Revlon ColorBurst Matte/Lacquer Balms, £7.99 each - Boots
These lipsticks were greatly anticipated in the UK, for me anyways, after their release was a hit in the US. When I saw Nicole Guerrero swatching and reviewing them they looks so pigmented and easy to use that I just couldn't resist picking them up at the end of January especially since Boots was doing a 3 for 2 offer at the time! The colours I picked in were: Showy (matte), Elusive (matte) and Provocateur (Lacque.)
I've had these for about 2/3 weeks now so definitely think I've had enough time to trial them for a full review, so lets get started!
The balms are a whole are very pigmented and moisturising. They are in pencil form and come with mechanical casing so you can twist the product up to reveal more product. Since they're in pencil shape, you don't really need to use a lip liner with them as they work as a two in one which I thought was super handy! The product itself is really creamy and glides on the lips like butter. They also smell like peppermint! Yummmmm.
The matte balms leave a matte, velvet like finish on the lips and provide no shine for a sleek and classic lip colour. The lacquer balms however provide a bit of shine to you lips and act as a colour & gloss in one. Even though they are matte, the balms are not drying on the lips but you will need a good lip exfoliating session before you use them as with any matte lipstick, they tend to emphasise dry patches!
The staying time of the products is around 3/4 hours which isn't bad for what they are but I can't complain as that does include through eating and drinking. Without eating and drinking I'd say you'd get max 5 hours wear, with the odd reapplication to the inner lips.
Overall I really love this product so well done Revlon! You didn't let me down this time!
What do you think of the Matte and Lacquer Balms from Revlon?? Let me know!
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