Hello matte lovers! Did you know that I had so much fun trying out Revlon’s Colorburst Matte Balm in Shameless? And I have a feeling that you will, too. This is the first shade that really caught my attention from Revlon Colorburst new collection.


It’s no denying that the jingle bells holiday is just round the corner, with Santa & his sled making its appearance on top of most CVS shelves (yes I’m becoming a CVS girl now).  What can I say? It’s the closest store from the house! LOL.

And if you want to stand out and be merry this Christmas, matte might be a good way to go. Bring the sexy back this holiday with full on bold, matte-fied lips with Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Shameless. Your deep purple with blue undertones (correct me if I’m wrong here). It’s matte to the bone  packaging and I think I like it.

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm Shameless Review Swatches

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm Shameless is definitely a daring color and perhaps also not everyone’s cuppa. I can’t compare it to anything so far that I own since this is by far the boldest color I have. This is just straight on purple from the get go.

Again, the minty signature attached to Revlon’s lip crayons is there, but fades out instantly after minutes of application. Although I wish I could smell it’s mintyness forever. Did I say I’m a big peppermint fan?


Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm Shameless Review Swatches

This shade is buildable, but if you really want to get the most of this lovely shade, wear it bold with multiple swipes. You’ll love it and it will make the teeth whiter, too. Haha.

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm Shameless Review Swatches

For a much better adherence power and color distribution, I would definitely suggest to exfoliate your lips. It will be worth it. I didn’t do it here on mine unfortunately, hence you can see some ‘flaky bits’ or uneven shade if you look closely.

Not a purple fan? But would dive in for some bright pink shimmer? Try >> Revlon’s Lacquer Balm in Vivacious << for a daring and lively pout!

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm Shameless Review Swatches

But what about color transfer? Is this smooch-friendly? LOL. The kiss mark below will show you that. This is maybe a minute right after application with multiple swipes of the lip crayon on my lips.

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm Shameless Review Swatches

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm Shameless Review Swatches

This color lasts longer (a little bit over 5 hours but no meals involved — just water/juice) than Vivacious and surprisingly non-drying.

It didn’t irritate my lips so that’s a very good sign for matte lovers like you and me. The only thing you’ll notice is that after a meal, you will be left with almost no color at all and a strange leftover of the shade on your upper lip, well at least this is what happened after I had a delicious meal at Boom Boom Chicken (NJ) – of which by the way, was so YUMMY!

Revlon Colorburst Lacquer & Matte Collection is now being sold almost in most drugstores (mine was at Harmon’s Face Values for $6.99) and saw a few on Amazon.com at ridiculous price of $11.99 + shipping! O.o So, if I were you, I would check out any deals online or in-stores before picking things up.

Here’s what I added to my collection the other day:

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm

Q: How does Revlon Colorbust Matte Balm compare with your matte lipsticks staying power beauties? Do you love or hate the color? Share and link up yours if you tried this collection.

  • love… it is looking amazing… but too dry for winter

    • Agreed, I think others would definitely feel that way, being it too dry for the winter. I think most mattes would be. x

  • Oh my gosh, it’s gorgeous! I hope I’ll find it soon. I haven’t seen it anywhere! Thanks for the great review!
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    • No problem Natalie! I hope you’ll find them soon and do let us know how you get on 😉 x

  • love these colors! must check these out!!
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  • Shameless you 😛 That girl can even pull off a purple lipstick…unbelievable 😉 Looking great girlfriend!!
    You are def the biggest matte lippie lover that i know 😉
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  • Nothing wrong with being a CVS girl… they have some really good deals! Have you joined their beauty club yet? Anyway this color is gorgeous, will have to be on the lookout for it. I love a good purple. 🙂
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    • Thank You Rebecca hehe… and yes indeed, CVS is raining extra bucks rewards right now and the girls in the store near me are so welcoming – always know that I’m in for a bargain haha. Yep, a beauty club member and waiting for my big reward this January hehe. This purple is definitely good looking, not sure how this would compare to my Mac though.

