I was at the drug store a little while ago for a few other things and happened to walk by a display for the Revlon Colorburst Matte and Lacquer Balms. I knew I had to try one after hearing all of the hype about them. I decided to go with a matte one because I prefer matte lips. The colour I chose is Mischievous, a bright orange. I was trying to decide between this and the dark purple colour. I have no idea what made me choose this one when the purple would have been much better for the season, but here we are.
The packaging is the fat twist up pencil type that has become so popular recently. I really like this kind of packaging, I think it makes it very easy to apply. This feels much sturdier than the Hard Candy lip product that I have in very similar packaging. I would describe the colour Mischievous as a Salmon. It is quite orange with a slight pinky tinge to it. If you have ever seen uncooked, wild salmon, this is what it reminds me of.
When applied to the lips it has a slight cooling effect. It does smell a bit minty but I honestly can't smell it at all when I put it on. As for the formula, I really like it. It is very pigmented and truly matte without feeling drying on my lips. This colour goes on a bit patchy and makes rough patches on my lips stand out a bit more though. I have watched and read a few reviews since buying this though, and it seems like I picked the only colour that has this problem. Why didn't I go with the purple?!?
Aside from that little problem, I do really like this product. It is pretty long wearing and once it dries it doesn't seem to transfer very much. I'm not saying it doesn't transfer at all, and it certainly won't last through a meal unscathed, but it did pretty well. Here is a quick swatch of it on my lips:
So there it is! What do you think? I am definitely planning on adding more to my collection, starting with that purple! Have you tried any of the Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms? What did you think?