Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm In Sultry Swatches & Review (2) Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm In Sultry Swatches & Review

‘Bhai aaj nahi aa paunga’

‘Kya hua bhai?’

‘Bhai bandi ke saath movie pe ja  raha hoon’

Honestly what is with Delhi boys? Why are girlfriends referred as “teri bandi meri bandi”? WHY? No, I am sorry, I am nobody’s bandi. To me, it sounds so goddamn offensive. As if I am a non living object. We ladies don’t do so, do we? Imagine:

‘Oye tera banda aaj bhi office se late aaya?’

‘Haan yaar and he didn’t even bring the groceries I asked him to!’

‘Hawww. Mera banda kare toh main toh pagal hi hojau!’

No, right? We do not, will not ever do this. We like to acknowledge their existence by names. Is it just me who gets ticked off? Tell me ladies, I’m curious.

Moving on, (not really, just for now..) today we’re talking about the Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in 225 Sultry. Correct me if I am wrong but I believe they haven’t released in India and will hit the markets soon. The first time I saw them I thought they are a variety of the Just Bitten Kissable Balms. Don’t they look the same? Obviously curiosity got the better of me and I investigated and realised these are something entirely different! I had to buy one. They come in matte as well as, and since I don’t really own anything matte and this colour looked pretty different and thus inviting, I bought it.

Revlon says: Velvety Matte Look. Moisture Rich Balm. A Matte finish that’s beyond plush. Balm that’s beyond comforting. Our Triple Butter Complex of Shea, Coconut and Mango butters nourishes lips. In 10 collectible, craveable colors.

They are housed in the recent rage of chubby crayon packaging with a matte finish. It’s matte but doesn’t attract dirt. Classy.  I thought it was kinda stupid of Revlon to give these babies a new name. They should all have arrived under the Just Bitten brand. Don’t you think?

The texture is brilliant; it is light and doesn’t at all feel you have something on your lips unlike other matte lip products. They do not get cakey or feather after a few hours on the lips. Now my lips are very pigmented (as if I was a chain smoker – but I’m not) and dehydrated all the time. I am not kidding they actually make my lips feel better in spite of being matte. They do have shea, coconut and mango butters as ingredients so that explains it.

Pigmentation is not a problem with this beauty. They are not afraid to be out there on your lips in one swipe. It’s a bold colour and I just swipe it once and I’m always pleased with the results. The staying power is great too, they stay for about six hours without any sign of disgusting fading and even after that they fade gracefully, much like a stain.

This might be a deal breaker for some, but the balm has a peppermint flavour. It is pretty intense when you apply it, almost like a blast of peppermint in your nose. It does fade within a few minutes, but there is a slight flavour/fragrance nonetheless. I don’t mind it as much as atleast it doesn’t smell waxy like an awful lot of other lip products!

Even though it’s a balm – I wouldn’t use it when my lips are extremely chapped and the skin is peeling off. If you have slightly dehydrated lips, it might work but a matte is a matte and you really don’t want your parched lips pleasing for some hydration. (Sounds really wrong…) They come in ten pretty shades – time to grab them all!

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  1. Great Pigmentation
  2. Lightweight and velvety
  3. Stays for five-six hours
  4. Doesn’t feather – fades into a stain
  5. Great shade selection
  6. Convenient Packaging


  1. Peppermint flavour – doesn’t work for everyone
  2. Cannot be worn on extremely dry lips

Rating: A+

Price:  $8.99 or Rs 559.89

Recommendation: As matte lips are here to stay, I think it’s a great achievement to find a matte balm which actually hydrates your lips. Not to forget the easy to use chubby twist up stick. They are highly pigmented with long staying power only they have a strong peppermint flavour. They don’t break your bank balance and I would say, go get it.

Guest Review By Apurva

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