The other day, my friend Zoe asked for some make up recommendations. Wanting something that wouldn’t break the bank, I recommended the Revlon Colorburst balms without even realising how much I loved the range! So naturally, my next thought was “Why not blog about it?!”
The chubby pencil packaging is absolutely adorable, they’re not too big where you can’t put them in your pocket, but also not too small where if you put it into your bag that you’ll lose them. The twist-up style of the product allows for not only an ease of application, but also the fact that you basically never have to sharpen them is amazing!
For a drugstore product, I am really impressed by the quality of the formula. All of the balms are very pigmented, apply evenly and feel soft and comfortable on the lips. With a slight pepperminty smell, the matte balms give the maximum colour payoff and last a few hours without reapplication (assuming you’re not eating or drinking anything of course). Like most matte balms, the colour settles a bit in the creases of your lips, but in general, it wears off rather evenly.
Let’s talk about some of the colours I own.
First of all, Standout has a red berry hue and is an excellent addition to anyone who needs a classic red in their collection. The matte finish really adds the perfect touch to complete the polished vibe!
Sultry, my favourite of the matte range, is a brown-pink with hints of plum in it. Although it looks like quite the mature colour, do not stray far from this! It’s got a beautiful and kind of natural feel to the colour. My go to for pairing a lipstick with a smoky eye.
Elusive, is a cool-toned light to medium pink colour. For some, it has quite a bit of a nude feel to it, but for me, sometimes this colour is a bit too bright for the look I’m going for. Nevertheless, it’s still a pretty colour in the bullet.
Last but not least is an addition from the Balm Stains. In Europe I believe they’re called the Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain. This colour, Crush Beguin, intimidated me at first. The bullet itself is a deep purple with hints of gold shimmer. The formula itself though, is sheer which means it’s excellent for building up. If your lips are drier, definitely purchase the balm stains as opposed to the matte balms. The formula is much more forgiving when it comes to creases you may have in your lips.
What drugstore lipsticks would you recommend? x