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Review: Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms


I didn’t know that Revlon released two new lines of lip products (Revlon Colorburst Lip Lacquers and Revlon Matte Colorburst Matte Balms) until I saw them on my Instagram feed. I instantly felt like a kid seeing a new toy on TV when I found out about the new lines on Instgram. I checked out some swatches online and immediately ordered 3 shades of the Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms: Showy, Complex, and Audacious. I got these at P400 each from Bon Marche, an online shop. The department store price for these is around P500, I think. The lip lacquers did not really spark my interest so I decided to skip on them.



These are like spin-offs of the Revlon Kissable Balms Stains which we all know were inspired by the Clinique Chubby sticks. I honestly don’t mind that these look so similar to the Clinique Chubby sticks because these are more affordable and I’m not yet willing to splurge on a Clinique chubby stick.


The Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms are encased in beautiful matte tubes. I love that these pencils can be twisted up and down easily. This feature is a HUGE plus for me because I hate having to sharpen these beauties because it will cause a lot of product wastage. This is actually the reason why I never got myself to purchase any NARS velvet matte pencils and Urban Decay Super Saturated High gloss lip colors. I also tried to twist them until I couldn’t anymore and WOW, the amount of product of these are impressive! I think it’s going to take a long time before I get to finish up on tube.


The formula of these aren’t completely matte even if they ARE called matte pencils. The formula has a satiny feel to it because these are quite moisturizing on the lips to some extent. Although my sad dry lips aren’t the best match with these matte balms, the moisturizing factor of these balms really help. These also have a subtle minty flavor which I really like. These are very pigmented but they can’t survive a full meal. I think the true matte lipsticks are the ones that can really survive full meals. I honestly would rather have semi-matte lippies just because I really really have dry lips and my lips appreciate the moisture loving!

Showy is a beautiful bubblegum pink and works well with my skin tone.



Audacious is a gorgeous bright orange and I feel that it suits my skin tone the best. This also has to be my favorite shade and I’ve been using this quite often recently.




Complex is a peachy nude beige. I really wanted to like this but this shade settled on the lines of my lips the most. It also makes my lips look really washed out. I make it more wearable by mixing in Showy to create a pinky beige color.





I don’t regret buying these Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms but I don’t think I’ll be repurchasing more shades JUST BEACAUSE I have really dry lips and these aren’t really a good match for my lips. I’m so tempted to purchase the other shades because they look so divine on other people! But, I have to be smart and save my money for other makeup purchases. :)

The line has a huge array of colors to choose from and I can really see these working for other people who have more luscious lips! For those with dry lips like me, you can still try these out and make it work by trying to condition your lips with petroleum jelly or something of the like. Don’t forget to wipe off the moisturizing product before you apply the lippie because the lippie won’t apply as nice as you would like.

What do you guys think? Have you bought any of these Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms? 





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  • Reply Juvy @ Plump Cheeks

    I purchased a lot of shades, but I found that the darker shades are the best, particularly Standout and Sultry. They are my top favorites!

    02/25/2014 at 3:16 PM
    • Reply Maxine Marcelino

      oh my gosh i’ve been dying to purchase standout and sultry!!!! but I really want to buy other makeup products pa so I’m going to wait it out and pass on buying it first. :) hehe

      02/27/2014 at 1:42 PM
      • Reply Lea

        Max!! Try getting Sultry and Elusive too!!

        04/12/2014 at 6:42 AM
        • Reply Maxine Marcelino

          thanks lea! i love those shades! saw them online!

          05/23/2014 at 9:11 PM
  • Reply Victoria

    Can’t wait to finally get my hands on a few of these. I checked the line out at SM the other day and I was hoping to get my hands on Sultry but it was out of stock. Bummer :(

    03/02/2014 at 4:41 AM
  • Reply Rae

    You’re one of the lucky ones who looks good in orange. I had one of these in Shameless and I think it’s one of the not so good ones of the bunch.

    I’ll check out audacious.

    06/03/2014 at 8:50 PM
    • Reply Maxine Marcelino

      you should! let me know how you like it! :)

      06/05/2014 at 8:18 PM

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