Last week was a busy one for me and although I picked up one of Revlon Colourburst Matte Balms, this is the first opportunity that I’ve had to review it. I’m like a child at Christmas when I buy a new make-up item and resisting the urge to try it was incredibly difficult, made even harder by the sheer number of excited reviews that were flying around the blog-sphere. Yet I managed to remain patient and like a good beauty blogger, I waited to do it all in one.
As you should know by now, I love the lip crayon trend, they tend to be super mosturising and incredibly easy to apply evenly, something that my clumsy hands often fail at when using a normal lipstick bullet. As a fan of the original Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains, I was really excited to pick one of these up but I must admit I was immediately disappointed in the choice of shades available. As a result, to the annoyance of my friends, it took me a while to pick one. It wasn’t that the options were awful, they were rather pretty, but none of them really caught my eye. I guess its a “beauty blogger problem” because I already have pretty much every colour from every version of the lip crayon, and none of the colours seemed fresh or different.
After much deliberation I decided on the shade “striking”, a beautiful matte red, choosing this one because it seemed like the perfect “day” red. The colours not too bright or bold, but has enough colour to create a statement lip and as soon as I tried it on my lips I was smitten. While it is definitely true to colour, it requires a few swipes to really get its full effect (the above picture took three) but I must confess that I prefer build-able lip products anyway. For me they just work better, because you can slowly build it to ensure that you get the exact shade that you are looking for. As the name suggests it dries perfectly mattte, without looking dry. The packaging is beautiful and I must admit that it would have caught my eye, had it not been what I had gone in there for, because it looks classic and sleek, while maintaining the lip crayon style.
As with most of the lip crayons, this beauty is really easy to use and I find that they are far more precise. Now this might sound silly, and I might be wrong, but I seem to be able to taste/smell a mint-like scent to these. One of the reasons I love the Rimmel Colour Rush Balms (probably my favourite of the lip crayons) is because they have a beautiful vanilla scent reminiscent of a beautiful nourishing lip balm, so i quite like that this has a scent too. Unfortunately these are nowhere near as nourishing as the Rimmel versions, but at the same time they don’t dry your lips out either.
One thing that really surprised me, and probably the one thing that really wowed me about these beauties, is the lasting power. At a guess they must last about 3 hours before requiring top up, something that I find really hard to find. As someone that works in an office, I always look for a product that packs a punch but also has lasting power and for me, these hit the ball out of the park.
Another great product drop on the lips front, and one defiantly worth trying. I just hope that Revlon bring out some exciting shades in the future!
Where there any colours in the range that you would recommended?