I recently realised that I was constantly reaching for my Revlon Matte Balms, although I only own two colours. The collection consists of 10 different colours ranging from nudes,pinks, and berry tones. I picked up the shade ‘Sultry’, a deep mauve-berry tone and 'Shameless’, a bold purple shade slightly darker in comparison to MAC’s Heroine.
The product is opaque and very pigmented with a velvety matte finish. It glides on very smoothly and leaves a weightless feel on the lips. I personally tend to blot my lips after applying the balm in order to minimise transfer and boost the longevity of the product although as the product wears off, it leaves a beautiful blush stain on your lips. The formula of the balm is lightweight and non-sticky which results in a smooth application (almost like butter!) and pigmente colours that do not bleed or move around. Unfortunately, the product is packaged in a chunky retractable crayon-like pencil of which I find quickly ruins the precision of the tip after several applications. Thus in order to attain the crisp lines around your lips, it is best to use the balm in collaberation with a concealer, and either an invisible lip pencil or one that matches the colour of the balm. As for the colour 'Sultry", I personally tend to use the Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Pencil in 'East End Snob’ along with a concealer that matches my skin tone (Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 'Cafe’). I also find that the balm tends to cling to dry and chapped lips which accentuates those nasty dry flakes therefore I recommend prepping your lips prior to applying the balm with a good lip exfoliant and a moisturing lip balm allowing for a smoother and more moisturised application with a side of a minty feel and scent.
Ultimately, from my experiences I have come to the conclusion that the balm works best on lips that have been exfoliated and moisturised along with the balm being applied in conjunction with a lip pencil and concealer if a crisp line is the desired finish. Blotting the lips with a tissue after applying the balm will also minimise transfer and increase the longevity of the product. The Revlon Matte Balms can be found at Priceline, Target and selected chemists Australia-wide, the product also retails for $17.95 AUD (which I find pretty expensive for a drug store balm) but they are often on sale for 30% off the original retail price. The Matte Balms aren’t the only ones in the Revlon Colourburst Crayon Collection, there are different categories within the collection suited to a variety of finishes such as sheer and glossy finishes so if the matte finish isn’t your style, there is still plenty to choose from.
There you go, my first review! I hope it is informative enough for you to decide if you’d wish to purchase the product (or not!). Please feel free to share your thoughts and experiences with the product or just leave a comment with your feedback or just to say hi! I’d love to hear from you guys, and also don’t forget to keep an eye on my Youtube channel for new videos!
What is your favourite colour from the Revlon Colourburst Crayon Collection?