Lip products are my Achilles’ heel. I own more lip products than any other beauty item by a long way. I like how easily you can change your face, complexion and look by simply applying lipstick in different colours dependent on mood. Another thing I like about lip products is that price doesn’t really predict quality. Of course, buying an expensive lipstick like Guerlain or Tom Ford will always feel like a treat. The main difference between high and low end products, I find, is the packaging and the name you’re buying into. But formula varies greatly, I’ve tried some budget products that have been amazing and some high-end products that have been less so. I think this crosses over to other beauty products too but I find it more applicable to lips.
Anyway, I’ll get to my point: Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms are rather very good. They retail for around £8 and are currently on offer for 3 for 2 at Boots. One of the main reasons I love Revlon Matte Balms is because the formula is just so damn nice. It’s matte yet nourishing, it has a low-key mint scent which disappears quite quickly so don’t let that put you off if you’re not too keen on mint. The pigmentation is brilliant too- one application gives you full opacity. The chubby crayon (similar to Clinique’s but I prefer Revlon shhh) is retractable and doesn’t need sharpening. The outside of the packaging also denotes the colour inside which is really handy and reduces faffing about. Revlon Matte Balms are just really practical, easy and fun lip products to use regardless of price.
I picked up the three shades I have on a 3 for 2 offer from Boots. They are Unapologetic, Sultry, and Standout. I’ll start with my least favourite of these, Unapologetic. This is simply because the colour doesn’t suit me.The other 2 colours are repurchases so I took a gamble while buying online. Unapologetic is not the colour for me, which is odd because on paper it sounds perfect but this fuchsia pink just doesn’t go with my colouring. But don’t let that put you off, it’s received great reviews elsewhere online, it’s just not for me.
Moving onto my favourites. I’ll start with Revlon Colorburst Matt Balm in Sultry (which I believe is a dupe for MAC Twig, I don’t have that lipstick though). OMG I LOVE this colour, it is the perfect mid-toned mauve rose and I basically think everyone should have this. It applies nicely even when the bullet is worn down, it wears well throughout the day and moisturises pleasantly. Out of all my lip products this is one of the most repurchased. Sultry is just a brilliant shade for me and I absolutely love the formula.
My other favourite is Standout, a stunning red with cool undertones. One application gives a full red while two deepens the shade (on my pale skin). Again the formula is amazing- a rich, buttery matte that feels soft on the lips with a very good wear time. They’re not as long wearing as say the new Bourjois Velvet Lipsticks but you’d have to go some to beat Bourjois. Those babies don’t move for no-one.
If all that was TLDR (and I wouldn’t blame you) here’s the short version: the colour selection of Revlon Matte Balms is amazing with superb pigmentation and the formula is incredible for a “budget” brand. You should definitely have at least one of these lip products in your collection- I’ll definitely be adding more to mine.
Do you love Revlon Matte Balms as much as me?
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