Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm Review + Swatches

Here's a review on Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms in Audacious, Striking, and Shameless.

Price: P575.00
Bought From: Free
Other Locations: Available in all leading drugstores and department stores


Last Thursday, I was invited by Revlon Philippines to the Blogger Sneak Peek of the new Colorburst Matte and Lacquer Balm lines. Sadly, I was unavailable, but I was sooo anticipating the reveal of these babies that I had to put some things aside just to attend the quaint Blogger gathering. Oh, the things I do for the love of makeup!

We were finally given a go signal to reveal these lovelies so Hallelujah! The best- selling Just Bitten Lip Stain finally has a new sister, Colorburst Matte Balm. I couldn't wait to get my hands on these babies because for one, I love matte lipstick and Just Bitten Lip Stain is one of my fave lippies. The Lacquer Balm, I shall muse about in a separate review.


FYI, the new lip crayon lines of Revlon are finally called Colorburst and Just Bitten Lip Stain will follow suit very soon-still the same formula, but all- new name.

Colorburst Matte contains a triple complex of Mango, Shea, and Coconut Butter to soothe and moisturize lips during wear. It comes in ten bold, daring, and fun shades.

Packaging is the same as Just Bitten Lip Stain, but the finish is matte to complement the product. These babies look so luxe!

More about this tolerable matte lipstick and swatches after the jump!



Audacious is a warm orange shade with a hint of coral.

Audacious is a lovely, summery shade and it suits dark skin tones very well. It's a great orange shade that doesn't look to loud nor too old, but still gives your skin a nice pop of color. Oh, this shade looks great on royal blue outfits too. :)


Striking is a pink-red shade with a rosy undertone.

Striking is such a prettifying shade and to some extent, it's an MLBB shade. On darker skin tones, it looks warmer while on fairer skin tones, it fares more red. This shade has an elegant feel to it and methinks it's a safe red that you can wear to the office.


Shameless is a medium- toned purple.

Hello MAC Heroine dupe! I've been anticipating the arrival of Heroine for quite a while now, but I may be putting my purchase on hold because I have Shameless! Shameless is a very unique color and it looks great on both fair and dark skin tones. It's a great shade to wear if you wanna sport the vampy look, but still manage to look pretty and fun.

These balms have a soft finish and coverage is medium to heavy. I noticed that on lighter colors, payoff has a tendency to look a bit streaky while the darker ones are opaque in one stroke. It has a light peppermint taste just like Just Bitten Lip Stains. Finish has this sheen in the beginning, but dries off to a velvety finish after a few minutes. It has a tendency to feel heavy on the lips though, so don't apply a lot unless you can tolerate it. I have no problems with it as long as I scrub my lips and prep it with lip balm before usage. If your lips are very dry or prone to dryness and flaking during the day, remember to exfoliate your lips or apply a sheer layer of matte lip balm underneath as it can highlight dry areas, albeit it doesn't worsen these problems. Staying power is very good as it can last a meal with very minimal fading, but I'd still suggest you retouch it for decent- looking coverage. My lips don't go dry with it and it is quite easy to remove too-formula is very similar to Illamasqua's non- drying matte lippies. I love!

TIP: To avoid a streaky payoff with the lighter colors, rub your lips together or even out the product with a lip brush or clean finger right before it settles into a matte finish.

Colorburst Matte Balms are one of the most tolerable matte lip products I've tried so far next to Illamasqua Matte Lipstick and Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lipstick. Aside from being a lipstick, it doubles as a lip liner too and that's what makes it a good buy!


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20 Lovely Thoughts

  1. I have Standout and I love it! I want to go buy more shades, that Shameless one looks really interesting.

  2. I've been waiting for the reviews of these. However, it looks somewhat drying on the lips ohh noo :(

    Do you have the shade in Mischievous? This is the shade I've been eyeing!^^

  3. I love matte lippies as well! It's so darn hard to find matte lippies that wouldn't leave my lips dry. Thank goodness for this. I think all shades suit you but Striking suits you the best!

  4. shameless! *.* you really have to be shameless to rock this for everyday... haha.. JK... :D i'm really loving the look of purple lipsticks these days... i just need more confidence and not be too conscious when people stare... haha...

  5. I like the striking but I gave mine as a gift to my sis, she actually lovin it. we both really love revlon's lip products.

  6. I'd like to try many lippies and other products on my list already because of your blog..hahaha and huhuhu for my wallet. :)))))

  7. Love the swatchfest. I can't believe we're getting these relatively on time! Do we have the lacquer finish balms too?

  8. All the shades looks good on you... I would like to get the stiking color... I think it will be good for everyday use. Thank you for the review.. :)

  9. I'm so happy drugstore brands are rolling out the more daring colors!

    BTW I was passively watching TV when I was like, "Is that beautyjunkee?" I sounded crazy ahaha

  10. Oemgeee. I backed off from blogging cause im veering away from beauty products since i started working out!!but oemgeee you lured me lol!!sold!will prolly buy 3!sana may sale

  11. Sold!!! Ive veered away feom blogging cayse i focused on fitness. But u got me!sold

  12. same pala tayo I have been waiting for the heroine, luckily I have the shameless and revlon berry haute lipstick so similar to the heroine. the 3 colorburst looks good on you!♥

  13. Finally got the chance to catch up on my readings...

    I've been waiting for this review. I think I'm a pass on this one. It doesn't seem pigmented enough for my preferences. Sayang! I want to get shameless because it's heroine's dupe nga daw. And Standout a dupe for russian red.

  14. The striking looks really great on you :)very beautiful ...

  15. Wowowow Shameless! Heroine dupe indeed! Although my guess is if you layer it over the Striking it'll look more like Rebel.

  16. Wowowow Shameless! Heroine dupe indeed! Although my guess is if you layer it over the Striking it'll look more like Rebel.

  17. Striking looks lovely but I want to try Unapologetic first. :)
    - Nikki P.

  18. Kat c: They do highlight dryness, but nope, they don't dry out my lips ate last on me. :)

    Joyce: Looks like it! :)

    Girlbehindglasses: Cool choice! :D

    Lei: Thanks and welcome to my blog! :)

    Rae: The thing is, there are some shades in this range that seem to be more pigmented than the others, like Striking. :)

    MizEloise: Well hello there! Haha. :) Let me know what you got! :)

    Febmin: Thank you! :D

    Elgee: Hi and welcome to tbj! Thanks for visiting too! :D

    Tropic Thrill: Hi there! Yes, I was featured in TV Patrol. :D

    Tellie: Yes we do! Blogging about them by next, next week. :)

    Lei: I love Revlon too! :D

    Roxanne: LOL!

    Cat: IKR? But Shameless is so pretty, that I always wear it even if the occasion doesn't call for it haha!

    Nix: Thanks dear! hope this line suits you! :D

  19. Revlon is soooo overpriced in the Philippines :(

  20. I just bought revlon matte balm in standout(250)... and it's really pigmented!!! super nice color payoff. :D


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