The are so many reasons why I love lip chubbies so much, and I was very curious to see if these Matte Balms would be different from the others that I have tried. First of all the format of the Revlon Balms is identical to most lip crayons, i.e.it's a straight forward, handy twist up chubby and I really like how the different colors of the matte packaging reflects each shade perfectly. The ColourBurst Matte Balm contains Shea, Mango and Coconut Butter that keeps your lips smooth and nourished throughout the day and it also makes the texture of the crayon gorgeously soft, creamy and easy to apply with minimum pressure needed. For some reason I hadn't expected the Matte Balms to have the same lovely moisturising feel as high shine chubbies, but the formula feels so lovely and light to wear.
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The pigmentation is great, and a quick coat of the balm gives a beautiful, even and non-sticky matte finish. Even though the balm wears quite well and you should be able to have a Starbucks or two without getting strange patches on your lips where the color's worn off, it's not very long lasting and I found that I had to re-apply the color after about 2 hrs and I usually get much longer wear out of other lip crayons. The Matte Balms come in 10 different shades, and since I'm going all out with pastel shades this season, I wanted to try some pink shades. The first one I got is Elusive, a very pretty light rose pink, perfect for a girly soft look or to contrast a heavy smokey eye. The other one is Sultry, a more sophisticated and elegant dusky tea rose pink shade, a classic "grown up" pink.
I've really enjoyed wearing these Matte Balms; I absolutely love the creamy delicate moisturising texture, and although it's not as long lasting as other lip chubbies, the amazing elegant matte finish makes up for that little shortcoming in spades. I know that glossy lips are on trend this season, but I'm so glad that Revlon brought out these Matte Balms and I've already decided which shades to get next - Mischievous and Audacious. This could be the start of a beautiful matte friendship!