There has been a lot of talk about the release of the Revlon ColorBurst Matte & Lacquer Balms over the past couple of weeks & with Revlon being one of my favourite makeup brands I was really intrigued by these lip products. The two formulas available, Matte & Lacquer come in 10 different shades ranging from nude & orange tones to reds & even purple!
I opted for a Matte Balm as I only have a few Matte lipsticks in my collection & I like the lasting power Matte products tend to have. Revlon claim that the Matte Balms have a velvety matte finish. The balms are infused with Shea, Mango & Coconut butter meaning the matte effect shouldn't dry your lips out too much, infact these balms are formulated to actually work as a moisturiser. They also have a very light peppermint fragrance, it's subtle but enough to get a little hint of it.
I chose the shade 'Elusive' a light pink with blue tones, it's a neutral kinda shade but has a good hint of pink without being overpowering, does that make sense!? I have countless red & berry shade lip products so I've been trying out different colours that are more out of my comfort zone. It might seem silly as I'm comfortable to wear bright reds but not pinks, however I never thought pink lipstick suited me until recently so I'm still getting used to it! I was really surprised at just how easy the product glides on, it's almost as if it's a creamy lipstick, it doesn't feel like a matte at all & the product feels velvety on my lips. The chubby crayon packaging is a winner with me too, each crayon reflects the shade of the product & also helps reduce wastage as there is no need to sharpen thanks to the retractable twisting. Elusive a perfect pink shade to wear everyday, I'll be wearing it most days for work but it's also one of those colours thats great if you're wearing heavy eye makeup & want a bit of colour on your lips without looking to OTT!
Whilst Boots have their famous 3 for 2 offer on across all beauty products I'm going to pick up a couple more of these. The balms provide the benefit of a matte product with their lasting power & opaque coverage but they act like a lacquer with the velvet finish & moisturising properties.
Have you picked up any of the Revlon ColorBurst Balms?