Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm Review

Written by , MA (Mass Communication & Media Studies) Esha Saxena MA (Mass Communication & Media Studies) Experience: 3 years

Not a fan of always wearing your traditional lipstick? There exists a single-handed solution to add some color to your pout while keeping it nourished and hydrated. I tried the Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm, and this tint-infused matte balm might just be your next favorite lip product. If you’re eager to find out how this matte balm performs, here’s my review of the Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm – read on to learn how this product fares and whether or not it’s worth trying.

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255 EnchantingPrice On Amazon
260 PassionatePrice On Amazon
265 FiercePrice On Amazon
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205 ElusivePrice On Amazon
225 SultryPrice On Amazon
215 ShamelessPrice On Amazon
220 ShowyPrice On Amazon
250 StandoutPrice On Amazon
240 StrikingPrice On Amazon

Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm Review

Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm is a balm with a twist! Its minty scent and taste are extremely soothing on the lips. It easily glides on your lips without tugging or dragging, and it comes in a whole bunch of shades to suit your moods. Each vibrant color is infused with a Triple Butter Complex of shea, mango, and coconut butter to give you bold, beautiful lips. Go bold and get moisturized in its craveable, collectible shades.

Features And Benefits

Let’s take a quick look at what this matte balm has to offer.

  • Retractable chubby crayon which requires no sharpener
  • Smoother to apply when compared to other matte lipsticks
  • Super pigmented lip balm
  • Infused with shea butter, mango, and coconut butter
  • Comes in a bunch of lovely shades to choose from
  • One swipe gives you just the right amount of color


The Revlon ColorBurst Matte Lip Balm comes in a standard twist-up, crayon-like packaging. It looks like a color-coded chubby stick or a jumbo lip pencil, and its pencil gives great precision during application. It has a sticker on the bottom with the name of its color and code printed on it. You don’t have to go through the hassles of sharpening. It’s easy to use and easier to carry around.


Isononyl isononanoate, trioctyldodecyl citrate, ozokerite, octyldodecyl neopentanoate, silica, bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, synthetic fluorphlogopite, paraffin, polyethylene, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, mangifera indica (mango) seed butter, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), C10-30 cholesterol/lanosterol esters, synthetic wax, mentha piperita (peppermint) oil, octyldodecanol, cera alba ((beeswax) cire d’abeille), BHT, benzoic acid May contain: Mica, titanium dioxide (CI 77891), iron oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77449), yellow 5 lake (CI 19140), red 6 lake (CI 15850), red 7 lake (CI 15850:1), blue 1 lake (CI 42090), yellow 6 lake (CI 15985), red 33 lake (CI 17200), red 28 lake (CI 45410)

My Experience With Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm

I don’t enjoy wearing lipstick on a daily basis – especially to work or when I’m out running errands. I have pretty dry lips, and they always need a little boost of hydration to keep them looking and feeling good. I came across the Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm on a trip to the makeup aisle of my local drugstore, and I had to give it a shot – it’s tinted, it’s balmy, and it’s matte, so I thought, why not? Here’s my experience. Read on to find out if this is a hit or a miss!

Texture And Fragrance

This matte balm by Revlon has a velvety, creamy texture that glides smoothly on the lips without tugging or pulling your lips. It’s so smooth and buttery that it has the power to make one crave for some mint chocolate. It feels comfortable to wear, and it has a fresh minty fragrance. Because this sets into an almost matte finish, it does not transfer much.

Staying Power

This balm stays on for a good 4-5 hours without heavy meals, like most lip products. It can survive coffee or drinks, and touch-ups are easy.

Pigmentation And Efficacy

I was quite impressed with the pigmentation of these matte balms. Some shades apply beautifully while you may face some difficulty with others. Since it has a true matte finish, it can accentuate the appearance of lines or dry patches on your lips, so make sure you exfoliate well before you go in with it. The peppermint flavor may also irritate extremely sensitive lips.

On the whole, the Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm glides onto your lips effortlessly and imparts an even color on the lips. It leaves your lips with a slightly tingly feeling when applied, which helps in subtly plumping up your lips. I also love how conditioned my lips feel when I wear this.

Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm Shades

The Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm range comes in over twelve beautiful shades, and it’s tough to pick one. Here’s how each one looks.

255 Enchanting

Enchanting is a brownish nude, and if you’re into neutrals, you might just love this one. It flatters all skin tones.

