Revlon colorburst matte balms | Review


Along with Revlon’s launch of the lacquer balms - review here - Revlon also launched a new range of matte balms. Nothing of this nature - at least to my knowledge - exists on the market anywhere else so I was very excited to try them. When I first heard about them however I was sceptical - how could something be matte yet a balm? It didn’t make sense to me.

However, having them now in my grasp I can say they aren’t totally matte. They give off a velvety finish so although the appearance is matte they don’t dry out your lips like a regular matte lipstick would as they still have a balm like texture and feel - perfect for winter. These immensely pigmented balms also stain the lips so after the velvet texture has disappeared the colour is still there so, when you’re wearing a bold colour you don’t have to worry about it wearing off too much. 

I picked up the shades ‘showy’ and ‘striking’ - the former being a summery blue toned pink shade and the latter being a warm toned red which is great if you love red lipstick but hate all the faff that goes with it, like me, as you can just throw it on without having to think too much about it.

Left to right: striking, showy

There’s definitely something for everyone in the range so whether you prefer more subtle, neutral lips or more vibrant, bold lips they’ll be something for you. However, the balms still have the peppermint scent the original just bitten kissable balms did, so if you weren’t a fan of that then be weary. These retail for £7.99 so they aren’t massively expensive either - Revlon is also currently on a 3 for 2 offer in Boots.

Have you tried the new Revlon formulas?

~ Jade xx

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