REVIEW & SWATCHES: Revlon Colourburst Matte Balms!

I was recently invited to the launch of Revlon’s new lip products and
being a lipstick queen, I had to attend! 
Now I’m really, really excited about these products so I’m going to skip
all the small talk and get straight into the photographs!


L-R Elusive, Unapologetic, Shameless, Showy, Sultry, Complex, Mischievous, Striking, Audacious, Standout

I definitely favour matte to sheer in most aspects, especially when it
comes to lip products so I was practically squealing when I spotted the matte
casing of these balms, in the most beautiful array of shades ever!

These products are super pigmented and have a minty taste & scent once applied.  Some of the lighter shades can emphasize dry patches on the
lips so be sure to coat them in lip balm to get them up to scratch beforehand.
They wear well and the packaging is gorgeously chic and simple; I adore having these in my makeup bag!

My favourites are:

Complex: a caramel nude which suits my pale skin gorgeously (despite being prone to show chapped lips)

Mischevous: (probably my favourite out of the lot) which stood out to me initially for it’s peachy orange.

Audacious: a bright, orange toned red (this was the first one I wore because it reminded me of MAC’s Morange, my favourite red lip shade)

Standout: a super vampy, mature red with a hint of berry!

Good news is they launch in Boots stores TODAY (and in Superdrug from Feb 18th) for £7.99 each so go and check them out if they look up your street; I promise it’ll be well worth it!

Will you be picking any of these up? Which shades are your favourites?




  1. January 22, 2014 / 10:11 am

    These look great, and thank you for showing how these look on your lips! I haven't seen many posts showing how they look on, or they just show the lips whereas I like to see the whole face for the overall look 🙂

    I like the look of Sultry and Standout, I'll have to see how they look on me.

  2. January 22, 2014 / 10:12 am

    So many gorgeous shade, I love the matte look and I'd love to try Audacious or Standout :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

  3. January 22, 2014 / 10:13 am

    I want all of them! I seriously can't choose a favourite, they all look beautiful.

    Angels of Arcadia

  4. January 22, 2014 / 10:34 am

    I love the look of these! Thanks so much for showing them to me fully 🙂 I love Complex best I think, really pretty x

    Claire | AgentSmyth

  5. January 22, 2014 / 11:12 am

    These look gorgeous! I love that you always show a full face pic as well as swatches for each shade, I know how annoying that can be when you're doing it so – thank you! 🙂

  6. January 22, 2014 / 12:07 pm

    Complex looks amazing on you! I think my favourites are Elusive and Standout 🙂

  7. January 22, 2014 / 12:10 pm

    I'm between Audacious, Showy and Standout… really hard to pick one favourite!! Lovely post, Katie! 🙂 xx

  8. January 22, 2014 / 1:00 pm

    Nice colors 🙂
    xx Stephanie (

  9. January 22, 2014 / 1:48 pm

    I really love the Complex, Elusive and Mischievous shades. They look stunning on you, each one does. Great post!

  10. January 22, 2014 / 2:12 pm

    "Shameless" is my favorite! But "Standout" looks amazing with your eyes color!

  11. January 22, 2014 / 2:20 pm

    Complex is my favourite as I don't have any nude colour lip products in my collection.
    Laura x | Life and Lipstick

  12. January 22, 2014 / 2:43 pm

    Love when I can see a swatch on! You have lovely lips though, I think any colour would look good on you! I'm hankering after Complex and Sultry for sure 🙂

  13. January 22, 2014 / 2:46 pm

    They launched here in Canada about a month ago and I still haven't picked any up 🙁 I'm waiting for them to go on sale. I must agree with you though: the range of colours looks beautiful!

  14. January 22, 2014 / 4:49 pm

    I literally bought Elusive today. It's so gorgeous.

  15. January 22, 2014 / 5:27 pm

    Ooo Showy looks lovely! Elusive and Sultry also look great! Lovely post xxx

  16. January 22, 2014 / 5:27 pm

    These look amazing! I want them all, haha. I think my favourites are Audacious and Sultry though. Thank you for showing us how they look, its really helpful to see how they look on 🙂

  17. January 22, 2014 / 5:31 pm

    These look amazing! I want them all, haha. I think my favourites are Audacious and Sultry though. Thank you for showing us how they look on, its very helpful to see what they would look like 🙂

  18. January 22, 2014 / 6:51 pm

    Oh wow! That's super helpful! Thanks for swatching them all!
    Sometimes it's just not the same when you try and swatch them under the drugstore/department store yellow-lights haha but they look very pigmented in your pictures! 🙂

  19. January 22, 2014 / 7:27 pm

    These look so nice, I'll definitely be picking some up! I prefer chubby sticks to lipsticks, so thanks Revlon, haha. My favourites are Complex and Mischievous. Can you tell I'm a neutrals kinda gal? haha. xx

  20. January 22, 2014 / 7:38 pm

    Revlon have really got it going on with their balm/lip colour offerings!

    Vickie xx | VickieBlogs

  21. January 22, 2014 / 7:42 pm

    These look fantastic! Now I want to go out and Mischievous and Audacious. Lovely as usual, Katie.


  22. January 22, 2014 / 8:23 pm

    They look beautiful and so opaque! Must try. x

  23. January 22, 2014 / 9:33 pm

    All of the shades look lovely! But I think I like the look of Elusive, Unapologetic and Mischievous best (: playing it safe I know haha, but I like to stick to my go-to colours as I know I'll get lots of wear out of the product (: great post!

