Ahhhh I’m still reaping the spoils from Karen’s (KPSays) visit in February! Who’s a lucky girl?! This Revlon Colorburst (gah, no ‘u’ in there drives me nuts!) Matte Balm in Striking is my favourite go to “red lip” when I’m running out the door or off to work. It’s so easy to apply, with no bleeding and I can apply it without a mirror, is that brave or completely stupid? It also has the most pleasant minty smell to it. I usually hate when my make-up has a distinct smell but this is totally acceptable, it’s not overpowering and goes away after a minute.
As the name suggests it’s a matte balm but it actually has a creamy texture on application. After a couple hours of wear it does start to have a drying effect on my lips as it starts to fade. That’s the only downfall of this lippy, that it’s not very long lasting. I probably get 2-3 hours wear out of it before I need to re-apply.
Revlon is rather an expensive brand in Oz (what isn’t?!!), is it the same elsewhere? This retails at Priceline for $17.95 which is a little more than I’d spend on a lip balm (thanks AGAIN Karen). Although I wouldn’t categorise this as a balm as I feel like balms are more hydrating and salve-like. I see Colorburst more as a lipstick/crayon, along the lines of Clinique’s Chubby Stick (another fave of mine). I would love to stock up on more of these while I’m raiding Sephora in July!
Give us a kiss then….mwah!
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