Saturday, 22 February 2014

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Audacious



Whilst browsing the aisles of Boots last week, I spotted a 3 for 2 deal on Revlon.  Having seen the gorgeous Lily Melrose modelling these ColorBurst Matte Balms on her blog, I knew they'd make up one of my three. A couple of swatches later (of what they actually had in stock) and I had chosen Audacious, a gorgeous bright coral. These balms were pretty much love at first swatch for me, as I just loved the creamy texture, but to be on the safe side I only got one. My lips can get dry, so I am wary of matte products. I needn't have worried. 

This formula is really soft, and the balm texture means it really doesn't dry out the lips at all. This is really rare for me, as usually a matte product would require lots of lip balm to compensate. Instead, it feels lovely and soft on the lips, and has a very subtle minty smell, which I actually quite like. The colour also lasts fairly nicely, for a good couple of hours. I was hoping it would fade evenly to a stain, but it doesn't really, although I don't much mind as I find crayon-style products easy to apply when I'm out and about. 

Despite the bright shade, I find this really wearable for day-to-day use, and have received lots of compliments on it. I think coral is really flattering for most skintones, so I would definitely recommend checking it out next time you are near a Revlon stand. I also want to point out how much I love the packaging - these look so pretty, and bright, and I love that the colour of the tube is the same as the colour of the crayon inside. If you had a few of these, this feature would make it so much easier to find the shade you were looking for!


This leans very slightly pinker on my lips!
I wish I had grabbed a few more of these, and already have my eye on Elusive and Sultry. Have you tried any of the Colorburst Matte Balms?

Available from Boots (£7.99).

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    1. I love it, it's bright but not garish. x

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  2. What an amazing color - so vibrant and energetic :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

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    1. I love how it is bold and matte, but still totally wearable for everyday! x

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  3. I haven't tried these yet, but so tempted. I love see the swatches and posts on peoples blogs as they always look so pretty.
    Laura x | Life and Lipstick

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    1. Thanks Laura! They are great, I am having to resist buying a few more. They feel so much nicer on than any other matte I have used! x

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  4. Love the look of this - I have their Kissable Balm Stain in Rendezvous, very similar colour just not matte, and it's one of my favourite lip products (: really like the minty smell they have too!

    www.madeleineslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's nice and subtle, just the way I like it. I find heavily scented products a bit too much for me a lot of the time, and I like that this is minty, not sweet or fruity. x

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  5. I've never tried these but I really want to! This shade is so pretty xxx

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    1. They are everywhere at the minute! I would definitely recommend having a look in Boots (3 for 2!) because there's loads of nice shades. I do love this one, it's quite bright for everyday (for me anyway) but somehow I don't feel OTT in it. x

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  6. I've been reading a lot about the matt colour balms, lots of bloggers seem to have gotten their mitts on them...clearly I'm a little late here. The colour looks a little scary in the tube but the swatch looks much more delicate.

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    1. It isn't as scary as it look! Don't get me wrong, it is bright, but it's not totally orange, more of a coral. x

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  7. I LOVE this shade, I went a bit crazy with these balms (I have like 6) - eeeep.

    Georgina at itotallypaused.com

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