If you caught my review of the beautiful Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms yesterday then you know I’m pretty in love with them. The texture, colors, & overall feel is quite impressive. I also picked up 2 of the Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balms in Enticing & Flirtatious. I love the original Revlon Colorburst Lip Stains which I’ve reviewed & I was excited to see how these would compare! Keep reading to see if these were a hit too!
Like the Revlon Matte Balms, the Lacquer Balm packaging resemble the product inside. In this instance the packaging is super shiny & coordinates with the shade inside. Like the rest they smell like peppermint & they are supposed to be like a lacquer so high-shine. These Lacquer Balms are a bit different than the matte version & the original…but they aren’t my favorite. I didn’t realize until I got them home that they both actually contain shimmer. I probably would have still purchased these even if I had known just to try them but removing the shimmer would definitely be my biggest con. Another con would be I didn’t find them nearly as shiny as I expected. I’ll elaborate more below.
Left to right: One swipe of Enticing, Enticing built up, one swipe of Flirtatious, Flirtatious built up.
Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm in Enticing- Is kind of a brick based red, that tad or terracotta or orange/brown thrown in there to make it more fall & winter appropriate.
Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm in Flirtatious- Sparkling fuscha pink. Very pretty color.
You can see these are meant to look shiny & even a bit juicy maybe? I imagine that is what the shimmer is for, more shine. The particles are very small but visible up close. My issue isn’t with shimmer in general…in fact I really like shimmer! It is more with this particular shimmer. As the product fades off, the glitter stays behind. Sitting on my lips. Looking tacky & cheap. & very much so visible. I’m constantly worried that the product has worn down to that horrible glitter leftovers stage which doesn’t make it a pleasant experience. These are extremely comfortable, last for awhile, are easy to apply, & look great once applied. I just have to pay attention to them.
The ending to this story is that these are pretty but just not what I wanted. The colors are lovely but the wear down just isn’t pleasant. They don’t wear as long as the matte balms or feel as comfortable as many other lacquer type products I own. I think some people out there could potentially love this product so if my cons aren’t things that would bother you, have at it!