Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Hi guys! Today I have for you some swatches of Revlon's Colorburst Matte Balms! I'm always more partial to matte shades but if you guys would like to see some swatches of the lacquer ones, let me know and I'll pick some up to try out!

Revlon released 20 shades (!!!) in their new Colorburst Balm collection - ten are matte and ten are lacquer. It hasn't been announced if these are limited edition or permanent yet but I'll keep you guys posted.

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Shameless, Showy & Striking
Right off the bat, I love the packaging! Chubby pencils are the bees knees and when they're retractable? Automatic brownie points! Also, the color reflected on the packaging is pretty true to the pencil color inside which is always great.

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Showy, Shameless & Striking
Each chubby pencil is velvety smooth with balm-like moisture from shae, mango and cocoa butter. I think my favorite thing about these is the scent - it smells like peppermint but isn't overwhelming and goes away after a few minutes. The lasting power is about 8 hours and leaves a bit of a stain.

Shameless is a deep purple with a berry undertone.
This one is my ultimate favorite. The color is so flattering! BUT I always recommend exfoliating your lips and putting on a nice lip balm before applying a matte lipstick/balm. Especially with Shameless, it picks up on EVERY SINGLE dry patch you have on your lips and even ones you didn't know about! 

Showy is a hot pink fuchsia.
Showy is so fun and bright. My camera doesn't do it justice. I didn't experience this picking up dry patches like Shameless did. 

Striking is a tangerine red.
SO gorgeous! This is definitely a bold red lip. Again, I didn't experience issues with dry patches with this one. Maybe it's just Shameless. 

Swatches of Showy, Shameless and Striking

Overall, I feel like I need the other seven matte balms PLUS the lacquers! I love these! Unfortunately, I have large pores around my mouth so it looks like these are bleeding or drying out but I assure you they're not and are pretty hydrating for being matte. The scent is so yummy it's not even funny and every time I put one of these on, I automatically think Thin Mints. YUMMMM!

Revlon: At your local Rite Aid and drugstores | Facebook / Price: $8.99