Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm offers velvety color with balm-like moisture. Infused with a Triple Butter Complex of Shea, Mango and Coconut Butter. This retractable chubby crayon requires no sharpener.
Revlon’s new Matte Balms have been added to the ColorBurst line and come in 10 different shades. This review will be for shade #215 Shameless, which is a rich eggplant purple.
If you would like to see photographs and swatches of all 10 matte shades, please see this post.
The Matte Balms come in jumbo pencil form with bases that twist to reveal more product. The packaging is made of matte plastic in the color of the balm inside. The balms twist so that you don’t need to sharpen them.
I’ve never been into the “goth” look, but there’s something about Shameless that’s irresistible. The color is incredibly rich, giving off an almost opaque layer of purple on the lips.
The texture for this matte balm is slightly powdery and those with dry lips will find they need to apply a balm or gloss on top. But as far as matte lip products go, this one isn’t actively drying on the lips. The balm has a light peppermint scent without making the lips tingle.
The color has fantastic lasting power, in part because the color is bold and deep. Even after 4 hours of wear, coffee drinking, and snacking, Shameless left a noticeable, strong tint on my lips. If you aren’t eating and drinking, or if you keep a clear gloss applied on top of this balm, the color will last you a at least 6 hours and will still leave a stain behind on the lips without you having to re-apply.
Ease of Use: 9.75/10
The pencil form allows you to draw onto the lips easily and fairly precisely. If you want a lighter touch of color, dab the pencil very lightly and press your lips together, or press your lips on a paper towel to remove some of the color. The second method works best with this color because the formula doesn’t spread out very easily.
For around $7 you get 0.095 ounce of product. Tarte’s Lip Luster Tints are $24.00 and contain 0.10 ounce each. Clinique’s Chubby Sticks are $16.00 and contain 0.10 ounce.