Today I wanted to show you two of the new(ish) Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms. I have Shameless, which is a deep matte purple and Mischievous, a light, orange creamsicle color. For the most part, both of these are pigmented and smooth to apply; they have a peppermint scent and are lightly moisturizing.
Mischievous is a shade I love to hate. It's a light orange cream with a matte finish. This is the kind of color that I wanted from shades like MAC's Vegas Volt and Costa Chic (neither of which were exactly what I wanted), but it is just such a PAIN. Not only does it apply unevenly, it seems hellbent on pointing out every single imperfection in your lips. No matter if you've just exfoliated them, this will make your lips look patchy, dry, flaky, the works.
So here it is. Mind you, I exfoliated my lips and moisturized before applying the matte balm for this swatch. There's just no winning with this shade, which is a real shame. It's such a pretty color that would look amazing if it just applied the way it's supposed to.
My verdict? Shameless is worth the purchase, because a lipliner will help a lot with the patchy application. Mischievous is a total waste of your money. You're better off mixing your own color or paying extra for a formula that won't highlight every imperfection.
Have you tried any of these?