Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm/Lacquer Balm + Swatches

Revlon ColorBurst Balm

Okay so I may have caved in and bought some Revlon Colorburst balms! BUT in my justification I NEEDED them in my life and they were 3 for 2 in Boots, so I could hardly resist now could I? Besides it would have been rude not to! Choosing just three was the harder task, not only do you have to choose from 20 shades but then you have to decide whether to go for matt or lacquer! Too many choices! Poor boyfriend stood in Boots waiting for me to stop being so fussy and indecisive with my make up choices...

Revlon ColorBurst BalmRevlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balm

After filling the back of my hands with God knows how many swatches, I finally decided that unapologeticDemure and vivacious would be the Revlon balms for me (well as start of my collection anyway!)

The balms come in a big chunky pen style packaging, which features a screw up bottom - so no need to sharpen.

All of the balms boast a triple butter complex - shea, mango and coconut butter. Meaning unlike some stains/balms they are moisturising and I haven't found them drying at all - not even the matt ones. The  formulation is super creamy but still feels light on the lips. Colour pay off is great considering how light these feel on the lips, these bad boys are super pigmented and wear off well into a nice stain - rather than settling into the lines in your lips. They also smell minty, which isn't too overpowering - I like it.

Unapologetic Matte Balm
Unapologetic was the only Matt balm I went for in the end, it's a gorgeous bright redish pink shade that will be perfect for summer! It not 100% matt as some lipsticks can be, but I think it's due to the moisturising ingredients in it- so it's not a bad thing. The formula of the matt balms are slightly different to the lacquers and I'd recommend exfoliating your lips for a perfect finished look, as it will stick to dry skin more and look patchy. This also fades to a nice stain and lasts on your lips for hours.

Demure Lacquer Balm
Demure is a nude/light pink colour with a subtle shimmer/sparkle (not in a bad look at my lips they're so sparkly kind of way) The lacquers have a high shine glossy finish without the stickiness of a gloss.

Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balm Demure
Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balm Demure

Vivacious Lacquer Balm
Vivacious is a dark pinky red shade which looks lovely on!

Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balm Vivacious
Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balm Vivacious Swatch

Revlon ColorBurst Balm swatch
L-R Unapologetic, Demure, Vivacious

Overall I love the Revlon Colorburst Balms, they are creamy, non drying and very pigmented! Only problem is I want more now!

Have you bought any yet? Let me know what you think


  1. 120 Vivacious looks stunning, especially on you! Love it!
    Great post! :D
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    1. Aww thank you :). I've resisted buying even more of these balms! So many to chose from!

  2. I love the Revlon matte balms! I definitely need to try some of the lacquer balms!

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    1. The lacquers are lovely too! deffo give them a try!