Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balms: Review + Swatches

I’ve finally been trying out the new(ish) Revlon ColorBurst Matte and Lacquer Balms.  Yesterday’s post was dedicated to the Matte Balms, so today I’m going to focus on the Lacquer Balms.  These are described as “moisture rich” with a “high shine lacquer” finish.  I tend to gravitate toward glossy finishes on my lips, so I was curious as to how these would stack up against other gloss balms I’ve tried.


I picked up a few colors in pink/red shades that I thought I would wear often.

These balms come in “twist-up” packaging that doesn’t require sharpening.  I immediately noticed how pigmented these are.  These are much more opaque than other glossy balms I wear, like the CoverGirl Jumbo Gloss Balms.  The coverage is almost like a lipstick.  While I’m not sure I would call it “high shine”, the finish definitely has a sheen to it, enough that I don’t feel a need to add a gloss on top.

All three of these shades apply evenly and have a light, creamy consistency.  The formula contains shea, coconut, and mango butters, and has a hydrating feel to it.  Like the Matte Balms, these wear around four hours on me if I’m not eating or drinking.  The Lacquer Balms seem to wear a little better through eating and drinking than the Matte Balms, but I would still expect to touch up after meals throughout the day.


lacquerbalms6wVivacious, Flirtatious, Provocateur




I really love all three of these shades!  I prefer this formula to the CoverGirl Jumbo Gloss Balms, which were my previous go-to glossy balm.  I find that the color is more opaque and the finish is more glossy.  The Revlon Lacquer Balms retail for around $9 and can be found in drugstores, Walmart, and Target.

Have you tried these balms yet?  What is your favorite shade?


  • Alina Ermilova

    So pretty and bright! I absolutely love all the shades!


  • Vikča Tichá

    Hello! Love your blog and youtube chanel!:))

    I have the Vivalicious one and I love it! <3

  • kiwifashionblog

    Going to try them also soon!!! Thanks for the temptation ~_~ lol

  • Chelsea Leigh

    Vivacious is definitely my favorite, so pretty!

  • molly

    these look really nice! have a lovely finish to them, think i may have to go and try some of them out! xx

  • Gloria

    I love flirtatious! All three colors look flattering on you though!

  • Macy

    I love all three of these! They look beautiful on you! I absolutely love how pigmented these are!

  • Sarah

    I absolutely love those colours that you have! I need to try and get my hands on some of these, I will have to see if they are out in the UK yet :)
    Love your blog girlie xxx

  • ewelina windycity

    Lovely colors! My favorite so far Vivacious :)

  • Abby Evans

    I love these shades, they suit you well. My favorite is flirtacious. Good to know to try these rather than the Covergirl ones!

  • Sage

    I can’t decide what color I like best!! Do these Balms work well with lip glosses or would you stay away from that…? Sometimes I like to layer different colors together. Like go for a darker shade of “balm” or lipstick and then put a lighter pink gloss on top. But, I do have to say that these guys look like a win even if they don’t layer well :-)

  • Kate

    These are so pretty, really need to get my hands on some!

    Kate xo //

  • Martha Braga

    Love the shades! Vivacious is my favorite, so pretty!

  • McKenna McKay

    Love the colors, so flattering!
    I have one a matte & shine balm myself & love them! Great for spring. Love your blog :)


  • Brittany Targaryen

    So beautiful :)

  • Athena Politou

    Flirtatious looks like my kind of color! I wish they brought these here in Greece!

  • Carly

    GORGEOUS! I have one of the laquer balms and I love it…I’d love to try more!!