I've always been a fan of chubby lip products as they are pretty low maintenance and easy to apply. When the original Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains launched I bought almost every shade and still use them a lot. When I was in Orlando last October the new Colorburst Lacquer and Matte balms were launching and I knew that it was the start of a love affair.
I own a few of the Colorburst balms in both matte and lacquer shades so will probably be featuring them in the future when I'm addicted to a certain shade. My current favourite is the lovely Audacious, it reminds me a lot of MAC Morange, which is one of my all time favourite lip products.
The Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms have the same twist up style that all these type of products have. I love that the tube has a matte finish to match the product, it's the little things in life that please me!
Audacious is the sort of shade I'd call my 'go to' or foolproof lip colour. Whenever I'm not sure what shade to wear I go for an orangey red tone as I think it compliments my skin and looks great with any other make up I wear. Audacious is a bright orange coral with a slight red tint and in some lights the tiniest hint of pink, it's going to look different depending on skin tone but on me it's about 80% orange and 20% red.
The finish isn't completely matte and has a slight velvet texture. You have to prep your lips before applying as it will cling to dryness, I use a LUSH lipscrub or buff off any flakey patches (yum) with my special toothbrush, I actually have a spare toothbrush especially for lip exfoliating... Is that weird? I then apply a lip balm to make my lips a more moisturised and comfortable base.
Audacious is incredibly pigmented and one coat is enough for full coverage colour but you can blend or pat it down for a less intense colour. Like the Kissable Balm Stains there is a slight smell and taste of mint that I really like.
The lasting power on this is just fab. I love how it fades off evenly to a stain through the day and if you want a more intense colour then you can just easily top it up. I only need to reapply once if I'm out all day.
I'm a big fan of Audacious but might have to hide it for a while so some of my other shades get some love too. I wouldn't actually say that the Colorburst Balms feel like a balm but they are a lighter texture than a lipstick and are definitely worth trying out!
Have you tried the Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms?