Review/Swatches/Video: Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balms

Ok, I just had to.. really I did! Now I feel my collection is complete - 10 Matte 10 Lacquer.  If you missed out on my matte swatches/review/video click


.   Of course my husband thought I was crazy but he should be use to it by now.  The lacquer balms are so moisturizing! I just love the way they glided on my lips and didn't feel they were going to slip off. Is is just me or does a lot of the colors all look the same on me? Wish they would have made some deeper darker shades for the fall/winter season and saved the brighter ones for spring/summer.  The color on the packaging can be very deceiving as you will see in the video and in the swatch pictures below. 

Watch my review/swatch video!

Here are some pictures of me wearing the colors.  I am a medium/dark skin tone (MAC NC40-42, Makeup Forever #128, Urban Decay Naked Foundation 6.0, Smashbox Studio Skin Foundation 3.1)

Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm 105 Demure

Nude light pink 

Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm 110 Coquette

light brighter toned pink that has more of a blue undertone.

 Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm 115 Whimsical 

pinky purple color

Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm120 Vivacious 

creamy hot pink

Revlon Colorburst 125 Flirtatious 

bright but lighter toned fuchsia

 Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm 130 Tease

peachy pink orange (coral)

 Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm 135 Provocatuer 

bright-pinky red 

 Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm 140 Coy

mauvy brown

 Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm 145 Ingenue

nude medium brown

Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm 150 Enticing

deeper medium red

I want to know what you guys are currently obsessed with? Do you want to see some swatches of other products? Let me know! Oh and if you are GOOGLE+ please add me :D

Oh man, I totally forgot to let you know that I did do a video on the makeup that I am currently wearing in the review/swatch video.


Click the picture to be taken to the blog post! 

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

Tutorial: 2013 Pantone Color of the Year EMERALD

PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald

, a lively, radiant, lush green, is the Color of the Year for 2013. (according to their website). You will see this color everywhere from fashion to home textiles.

What is Pantone you ask? "Pantone is a standardized color matching system, utilizing the Pantone numbering system for identifying colors. By standardizing the colors, different manufacturers in different locations can all reference a Pantone numbered color, making sure colors match without direct contact with one another." (

). Every year the company comes out with selected colors to feature for the season and one for the year. To learn more about Pantone please click

 I really love how rich this color is, it's a great color to work in your makeup routine.  If you are not brave enough to try the Emerald all over your eye try applying it as an eyeliner for a pop of color.  The possibilities are endless.

I will be focusing on all the Spring 2013 Fashion Color Report Colors below for future videos and MOTD'S. I love all the colors and can't wait to create some amazing looks for all of you.

Here are the products that I used to create this look:

Infallible golden emerald, endless pearl, iced latte

Elf 144 eye shadow palette matte green

Maybelline Fit Foundation 310 (I am usually a MAC Nc40/NC42

Revlon photo ready bb cream medium

Model 21 eyelashes 19t 31

Wet n wild goddess bronzer

Elf blush tickled pink

Tutorial/MOTD: Black & Gold

Lately, I have been a lot of requests for black and gold eye shadow looks.  With all the Holiday parties coming this weekend along with New Years right around the corner I thought it would be the right time to make a tutorial.

[side note]

I am so into making YouTube tutorials now because of my new video camera and set up with my new lighting.  My goal is to make 1 video a week including reviews and how to segments.  My new Panasonic Lumix camera has been a great addition to my JVC video cam.  When I love something I want to keep playing with it hopefully it doesn't get old. lol

Here are the products that I used to create this look:

NYX White Eye Shadow Primer

MAC Eye Shadows - Ricepaper, Soft Brown, Espresso and Carbon

L'Oreal Infalliable 24hour Eye Shadow - Gold Imperial

Faux Lashes Alexia

Sonia Kasuk Pointed Eye Liner Brush

Revlon Photoready BB Cream Medium (will do a review)

Benefit High Beam Highlighter (will do a review)

Smashbox Gingersnap Blush Rush

Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder (will do a review)

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Trollop/Ophelia

Some tips for this look:

-Try not to blend the black into the gold this will turn the black green.

-If you do not have the colors that I used then use colors that are similar but with a MATTE finish.  If you use something with shimmer or frost it will be too much and you won't get the definition.

-Remember to get the Scotch Tape tacky (first run it on the back of your hand) before you apply it to your eye area.  If you don't do this before, when you take it off it will be painful.  I've done this and it's not a good thing!

-Have a clean extra blending brush handy to use to blend the darker shades so the colors don't look muddy.

I'm already thinking of my next video! If you guys have any requests please let me know ;)

Review/ Swatches: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain Swatches

I have found my newest obsession! I classify obsession as buying 4 or more of the colors in a collection.  Earlier this year it was the Revlon Lip Butters now it's the new Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains. It is a lightweight lip stain in a moisturized lip balm.  I first spotted these balm stains at my local Target, I was intrigued a balm that is a stain? Interesting.  At that point the whole display was full, so I only bought 2 thinking I'll come back to purchase the rest if I like it.  I went home, tried it, LOVE IT! What sold me was the smoothness of the product.  My lips are very dry ALL THE TIME, it bugs me. When I applied this product my lips didn't feel dry and the color was just the right amount for me since I don't like to wear a lot of color on my lips.  I would describe the color payoff as soft some give a little more color than the rest and some are very very sheer (you will see what I am referring to when you look at the swatches below).   It's a great little lip product for the fast, on the go product where you just need a little bit of color, great to be paired with a smokey eye.

Over the weekend I spent half of my Saturday afternoon running around town looking for the colors that I wanted which at the moment is  9 out of the 12 colors (I passed on the reds and am waiting for Sweetheart to come in the mail). Found all the colors at Rite Aid and what made it even better they were 40%!  YESS!

Here are the colors I picked up along with the corresponding swatch of color.  As you can see the colors are very sheer and soft.  I did not add flash so you can see what the colors look like in natural daylight. Ps. My skintone is a MAC NC40 - NC42 depending on the season... similar to Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez.

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain Crush 

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain Lovesick

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain Darling

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain Cherish

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain Honey

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain Charm

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain Rendezvous

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain Precious

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain Sweetheart

So, you are probably wondering which ones are my favorite?

Lovesick (light fuchsia), Cherish (soft subtle pink), Honey (natural nude pink), Rendezvous (light orange tangerine). 

Here is a picture of me wearing Cherish outside in natural daylight.

For the summer I like a coral/orange lip, Rendezvous is perfect for that. This shot was taken indoors with a daylight bulb.

Have fun shopping for these!!! I will add more pictures of me wearing the colors during the next few days!