Review/Swatches/Video: Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms Pt.1

When I find something that I just have to have (limited edition product, new product, must have product, etc.) I will go to extreme lengths to get it.  I think it's my makeup hoarder spirit in me that goes into full effect when I see something and need all of it. When I say need all of it, I want one of every color.  Will I use every color? Most likely no,  but just the sense of having the whole collection   My new obsession are these Revlon Colorburst MATTE Balms, I need them, want them, NOW! When the 

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains

first came out I went out on a hunt looking for the colors I wanted all around town.  Now I have a new obsession, the only problem is trying to find these lipies! I spotted them at Bed, Bath and Beyond while I was shopping for cutting boards.  Whoa! Have you been in a remodeled Bed, Bath and Beyond? It's like a Cost Plus World Market, drugstore inside a Bed, Bath And Beyond.  I like the concept and environment that they are creating!

It was love at first sight.... MATTE LIP BALMS?!?! YES PLEASE. But the display was empty .. no mattes.  My determined makeup hoarder in me went into full effect.  I called all the Bed, Bath and Beyonds in my area .. only 2 had the new remodel - the store where I was  and the one closer to my condo.  Hubby and I went home (I have such a supporting husband!) and stopped by the one close to our place.  3 sweet little Revlon Colorbursts were waiting for me! I went home and fell in love .. now this is love.  I wanted all the colors.. not buts or exceptions.  Went back 3 days later and found 2 more still not the neutral pinky shades but who cares.

EDIT: I was hesitant about the Lacquer Balms but I gave in and bought all of them you can check out Pt. 2  by clicking on the picture or click


! There is also a video!


Here is the display ... I wish the display would magically restock it's self with all the colors. You take one and another would just pop up to replace it.  Gosh that would be great for all of us crazy makeup enthusiast out there. 

Watch the video for live swatches!

Now time for swatches and my feedback on each one. I decided to go pretty neutral on the eyes while I tried on each color.  The mink lashes that I am wearing are from

Flutter Lashes

the style is Lindsay. Eyeshadows are from

NYX palette Love In Florence

Eat, Love Be Fab!

I found the rest of the colors  at RiteAid! Yay! Now my collection is complete.  Sorry my pics don't match I thought I was going to do a separate blog post but I thought it would be better to have them all in 1. 

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm 230 Complex is a true nude beige.  I am a MAC NC40, this color looks like a concealer on me.  If you are looking for a true nude this one is for you.  I would definitely wear a lip liner with this one.  You can see from the picture that my lip just blends in with the rest of my face with no definition.  Also I really had to layer on this color.  I probably applied it 4-5 times before I got a true opaque coverage. The more I applied the more my lips got dry. It could be because this color is very light on me and you could hardly see it.  I am dying to try this lip with an intense smokey eye and dramatic lashes. 

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm 235 Mischievous.  I really like this color - still neutral and soft with a pop of color. I will wear this one on a daily basis.  This is a great color if you are a little scared to venture out to bright colors but really want to try something. I had to apply this color about 3 times just to get the desired coverage with this shade. 

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm 245 Audacious.  This is the shade that is featured on the display.  I have been seeing a lot of orangy lips on editorial pictures and on the runway.  This is a hot color right now. For some reason my camera made the container  lighter than it usually is in person.  The container in real life is actually a deeper reddish/orange. This color is a step up from 235 Mischievous.   Now the brighter you go the better the balm applies (in my opinion). To this this opaque coverage I only had to apply it twice. 

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm 210 Unapologetic.  Ack so pretty! My favorite bright color our of the colors I was able to purchase. Again I only had to apply this twice to get a nice opaque coverage.  Keep in mind the container color is a tad more pinkish/red just like the lip color.

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm 220 Showy.  This is the last matte finish balm that I was able to get so far.  It's a bluish-pink shade.  From the container I thought it would be a little more berry and perhaps deeper (my camera make the container look brighter/lighter) but it's still a pretty color to wear!  About 2 coats of this color for full opaque coverage.

 Hope I can share the rest of the colors with all of you once I can get my hands on them! :)

 Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm 205 Elusive is a soft pretty in pink color.  The pink is not too light and not too bright.  This is a perfect color for those of you who want a natural color for everyday.  

 Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm 220 Sultry. One of my favorite colors! This is a medium rose color with just the right amount of color for a natural look.  Would love to use this color for a bridal look. 

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm 240 Striking. I thought this color was going to come out more orange but it turned out to be more of an orange/reddish tone which is still pretty.  

 Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm 250 Standout.  Now it's time for a red! From the packaging I thought this would be more of deeper red but when I applied it the color was a pinkish/red.  I still really like it, the color is really pretty. 

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm 215 Shameless.  I was really excited about this color and how it would look on me.  I wanted it to be a deeper purple but it turned to be more of a medium toned purple.  Can't wait to create a Makeup of The Day with this shade!

Matte or Lacquer what do you prefer? Also which colors did you get? :D