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Review | Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balm & Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm

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Those of you who love the Clinique Chubby Sticks & co (check ’em here & here) are going to love today’s blog post, because I have a whooooooole lot of jumbo lip pencil love for you today! Late March I received an amazing package from Revlon with the brand’s new ColorBurst Lacquer Balms and ColorBurst Matte Balms. I received 11 (!) colors and after a long swatching marathon – poor lips – I put together an overview for you guys. Have a look!

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Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balm

I’m sure that by now everyone knows the idea behind jumbo lip products: they have intense color like a lipstick, they nourish the lips like a lip balm, and they look like giant lip pencils. So the new Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balms and Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balms are not only intensely pigmented, but they also contain a bunch of nourishing and moisturizing ingredients – shea butter, cacao butter and mango butter – that moisturize the lips. It’s the perfect marriage between intense color and hydration.

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Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm

The difference between the Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balm and the Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm is that the Lacquer Balms have a glossy finish while the Matte Balms have a (semi-)matte finish. And with eleven colors in total to choose from there’s a color and a finish for everyone.

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Elusive (matte) & Provocateur (glossy)

In the Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balm range are Demure (nude pink), Coquette (cool pink), Vivacious (pinkish red), Flirtatious (fuchsia pink), Whimsical (cool dark pink) and Provocateur (warm red).

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From left to right: Demure, Coquette, Vivacious, Flirtatious, Whimsical & Provocateur

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Demure, Coquette, Vivacious, Flirtatious, Whimsical & Provocateur

In the Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm range are Elusive (warm pink), Showy (bright neon-like pink), Mischievous (pale orange), Striking (warm red) and Standout (brick red).

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From left to right: Elusive, Showy, Mischievous, Striking & Standout

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Elusive, Showy, Mischievous, Standout & Striking

 I apologize for the less-than-perfect contours towards the end. The whole swatch-wipe-repeat process took its toll on my lips.

I like both the glossy and the matte finish of the Revlon ColorBurst Balms, but if I had to pick one color from each range I’d go for Flirtatious from the Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balm range and Striking from the Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm range.

The Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balms and Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balms are available now for 17.90 CHF each.

Have you tried any of the Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balms or Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balms yet? Which color and finish do you like the most?, Inc.


  1. Prachtige kleuren! Vooral showy vind ik heel erg mooi <3
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  2. I’m trying the new Rewlon ColorBrust, but I like more that Lacquel Balm because my lips isn’t perfect for the finish matte. :-P
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  3. Ik vind ze er allemaal heel erg mooi uit zien, leuke kleurtjes. De pigmentatie lijkt mij ook geweldig.
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  4. Wow, that’s ELEVEN of them! Kudos, Melissa! I don’t think we can find Revlon here anymore (the counter in Brussels is gone), but people do seem to love these! I might prefer the shinier finish of the two!
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  5. Standout stands out of the bunch for me as a matte but its shinier brothers Provocateur and Vivacious are pretty amazing as well! Great how much color comes off them!
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  6. Leuke kleurtjes! Ik vind zo’n sticks tegenwoordig erg fijn :)
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  7. Want them all! I probably don´t need them, but the shades are so pretty!
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  8. Ik vind ze allemaal heel erg leuk
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  9. Love your lip swatches! I am not a big fan of the matte balms, they seem a little off!
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  10. I’m a huge fan of the matte balms! The laquer ones not so much; I’ve found that a few of them have glitter in them, and it tends to get quite gritty on my lips after the moisture has worn off. I think I need to add Standout to my collection, what a gorgeous red!
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  11. Die matte heb ik al vaker voorbij zien komen en die vind ik echt prachtig! Zou alleen niet weten waar ik ze kan halen. X
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  12. That Demure looks soooo good. I’ve never tried this Revlon product, but with Revlon, I don’t think you can go wrong:)
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  13. Ik vind mischievous het mooist! :)
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  14. Ziet er goed uit! Mooi! :D
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  15. Ik vind de kleur Showy erg gaaf! Ik vind alle kleuren er goed uit zien. Overigens vind ik de vorm van je lippen ook erg mooi <3
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  16. I love the glossy balms! They all look so pretty!
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  17. I have been meaning to try these out they look so pretty. I really love your lips swatches.
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  18. Mooie kleuren ^___^ Ik ben sowieso dol
    op matte kleurtjes c; Xx
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  19. Very good review, the colors are so bright! amazing

