Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in #225 Sultry

I was quite excited to see Revlon introduced Matte Balm into its jumbo lip crayon family. I love the convenience and ease of use of jumbo lip crayons and I used to live in matte lip era and loved everything matte. It took me quite a while to accept glossy lips trend. But after so many years seeing shiny lips all over the place, I’m delighted to see various brands coming out with matte lip products.

Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm #225 Sultry

Revlon’s Colorburst Matte Balm is said to be infused with triple butter complex of shea, mango and coconut butter and gives a burst of matte color with a balm-like feel.

Retailed at A$17.95, I got this from Chemist Warehouse a few months ago when it was 50% off all Revlon products.

Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm #225 Sultry

Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm #225 Sultry

It has the feature of typical jumbo lip pencils – twisted up product and no sharpening required.

Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm #225 Sultry - Swatch

Sultry is brownish pink in color, one of my favorite shades.

Most jumbo lip crayons I own gives sheer or light wash of color. This is very pigmented.

It’s very creamy and very smooth on application.. Like the product says, it’s very balm-like. The formula doesn’t feel drying when applied and before winter hit, I didn’t need to prep my lips with lip balm.

Since it’s so cold and dry now, I do need to apply lip balm beforehand and even gives it a good scrub as my lips gets dry and flaky. It won’t feel drying initially but will feel drying as time goes by. I also find that the color will settle in lines as time goes by, something I didn’t notice before winter hits.

The staying power is quite good considering its creamy texture. It will fade slowly throughout the day with drink and will disappear with meal.

And being creamy, it’s not entirely matte. It still has some sheen on application but the sheen will fade slowly to semi-matte finish.

Like most Revlon’s jumbo lip crayons, it has a light minty fragrance but disappears fairly quickly after application.

Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm #225 Sultry - Lip Swatch

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in #225 Sultry on my lips. Gives my lips a nice rosy shade that’s not too overpowering.

Like: The color. Creamy. Smooth application.

Dislike: A bit drying during winter months.

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