Revlon Elusive & Striking Colorburst Matte Balms Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Revlon Elusive Colorburst Matte Balm
Revlon Elusive Colorburst Matte Balm

Revlon’s new Colorburst Matte Balm ($8.99 for 0.095 oz.) is supposed to give you a “velvety matte look,” while still having the hydrating, comfortable feel of a balm. It’s a twist-up, jumbo-sized lip pencil, so there’s no need to sharpen (and therefore, no waste). Both shades I tested in this post were nicely pigmented, had good wear time, and were fairly comfortable to wear overall, though I wouldn’t describe them really as balm-like but more as lightly hydrating. They had a slight mint scent.

Elusive Colorburst Matte Balm ($8.99 for 0.095 oz.) is a medium, warm-toned pink with yellow undertones and a satin-matte finish. It had mostly full color coverage, and the texture was light-medium in thickness–noticeable but not heavy. The consistency was lightly creamy but didn’t feel slick or slippery on. This shade wore well for four and a half hours. MAC Hoop (DC, $16.00) is slightly darker. Chanel Liaison (P, $34.00) is warmer. MAC Betty Bright (LE, $16.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches.

Striking Colorburst Matte Balm ($8.99 for 0.095 oz.) is a medium, muted orange-red with warm undertones and a satin-matte finish. This shade had a stronger sheen that lasted for about twenty minutes, but then it was mostly matte. It had mostly opaque pigmentation, and it wore well for five hours. Revlon Provocateur (135) (P, $8.99) is brighter, redder. NARS Moscow (P, $26.00) is browner, warmer, darker, less red. See comparison swatches.

Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm Elusive
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%
Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm Striking
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
89%

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Revlon Elusive Colorburst Matte Balm
Revlon Elusive Colorburst Matte Balm

Revlon Elusive Colorburst Matte Balm
Revlon Elusive Colorburst Matte Balm

Revlon Elusive Colorburst Matte Balm
Revlon Elusive Colorburst Matte Balm

Revlon Elusive Colorburst Matte Balm
Revlon Elusive Colorburst Matte Balm

Revlon Elusive Colorburst Matte Balm
Revlon Elusive Colorburst Matte Balm

Revlon Elusive Colorburst Matte Balm
Revlon Elusive Colorburst Matte Balm

Revlon Striking Colorburst Matte Balm
Revlon Striking Colorburst Matte Balm

Revlon Striking Colorburst Matte Balm
Revlon Striking Colorburst Matte Balm

Revlon Striking Colorburst Matte Balm
Revlon Striking Colorburst Matte Balm

Revlon Striking Colorburst Matte Balm
Revlon Striking Colorburst Matte Balm

Revlon Striking Colorburst Matte Balm
Revlon Striking Colorburst Matte Balm

Revlon Striking Colorburst Matte Balm
Revlon Striking Colorburst Matte Balm

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