Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Review + Swatches: Revlon Colorburst Matte and Lacquer Balms

Lacquer: Demure, Coquette. Matte: Elusive, Unapologetic, Audacious (top to bottom)

 Demure, Coquette, Elusive, Unapologetic, Audacious (left to right)
Demure: pale, shimmery pink
Coquette: Shimmery pink
Elusive: Everyday matte pink 
 Unapologetic: Bright pink with blue undertones
Audacious: True, almost fluorescent orange

I know you'll all have seen these a billion times by now but I needed to do this to feel like a true blogger. I am only able to show you 5 of the 20 new offerings from Revlon as, obviously, I'm not made of money, I couldn't buy them all but I think I got a decent spectrum of colours (okay maybe I was leaning towards the everyday pinks a little bit). 
Demure is the lightest colour you can buy and it looks super light on my lips but I think I quite like it. It's possible that it washes me but I kind of like the dead look. My least favourite is probably Coquette because it reminds me of a colour that young children would wear and think they were the bees knees in. My favourite of the lot has to be Elusive because its a really easy to wear pink but isn't so boring that it gets lost in your face. Unapologetic is a bright pink, which looks darker in this picture. I do really like this colour but I'm not quite in the fluorescent pink mindset yet. Audacious is my wildcard of the bunch. Orange is a colour that I don't think suits me very much and when I ordered it online I didn't realise how orange it was. I think I'll have to wait until spring or summer to know how I really feel about this one. 
In regards to the shades that I didn't buy, I don't feel desperate to add any to my stash which is unusual for me. Maybe they look nicer on the lips but i think I'll save my pennies this time around.
The formula of the matte balms is really nice. They glide on really easily and it doesn't feel like you've just painted a layer of cement on to your lips. I have worn these to work and I have to say my lips did feel very dry by the end of the day but that could be the air conditioning that sucks the moisture out of EVERYTHING. The formula of the lacquer balms is much more moisturising (duh) however I find them to be just a tad too shimmery, they verge on glittery.  
Overall, I do like them however I am tempted to reach for something else when I'm deciding what to wear on my lips in the morning. I feel like I have to wear them because of the hype around them rather than because I actually want to wear them, d'ya feel?
Which colours did you get? Do you agree with me?
Let me know! Thanks for reading, love,


  1. Wow, 'Unapologetic' looks so fab on you - I wish that kind of colour would work that well on me! Really detailed reviews, thank you xxx
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    1. Aw thank you! That's so sweet :) I think it'll be perfect in summer. Thanks so much for your comment, love Annie x