I am OBSESSED with Revlons new Matte Balms so rather than give you random colour posts I decided to give a full run down of all the shades I have.. which I believe is all bar 3 – which didn’t appeal to me. There’s a great range from neutrals to poppy brights and they’re almost all brilliant but there are a couple of exceptions which I’ll talk about in a moment. The best thing about these crayons is that although they are a matte finish (my favourite) they aren’t at all drying, the formula is so creamy and even after hours of wear I can still rub my lips together comfortably -I’m sorry, that sounds wrong. They really are great though, long lasting, relatively smudge resistant and you can touch up throughout the day if you need without feeling like you’re wearing layers and layers of lipstick.
FYI – The lipstick stand is from eBay – link
L-R Complex, Elusive, Sultry, Standout , Striking, Audacious, Unapologetic
As you can see the bolder colours are more opaque and generally look a little nicer on, the paler ones can come off patchy and if you have dry/flakey lips they’re not very forgiving. That being said I’m not put off at all. These are close ups and the colours I wear most often don’t accentuate any niggling imperfections, if I was going to wear Audacious for example I’d likely get out the lip scrub first. I know some people have totally written them off because they do cling to dryness but to those people I would say.. it’s a matte lip product!! If you’re not a fan of matte finishes then you probably wont like these but if you are they will likely be the best thing you’ve tried. They’re all the best bits of a matte lip with none of the negatives, super comfortable to wear and yes okay they may not look perfect on imperfect lips but they look a damn sight better than full on dry mattes I own – MAC RiRi Woo, I’m looking at you.
Unapologetic is my favourite, I bought it while we were in New York and wore it the whole time we were there so I guess it has good memories but it’s just a great colour, I love brights and this is somehow a day time neon version of the hot pinks I would wear in the evening. There’s something luminous but somehow subtle about it that makes me feel totally cool with wearing it to work with a slick of mascara and as I said in the video below if I had to get rid of all but one this would be saved for sure. – Available online here
So.. do you love them or hate them?