Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Revlon Colourburst Matte Balm - Elusive


When I first saw that Revlon had released a matte collection of the Colourburst Balm Stains, believe it or not, I wasn't terribly interested. I was at Chemist Warehouse when they were having one of their 50% off sale and when I saw that they were $10, of course I was going to pick one up anyway! Having had such success with the original ones (by success I mean that I love them and think they are the greatest inventions ever) I thought I may as well venture into the matte side of life. I grabbed the shade Elusive which I am so pleased with, it is the most perfect, beautiful, dusty pink shade that I can totally pull off as a 'my lips but better' shade.

For someone who wasn't really very fond of matte lip products, I can can that I am now a completely changed woman! This product is honestly so.darn.good and I intend to pick up some more when I see them on sale again!

First up, I think we need to talk about the gorgeous, chunky crayon look-alike balm packaging that so many brands have adopted with the new craze of the balm stains. I am 100% a fan and for some reason it just makes putting on a lip product all the more exciting. Matching the matte nature of the product, these balm stains have matte packaging in corresponding colours to the shade of the product. I was thinking the other day about how challenging it would be to finish up all the product because you really get quite a lot, but I don't know if that would be a more achievable goal for someone who doesn't own a billion lip products...

Like the other balm stains, this is very long wearing and leaves a stain behind as it wears off your lips. Eating and drinking proves to be no challenge! It is so wonderfully pigmented and comfortable on the lips, although slightly more drying than the first range due to its mattified nature. Still, for a matte product it's not bad and I have few issues with it at all.

This is undoubtedly an everyday wear, a stunning mid toned pink shade that I can just, just pull off as a my-lips-but-better shade although it is a little too perfect to be my own! (Apologies for the swatch photo though, it went all strange and looks a bit odd!)

One of my favourite things about this though, is that it doesn't have the same super strong peppermint smell the original ones did, but instead a more toned down spearmint scent that goes away quickly. I personally love scented products but I really did struggle with the overwhelming minty scent the original ones had, especially because mint is probably my least favourite scent of all!

Anyhow, I can't believe I very nearly missed out on the magic of this wonderful, wonderful balm. It's honestly been on my lips non stop since I purchased it (and that was a while ago now...) so it's definitely been a great success. I think I may have even managed to wear it to school once without getting told off (a big achievement!).

Speaking of which, I will have finished all my exams on the 14th and I will be a free woman to wear what I want, do what I want, be who I want...and that is the most exciting and terrifying prospect ever!

Already just thinking about it I struggle to come up with ideas of what I might get up to on my big long holidays because school has been my entire life and I think I will be lost without it...any ideas of cool things to get up to?




10 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh the colour looks so good!! I actually love matte lipsticks aside from the fact that it is a lot more drying. Im surprised I havent tried any of the shades from the matte collection yet but im trying to contain myself before my lipstick drawer overloads.
    Goodluck with the rest of your exams, you're nearly there!!

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    1. It is the most perfect, perfect shade! Yeah, the fact that they are drying is an unfortunate downside to matte products :( You really need to get your hands on the matte balms though, honestly! Thanks so much, absolutely terrified for exams! xx

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  2. The colour looks so nice, I wasn't too intrigued by the matte balms either though I did end up picking one up in the same chemist warehouse sale. I still prefer the regular and lacquer balms though!

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    1. I'm not sure which I prefer, and I've not tried the lacquer balms at all. I'm such a lip product junkie, I want it all! :)

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  3. Such a gorgeous shade! I swatched these and they glide on so beautifully but still couldn't convince myself to get one. Would you say Elusive is similar to Honey?
    And wow, you're almost done! The LOOONG holiday is such freedom I tell ya, but I got super bored after one month of doing nothing. Good luck on your exams!!

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

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    1. They do glide on so well, you must pick one up Sheri! Nah, I think Elusive is more pink toned. I know, so SO close to being finished! Haha I can't see myself getting bored however they could be famous last words! x

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  4. I'm so glad you're loving this! I have a couple of them and really do love the comfortable matte feeling. And omg guuuurl I feel you on so many levels about finishing school. I'll be finished all of my exams on the 13th! But yeah these last few days/weeks have been pretty overwhelming and emotional. It's just so sad that this is my last year of high school! While I'm excited to finished, I'm so sad because I won't see my friends everyday, etc, etc. Such conflicting feelings haha!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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    1. They are so damn lovely! Argggghhh it's the most terrifying thing! Like you said, it's been ridiculously emotional with all the stress piled on top! Weird times...xx

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  5. This is probably my favourite shade out of all of them! xx

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    1. It's beautiful, I'm so glad I grabbed it x

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