Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm - Showy

Revlon recently came out with a new line of matte and lacquer (shiny) balms that come in crayon-format. I was already a fan of their Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains, so I was curious about these two new formulas. Today I have Revlon's ColorBurst Matte Balm in Showy* ($9.95 CAD) to share with you! I don't generally reach for matte lip products, since I find that they can be very drying. However, I was very pleasantly surprised by this new formula!


"Velvety Matte Look. Moisture Rich Balm. A Matte finish that’s beyond plush. Balm that’s beyond comforting. Our Triple Butter Complex of Shea, Coconut and Mango butters nourishes lips. In 10 collectible, craveable colours." - Revlon

Revlon's ColorBurst Matte Balms come packaged in colour-coordinating tubes, which makes finding the right colour in your purse super easy! The product easily twists up and down, and the product comes with a slightly pointed tip. This formula has a very slight minty scent to it, which I find a lot less noticeable than the mintiness of Revlon's Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains. The shade Showy is a beautiful bright pink that will definitely get you noticed. Even though this shade is quite bright, I still felt comfortable wearing it, and I didn't think that it was too neon or over the top. To my surprise, my lips have actually been quite good this Winter, so I can't comment on how this shade looks on dry or cracked lips. 


Even though this product goes on matte, it has a great hydrating quality to it. I find that this lip stick moisturizes my lips for about 2 hours before I have to apply a balm, which is fairly typical for my lips. Even when the balm wears off, my lips aren't left feeling dry and thirsty. The colour itself lasts for a lot longer - about 6 hours. This product lightly stains my lips, and the colour does last throughout light eating and drinking. 


I think that the shade Showy is going to be the perfect colour this Spring and Summer! I normally don't go for super bright pinks like this one, but I find that the blue undertones in Showy worked really well on my pale skin. I'm really impressed with how Revlon managed to combine matte and moisture into one product, I'm definitely a fan! Have you tried any of Revlon's ColorBurst Matte Balms yet? There are 10 shades in the range, and I have my eyes on Elusive, Complex, and Striking. What are your favourite shades? :)

12 comments:

  1. SULTRY. I have it, it's fantastic. sigh. they are not at all drying, I agree.

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    1. That one looks beautiful! I'll need to check it out :)

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  2. This shade is stunning! I'll need to try it out :)

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  3. That colour looks amazing on you, I def wanna try some of the Matte Balms now! xx
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    1. Thank you! Definitely give one a try, I really love the formula :)

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  4. This looks gorgeous! Like a Barbie pink. ^_^

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  5. I have Elusive (and another couple that I can't remember names of!) and it's been my go to lip pick every day this week.

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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    1. I'm really impressed with the formula! I need to check out the other shades :)

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  6. I was really drawn to Showy from swatches I've seen, but it seems to be sold out a lot. That's okay though, I have a ton of bright pinks! I can wait on it. I did pick up Shameless and Striking recently, but I have yet to try them.

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    1. Hopefully you can find it soon! Both of those shades look beautiful :)

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