Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Revlon Colorburst Matte and Lacquer Balm | Review


Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in 245 Audacious and Lacquer Balm in 135 Provocateur 

Whoever decided that lip crayons would be a great idea, I bow down to you! Ever since these babies were first released, they have been my saving grace on my lazy make up days (and heaven knows how many of those I have). I find lip crayons to be so easy to use and much much easier to apply sans mirror versus regular lipstick. So when Revlon released their newest additions to lip crayon party, Lacquer and Matte Balms I was all over that. I bought these two in a Priceline 2 for 1 sale many many moons ago and I have been wearing them both regularly since. I've got to say, these balms really satisfy my obsession with coral and bright pinks! With so many variations of the shades it was so hard for me to just pick two to trial (I will definitely being go back for more though not that I technically need more but you know ...) 

Out of the two formulas I was most impressed with the matte balms mainly due to my internal and irrational fear of matte lipstick. Now don't get me wrong I love pretty much everything matte  - matte eyeshadow, matte foundation, all things that I adore. But matte lipstick? Honestly that scares me just a tad. But these Revlon Matte Balms, ahhh-mazing! They applied really well and didn't dry out my lips at all. I think they are also just a bit moisturising that I almost forgot that I was actually wearing matte lipstick (thumbs up from me). The colour pay off is great and they last a really long time, and even when they start to wear off they leave a stain just like the original Colourburst balms.

The Lacquer balms on the other hand I find to be very similar to the original, though slightly more moisturising and glossier. Both the matte and lacquer balms have the same peppermint scent as the originals, though I find the new formulas to have a better colour pay off. Overall, I am thoroughly impressed with these balms and I'm seriously itching to purchase some more.

What formula do you like best from the new Revlon Colourburst balms?

Chantalle x

13 comments:

  1. These are great. I love them! :)

    www.ellenwarnerxo.blogspot.co.uk xo

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    1. I feel like I need to purchase some more of these hehe

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  2. Beautiful blog, and gorgeous pictures! I have been wanting to try the Revlon Balms for agessss now, but after seeing so many positive reviews, I must pick one up!

    Emily // ahemitsemme.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much! Definitely need to get one (or two ...)
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  3. You were my 70th Bloglovin' follower, thank you so much! Adore your pictures and colour scheme. It's gorgeous. Can't wait for your next post already :)

    JasmineMcRae | UK Beauty & Fashion Blog

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  4. I havn't tried either of the new formulas yet since I'm still so obsessed with the original ones. Do you think it's worth purchasing these ones as well? :)

    Deb | Debra Bros Blog

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    1. I definitely think it's worth a try, especially the matte ones. The lacquer balms are pretty similar to the originals though slightly glossier so you could probably skip them. x

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  5. I'm really umming and ahhhing about these! On one hand I feel like I already own similar lip shades in my collection but I love how crayons are more reapplication-friendly in public :/ *sigh* first world problems of a beauty blogger haha

    ♥ M&L twoplicates

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    1. I feel you, I own too many coral reds in my collection to count but these are so much easier to use and re-apply on the go! What a sad life we live ahaha ;)
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  6. You take such gorgeous photos and I've just followed you :) I always stayed away from matte lipsticks too as I have such dry and flaky lips- I was afraid that they'll be accentuated. I also found that these matte balms weren't too drying which is a huge plus! The shades you got are gorgeous, I've been eyeing out for the shade Elusive. It's great when they have buy 1 get 1 free offers or 50% off, the best time to purchase these ;)

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    1. Thank you so much! Girl, I feel your pain but the balms are pretty great! x

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  7. I still haven't bought these but I'm thinking that I'm about to break and get the matte balm in Elusive as I'm on a matte kick lately. xxx


    Daphne | subgenre of a dream | bloglovin

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