Revlon Colorburst Balm Stains - Review and Swatches

Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm 130 Tease

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm 245 Audacious

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm 205 Elusive

After my obsession with the Banila Co Kissest Glossy Lip Crayons, my love for lip crayons/balm stains have strengthened and you can't blame me - most of them are pretty moisturizing, easy to apply and super handy and convenient for on-the-go application.

I first picked up Tease, which is a lacquer balm, giving the lips more of a glossy finish. I loved it! I have to say it is quite a dark orange, so I went out again and picked up one with a Matte finish to try out.

 I tried out Elusive which was a very natural light dusty pink color. And after this, the addiction begins.

A couple of days ago, whilst browsing the drugstore, there seemed to be a magnetic force drawing me to the Revlon shelf, and I found myself swatching more and more colors. They are seriously addictive, and I must have swatched them over and over again until I decided I should resist and only allow myself one color. I finally decided to get my hands on Audacious, which has become my FAVORITE shade so far. It is a bright neon coral and surprisingly looks amazing with minimal makeup. It also reminds me of one of the lip colors Cheon Song Yi was wearing in the K-drama "You Who Came From The Stars". It effortlessly brightens up the complexion and wakes you up.
Moreover, I prefer the matte finishes over the lacquer finishes. Although less hydrating, I love the matte finish - it has more of a youthful look overall. 

In terms of formula, I find these sufficiently hydrating for approximately 4-5 hours. I have naturally dry lips, and the weather in Hong Kong doesn't help the condition of my lips. Although the balm stains do tug onto my lips, I remind myself scrubbing my lips with a lip scrub and I'm good to apply - I do not need a lip balm underneath which helps me to avoid slapping too much on my lips. 
The colors begin to fade approximately 3-4 hours later, but a hint of color still remains. If you are going to eat or drink, I would still recommend touching up. 

Would I repurchase? 
YES. In more shades please. 

Would I recommend them? 
Yes. I think they are just super handy to have and to stick in your handbag. It may not be the most hydrating balm stain, but I do love the pigmentation and its selection of colors.

Hope you guys enjoyed this post and let me know which product you'd like to review next!

*All products were purchased with my own money. All opinions are 100% my own. 

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