Revlon | Colorburst Matte and Lacquer Balms

posted on: Sunday, February 16, 2014

Revlon is one of my favourite drug store brands for lip products. I have a bunch of their lipsticks, their lip butters, and a couple balm stains. I loved the easy application of their Just Bitten Balm Stains, so I was really excited to hear that Revlon would be release a bunch of new cubby lip crayons. 

The new cubby lip crayons include matte and lacquer versions. I like that the two versions are distinguished by their packaging, with the matte lip crayons in matte packaging, and the lacquer lip crayons in shiny packaging. The Revlon lip crayons are also retractable, so there is no need for sharpening.  

Showy | Shameless* | Whimsical* | Demure 
I recently did a Valentine's Day quiz with Revlon to reveal my date night style. I received the cutest Valentine's Day package from Revlon including the lacquer balm in Whimsical, and the matte balm in Shameless. I already owned the lacquer balm in Demure and the matte balm in Showy. I'm really happy with the colours that I own. At first glance I wasn't a fan of the micro glitter in the lacquer balms, but applied on the lips they add a nice shimmer, and I didn't feel the glitter on my lips. The matte shades weren't too drying, were opaque, and I really liked the application. Revlon describes these lipsticks as having a triple butter complex of Shea, Coconut, and Mango butters that nourish and moisturize the lips. They also have a slight minty scent to them, which I really like. 

Have you tried out the Revlon matte and lacquer balms? Let me know what colours are your favourites!

*PR samples sent for consideration


  1. Great collection! I have been loving both of the Matte and Lacquer Balms- my fave matte shades are Standout and Unapologetic and my fave Lacquer is Vivacious! xo


  2. These are so pretty! I have been wanting to try out the matte pencil for a while now.

  3. Wow, those look great on you! I haven't tried these before, but they're definitely a good potential alternative their higher end cousin.

    The top two are really unique colours, so I'll take a look when I'm at the drug store next.

    xo Jackie

    Something About That

  4. I've tried them and I love them! I love Showy and Unapologetic. x

  5. I've never tried any of these, most of the time I usually just wear EOS gloss, but I am trying to be more adventurous with lip colour.

  6. These are so pretty! I was actually just given one of the shiny ones and I'm excited to try it out!

  7. These lip colours are all so lovely! I have to admit that I'm a bit of traditionalist when it comes to lip colours - I rarely deviate from Chanel or Estee Lauder lipstick. But you do have me tempted :)