260 Passionate

Passionate is a combination of magenta and warm purple shade. Yes, it’s a bold color, but this won’t wash you out due to its warm undertones.

265 Fierce

This is a cinnamon brown with warm red undertones. This shade is super pigmented and is an ideal choice for anyone who likes earthy shades.

270 Fiery

Fiery is a dark burgundy shade, and it’s perfect for fall or winter. Even after fading, it leaves a lovely stain behind.

205 Elusive

This is a milky pink, and I’d recommend this color for cooler skin tones. It’s a very painty pink and could wash you out.

225 Sultry

Sultry is the most popular shade from this range. It’s a cool mauvey pink that looks wonderful on every skin tone. It gives you that ‘natural lip but better’ effect.

215 Shameless

Shameless is a cool-toned violet – not a color for everyone, but if you want to try something different, this one’s a great option. It suits medium to dark skin tones best.

220 Showy

This cool-toned barbie pink will suit lighter skin tones. It takes two coats to achieve a fully opaque finish.

250 Standout

Standout is a hot cranberry red and is one of the most popular shades from this range. It’s one shade that will look gorgeous on just about any skin tone.

240 Striking

This one’s a reddish-orange shade and makes for a great color for summer. However, it’s disappointing that this shade applies unevenly and is least pigmented when compared to the rest of the shades from this range.

210 Unapologetic

This shade is a gorgeous medium bright pink that looks flattering on all skin tones. If you have a medium to dark skin tone, this will look all the more stunning.

235 Mischievous

This is a pale coral color and would flatter deeper skin tones so well.

245 Audacious

This bright orange will instantly brighten up your face. It suits most skin tones and is great for spring or summer.

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  • Easy to apply
  • Very pigmented
  • Fresh minty fragrance
  • Convenient packaging
  • Travel-friendly
  • Stays on for a good 4-5 hours
  • Leaves your lips with an opaque color in a single swipe
  • It has a non-sticky, creamy, and lightweight texture


  • Requires frequent touch-ups
  • Pricey for a drugstore brand
  • No SPF

How To Use Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm?

This versatile matte balm can be used on an everyday basis. Here are a few steps to make the most out of the application.

  1. Prep your lips well.
  2. You can choose to line your lips for more definition and also to prevent the color from bleeding.
  3. Choose your color and swivel up the balm – start from the corner of your bottom lip and work your way to the center.
  4. Repeat the same process on your upper lip.
  5. Re-apply as desired for moisturizing shine through the day.

Shelf Life: 36 months

Will I Recommend This Product?

Yes, I recommend the Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm to anyone looking for a drugstore, 2 in 1 lipstick/liner product. They are incredibly easy to use and won’t dry out your lips. Although the shade range is limited, it does have a few must-try shades that you will love. Also, these matte balms are easily available.

A tinted lip balm can make a whole lot of difference to add some edge to your pout. Those were my thoughts on the Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm, and I recommend just about anyone to try the shade ‘Sultry’. Have you ever tried this product? What did you think of it? Let me know in the comments section below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm provide hydration to the lips?

Yes, the product deeply hydrates dry, chapped lips and ensures long-lasting moisture retention, due to its nourishing ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter, and mango seed butter.

Is the Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm suitable for sensitive lips?

While the balm is suitable for all skin types, its peppermint ingredient may irritate extremely sensitive lips, hence a patch test is recommended.

Is the Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm suitable for all skin tones?

Yes, the balm complements all skin tones, for instance, pale skin tones can opt for shades like magenta in 260 Passionate and barbie pink in 220 Showy, whereas dusky skin tones can go for shades like cranberry red in 250 Standout, dark mauve pink in 225 Sultry, and deep burgundy in 270 Fiery.

Can the Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm be used as a cream blush?

Yes, its smooth texture makes it a suitable option as a cream blush as well. Simply ensure your skin is hydrated and supple before applying for effortless gliding and blending.

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Esha Saxena

Esha SaxenaBeauty & Lifestyle Writer

Esha Saxena is a writer and journalist with over 3 years of experience. She holds a master’s degree in media and mass communication from St. Francis College for Women, Hyderabad, and firmly believes that makeup is nothing less than art. Combining her love for writing with her passion for makeup, she brings to you reviews, techniques, and her ever-growing full bio