Not so long ago it seamed that the beauty world went a little crazy and fell head over in heels in love with the new Revlon Colorburst Matte and Lacquer balms. Now when there is a lot of hype surrounding a new beauty product, I absolutely cave, give into temptation and jump on the bandwagon. Needless to say I purchased a few of these amazing balms to add to my forever growing lipstick collection. One colour that really stood out to me was one of the matte balms in the shade 'Audacious', a stunning bright orange toned coral which I knew was going to be perfect for the summer, especially with a tan.
If you've been reading my blog for some time, your most probably aware by now that I love bright and bold lipsticks, so 'Audacious' is such a perfect shade for me. What I really love about 'Audacious' besides the colour is its matte finish. I'm quite a fan of matte finishes when it comes to lip products, even though there is the worry that some of them may be a little drying on your lips. However the Revlon Colorburst Matte balms have the most creamy and hydrating feel to them, which makes them a perfect matte lipstick. There is no need to worry whatsoever if your lips are feeling a little dry as I haven't found this balm to stick or cling to any dry patches. In fact it seams to hydrate my lips, which is so rare for any lip product with a matte finish. I can only put this hydrating formula down to the fact that this lip product is a balm and not a lipstick; It feels very much like a lip balm when you apply it, but the colour payout is just amazing!
I also find the the matte formulas of the Revlon Colorburst balms have a slight minty taste and smell to them which has a bit of cooling effect on the lips; For some reason this gives me the urge to pout my lips whenever I wear these balms which I don't know if its is a good or bad thing, I can only guess this happens because maybe I think the minty tingle makes me think my lips look a little fuller - I wish!
The only thing I find not so great about matte formulas of the Colorburst balms has to be that staying time is not that lasting; I find that they wear pretty quickly for a matte finish. However the balm tends to fade into a stain and dries evenly on your lips, so only a quick touch up is needed when reapplying.
Overall I love these balms from Revlon and 'Audacious' is definitely my favourite of the bunch so far, its just so pretty, summery and is a great change from wearing pretty pinks or bright reds. I would love to know what your thoughts are on these balms and which is your favourite?
Lots of Love