Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Revlon Colorburst Matte and Laquer Balm Swatches and Review & Giveaway.

Hey Guys,



So I am back with another review and these are the latest launches from Revlon. After their immensely successful Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain, they came out with 2 new versions of the same under the color burst range. I got mine from the US and was jumping around in the isles of Target when I saw them on display. I knew I had to have em all! I did give a couple of colors a miss only because they were out of stock. Now I am not going to lie, all the shades are not to my liking but that being said I know I will put them all to good use.  Availability is an issue since they haven't been launched in India just yet but I did hear that the Matte Balms will be launching soon, so hopefully they bring in the entire range. So without further ado lets get to them.



Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms



I got 3 of the shades, I did mean to pick up more but they were either opened and used or out of stock. But I am glad that I did manage to get the 3 colors I was dying to try. The shades I picked up are 220 Showy Flamboyant, 240 Striking Spectaculaire & 225 Sultry Sulfureuse

Packaging: The packaging is similar to the Just bitten Kissable Balm Stains, except the body of these crayons is Matte, the shade of the crayon on the outer packaging is very similar to the shade inside. 

Texture: Okay, lets take a moment and clap, because Revlon finally got their matte right! These babies are the perfect matte, they are not super matte (like Ruby Woo) nor are the wannabe matte! So Texture wise they are pretty good. That being said you would need to exfoliate. I like that they do not tug on my lips and apply smoothly. Also the fragrance is super minty and nice just like the Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains. These are not waxy and the apply with precision. Overall I have no complaints. 

Pigmentation & Lasting Power: Pigmentation wise I have no complaints. They are super pigmented and last easily for around 6-7 hours and can survive mild snacking. Minimal Transfer onto Cups or Glasses.


220 Showy Flamboyant is a vibrant pink color and very neon. If your looking for a pop of color, you can blindly pick this up.. It brightens up your entire face. Although it may wash you out if you are above NC 44







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240 Striking Spectaculaire is my favorite color of the lot. I have been using it non stop, It is a bright red and the kind that makes your teeth look whiter. If you know me at all you know I can't resist the red lipsticks and red is my go lip color. This color according to me is the star of the lot.







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225 Sultry Sulfureuse is a very appealing rosy-mauve color. You can apply this light on the lips if your rocking a smoky eye or you can go all out for a bold lip. This color is definitely amazing and I can see myself getting a good wear out of this color. 






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Overall I really do like the Matte Balms as they are easy to wear with stellar pigmentation that surpasses some of my high end fancy packaged lipsticks even.


Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balms



These balms are ultra glossy and shimmery. They are said to be a mix of lip balm, lipstick and a shimmery gloss. And true to that they are. The colors range in this is pretty decent. I managed to pick up five shades from this range. And truth be told I do not like 2 shades purely for the color or shimmer. I picked up 115 Whimsical Fantaisiste, 135 Provocatuer Femme Fatale, 120 Vivacious Exuberante, 110 Coquette & 105 Demure Reservee.


Packaging: The packaging is similar to the Just bitten Kissable Balm Stains, except the body of these crayons is super glossy, the shade of the crayon on the outer packaging is very similar to the shade inside. 

Texture: The texture of these are ultra glossy and some even have a fine shimmer in them. The shimmers clings on to the lips even after the balm fades (something I am not a fan of) and some shades have too much shimmer. Keep in mind these are shimmery and don't have chunks of glitter so you could pull these off on a daily basis as well (at least some of the colors) Also the fragrance is super minty and nice just like the Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains. These are not waxy and the apply with precision.

Pigmentation & Lasting Power: Pigmentation wise these fall back compared to the original balm stains and the matte ones. They last for around 4 hours and can survive mild snacking. They do transfer to cups and glasses but do not leave a stain on the lips.


115 Whimsical Fantaisiste is a dark pinky-purple color with shimmer in it. Truth be told I am not a huge fan of this shade and is my least favorite out of the lot, this color makes my face look dull and its over shimmery which doesn't please me that much. I will be passing this on to my mum. I was hoping for this to be a shimmery version of MAC Rebel but I don't think it lives up to my expectations.







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135 Provocatuer Femme Fatale is shimmery red. While the shimmer on the previous color was a bit much for me, this color is perfect.. Its not too shimmery nor too plain.. This really does look glossy when on your lips. I really do like this color and see my self wearing it often.










120 Vivacious Exuberante is bright fuchsia color. Again the shimmer on this is just perfect and I love this for a glossy pop of color on my lips. Easy to carry and also for daily wear if your into pinks.










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110 Coquette is a very light pink with (you guessed it) shimmer! The shimmers on this color are definitely on the higher side. The color would wash you out if you are above NC 44 as it is quite light. 




