Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm: Unapologetic, Striking, Standout, Fiery

As much as my love for makeup go hand-in-hand with my passion for fashion, I'm just not a regular makeup-purchaser anymore, with me rather always choosing to rely on my regular makeup favourites.

But I was really excited when I saw Revlon Colorburst matte balm lipsticks in Sasa at Mitsui Oultet near KLIA last month; I've been wanting to test out Fiery for a while after reading Kate of Kate La Vie's many praises for it (that girl can really sell makeup), but I never got around to it. There were also three other discounted shades (for less than half the retail price!) so I thought I might as well give all four shades a go!

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in 210 Unapologetic
Shade: Bright pink - almost bubblegum-like (on me, anyway!)

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in 240 Striking
Shade: Warm orangey red

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in 250 Standout
Shade: Vibrant cooler red

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in 270 Fiery
Shade: Plumy red (it appears more plum IRL though!)
I'm a fan of Revlon's Super Lustrous range, and now I'm pleased to find another lip range from Revlon to love! I honestly adore these matte balms - I really should have acquired them sooner. I was wondering how Revlon would come out with a moisturising balm that's matte, but I think they've done a pretty good job - although it should be noted that these matte balms are not completely matte. They are however a fantastic option for those who crave for a mattifying lip result that would still be kind to dry lips.

They're surprisingly pigmented, too; Unapologetic and Standout come out particularly strong on my lips compared to the other two. I can't decide which is my most favourite shade, but it's definitely between Striking and Fiery. All four are such beautiful colours, though.

Have you tried any of these matte balms?

Note: If anyone is wondering, buying makeup at an outlet - where things tend to be out-of-season and are unused old batches - is actually not a bad idea at all, providing the MFG date (manufacturing date) is recent enough; all of these Revlon lipsticks were made late last year.

Check out my recent favourites from Revlon's Super Lustrous range:


  1. Striking and Fiery look like they would be my favourites too! Unapologetic is a bit too bright for me, and I think it would look OTT against my skin. I love the idea of the thick pencil-esque applicators - I really want to give these a go now!

    Steph -

    1. Hi Stephanie! As much as I like the bright pink, I see Unapologetic as the one that I would wear the least, actually, since it is SUCH a statement colour - perhaps too much, for my skin tone. I love the pencil-esque thing too, but I'm at a loss on how to sharpen them when they get too blunt. Any idea? I'd have to Google that one!


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I'm a modest blogger based in Malaysia. Here on The Good Weekender, you can find journals of my evolving modest personal style, based on the art of looking casually stylish while still remaining modest, and doing it all on a budget.