Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Revlon Provocateur (135) ColorBurst Lacquer Balm
Revlon Provocateur (135) ColorBurst Lacquer Balm

Provocateur (135) ColorBurst Lacquer Balm ($8.99 for 0.095 oz.) is a brightened, medium red with light, warm undertones and a soft sheen. Tom Ford Beauty Rouge Fatal (LE, $49.00) and Marc Jacobs Beauty Showstopper (134) (P, $30.00) are darker, slightly browner. Anna Sui Minnie Mouse (01) (LE) is very similar. MAC Night to Remember (LE, $15.00) is a touch warmer. MAC Must Be Red (LE, $15.00) is very similar. See comparison swatches.

This is the third shade I picked up from the ColorBurst Lacquer Balm line (you can see the first two reviewed here), and I’m definitely going to see if there are more available at my local store. The formula is permanent, but sometimes the initial display gets ravaged, and it takes a few weeks for permanent displays to be updated. Cross your fingers for me :) Provocateur was mostly opaque; there was a hint of translucency but still quite pigmented. The consistency was lightweight, lightly creamy, somewhat balm-like (not quite as emollient), and this shade wore well for almost five hours and was lightly hydrating during that time.

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Revlon Provocateur (135) ColorBurst Lacquer Balm
Revlon Provocateur (135) ColorBurst Lacquer Balm

Revlon Provocateur (135) ColorBurst Lacquer Balm
Revlon Provocateur (135) ColorBurst Lacquer Balm

Revlon Provocateur (135) ColorBurst Lacquer Balm
Revlon Provocateur (135) ColorBurst Lacquer Balm

Revlon Provocateur (135) ColorBurst Lacquer Balm
Revlon Provocateur (135) ColorBurst Lacquer Balm

Revlon Provocateur (135) ColorBurst Lacquer Balm
Revlon Provocateur (135) ColorBurst Lacquer Balm

Revlon Provocateur (135) ColorBurst Lacquer Balm
Revlon Provocateur (135) ColorBurst Lacquer Balm

Revlon Provocateur (135) ColorBurst Lacquer Balm
Revlon Provocateur (135) ColorBurst Lacquer Balm
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65 thoughts on “Revlon Provocateur (135) ColorBurst Lacquer Balm Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Barbie

    Holy Cannoli that’s gorgeous

  2. Beka

    The only other chubby lip stick/balm I’ve tried is from Clinique (one of the intense ones). How do these compare to those in texture/feel/scent?

  3. I love their Balm Stains, so I bet I will love these too. I predict I will get the whole shade range!

  4. Kathi

    I love your top, it looks gorgeous on you! (:

  5. Zoe

    I love how you always have such pretty earrings in your photos, I think you should start saying where those are from as well! I can’t buy pretty jewellery (allergic to too much) but I’m sure lots of people wonder. These balm stains are awesome, but I am more interested in the matte ones, Sultry looks gorgeous!

  6. Jenny

    I love these reviews because I was thinking of buying them but after scouring the internet it has been hard to find swatches and pictures as good as these. I hope you swatch more of the lacquer balms!

    • Hopefully there are still some left at my local store! They’re permanent, but my store takes FOREVER to get new product in and added to the permanent displays (after they run through the initial “new launch” display).

      • Jenny

        Ulta has all of them! I just went and picked some up. BOGO50% off and a $5 off $10 coupon which made them a very good deal. Originally $8.99 each.

  7. Rachael

    Thanks for this review Christine. I love it when you throw a few drugstore brands into the mix, especially since there are so many great drugstore lipsticks out there. I hope you might review the new matte formula from this range, because I’ve been tempted to try them, but haven’t seen many reviews about them yet. I think they’re called Revlon Matte Balms, or something.

  8. You make it look so pretty Christine! I’m certainly eying quite a few shades from this range!
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  9. Colour isn’t screaming at me, but the top you’re wearing is. I like it!
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  10. I love it! I have a few stick balms, need to try this one. The color is great!

