Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Revlon ColourBurst Matte Balm

When it comes to lip products we are certainly spoiled for choice. Not only can we have almost any format we want - lipstick, gloss, balm or stain but now we can also choose between different effects. My favorite format is the humble lip crayon, and it has been ever since my passion was ignited by the Bourjois Lip Crayons and since then I have tested my way through most of the high street options and colors, and most of them are of really good quality. The most recent and talked about addition to the chubby family is the balms from Revlon - available both in a high shine Lacquer effect and a Matte finish, and today we'll look at two gorgeous pink shades of the Revlon ColourBurst Matte Balm (£7.99); Elusive and Sultry.

The are so many reasons why I love lip chubbies so much, and I was very curious to see if these Matte Balms would be different from the others that I have tried. First of all the format of the Revlon Balms is identical to most lip crayons, i.e.it's a straight forward, handy twist up chubby and I really like how the different colors of the matte packaging reflects each shade perfectly. The ColourBurst Matte Balm contains Shea, Mango and Coconut Butter that keeps your lips smooth and nourished throughout the day and it also makes the texture of the crayon gorgeously soft, creamy and easy to apply with minimum pressure needed. For some reason I hadn't expected the Matte Balms to have the same lovely moisturising feel as high shine chubbies, but the formula feels so lovely and light to wear.
From top to bottom:
205 Elusive
225 Sultry 

The pigmentation is great, and a quick coat of the balm gives a beautiful, even and non-sticky matte finish. Even though the balm wears quite well and you should be able to have a Starbucks or two without getting strange patches on your lips where the color's worn off, it's not very long lasting and I found that I had to re-apply the color after about 2 hrs and I usually get much longer wear out of other lip crayons. The Matte Balms come in 10 different shades, and since I'm going all out with pastel shades this season, I wanted to try some pink shades. The first one I got is Elusive, a very pretty light rose pink, perfect for a girly soft look or to contrast a heavy smokey eye. The other one is Sultry, a more sophisticated and elegant dusky tea rose pink shade, a classic "grown up" pink.

I've really enjoyed wearing these Matte Balms; I absolutely love the creamy delicate moisturising texture, and although it's not as long lasting as other lip chubbies, the amazing elegant matte finish makes up for that little shortcoming in spades. I know that glossy lips are on trend this season, but I'm so glad that Revlon brought out these Matte Balms and I've already decided which shades to get next - Mischievous and Audacious. This could be the start of a beautiful matte friendship! 

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    1. They are both lovely and I'm so glad that they have a matte finish to mix things up a little :o). Xx

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  2. Har velat testa dessa så länge jag kan minnas! :) Riktigt fina med den matta finishen!

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    1. Eller hur - det är lite ovanligt och blev så glad att de inte torkar ut läpparna heller :o). Xx

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  3. Gorgeous shades! I have a bright red one and adore it.

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    1. Oh I can imagine it's a stunning look :o). Xx

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  4. Elusive looks absolutely gorgeous. I don't know why but I'm not big on lipsticks, stains, glosses, ... I usually stick to my clear lip balm but I always love colored lips on other people though. Such a weirdo lol

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    1. It's something I've started with the last few years and now it's just snowballed! :o). Xx

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  5. Gorgeous colours and what an amazing pigmentation!

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    1. It's very intense and the color fades well too :o). Xx

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  6. nice colors!

    SORTEO: GAFAS STELLA MCCARTNEY
    http://blondieanchors.com/

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    1. Revlon has quite a nice selection, and fingers crossed there will be more shades in the future too :o). xx

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    1. I love the velvet look and the creamy texture - it's wonderful :o). Xx

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  8. Have you tried any of the lacquer balms?! I looove them! Great post :)
    Bea x
    Bea's Beauty Blog

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    1. Hiya Bea - not yet, I have a lovely intense fuchsia waiting for me though. They seem lovely too :o). Xx

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  9. Elusive is on my to-buy list... it looks so pretty. I love your photo with the eggs xx

    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. Thank you so much, I just needed an excuse to get some Easter eggs early :o). Xx

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  10. Humble lip chubbies! So cute. I have a few of these and I absolutely love them! The pointed tip makes lining the lips a breeze. I have to agree, chubbies are becoming my favorite lip product, too! PS: Love the Easter candies in the background! :)

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    1. That's so lovely of you - thank you very much :o). Xx

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    1. They are so lovely to wear and I'm now really excited to try the lacquers too :o). Xx

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  12. Lovely colours! Both of them xx
    Tatyana
    www.secretlittlestars.com

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    1. It's a very pretty girly and genuinely pink shade :o). Xx

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  14. I LOVE these balms Charlotte!!! I already have 4 and want more! ;)

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

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    1. Oh my goodness, they must be great then - I'll have to catch up :o). Xx

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  15. Something about matte lip products makes me a little bit nervous but I wonder if they're something I'll eventually try and wonder why I waited so long. Love how pigmented they look!

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    1. I felt the same, and was worried about them dehydrating and fading in a funny way, but I absolutely love these :o). Xx

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  16. I loved the regular ones but I wasn't very intrigued by the colors in the matte line, which is a little disappointing since i love matte lipsticks! I might get the deep purple for a fun option!
    xo
    The Beauty Break // http://beautytimebreak.blogspot.com

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    1. Hopefully they'll release more colors as well at some point :o). Xx

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  17. These look SO nice Charlotte. They're not on sale in Dubai yet so will have to wait til I come home

    Stacey Expat Make-Up Addict xx

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    1. It's a beautiful velvet effect - fingers crossed you can get hold of them soon :o). Xx

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  18. I really want to try these matte balms ... loved the review dear <3 <3
    http://beautyndbest.com/

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    1. They're gorgeous and so lovely and creamy to wear - thank you so much :o). Xx

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  19. These colours look so pretty! I love lip crayons too, they are so nice to apply.
    Have a nice week!

