After hearing people rave about them for months, I finally cracked and scooped up a bunch of the Revlon Matte and Lacquer Balms that released last fall. I’m a big fan of the crayon-style lip pencil trend we’ve been seeing the last few years because I find that they are generally easy to use and wear on an everyday basis. Revlon is one of my favorite brands when it comes to lip products, so I had pretty high hopes for these.
I picked up five of the Matte Balm colors in shades that I thought would suit me best:
- Audacious: bright coral.
- Unapologetic: reddish pink.
- Striking: warm red
- Showy: bright, blue-toned pink
- Elusive: warm, medium pink
These balms come in plastic “twist-up” style packaging, and the first thing I noticed is the super creamy consistency. The product glides onto the lips with such ease, and the finish is a velvety matte, as opposed to chalky or dry looking. I find that matte lip colors will often emphasize lines or dryness in the lips, but these don’t at all.
Of the shades I have, Striking is the only one that is sub-par in application. While the formula is still very creamy, it isn’t as pigmented as the other four, and goes on a little patchy. The other colors are all very pigmented and apply evenly.
I find that these will wear well for about four hours on me if I’m NOT eating or drinking. Once I begin eating or drinking, these wear off really fast. The creamy finish seems to never quite set, which is part of what keeps the lip color looking so fresh after a few hours, but as soon as I press my lips to a glass, the product comes off really easily. Otherwise, these wear really nicely on my lips and don’t leave much of a stain behind… just expect to re-apply after meals throughout the day!
Overall, I definitely recommend this line of lip products! My favorites of the bunch are Audacious, Unapologetic, and Showy. I was a little weary about Audacious being too orange for my fair complexion, but I fell in love as soon as I tried it on. The Revlon Matte Balms retail for around $9 and can be found in drugstores, Walmart, and Target.
Have you tried the Matte Balms yet? Which colors are your favorite?