January 20, 2014

First Impressions: Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer & Matte Balms

Hi loves,

Being the makeup and skincare junkies that we are, we never fail to walk out of stores with TONES of swatches on the back of our hands and wrists, so we thought it'd be interesting to add a new variation of first impressions post on new products that have been recently released. So we thought we'd take you on our trip to the drugstore to see how things go down.


If you've read our post on Revlon's Ultimate Suede lipstick that I purchased Way back in March of 2013 as well as the appearance of the Lip butter in Sam's April favourites and even in our very first post ever that featured the Just bitten kissable balm stains , you'd know that we are both absolutely smitten with the quality that comes with Revlon's lip products. 


Revlon lip products have a wide range of colours to chose from, majority providing pretty amazing lasting power (with the exception of the lip butter). So we were quite excited to check out the new Colorburst Lacquer & Matte balms that were released in Singapore in early January! 


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So before we get into the details, here's a quick overview on the balms -  The balms all come in a chubby stick that has a twist-up function which makes it so much easier having to skip the step of sharpening your lip pencils ever so often. They do have a slightly menthol tingly sensation but is nothing that is too overpowering. 

They are known to be extremely hydrating and goes on smoothly on its own without an additional layer of lip balm. Perrrrfect for early mornings when we want to skip the additional step ;) Hydration factor aside, we were as overwhelmed with both of these lip products, so here's our first impressions.


Lacquer Balms



There is no missing these babies once you hit up the Revlon stands at your local drugstore, they're probably the brightest product on the rack as of right now. The packaging is completely complimentary to the name, and you definitely won't miss it while rummaging through your lip drawer in the morning.

The new ColorBurst™ Lacquer Balm will give your lips a high shine lacquer finish and the attention it deserves. And Triple Butter Complex of Shea, Coconut and Mango butters will nourish, moisturize and soften lips to ensure that your goodnight kiss will be extra sweet! Available in 8 delectable shades. 

- Revlon Singapore's FB page





Absolutely amazing selection of colours ranging from corals to nudes to the magentas. Keeping in mind that it is a "High shine" lip product, it doesn't completely cover and conceal the original lip colour that you've got on, but leaves a bit of your natural lip colour peaking through. 

 Photo credits to Temptalia


Whilst swatching these shades we noticed that there was a significant amount of glitter within shade "Whimsical" as compared to the rest. Thanks to Temptalia who posted an incredibly clear shot of the product, we can see that the glitter is incredibly fine and doesn't show up tacky nor chunky. 

First impressions
Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer balm

Although its said to last a really long time, this product didn't last as long as it's said to be. The colour looked really natural and super slick on but after a couple hours it faded off completely (Without consumption of food). I was a little disappointed in the lasting power despite the beautiful colour payoff as it definitely does require a couple of re-applications throughout your day. It is however, a good alternative for girls who don't like layering their lip products i.e (lip blam + lip stick + gloss), its a perfect 3 in one item.

Recommended for: 
  • Anyone looking for a natural lip colour with some shine 
Rating : 2 / 5

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Matte Balms



The new ColorBurst™ Matte Balm will give you a velvety Matte look. Moisture rich balm, A matte finish thats beyond plush. Balm that's beyond comforting. Our triple butter complex of shea, Coconut and Mango butters nourishes your lips. Avaliable in 10 collectible, craveable colours. 

- Revlon.com 

While we were giving these balms a swatch, we were instantly awed at the pigmentation and the texture of the balms. They were silky smooth and incredibly pigmented, an incredibly buildable colour that will show up completely opaque and very much true to colour against your natural lip shade. For a matte lip product, it is really hydrating and goes on without tugging on your lips at all.First Impressions


Revlon ColorBurst Matte balm

I'll be completely honest, I felt that the shade was a little too bold for my liking because I don't usually wear bright colours. The pigmentation is awesome, and even after wiping off the product later on, it left a pretty heavy red stain on my lips that lasted for at least 2/3 hours. The application process was a breeze -  It's a little different from the matte lip tints that brands like NYX has to offer because it doesn't sit on your lips as a layer but you do feel that it does sink into your lips without over-drying them out.

The shea butter that's present in the balm also prevents it from settling into the cracks/ creases of your lips.  For anyone who's wondering, the menthol feel faded about 5/ 10 mins after application.

Recommended for: 
  • Ladies who are looking for perhaps a drugstore alternative of the NARS lip pencils. 
  • A great opaque lip colour that's moisturizing 
Rating : 4 / 5

Stockist: Any Revlon counters, Watsons / John Little / Guardian
Price: SG$ 19.90 

If you do enjoy reading these types of first impression posts, do let us know and we'll be sure to have more of these on our blog. We hope you are having a lovely start to your week!! 


Have you tried them out?
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Sam & Ash
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5 comments

  1. THE MATTE BALMS LOOK SO GOOD I WANT ONE SO BAD NOW
    (and plus the red looks really good on you ashley :) so does the shiny one on samantha!)

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    1. Heyy Mildred!

      yeah the matte balms are super pigmented, I think they're already out in HK as well :) haha awh thanks, perhaps with the right outfit, the colour might work for me...
      hope you're well! haven't spoken to you in ages!!

      xx
      Ashley

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  2. Love your review! Thanks (^∇^)

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  3. I think that is Sultry and not standout, cause I have it. What you labelled as striking is actually standout. Its like a deep berry red. Stricking is not available in Singapore.

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    1. Hi Shah Yaz,
      I'm terribly sorry for the mix up! that was a complete oversight on my part, thanks for letting us know ! :)
      xx

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