  24. January 22, 2014 / 9:34 pm

    I love Mischievous and Showy, I think I'd open my wallet for those two 🙂

    Caitlin | Oceanic Stars

  25. January 22, 2014 / 10:09 pm

    I went and bought Standout at the weekend, and I really want to try Elusive but they were already sold out! I wore Standout for the first time today and was very impressed – even on my dry lips it looked good for at least five hours!

  26. January 22, 2014 / 10:11 pm

    I rushed to buy Standout at the weekend (Sultry was also on my list, but completely sold out) – tried it today and am totally impressed! Even on my dry lips it looked good for well over five hours, and the colour is perfect. Will be keeping an eye out for the other shades I like the look of!

  27. January 22, 2014 / 10:19 pm

    Elusive looks really pretty. Can't wait to pick some of these up on payday 🙂 xx

  28. January 23, 2014 / 12:38 am

    The next time I go into Boots I am picking up Sultry and Mischievous! Not that I really need any more lip sticks, but I feel like I can't go on without them x

  29. January 23, 2014 / 1:10 am

    loving the color payoff of these shades! I'll have to check them out

    Angie |

  30. January 23, 2014 / 6:30 am

    Complex looks particularly amazing on you! x

  31. January 23, 2014 / 8:55 am

    I'm going to be rushing out to buy a few of these this weekend. I love the colours, especially Complex and Elusive.

  32. January 23, 2014 / 10:34 am

    Love just staring at swatches of these! I picked up Elusive and love the formula and colour! This post has made me desperate for Mischievous too though!

  33. January 23, 2014 / 1:18 pm

    These are really pretty – Showy & Audacious are my favourite

  34. January 23, 2014 / 2:49 pm

    cannot wait to try these the colours look amazing

    Jess x

  35. January 23, 2014 / 6:13 pm

    I really like the look of Shameless! I don't REALLY need any new lip products and as I'm meant to be saving money I doubt I'll pick any of these up… Yet.

    I'll still be checking them out mind! 😀

  36. January 23, 2014 / 7:24 pm

    These all look lovely on you! Standout, Showy and Complex are my favourites, can't wait to try them! xx

    Abby |

  37. January 23, 2014 / 8:54 pm

    oooh so pretty 🙂

  38. Charlotte
    January 24, 2014 / 11:37 am

    Which do you think is closest to your natural lip colour?

  39. January 25, 2014 / 2:10 am

    love the look of mischievous, I'm actually going to pick it up tomorrow because of this post! thank you!

    Eliza xx

  40. January 25, 2014 / 3:27 am

    Saw these yesterday at my local Walgreen's !! However, I did not pick one up. I wanted to try the Jordana twist and shine balm stain for.. $2.99.ea…. they go on with a slight shine, however they are matte as can be within a few minutes…. If you are going for the matte look, in a certain shade you might want to try some of the Jordana shades and save a few bucks… I have the shade cranberry crush and its very similar to showy…has great staying power and is a gorgeous shade 🙂

    anyone else tried the jordana ? what do you guys think ?

  41. January 25, 2014 / 1:57 pm

    These look so nice, definitely going to try them out next time I go shopping! Great post! 🙂

  42. January 25, 2014 / 9:28 pm

    I love the look of Complex! Thank you for doing all of the swatches 🙂 xo

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  44. January 27, 2014 / 12:09 am

    These are so vibrant and pigmented compared to the Clinique chubby sticks!

  45. January 27, 2014 / 11:11 am

    Absolutely love these matte shades! Will definitely be picking up 'shameless' when I'm next in town!


  46. January 27, 2014 / 11:20 pm

    These look gorgeous:O I might have to spend some pennies;)
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  48. January 31, 2014 / 9:30 am

    205 looks really pretty. Might have to get one myself :3

  49. January 31, 2014 / 10:28 pm

    Loving the look of these! I'm taking myself along to boots! x

    Katie |

  50. January 31, 2014 / 10:41 pm

    I can't get over how much I love these lippies!! There's the best color selection and I love how smooth they are! Great review and photos!


  51. February 7, 2014 / 12:46 pm

    love them, they are in my favourites for january

  52. February 9, 2014 / 2:31 am

    I love these shades! I only have a couple but I definitely want to get more….please check out my YouTube channel as well!

  53. February 10, 2014 / 11:25 am

    Oooh these all look GOOD! I like them all on you, but the shade I'd pick for myself is probably Mischievous.

  54. February 11, 2014 / 6:03 am

    They look so pretty! Love the look of mischievous!!

  55. February 11, 2014 / 4:21 pm

    What an amazing collection of lipstick, just wow, and such a well crafted post too 🙂

  56. February 11, 2014 / 4:21 pm

    What an amazing collection of lipstick, just wow, and such a well crafted post too 🙂

  57. February 11, 2014 / 4:32 pm

    purple shade the best one

  58. February 11, 2014 / 4:47 pm

    Ahh these are my favorite ever. I have been addicted to Nars pencils for such a long time and I love how creamy yet matte these are. Shameless is probably my favorite, but I also like the neon pink colors layered over a darker liner for depth.

  59. February 16, 2014 / 5:49 pm

    How easy are these to apply? Great selection of colours. The peachy tones look great on you, Complex would be great for everyday!


  60. February 16, 2014 / 11:23 pm

    I've never been a big lipstick wearer before until recently. Last week I bought this in Audacious, only the second lip product i've ever purchased for myself and I love it. tempted to buy a few more of these 🙂

  61. February 19, 2014 / 8:01 pm

    i normally stick with nudes but definitely want to check out #245 audacious love corals for summer

  62. March 15, 2014 / 6:09 pm

    i got mischievous the other day i love it !

  63. July 29, 2014 / 4:46 pm

    Oh gosh the shades are gorgeous, got myself the one in 'Shameless' and I have to say that it is super vampy! Got to love it! <3

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