Meet the new Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm Lip Pencil ($6.99 at Harmons drugstore) that recently launched in a special display which also happens to include Lacquer Balms. So whether you love a matte balm or you like a glossy one Revlon has you covered with this collection.
At this point it is unknown if Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm is a limited edition product. Due to the limited shade selection I feel like you might see the product for a limited run for Fall/Winter 2013 but might see a bigger release and a more permanent one come Spring 2014. But this is mere speculation on my part….I’m just making big assumptions here.
Either way if you love lip pencils but feel like there aren’t enough available with a matte finish I’m sure you’ll adore Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm.
I located a display of Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm at my local Harmons drugstore (or Bed, Bath, and Beyond) for $6.99 each. I suspect they’ll be around $8.99 or so once they hit mass drugstores like CVS and Walgreens, etc….
These are a swivel up design so no need for a sharpener. The pencils have a minty flavor and scent that’s quite pleasant but might prove unpleasant for those who dislike scented/flavored lip products. Unlike the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain these do not have a luminous, high sheen finish or a balmy texture. The finish is pure matte without any shimmer, sparkle, or sheen. The texture has a beautifully creaminess that glides onto lips very easily. It’s very soft, very easy to apply, and doesn’t tug during application. I dislike mattes by default as I prefer more of a glossiness or sparkle to my lip products but even I can love a formula like this. The creaminess is very pleasant and it wears comfortably on my lips. There’s some dryness here yes but not a dryness that makes the product feel heavy. The formula doesn’t look dry on lips and remains very creamy through the wear. I can get a solid four hours from this and as it wears away it leaves a pleasant staining effect behind. All the shades I tried had intense pigmentation with an opaque finish on a single swipe. The matte finish doesn’t accentuate drier lips nor does it look uneven or patchy. However, one shade I tried, Audacious, wasn’t as smooth and I noticed it kinda unnaturally slipped into every single nook and cranny in my lips. Aside from that the other two shades I tried had a perfect smooth, soft finish. I thought the wear was fairly good and I wasn’t left feeling like the product dried my lips out or tightened up during the wear. They aren’t a moisturizing lip balm style product but they aren’t as dry as you might imagine for a matte product. On some levels they are even more moist than Tarte Matte Lipsurgences. These actually remind me of a better formulated Lancome Color Design Matte Lipstick believe it or not and mind you I actually love Color Design Matte Lipstick so the fact these are better is saying something.
Standout, Audacious, Sultry
Overall, these are fairly an impressive lip product. I’m not terribly keen on the matte finish for myself but I’m looking forward to trying the Lacquer Balms as those might just be perfect for me. For the matte lovers out there I think you’ll adore these.
They are arriving at drugstores now.