Tuesday 21 January 2014

Revlon Colourburst Matte Balm in 'Audacious'

Revlon Colourburst Matte Balm in 'Audacious' | £7.99 | Boots

If there's one brand that knows how to cause a stir in the lip product department, it's Revlon. Their Lip Butters were the most talked about release of 2012 and then came the Kissable Balm Stains...having bought about eight shades of those babies it was no wonder my heart skipped a beat when I heard matte versions were heading our way. That was back in the Autumn of last year and I've pretty much been counting down the days until the UK release on January 22nd since... so you can imagine how excited I was to pop into Boots last week and see a shiny new stand of Colourburst Matte Balms (alongside their new sister lacquer balms) just waiting for me to get my mitts on a week early! They come in a gorgeous range of 10 neutral-bright shades but being greatly unprepared for the purchase as well as in a bit of a rush I decided to pick up the shade I was instantly drawn to, a beautiful orange toned red that goes by the name of 'Audacious'. 

First off let's get my love of the 'chubby stick-esque' colourful packaging out of the way- it's fun but still sleek and I adore how both the colour and matte finish of the product are mirrored by the tube. I also really enjoy the crayon form which makes a usually tricky matte and pigmented product super easy to apply. Now onto the actual formula- in winter matte is my favourite kind of finish, there's just something about the cold that makes me ditch the gloss and go for bold and these 'velvety matte' balms suitably impress in terms of buildable colour pay off and shine free statement factor. The only downside that comes with such a finish is dryness and oddly enough, even though this doesn't feel drying and glides on creamily as promised, it really does highlight every imperfection/dry patch on the lips and battling this with copious amounts of lip balm only defeats the object of a matte lip product in the first place. It breaks my heart to say this but despite it's positives the imperfection pick up will put me off wearing this product over others of similar finishes and shades such as No.7 'Gay Geranium' and MAC 'Lady Danger', plus the colour of 'Audacious' sadly translates to be less orange on my lips than in the bullet. Putting those drawbacks aside for a moment the lasting power is as, if not more amazing than the kissable balm stains which makes it a great all dayer/meal time lip choice with even fade and minimal transfer. So whilst I won't be queuing to collect the lot tomorrow, particularly as they're pitched at a slightly pricey £7.99, I'd be lying if I said I wouldn't give other colours in the collection a go as well as letting the Lacquers have some lovin'- fingers crossed a thrifty three for two comes our way soon...

Will you be buying into the matte balm madness?


  1. I love the vibrancy of this color - and it looks beautiful with the muted eye look :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

  2. That's a shame that it's so drying on the lips as the colour is so pretty! I was tempted to pick one up in a different shade but I might wait for more reviews to come out before getting one. xx

    Kat from Blushing Rose Beauty

  3. This looks gorgeous and the colour really suits you.

    Beth | BethBlogsBeauty

  4. These look great - can't wait to get to Boots at the weekend and try a few! :)

    Jen xx

  5. Oh my I need to go pick some of these little beauts up, this shade is gorgeous!

    Megan xxx
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

  6. what eyeshadows do you have on here? x

  7. I love the look of these and I just can't decide which colour to go for first. I have really chapped lips at the moment so I might have to wait a bit. I'm glad I read this!

    Jenn | Photo-Jenn-ic


  8. This looks so good and even better on!
    I need to get my hands on these.
    Thanks for the review!:)

    Please check out my beauty blog nailsandteapots.blogspot.co.uk xx

  9. Oo definitely want to try this thought as it looks lovely! Whats on your eyes? It's stunning:) xxx


  10. You look gorgeous! Orange also has to be one of my favourite colours, especially during summer time. I also just want to say a MASSIVE thank you for subscribing to my YouTube channel. I really appreciate it as making videos is something I've wanted to do for quite some time so for people to actually subscribe is so lovely. I've subcribed to yours and will be looking forward to watching your future videos :) X


  11. gorgeous color on you! I really need to purchase some more!! This one is definitely going on my list :)


  12. love this color :) pretty :)


  13. Such a shame about it highlighting imperfections :o( x

  14. It does look really nice on you but it's annoying about the drying quality! Love that eyeshadow though.


  15. You are so pretty. Your eyes are beautiful, stunning actually. The orange color on your lips suits you

  16. you look so pretty in these pictures!!! I have followed you on bloglovin and would love it if you could check my blog out :)


  17. Ohhh myy! I love the shade you chose! Its so pretty & a lot deeper in shade than expected!

    from Brigitte at // BreezeyBee Blog | BlogLovin'

  18. Love everything about this look! Your eyes, lips and skin look amazing! x

    Kerry @ little bits of luxury

  19. That is such a gorgeous shade with your new hair Meg :) I can't wait to try these, all of the colours look so beautiful, I really can't decide which to try first! It's such a shame about the matte ones showing up lip imperfections though, I think I'm going to stick with the lacquer option as I have quite dry lips so the matte probably won't work for me :(
    Love Holly x


  20. gorgeous colour! Looks amazing on you :D



  21. I absolutely love this review its really detailed and i love these products!!




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