  11. Nooo not another must-have!!! Christine, you’re killing me! (and my bank account)

  12. Love that shade! Looks great on you, and I’d like it too. Gotta looks for these in my local store :)
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  13. CKG

    Way to go, Revlon!

  14. Emily

    The second i saw your review i went up to my drugstore and luckily they had all the colors of the lacquer formula and the matte. I went with this one and the brick red matte shade. This color actually shows up as deep watermelon color on me almost. I am not used to buying drugstore lipsticks but i couldn’t pass these up for the reviews and price at buy one get one half off at walgreens!

  15. Amelia

    I really enjoy how shiny the unused product is. It’s kind of mesmerizing

  16. Alizee

    At first I thought it was like a chubby stick, but it seems like it has a richer, deeper color pay off.

  17. Ann

    Love the lip! You look exceptionally beautiful in this photo too.

  18. Wow, stunning on you, Christine! <3

  19. Hi Christine! I love the the Revlon Colorburst Balms. I don’t have any of the lacquers, but I do have 3 of the Matte Balms – Shewy, Unapologetic, and Elusive – which i LOVE!! I love the Tarte LipSurgence line, but they are pricy. I find that Revlon made a line that is just as good as Tarte’s but doesn’t hurt the wallet as much 😉 hope you are able to find more of these balms because I’d love to hear what you think! :)

  20. Red is so your color! The formula sounds amazing. I forgot how nice Revlon lippies are!
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  21. lovely color for you! I just bought Enticing not too long ago and I love it!

  22. This looks like it might be similar to Romantic from the Kissable Balm Stain line. When the Lacquer Balms are out in Australia I might want to compare them.

  23. You look like you’re ready to ring in the New Year in that outfit. Pretty lipstick too!

  24. you look very pretty, shade is beautiful

  25. Ashley

    I saw these in Target today, and wowwww, these are nice colors. Provocateur definitely pulls a sort of neon watermelon on me, and it leaves an impressive stain.

  26. Lucia

    Hi Christine,
    How do these compare to Revlon’s Just Bitten Kissable?
    I’ve just bout some and found them really great. Thinking of getting more of those Revlon chubby sticks…
    Thanks 😉

  27. This looks gorgeous!!! Can’t wait for these to launch in Europe!

  28. You are looking dollllllll !
    Christine , how pretty your eyes are looking sweetie :)
    from your top to eyes to lips and the smile .. everything is very well coordinated :)

    i want to know what do you have on your lower lash line ?
    i am def. getting this and some more , your lip swatches are stunning as always
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  29. Hvae you tried the Revlon JustBitten Kissable balm stain line? How would you say these new ones compare to them, since the packaging seems really similar so I’m wondering if they’re supposed to be similar type products.

    Also, do they have a weird taste/smell? That’s my main problem with the JustBitten Kissables :\

  30. This has nothing to do with the makeup, but I LOVE your earrings! I enjoy making jewelry, so I think I’m going to try something like that. 😀

  31. There’s Provocative, not Provocateur, on Ulta’s website. Is this the same one?

    • I would assume so, since Revlon’s website lists Provocateur but no Provocative. But there’s no way for me to really know unless I ordered it myself.

  32. SandraJT

    I bought one of these in the shade Demure – which is a gorgeous, slightly shimmery, warm nude pink – and love it. It was the ONLY shade I liked out of all on the display, actually. Reminds me very much of Tarte’s lip products in exactly the same packaging. The name escapes me at the moment :-) However, I like these far better. Tarte’s equivalent has really uncomfortable, chunky glitter in them, while Revlon’s Lacquer Balm’s are much nicer on the lips. They’ve also got a very light mint tingle which isn’t overwhelming. I normally don’t like mint in lip products at all.

    I didn’t care for the matte equivalent of these as much when I swatched them in store. All the shades looked like a dry matte to me, if that makes sense, and the colours were too harsh looking for my tastes. They didn’t feel dry on application, they just looked ‘dry’.