    Sofie x
    Little green Sofie

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    1. I completely agree with you and just can't get enough of them :o). Xx

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  20. I have these two shades and they are so wearable, I just love them! Mischievious is another I have and I can't wait to get more use out of it this spring because it is such a fun shade.

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    1. Mischievous looks amazing - like you say, perfect for warmer weather :o). Xx

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  21. I picked up a couple but yet to have a play, I really want Elusive now :) xx
    http://insaneaboutmakeup.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. really great colors!
    very nice blog by the way :)

    kisses from Russia,
    Juliet
    RUSSIAN DOLL

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    1. Thank you so much Juliet, that's really lovely of you :o). Xx

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  23. Love the ones you choose, every time I am looking at them I can not decide which one I should get for myself. The all look so good!

    http://allaboutevesbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Have to absolutely try them , thanks fir the lovely review hun!!

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    2. I must admit it took me a while to decide and in the end I couldn't so I got both.... ooops :o). Xx

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  24. I love this formula! Elusive looks like a great shade :)

    BeyondBlush

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    1. It's very pretty and subtle, I especially like it with a smokey eye :o). Xx

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  25. I still need to try these out! I will definitely pick some up when my spending ban ends x

    daisy-drops

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    1. Oh, you're so good - I hope you haven't got long to go :o). Xx

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  26. I swatched these in Boots and I fell in love, will definitely be going back to buy one or two (maybe all of them) x

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    1. I like the way you think - I might do the same :o). Xx

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  27. Sultry is like, the shade I've been looking for FOREVER haha. Thank you for this!

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    Lela

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    1. I'm glad you like it, it's a beautiful classic dusky pink :o). Xx

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  28. I love it my dear!!!!

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  29. I love it my dear!!!!

    www.borsadimarypoppins.com

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  30. I love the Matte Balms too! I've got Sultry too and love it, can't wait to try more shades.

    Hannah x
    http://b-l-a-b.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I'm so impressed with the pigmentation, and I want to buy more... NOW :o). Xx

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  31. Gorgeous shades! Can't wait to try these! xo's

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  32. These are definitely on my to-buy list. Love the look of Elusive xx

    Abby | http://teenagelovesxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Oh, it's a gorgeous girly pink - perfect with the pastel trend :o). Xx

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  33. I'm keen to try these out. Love the colours x

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    1. There's 10 shades in total to choose from and I hope you'll find that you love :o). Xx

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  34. I keep seeing these crop up everywhere and I'm very eager to give them ago. I love the matte/even coverage they give in your swatches! It's a pity they don't stay on for longer though.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. That's the only thing that could be a bit better, but otherwise they're wonderful :o). Xx

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  35. I've just bought my first Revlon colourburst balm (the matte one) and can't believe how hydrating and lovely they are. I was expecting the matte version to be drying on my lips, but it was hydrating and the colour lasted a lot longer than I expected.

    Laura x | Life and Lipstick

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    1. I thought exactly the same thing, but I was amazed at how lovely it is :o). Xx

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  36. I've been wanting to try the matte balms but I'm so worried they'll make my dry lips more noticeably dry! x

    Pillar-box Post

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    1. I know what you mean, but they are actually really creamy and feel very moisturising when you wear them :o). Xx

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  37. I have been using the Clinque chubby stick for a couple of years now but don't find the colour as long lasting as I'd like. What do you recommend for longevity from the ones you've tested?
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    1. The most long lasting ones for me is the Bourjois range - they last for hrs and they wear really well too, with just some basic of the lips :o). Xx

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  38. Love the matte look of these! Glad to hear that they can last through some Starbucks ;)
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  39. I really want to try this product, hv been eyeing this for months! do u think it would make lips dry or hydrating?

    nice review btw!

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    1. Thank you so much Imelda . I find that they are hydrating and lovely on the lips :o). Xx

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  40. Well as you know from my lips post last week I'm loving Elusive! I do love a 'chubby stick' lip product, they seem easier than lipsticks for some reason.

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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  41. Great review! I really want to try them as soon as they come out in Japan!!

    I just did my new wearable dusty smokey eyes tutorial on my blog and it would mean the world to me if you could check it out and please let me know what you think <3
    Here is the link to the post :)
    http://mayumi1992.blogspot.jp/2014/03/wearable-dusty-smokey-eyes-using.html

    Much love,
    Mayumi

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    1. Thanks a million, fingers crossed they will be available soon :o). Xx

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  42. Great review! Glad you're loving these- they've been among my favourites as well! Unapologetic and Standout are my faves :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. Unapologetic looks like such a fab color :o) Xx

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  43. I'm currently usning the Revelon Lip stain which is about to run out. I found it didn't have enough moisture in it for me so will be having a look at this one.

    xoxo
    Ivy
    Fashion: http://www.purrpleivy.com/
    Health and Fitness: http://purrple-ivy-fitness.tumblr.com/

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    1. I haven't tried them yet, but it's quite important to me that a lip product is lovely and creamy :o). Xx

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  44. I actually skimmed through this a few days ago, and remembered this post today when I was looking at the matte balms display! Elusive was out of stock, but I neeeed that shade! Thanks for this review! :)

    Vanessa | Citron and Guavaberry ʘ‿ʘ

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  45. I got so excited when I saw these in the chemist in my town! Can't wait to get one, formula is amazing!
    http://lipstickandlightening.blogspot.ie/

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  46. They look really good, actually the finish is amazing! :)

    Love,
    Julie

    http://ohsojulie.blogspot.de

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  47. they're so pretty! I may need to purchase some :)

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