First Impression | Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in Shameless

Please tell me that I'm not the only one who would go through the stock drawers in Boots when I know there will be new beauty releases....

Please tell me that I'm not the only one who would go through the stock drawers in Boots when I know there will be new beauty releases. I'm so guilty of doing this but can you really blame me? I mean, I have my needs and you can't just simply hide it from me. Anyway, this time I got lucky and found exactly what I wanted which were the Revlon ColourBurst Matte Balm (I also picked up a Lacquer Balm as well but that will be in another post). 

Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm | Shameless
The shade that I've decided to pick up is Shameless. I was deciding between this one and Showy but I already have way too many pink lip colours. Honestly, I haven't really look at the reviews/swatches of the Matte Balm before I purchased it (a total impulse buy, okay?). I just knew that I have to get them, when I heard they were launching. 

Shameless caught my eyes because of its purple packaging.  It was the odd one out of the collection as the other ones appear to be more...nude/pinky/coral. Even though, the shade appears darker once swatched. Once applied, Shameless can look violet with fuchsia undertone to dark magenta and then dark violet. I love it because it is bold, it is eyes catching and it is very different from my other lip products. 
Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm | Shameless

The packaging for Revlon ColourBurst Matte Balm is exactly the same as its original (apart from the matte finishing). Personally, I love the crayon-like packaging of the Matte Balm because it's so fuss free, it's a twist and apply. I also love how each shade has different colour packaging, which means you can never get all of the shades confused (of course, you are going to have more than one in your collection!) and they are easy to find when they are lost at the bottom of your bag. 

Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm | Shameless

When I first tried this, I was quite surprised at how pigmented it is. You only need one or two swipes to get an opaque look. Another thing that surprised me was how smooth and easy it is to apply. As a dry skin/lips girl, I'm always apprehensive about trying anything that contains the word "matte".  

With this Matte Balm, I didn't feel like it was drying out my lips but I wouldn't say that it was moisturising either. It feels light and velvety. I quite like how it contains coconut oil, shea butter and mango seed butter. It also has the same minty scent as the original balm stain. However, unlike the original Kissable Balm Stain, Matte Balm doesn't just glides over my dry patches and fill in the cracks to create smooth and hydrated looking lips. As you can see from the picture below that the Matte Balm does cling to dry patches a little bit but this is nowhere near as bad as some other lipsticks I've tried before. 

Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm | Shameless

I feel like I can wear this Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm comfortably without having to worry about the lip colour bleeding, smudging, or transferring to my cutlery when I'm eating (but you will probably get ombre lips if you eat and don't re-apply the Matte Balm). I find that the stay power is fairly good, it lasted pretty well on me over 4 hours (until I decided to wash my face). So far, I'm loving this Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm and I really want to get some more. The only difficult decision is which shade should I get!

Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm | Shameless

Will you be buying a Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm?

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