Revlon Colorburst Matte Lip Balm in Sultry Sulfereuse

Okay, let’s get the elephant out of the room – I haven’t blogged for quite some time. I’m very sorry. Life has been quite challenging and I needed to take some time to manage all of that. I did keep up with Instagram, but my blogging and Facebook has been a little neglected.

Having said that – I have still been loving products and have been making notes of all the things I need to tell you.

So, yesterday I went out for a coffee (code for wine) with a dear friend. It was a public holiday here in New Zealand and while we’re known for being quite casual, I thought that the fact that we were going out for coffee (wine) meant that I’d need to spruce myself up a little.

I decided to go for a casual glam look. The casual part was most of my face (I used a mix of concealers and put on some brows), and the glam part was my lipstick.

This is Revlon Colorburst Matte Lip Balm in Sultry Sufereuse. It’s an odd name, I will admit, but that’s where the oddity ends.

This is a beautiful creamy matte lip product that glides on like a dream. Like butter. Sooo smooth.

Application was made easier, but the packaging which is essentially a giant pencil. It’s not really hard to apply lipstick, let’s be honest, but this giant pencil thingy really does that. And because the colour of the product is the same as the packaging, it makes it super easy to find in my mass of lipsticks.

Here’s a swatch on my skin. For reference, I’m NC40 in Mac foundations right now.

As you can see, this is a deep rosey mauve colour. It stops short of being berry on me, but I can see that on someone with a lighter skintone it may look a little berry-ish. It was such an easy wearable touch of glam and just took my casual look into the ‘I’m behaving like I’m mature and going out for an adult drink’ realm.

I think that Revlon is one of those brands that people don’t naturally tend to gravitate towards for a number of reasons. It’s been around for a long time, so can feel a little dated. It also tends to have pretty average packaging and doesn’t really have one cohesive brand look and feel – instead it’s a little disjointed. Also, I have had feedback that the products are a little hit and miss.

For me, I have been pleasantly surprised over and over by the brand. They mostly deliver on quality (who doesn’t have a few ‘misses’ in their range?) and price and their colour range surpasses a lot of high end brands – by that I mean that they stock colours for deeper skintones. For a drugstore brand that’s pretty damned good.

Here’s my completed look, which I also Instagrammed. I hope you like it!

And just a final note to let you know that I bought this product (as I do most of my products) with my own hard earned money.

As always, my opinions are my own and represent my personal opinions. What works for me may not work for you and vice versa.

If you’ve got any questions, come and see me in the comments section.