My Latest Obsession: Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms

Thursday, 20 March 2014

 Introducing my latest obsession...Revlon colorburst matte balms. I know there has been a lot of hype surrounding these in the blogging world and I love a matte lip so it was inevitable this newbie would be joining my makeup collection sooner or later. It just so happened that after swatching in boots on a glorious 3-for-2 day, I fell in love. No joke. After a few moments of weakness, I've ended up with 6 of the collection (despite only paying for 4, yay!) and I have been using these religiously ever since. Today I'll be introducing you to my latest obsession...one by one...
 So the colours I chose were (L-R) complex, mischievous, audacious, showy, sultry & elusive. The formula for these balms is absolutely perfect. I normally think of balms as being mainly moisturising, maybe with a hint of colour but these blow that idea straight out of the water. Yes, they are moisturising, but the colour payoff is just as strong. They have a lovely, creamy formula which means no dry lips, and boast surprisingly strong colours from a crayon-style product. Also, each stick has a lovely peppermint flavour which means they feel super-fresh when applied. I've been using these for around a month now (you can tell how blunt my faves are!) so I've given them a good opportunity to shine, and boy have they!
REVLON COLORBURST MATTE BALM : COMPLEX

This is the perfect nude colour. It's a light peachy-brown nude which is great to wear with statement eye makeup or the 'no-makeup' makeup look.
REVLON COLORBURST MATTE BALM : MISCHEVIOUS

This is a pastel-peach with a bit of a kick. It's a lovely subtle way to wear the orange-lip that is so S/S. 
REVLON COLORBURST MATTE BALM : AUDACIOUS

Audacious is an oh-so-bright orange, again perfect for S/S but for the braver girls. It's such a lovely colour and will look perfect with a tan.
 REVLON COLORBURST MATTE BALM : SHOWY

This is more in my comfort zone. Its a blue toned pink which is lovely and bright. Fab as a statement colour.
 REVLON COLORBURST MATTE BALM : SULTRY

Now, when I first swatched this, I seem to remember a nice versatile dusky pink. On the lips, however, it's a much darker, redder colour. It's quite plummy and is more of an autumn colour, but is very rich and looks sophisticated.
REVLON COLORBURST MATTE BALM : ELUSIVE

This is my go-to shade for day-to-day wear. It's a subtle pink with a cool tone and is a perfect throw-on colour as it just goes with everything.

So there you have it. It's so hard to choose my favourites. Although I use complex and elusive the most, they all wear so well! I know there are a few more shades and I'm holding out 'till payday to get my mitts on them so I'll be sure to review those. My advice? If you haven't tried these yet, you NEED to! (ooh and let me know your favourites in a comment!)

7 comments :

  1. I only have Elusive and love it, I like the look of Mischievous too as I don't think I'd be able to carry off a bold orange lip so this looks perfect. They all look great on you x

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  2. I absolutely love Elusive! I have this urge to get all of the shades because they're just so pretty!!

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  3. These look amazing, So going to hunt some down on my next trip to superdrug!

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  4. These look fab I think I love all of the shades but I especially love sultry!

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  6. I have one of these and love it so can't wait to get some more! Elusive looks great!

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  7. LOVE CHARM ! These are amazing :)
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