Oh you fancy (but frugal), huh? – Revlon Colorburst Mate Balms

revlon colorburst matte lacquer balms

{Revlon Colorburst balms}

There comes a time in every beauty addict’s life when she meets a product that supersedes her expectations. I first spotted the incredibly vibrant, pink and matte shade, Unapologetic on Deanne from My Fash Avenue. Seriously the girl couldn’t have looked any more fly in this lippie. Naturally, a bold shade like that sparked my curiosity.

revlon colorburst balm swatch swatches

{Revlon Colorburst swatches}

 Just look at the pigment on these babies. I’m usually a matte lady but even the lacquers had me lusting for every shade. I’m finding that on the days I’m indecisive about which lippie to pick, I’ll reach for one of these. They just always get it right. Containing a triple butter complex of sheacoconut and mango butters you’ll never be left with cracked lips even with the matte formula.

For those of you (often like me) who need a little more luxury in their products – don’t stop reading just yet.

This product compares so closely to the Rouge Allure Velvet texture by Chanel. Say whaaat? True story. I know, I know. You just wish this was a sexy ‘Mercedes click’, black case as well.


{Matte – Audacious}

A warm coral that’ll see a lot of sun this season – It’s a ‘play-it-safe’, pretty shade that’ll look good on every skin tone.

revlon matte lip

{Matte – Standout}

Standout is a saucy little shade that appears to plump the lips up for a sexy, burgundy pout. I couldn’t help but wear it for an entire work week and that’s a lot for me…


{Matte – Mischievous}

This light lovely is wearing a little warm after swatching the other shades but you can still see the lighter, cooler hue of coral in it’s pigment. With my ‘pale’ skin I can get away with it now but it may look strange in the summer when I’m sporting a tan. Will keep you posted!



  1. April 20, 2014 / 9:16 am

    Love these balms, though I’ve leaned toward the darker shades as the lighter ones wash my olive skin out. I have about five of these now, lacquer and balm, and that on top of the Just Bitten Kissable Lip Stain something or the other. THEY LOOK SO CUTE EN MASSE, which is a problem for my wallet, haha. Oh, and Standout is sold out everywhere here, so I think I’m going to hurt people the moment I spot it on display.


  2. April 18, 2014 / 3:19 am

    Love these! The formula is so pigmented and comfortable to wear!
    I currently own Striking, Standout and Audacious, and I have a feeling I’ll be going back for more 🙂 So far Audacious is my favorite though.

  3. Megan Joy
    April 16, 2014 / 5:16 am

    I love these! I’ve been using them for months and haven’t found any balms that I like better 🙂

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