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105 Demure Reservee is definitely the least favorite of the lot. It is a light pinky nude with lots and lots of shimmer. The shimmer in this one almost overpowers the actual color which in my opinion is very very light. This will definitely wash you out if you are above NC 35. I thought this could be my MLBB shade but its too shimmery and too light. Im disappointed. 




                         
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Overall the Lacquer Balms are a hit or miss. 3 out of 5 were a hit. So you definitely need to try these out before you buy them all like me.  



Ratings:

Matte Balms: 4/5
Lacquer Balms: 3/5



Hope you found this review helpful and do let me know if you have tried these or if not which color was your favorite?

 If you managed to read all the way till here, kudos I am going to be giving away one of these (brand new of course) balms over on my  Facebook page, click here to enter. Its super simple :) 




32 comments:

  1. wow i must say u hv some awesome collection :)

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  2. wow ! i like the showy flamboyant one and yes i am entering your lovely giveaway to win a matte balm :P fingers crossed :)

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  3. 225 Sultry Sulfureuse!! I have my eyes on the matte ones forever. God knows when they will launch them in India.

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  4. This was much awaited post. Good job u did.. :) i would like to win matte lip balm in shade showy flamboyant.. :)

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    1. I have liked ur fb page and entered to ur contest.. :D

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  5. fb name -shilpa sahgal
    follow your blog via blogvin - shilpa sahgal

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  6. Dyin to get my hands on these! The packaging of both look suuuper pretty!
    xx

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  7. Lovely colors. It was great reading!

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  8. I want to win Striking spectaculaire. Entered your contest :)

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  9. oh how I long for the matt ones .... I entered rhe contest and 225 is really nice !!! :)

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  10. Helloo !!! Yes i am entering your giveaway :D , and the colour I like and want is, 240 Striking Spectaculaire !!! (All the best to me :P)

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  11. Cool giveaway :)
    FB NAME: Bhavani Sekar
    GFC NAME: Bhavani Sekar
    Bloglovin ID: http://www.bloglovin.com/bhavani/
    I would like to win 240 Striking Spectaculaire :)
    Entered!

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  12. Love the shade and effect! Would love to try some out <3

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  13. Lovely swatches! Sultry, Striking Spectaculaire and Coquette would be my picks :)

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  14. Loved the red and rose mauve matte ones..looks fab..

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  15. Woww. . Amazing shades. I am lusting for sultry sulfureuse. . . Following u on facebook. .and entered ur contest . .hope i win this time. . .

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  16. Entered !
    Facebook: Bianca Rogoveanu
    I like 115 Whimsical Fantaisiste.

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  17. Sultry Sulfureuse is super-pretty! I'm a late bloomer and have only been "just bitten" (pun intended) by lip crayons - got my first one in a beauty box and now I want a million of them! Oh, and very pretty nail polish xx

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  18. I liked "Showy Flamboyant" the most!
    Following you on Bloglovin and facebook. Entered your giveaway! :-)

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  19. I loved showy flamboyant sooooo much...I follow you and like you on facebook :)

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  20. beautiful review... i loved Demure Reservee... hoping to win the contest!

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  21. Wow Love the flamboyant pink...amazing matte shades...I wannnnn...lol!!!!
    Check out my FB page Fashion & Beauty Guide and my blog diptidiva1.blogspot.in

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  22. I-entered.. Lovely shade...
    My eye catcher is 240 Striking Spectaculaire..

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  23. entered..m likin showy flambouyant ..hope i win...God plssss..
    FB name: sangeeta bhujel

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  24. Awesom shades.. loved Surty and striking red.. and Coquette and vivacious from lacquer range.. :)

    Followed u on Bloglovin and GFC.. :)

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  25. I absolutely loved Striking Spectaculaire! Such a great colour. Love reds! Amazing giveaway btw. Like I said on Facebook, I really hope you blog more often. Love everything about this blog :)
    FB name: Vaish Dee
    Following your blog through- https://www.bloglovin.com/vaishnavidee

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  26. I loved the matte ones.!!
    Thanks for the amazing giveaway ! :) :)
    I have liked your page with my profile id - Appu GSB
    Following your blog with getsetblush/appu

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  27. I love the Sultry Sulfureuse one...Itz a pretty rosy shade.
    I hv followed ur blog and fb page both.
    Hope to win

    fb name: Snigdha Prusti
    bloglovin name: My beauty Obsessions

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  28. The matte one in Sulfureuse is my fave colour. I thought the lacquer balms would be prettier but I don't like the ones with shimmer in it.

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  29. I liked Provocateur, Ive it.. I ve some matte balms also wich im yet 2 try.. nice review! :)

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