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Monday, 12 May 2014

Revlon Colorburst Matte and Lacquer Balm Collection | Review and Swatches

 There was a massive hype surrounding the Revlon Colorburst Lacquer and Matte Balms a few months ago when they were released in January and I couldn't resist picking a few of them up especially when there was a Boots 3 for 2 offer on at the time. How am I supposed to resist? Although the hype surrounding them has started to die down a little I am still very much in love with them all.

I have 2 of the Lacquer Balms in Demure and Coquette and they are just perfect for a subtle hint of colour to the lips. The shade Demure translates as a beautiful light pink nude shade onto the lips and would suit any skin tone and the shade Coquette is a beautiful mid toned pink which looks almost barbie like.
Revlon Colorburst Matte and Lacquer Balms
Revlon Colorburst Matte and Lacquer Balms
I also have the Matte Balms in the shades Mischievous, Elusive, Unapologetic and Showy. Mischievous is a beautiful orange shade which is quite light in colour, not too bright and it didn't wash my pale skin out which is always a good thing. Elusive is a nude pink shade which looks great when paired with a smokey eye, it's so wearable and I imagine it would suit all skin types as it's so easy to pull off. My favourite of them all is Unapologetic, it's a gorgeous coral-pink which is bright and out there but in a great way. It's the perfect, bright summer shade and it makes my teeth appear whiter which I have to say I adore. Last but not least is Showy, it's an almost Barbie pink, it's not too bright but not too dark, it's just in between which I love.

The Revlon Colorburst Lacquer and Matte Balms come in plastic twist up crayon type packaging which I find absolutely lovely. No sharpener required here ladies!

One thing that I absolutely love about the Matte Balms are that although they are deemed to be a matte finish they are actually super moisturising too. Exactly like the lacquer balms but the pigmentation is of a higher quality. They glide onto the lips with ease without any dragging on the lips, leaving an almost velvety but matte feeling. They are not too drying on my lips and leave a stain on the lips after at least 2-3 hours of wear, maybe less.

The Lacquer Balms are sheer with high shine and a pop of colour, not as pigmented as the matte balms but they are of a fab calibre. They are so hydrating on the lips which is of no surprise to me as they are infused with a triple butter complex of shea, coconut and mango butter(as are the matte balms). After about 2-3 hours of wear they leave a subtle stain on the lips. They also have hints of glitter which give that high shine effect and makes my lips appear glossy once applied onto the lips.
Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm Swatches
Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm Swatches
Both of the lacquer and matte balms have the most beautiful scent, they smell like peppermint which I surprisingly don't find offputting at all. I actually quite like the smell. Overall, I am besotted with these balms! They are super hydrating, not too drying on the lips and the shade range is incredible. There is something for everyone.

You can purchase both the Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms and Lacquer Balms for £7.99 from Feel Unique but you can also find them in your local Superdrug or Boots.

Have you tried the Revlon Colorburst Matte or Lacquer Balms?
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