If you love matte lips as much as I do, then you have to check out the Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms. At first glance, they immediately reminded me of the Tarte Lipsurgence Natural Matte Tints that I love so much. Have you ever tried them? They come in a sort of chunky crayon form, just like Revlon’s product, and offer a true matte finish that lasts for hours upon hours on the lips. For a while, I had them on a pedestal – there was nothing else like them on the market… Until Revlon made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. Literally. Where Tarte’s version is a whopping $24.00 a pop, Revlon’s is only $9.49. How could I possibly resist?
Don’t you just love it when the more affordable version is the better option? That’s just the case with the Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms. Unlike the Tarte Lipsurgence Natural Matte Lip tint, Revlon’s product doesn’t cling to dry patches on the lips upon application. It glides on smoothly without sacrificing the quality of it’s matte finish or it’s pigmentation. It lasts hours on the lips, just like Tarte’s product, but is still easy to remove at the end of the night. In the photo above, I’m sporting the color 220 Showy – definitely not for the faint of heart. It’s exactly as the name would suggest: showy. If you want something similar but more on the neutral side, give 205 Elusive a try!