful! I wish it applied better though...

    wednesdaypress.blogspot.com

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  8. The pink one is so pretty, such a nice color for spring ^-^

    Jordan | Boho Vanity

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  9. Elusive looks sooo nice xx

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  10. i keep reading mixed reviews on this lippie, did it last long tho? and i wonder how that powdery texture feels like. quite intriguing :)

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  11. ooo i can't decide which of the 2 i like more on you - they're both gorgeous! i'm still a bit intimidated by matte lip products since they usually are a bit drying on me but i guess trying out one of these won't break the bank... i'm leaning towards Elusive!

    rachel x
    blush&brunch

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  12. They both look so lovely on you, especially Elusive. What a gorgeous shade! xx
    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie

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  13. Both such lovely colours ^^

    恵美より ♥
    emi-doll.blogspot.com

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  14. I like how Striking looks on you! I saw these in Boots recently, but I passed because the few shades that I swatched seemed quite chalky - the lacquer ones were too shiny for me.. I guess I'll be sticking with the balm stains! :p

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  15. I absolutely adore these products, I think they're amazing!

    Would love it if you could take a look at my blog

    Candidly Chloe xx

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