Thursday, 3 July 2014

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm 'Elusive'

I recently was drawn in by a 'Buy One, Get One Half Price' offer on Revlon make-up in Superdrug, which ended with me leaving with a new foundation as well as the Colorburst Matte Balm in shade 205 'Elusive'. I was tempted by the hot pink shade but in the end decided to go for something I knew I'd get plenty of wear from; 'Elusive' is a perfect everyday shade, very much a 'my lips but better' type of look. I really like the matte packaging, which somehow feels a little more high-end than the tubes of the original Balm Stains. The shade name is shown on the base of the product, which twists to move the crayon up - easy peasy!
Revlon Colorburst Matte Elusive
Below, I've paired a nude lip using 'Elusive', with a slightly more dramatic eye make-up look using the Sleek Showstoppers Palette; I think they offset each other perfectly. In the summer months, I think 'Elusive' would look equally lovely with a very minimal eye, maybe just a touch of mascara and liner, for a simple and relaxed look.
FOTD Revlon Elusive Sleek Showstoppers Palette
Revlon ColorStay Foundation in 'Ivory'; Soap & Glory Kick-Ass Concealer in 'Light';
Collection Loose Powder in 'Translucent'; Natural Collection Blusher in 'Sugar Plum';
MUA Pro Brow Kit; 'Bad Girl' & 'Graphite' from Sleek Showstoppers Palette;
Benefit They're Real! Mascara; Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in 'Elusive']
I found 'Elusive' to apply nicely to the lips, feeling smooth and moisturising rather than drying as can be the case with some matte lip products. However, I did find that it had a tendency to cling to any dry patches on the lips, so it's definitely worth using a lip scrub and/or a good lip balm prior to application! Once on the lips, 'Elusive' lasted fairly well for a balm product; around three hours for me, though this is reduced by eating and drinking. I should also point out that the Matte Balms have a minty scent which I know some people dislike; personally, I really like it!
Sleek Showstoppers EOTD
'Elusive' is available from Superdrug, priced at £5.99 for 2.7g of product (or currently two for £10), which I think is a reasonable price for the quality and longevity of the colour. The Matte Balms are currently available in ten shades; have you tried any of Revlon's Colorburst Matte Balms? Which is your favourite shade? I'm still sorely tempted by 'Showy'!

xo

13 comments:

  1. I can't believe I'm still yet to try these!! WHAT. Looks so nice <3

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

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  2. this looks gorgeous! Love the shade of it <3

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  3. I haven't tried this but love the color you choose!

    elizabethkathrynx.blogspot.com

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  4. I love love love the color, minty scent?? interesting!

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  5. I have this shade and love it, it's a really great shade. x

    Kate | A British Sparkle

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  6. I love the shade of that the Revlon Lip Balm, so pretty xx

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  7. Lovely shade and it looks great on you! Btw your lashes look amazing!

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  8. LOVE LOVE LOVE the matte balms! Elusive is my fav colour too x

    JustJulie | Beauty Blog

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  9. This is the shade that I'd like to try I think, it looks lovely on you Jess! :)
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

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  10. I haven't get a chance to try these matte balms yet but I have heard so many amazing things about these x The color looks gorgeous on you!

    Kay ♡ imladiiekay

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  11. Aww! it looks soo nice on you !

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  12. Ooh this is pretty, suits you so well!

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  13. This is a beautiful colour and it looks great on you! I have some of the lacquer balms but haven't tried the mattes yet, this looks like it might be a good introductory shade ;)

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