Friday, December 13, 2013

Revlon Lacquer Balm and Matte Balm Review and Swatches

When I first got word of the new Revlon Colorburst Lacquer and Matte balms I was super excited. I loved the kissable balm stains so I was eager to find these.

I originally picked up one matte balm in Shameless because I didn't have any coupons and they weren't on sale. I was waiting for a good sale to come out to get more, so when Walgreens had Revlon 40% off I took advantage of that and used all my coupons to get an even better deal. 

I ended up with four lacquer balms and three more matte balms. 

L to R 
Whimsical, Vivacious, Provocateur, Enticing, Unapologetic, Audacious, and Showy. 

Here is the matte balm in Shameless. When I picked this up I also bought a Maybeline Elixir lipgloss in Vision In Violet to pair with it with it. The first swatch is the matte balm in Shameless, then VIV, and the last swatch is VIV over Shameless. 

The Lacquer and Matte balms have the same minty scent/taste that the kissable balm stains have. I know some people don't like it, but I really like the mintyness in them. 

Obviously the lacquer balms are more hydrating and leave a shiny finish on the lips. Despite having more of a lustre finish they are very pigmented. You can apply them sheerer with one coat or build up the color easily with two coats. They will transfer and wear off quicker than the matte balms. I got about three hours of wear before having to touch up. 

The matte balms apply opaque right off the bat. They are not overly drying. These transfer as well but are much longer lasting than the lacquer balms. I got about five/six hours of wear with the matte balms. 

I am really happy with these and plan on getting a couple more shades. 

I definitely recommend you check these out at your nearest drugstore and don't forget to check your newspapers because they usually have Revlon coupons inside! :)

Have you tried any of the Lacquer or Matte Balms? 


Anonymous said...

I tried one of each and I was really pleased! I want to try more! Maybe whimsical or vivacious..

Anonymous said...

They're all so pretty.. going to try them myself. I am already eyeing a few especially Shameless.

LipGlossGossip said...

@MissLouise With such a great formulation it's great to pick up a few different shades! :)

@Joanna M, They are really nice. I'm sure you love any shades you decide to try! :)