First, we had the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains that had people clearing out the Revlon counters. Then, a few months later, it was the Matte Balm and again, whoosh! The displays were cleared out faster than you can say “Revlon has done it again!”.
Rounding off the trio is the Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm. Ostensibly therefore, this is one to pacify the crowd who prefers having a shine on their smackers.
As the name implies, the Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm is a high shine lip colour that gives your lips a lacquered finish while feeling comfortable, like a balm. To stress this point further, the body of the lip crayon sports a shiny surface, and the colour of the body reflects the colour of the lip colour, which makes it easy to pull out the exact colour you want quickly.
I spotted these at a pharmacy a while ago and tested them at the counter but I was not impressed. Most of the shades available, while indeed giving you that high shine and lovely slip expected of something called a “Lacquer Balm”, sported glitter and sparkles and boy! I’ve outgrown all that :P
One or two weren’t as blessed by the glitter fairy and thankfully, Flirtatious is one of them. I’ve got some swatches and thoughts on this but more importantly, I’ve also decided to give a quick comparison with the Just Bitten Balm Stain and the Matte Balm just to point out the similarities and differences of each so settle in for a bit of a read :)