REVIEW / SWATCHES | Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms

My lipstick collection is now starting to grow. I thought I wouldn't buy a lot of them since I can go out without having to wear one but I was wrong. Slowly, they are starting to pile up. I only knew about it when we moved back to our old house and I had to arrange my stuff. I have more than 30 lipsticks already. These are only few compared to the collection of others but to me, they are a lot. Now I have to use them otherwise, they will expire on me.

I want to share my review on Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms which I know you have heard about already since it's been here in the Philippines for quite some time now. I have four shades here: Mischievous, Unapologetic, Sultry and Stand Out. I got these babies from .

Product Information:

Velvety Matte Look. Moisture Rich Balm
A Matte finish that’s beyond plush. Balm that’s beyond comforting. Our Triple Butter Complex of Shea, Coconut and Mango butters nourishes lips. In 10 collectible, craveable colors. (from Revlon's Website)
Where to purchase: Revlon Counters in leading department stores and Watsons (Php 575)
My Little Vanity (Php 440)
2.7 grams

 The packaging is almost the same as their balm stains except that this one has a matte finish but still in crayon-like appearance. It has this mild peppermint taste and smell (which I like) and goes away few minutes after you have applied it on your lips. The texture is really velvety and matte but not the typical matte finish that is a bit drying. This one is creamy and glides on smoothly. Lighter shades have the tendency to make dry patches more visible whereas darker shades tend to hide them.

Below are the swatches of the shades I currently own.

235 Mischievous

It is a neutral,  peach colored shade that looks nice on medium toned and fair-skinned girls. I find this perfect for everyday and I think this makes me look younger.

225 Sultry

This is a rose shade which I think is a nice everyday lip color. This will look good on any skin tones and can be worn when in the office.

210 Unapologetic

A bright pink color with a hint of peach to it. This is like a party color to me and will look good on fair skinned girls.

250 Standout

It is a deep red with blue tone to it. If layered on, it gets deeper in color. I would love to use this on days that I don't want to put anything but lipstick.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600"] L-R : Standout, Unapologetic, Sultry, Mischievous[/caption]

With one swipe, here's what you can get. They are very pigmented, even the lightest shade I have. One thing though is that I have to layer on light shades  when used on the the lips to get an even color payoff.

I let the colors stay on the back of my hand for a good 10 minutes and then removed it using a dry tissue. As you can see, it stained my hand a bit. Not similar to the balms stains though but still, it left some color on my hand. As when used on the lips, it stays really long, too. Let say it can last up to 6 hours without eating. When you eat greasy food, some lip color may fade away especially on the inner areas of the lips.

What I like:

  • I like the matte look of the packaging.

  • They have wide shade selection.

  • Affordable.

  • Available locally.

  • Stays on for hours.

  • Reapplication isn't a struggle.

  • Minty in taste and smell.

  • Feels velvety on the lips and doesn't feel drying at all.

What I don't like:

  • I think the crayon-like packaging is a bit bulky knowing that the actual product is just half the size of the packaging.

  • Lights shades has the tendency to accentuate dry areas on my lips.


  • Packaging: 4/5

  • Texture: 5/5

  • Scent: 4/5

  • Shade selection: 5/5

  • Effectiveness/Coverage: 4/5

  • Lasting power: 4/5

  • Availability: 4/5

  • Affordability: 4/5

Overall rating: 4/5

I am in love with Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms especially with the shades Sultry and Standout. They are my go-to lip colors lately and I plan on repurchasing once I ran out. I love how it shows matte but not drying at all and since I have dry lips, I am really liking the fact that the deep shades hide them. Staying power is something so like also since this is very long wearing. One thing though, you should exfoliate your lips and prep with lip balm (even though this is a balm in itself already) to prevent dry patches from showing up especially with light shades.

I know most of you have tried this. What is your top pick for the shade?




  1. Unapologetic looks fuchsia on you! On me, it's a really bright coral!

  2. I think it is because of the lighting but it actually shows like bright peachy pink on me. When I try to layer it on, like thick layer, it goes really bright corally pink on me.

  3. Sultry looks good on you! :) I still have second-thoughts if I will purchase because I still have 5 lippies I haven't tried it on. Hahaha! But anyway, great review Ms. Mich! :)

  4. Thanks! It is worth trying, Ana. It is now a staple in my stash. My go to lippy right now is Sultry.

  5. I've been using Maybelline's Baby Lips Balm with tint. Hindi siya matte so I might try this since you said it has a matte finish. I agree with you Ms. Mich when you said na nakaka-accenturate nga ng dry parts of the lips ang tinted balms.

  6. Some lang naman. Some looked good on my dry lips kahit tinted balms. Eto kasi depende sa color e.

  7. I want the Mischievous! Include ko to sa to buy list ko. :)

  8. Ako naman hindi ko sya magamit. Di bagay sakin. Minsan okay, minsan super putla. Siguro kasi sa pagbabago din ng skin color ko. :(


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