Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm Sultry: Review and Swatches

Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm Sultry review swatches india

Colorburst Matte Balm in Sultry by Revlon Review

By Contributor: Agnirupa

Am here today with a brand new Revlon launch, ekdum chakachak- the much coveted colorburst matte balm range very recently launched along with their lip lacquer balms also (which I hated BTW) and after going crazy over the numerous shades (most of them are very pretty but unfortunately close MAC lipstick dupes) I managed to escape with 2-3 of which I am reviewing and swatching today a very pretty rosy-brown universal shade – Sultry.

Revlon Claims: Velvety Matte Look. Moisture Rich Balm. A Matte finish that’s beyond h. Balm that’s beyond comforting. Our Triple Butter Complex of Shea, Coconut and Mango butters nourishes lips. In 10 collectible, craveable colors.

Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm Sultry review swatches blog
Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm Sultry

The packaging of the colorburst matte balms is only too familiar, very like their Just bitten stains with their cute crayon bodies, color-coded and with a tight cap, only difference being the bodies also are in a matte packaging.

The texture is omg so so lovely- creamy, one stroke, buttery soft (very like MAC amplified cremes ahemm) and applies very easily and evenly on lips. More so with its crayon shaped tip which allows easier application IMO! The formula is a very soft, velvety matte just what Revlon claims and not at all the drying, peeling flat matte texture which I thoroughly hate.

Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm Sultry review

The color sultry will be one of the bestsellers in our country am sure as it has just the right balance of rosy pink, brown and a hint of berry to make all Indian skin tones and ages look beautiful while carrying it off. My mom loved wearing it as much as I did (which is saying something as most MAC lipsticks make her shrink back in terror!) A very gorgeous everyday browny pink.

The pigmentation is amazing and gives an almost opaque color in a single swipe only. It can be easily built up even more without it being caked up or any heavy/greasy feel.

Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm Sultry review swatch
Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm Sultry

The staying power is quite good and lasts easily through 4-5 hours with food and drinks and the best part is that it fades away without staining.

It has a fresh pepperminty smell and a slight tingle which instantly plumps up lips for a healthy juicy pout.

Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm Sultry review swatches

Swatches in natural light

Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm Sultry review lip swatch
Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm Sultry

How it looks on my lips

Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm Sultry review lip swatches

The pros of Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm Sultry:

  • The cute crayon like color coded matte bodied packaging with a tight cap, easy to apply and carry
  • The texture is very smooth, creamy, light and non-sticky- very easy to apply evenly and easily
  • The shade sultry is an ideal combination of rosy brown with a pinkish berry hint which will look gorgeous on simply everybody
  • The pigmentation is awesome and results in almost opaque color in a single swipe
  • The staying power also is pretty good and easily lasts for 4-5 hours.
  • Fresh minty fragrance and a slight tingle.

The cons of Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm Sultry:

  • Too pricey for a drugstore brand
  • Comes without sun protection
Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm Sultry review swatches photo
Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm Sultry

Price: Rs.800 (shockingg!)

VNA Rating: 4/5

Do I recommend? Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm Sultry is a nice everyday pink brown. I had my eyes on these lip crayons ever since they launched abroad and now that they are here and uncannily resemble MAC lipsticks both by shades and textures and also MAC lipsticks are priced at Rs.1200 now so 800 sounds quite good eh. Lovely texture, pigmentation, shades! Highly recommended! Thank you so much all for going through my post and hope it helps you guys to keep or skip these newly launched balms.


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  1. wow!!!! such an amazing my kind of rose pink shade…..why are they so pricey yaar!
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  2. This looks beautiful. As do all of your lip swatches Agnirupa :)
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  3. I feel like buying all of them, even Shameless!
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  4. Totally my kind of colour! Will check this out! Lovely pics :)
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  5. Shade is totally amazing! Great pick agni..
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  6. wow…that’s a gorgeous shade! And 4/5 rating is really good
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  7. You have reviewed it awesomely dear ! Lovely LOTD <3 <#
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  8. I can never say No to such shades, Simply awesome. Pretty LOTD :)
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  9. Revlon is too pricey in India.They don’t even go on sale like buy 1 and get 1.Another brand which increased its prices unreasonably is Colorbar and Lakme.Total rip off
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  10. Shade looks absolutely gorgeous..but yes price is a con..hope it doesn’t fail like Revlon balm stain.

  11. This shade looks so bright and chic….love it!! Must have…
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