    xxx Anna

  20. I loved all your swatches!! Lovely pout <3
    All the colours are lovely but flirtatious, whimsical and striking are my favourites!
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  21. oehhh.. ik ben verliefd. wat zijn ze goed gepigmenteerd ook!!! ik ga eens kijken of ik die bij de Inno kan vinden :D oh en dat ze niet perfect op je lippen staan ivm swatchen… is super logisch! So, all good in the hood ;-)
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  22. Wat een mooie foto’s heb je weer gemaakt. Revlon is in NL niet meer zo goed verkrijgbaar. Superjammer als ik sommige producten zie.
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  23. All shades are gorgeous, loved them :)
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  24. Wow wat een prachtige kleuren allemaal!
    Zowel de glossy als de matte vind ik wel mooi
    Coquette en Elusive zijn mij favorieten wel, ik ben echt voor rozige lipkleurtjes

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  25. De matte finishes zijn echt geweldig en wat een kleurbommen!
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  26. Wow! You are a lip swatching trooper haha! Flirtatious is really gorgeous on you!
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  27. Voor mij meer de rode kleur maar bij jou zijn ze allemaal even mooi!

  28. Gorgeous lip shades! Flirtatious, mischievous & Striking are my favorite :D
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  29. I think you can pull off every lip shade beautifully! I love matte lipsticks but haven’t tried any of these yet – hard to pick a shade!
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  30. I like the Mischievous color… they all look great on you :) Have really great weekend :)

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  31. I don’t own Chubby Sticks or something similar to that, but I truly love these matte revlon ones! Need to check them out!
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  32. Coincidentally, I was at the store today and there was a sale on Revlon. I picked up Standout, Provocateur and Enticing. I hope they work well for me! Thank you for the swatches!
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  33. I really want to buy mischievous as I have one that I can’t remember the name of (a deep berry) and I really love it!
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  34. Mooie kleuren! De kleuren uit de Lacquer Balm spreken mij wel meer aan.
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  35. waaaw die glossy’s zijn prachtig!

  36. Die matte kleuren zijn echt prachtig!

  37. love this revlon stuff! but unfortunately it’s pretty expensive where i live :(
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  38. I love the shades, they are all wearable and I love that the mattes aren’t too flat looking. I’m more of a glossy lip woman myself.
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  39. Mooie kleurtjes! Ik kan echt geen favoriet kiezen :)
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  40. Lovely Colours!! thank you for showing all these, such a shame we don’t have Revlon here in Germany. :)
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  41. I’m a huge fan of the ColorBurst Balms! I already owned some of the traditional ones and loved the feeling on the lips and their staying power. Recently I bought 2 matte ones (Elusive & Standout) in New York and they are just as good as the other ones ♡♡♡
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  42. Wauw ik vind ze stuk voor stuk erg gaaf! :-)
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  43. Ooohh! love love love your swatches! your pics are great, you did an awesome job :)
    although I have a matte fever in warmer days this times I do prefer the shiny finish most, and particularly flirtatious! oh my, I need that colour in my life.
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  44. WOW! What an amazing glossy finish have got those lacquers! Definitely my favourtite ones from these two!
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  45. Mischievous vind ik een mooie kleur! Ik vind beide finishes erg mooi maar mat spreekt me de laatste tijd steeds meer aan.
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  46. My favorite one is Crush Colorburst Balm Stain, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen it reviewed, so it’s probably an older release. It’s such a flattering cranberry. I think what I love most about these Revlon shades is that they are flattering for many different women.
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  47. Coquette en Mischievous vind ik wel heel mooi!
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  48. Lovely swatches dear. Great review

  49. I almost always prefer the shiny finishes to matte but these are a nice satin matte so I like them more than I thought I would!
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  50. Ack! Love these so much :-) I want almost the whole collection, I think, in both matte and lacquer (well, almost, there are some colours that definitely won’t agree with me!). After both you and Nikki… I think I need Provocateur!
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  51. Love each color and their pigmentation!! :-) Maar ik denk dat ik ook voor de glossy finish zou gaan in dit geval!
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  52. Er zitten veel leuke kleuren tussen! Ook tof dat je tussen twee finishes kan kiezen. Als ik dan een favoriet moet noemen, zou ik voor Flirtatious gaan :)
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  53. Omg, your lips look truly perfect! And I need one of those! ;) xo

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