I don’t even remember when was the first time I laid eyes on the Revlon Colorburst Lacquer and Matte Balms ($9.99 CAD), it has been that long since they were launched in the US. I finally spotted them in Rexall a few weeks back and I spent quite some time trying to figure out which one to buy, since I figured walking out with all of them is unacceptable (to my wallet).
Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm in Coquette was the one that ended up coming home with me. Partially because of the packaging – look at that chrome pink tube; and partially because I couldn’t really find any reviews on the site at that time, so I figured it would be good to do a review on it!
I’d say Coquette is a neutral pink, with some rather obvious silver glitter in it. It didn’t really show up in the swatch, but you can see them in the second picture, and on the lips. I like shimmer, but glitter on the lips is another story, and it might be the only thing I don’t like about this shade (more on that in one second). The colour payoff is amazing, and it glides on the lips easily. It was moisturizing – true to the fact that it’s a balm. It has a minty scent, and has a slight menthol feel on the lips, which I personally like. It contains peppermint oil, shea butter, and coconut oil, which explains the balm-iness and minty-ness.
It wore for a solid couple hours, but here comes the problem: the colour fades but the glitter stays. Not the most attractive look, and the only problem I have with this lacquer balm. But because I love the formula so much, I will definitely go check out other shades that are sans-glitter.
Have you tried the Lacquer/Matte balms? What shades would you recommend?