Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm In Sultry: Swatches & Review

by Sub Editor Akanksha on February 17, 2014

in A- Grade, Lip Products, lipbalm, Lipsticks, Revlon

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‘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.

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{ 40 comments… read them below or add one }

Prachi February 17, 2014 at 9:58 am

You have no idea for how long I’ve been waiting for this review (and for this product to be launched in India).
Thank you so much.
It’s very helpful. :)


Apurva February 18, 2014 at 6:37 am

You are very welcome Prachi :)


Xuvious February 17, 2014 at 10:15 am

I hope these release in India soon! Matte and the Lacquer ones!
It’s a nice nude pink colour though! ^_^


Apurva February 18, 2014 at 6:38 am

It is a beautiful colour. I love it! :D
I hope they come to India too. It’s a must have.


S February 17, 2014 at 10:17 am

Looks so natural :)


Tanmayee February 17, 2014 at 10:19 am

Lovely shade and love mattes….get review..


thatchamkeelastitch February 17, 2014 at 10:30 am

What an absolutely gorgeous colour!


Harine February 17, 2014 at 10:34 am

Very pretty shade…


Ritu TheIndianBeautyBlog February 17, 2014 at 10:41 am

Oh God, want this in my life! haha.. nice review, and I agree on that ‘bandi’ thing… downright offensive!


Apurva February 18, 2014 at 6:38 am

Haina? Like.. just stop saying that bro!


Gowthami February 17, 2014 at 11:14 am

Gorgeous shade!


Lisha February 17, 2014 at 11:23 am

I know what u mean, gal! I’ll dnt allow any guy call me his ‘bandi’ Sounds so demeaning n cheap!
Coming to the review I’ve been eagerly waiting for their launch despite hating the peppermint scent which their other range as well
Gorgeous lip swatch darl!


Apurva February 18, 2014 at 7:15 am

It does. Maybe they dont mean it that way but it makes me feel like a product on the shelf. The peppermint is not that bad. Honest to god, it goes away in a few seconds. You need this baby, Lisha :)


Clothes and Creativity February 17, 2014 at 11:34 am

Sounds like a good product! And that shade is pretty! When will it be launched here?!


Apurva February 18, 2014 at 7:15 am

I wish I knew. :(


Mayuri February 17, 2014 at 12:17 pm

I am waiting for these to get launched in India.. these look so great.. nice review dear.. hope the prices here are not exorbitant..


Apurva February 18, 2014 at 7:16 am

They shouldn’t be. I think they should be in the same range as Just Bitten?


Rashmi February 17, 2014 at 1:03 pm

Pretty shade….looking so natural…nice review…:-)


Apurva February 18, 2014 at 7:17 am

Thanks a ton Rashmi :D


Tiny February 17, 2014 at 2:25 pm

‘Bandi’ convo was hilarious :P But I have seen girls generally dont say while talking their guy’s ‘name’ unless they are ‘officially’ linked to him ;) ‘Him’, ‘He’ are only used and we have to guess that Its THE GUY , she refering to :P

And the product sounds good…I couldnt find a flattering shade in Just Kissable will try this one out !!


Apurva February 18, 2014 at 7:19 am

Yeah that too. Arre naam lelo? Shaadi hogayi kya? I just use names. No him her or banda bandi girlfriend boyfriend business at all. Keep guessing types. LOL.

I know what you mean. “Arre woh aaya tha na so we went for a movie.” Kaun bhai? Rickshawaala?

DAMN I FOUND SOMEONE. I kid you not, I hate the Just Kissable. They. Do. Not. Work. For. Me. Idk how the whole world is all over it and I’m just like..”Am I looking at the wrong ones!?”


Laks February 17, 2014 at 2:48 pm

lol!! I would love to start the ‘banda’ tag ;) (never heard my guy saying ‘mera bandi’ though :P) Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm is just too awesome on your lips. Awesome review!


Apurva February 18, 2014 at 7:13 am

If he says it – tell him it is pissing one girl off halfway around the world! :D
Thanks you Laks. I am glad to hear it.


Rhea February 17, 2014 at 3:21 pm

I can relate to the ‘banda-bandi’ thing. I moved from Mumbai to Delhi around four years ago. And I remember this guy asking me, ‘Banda hai kya?’ and I had no idea what that meant because I had never heard anyone refer to a boyfriend as ‘banda’ before. I told him ‘I don’t think so, and it doesn’t sound like something I’d want to have either’. I’ve become more familiar with such Delhi terms now, but I doubt they’ll ever be a part of my vocabulary :P
And no, you’re not the only one who gets ticked off. I’ve never reacted well to being referred to as someone’s ‘bandi’. But to be fair to the Delhi men, I’ve seen a number of women talking the banda-bandi language too.

As for the review, this seems like a great product and I’ll probably pick a couple of them up when they release here :D


Apurva February 18, 2014 at 7:12 am

Hahahhahaahahah I am imaging someone asking you “Banda hai kya” and you thinking, – “Dude, I am not into human trafficking!” LOL.

Yaaa. I dunno. I dont use but, but I’m sure a lot of ladies do it. I do the usual “scene kya hai?” sorts slang but this – this I hope never is a part of my vocab man! It’s good to know I got a posse of ladies who feel the same. We can be the next Gulaab Gang. Whatsay girl?

It sure is Rhea. I’m not the one who pushes people to spend – but by god ki kasam, you need it. (I used all my slangs here :P)


Arzoo February 17, 2014 at 3:47 pm

Waah what a gorgeous shade, loved your lip swatches Apurva, totally amazing.


Apurva February 18, 2014 at 7:09 am

Shukriya Arzoo. I’m pretty shy about it. Thank you for your lovely comment <3


richa singh chhabra February 17, 2014 at 3:49 pm

I ‘ve been eagerly waiting to buy this lil piece as soon as it gets launched in India . how i wish if i can get it before 23rd feb! :D


Apurva February 18, 2014 at 7:08 am

Is it your birthday on that day? :)


richa singh chhabra February 19, 2014 at 2:58 pm

hahaha ! No its not my b’day! i ll b attending a family wedding , So new new things u c ;)rather than buying any other lip shade i wud want to buy this one!


Swati February 17, 2014 at 4:57 pm

Ooooh ..this is a great shade. I hope they realease in India soon!


Embellished February 17, 2014 at 7:23 pm

These HAVE to release here!


Bhuvana February 17, 2014 at 8:38 pm

Looks lovely :)


Richa February 17, 2014 at 11:04 pm

definitely getting 1 of these!


Vineetha February 17, 2014 at 11:32 pm

Pretty shade! But wont work on my dry lips! :-(


Apurva February 18, 2014 at 6:39 am

Hey, if you exfoliate and use glycerine at night on your lip, it will work. I am the queen of dry lips!


tarannum February 18, 2014 at 11:53 am

WOW Apurva,

this is a fabulous product and you have done an awesome review too…
Am actually looking forward for its launch in India… and ur lip swatch is so beautiful dear…


Apurva Desai February 19, 2014 at 9:59 am

Thank you Tarannum! I hope so too.
Lots of lovely shades :)


Manasi February 18, 2014 at 3:59 pm

Beautiful color :)


TA July 8, 2014 at 6:40 pm

Loving it and on my list now :)


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