      x Donah

  • Ileana

    This is such a beautiful shade…. I recently got one from the just bitten….and hate the peppermint on it 😀 hahaha

    • You know, I don’t blame you, I swatched Just Bitten before and I wasn’t very keen on the peppermint smell, but with this one, I liked. Not sure if the scent is done differently this time. x

  • Wow, beautiful color, I was looking for something like that! 🙂

    Love your blog, would you like to follow each other? 🙂
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    • Hello Dunja! Welcome to my blog and appreciate you dropping by. Yes, why not. Will drop by at yours, too. x

  • Wow!! This is such a great color for fall! It looks awesome on you. giglove
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  • That colour is beyond gorgeous. I love it. You look beautiful, too. ^^ As usual, I get distracted taking in the details of your photographic composition and forget I’m reading a product review. Lol.
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    • Thanks love! I had a feeling that you’ll love this shade.

      and thanks for the lovely compliment on my photos, I don’t mind you distracted but for all the right reasons hehehe – well I hope that’s a good reason to be distracted when reading a review anyway LOL

  • That color is GORGEOUS on you!! It’s really a beautiful color, I don’t think I can pull this color off,but I still want it. 🙂
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    • I seriously did not think that I could pull it off or I’d be brave enough to wear outside. And I couldn’t swatch this in store either as it was the last one on the shelf!! But the girl told me that if I happened to dislike it, I could always return it. Well, you know what happened. xhehe

  • It looks great on you dear! I think I may look like a ghost with such a deep shade hehe
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    • Hey Autumn, I was defo worried at first but thought I love purple and perhaps purple will love me, too hahah. Wishful thinking huh? x

  • wow the colour so intense..it look lovely on ur lips!

  • this is such a bold colour, I dont know if I can pull it off! Too bad we only such a small amount of product..

  • Never tried it before, so lucky you that you can wear such a color and still have white teeth! Mine turns yellow if the shade is too purple. A great choice for you!
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    • I was actually worried at first haha but thank goodness it worked out in the end.

  • Serena

    I wish we got this in india! Sigh! It’s such a lovely, gorgeous shade of purple! I want it! *sobs*

    • I’m sure you will soon get it there hun 🙂

  • That’s a really cute picture of you 🙂
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    • Thank you hun! This was a fun review for me, as you can see. LOL.

  • This colour is a little strong for me, but I would definitely love it if they have pink or light red 😀 It is sad though, that the stick is so short 🙁

    • Oh hun, I feel exactly the same way about the shortness of this stick LOL. I never got curious before but I thought hmm let’s see how much is actually there and voila, not a lot 🙁

  • Ari

    Sad to hear staying power isn’t great once eating is involved, especially since this is supposed to be a matte formula, but I guess it can’t be helped since it’s also a balm at the same time. Love the shade though!
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    • Very true, I expected more being a matte and all. I guess you can never compare this to a Mac-lasting power at the end of the day, and like you said, it’s a matte/balm after all. x

  • I Love the colour!! They have the same packaging colour which looks great too!! But my lips get soooo dry during winter and I am sorry to hear that it’s too dry for winters 🙁 But maybe, if I put an additional lip balm on top of it? I really love the colour! I will see….BTW Donah, the color look amazing on you! especially with the coat which is of the exact shade :D…You are rocking Girl 🙂

    • Hey girlfriend, you are totally right. The packaging for this one I completely adore, the matte finish is just perfect. Oh you need more TLC on your lips this winter then. You can use a lip balm before it to apply so it doesn’t dry out your lips (at least this is what I’ve been doing so far and it works). And thank you, I love this coat so much hehe x

  • Lovely swatch my dear! Demure looks lovely! I don’t think I could ever carry a purple lipshade though it looks really amazing and matching with your purple jacket (get pair up!)

    I hope this would be available in our country soon!

    • I just tried Demure today and I have mixed feelings about it to be honest – we’ll see how I feel about in a day or two I guess haha. Yes, purple is such a bold color, especially this one, that I thought it would not be everyone’s fave. Oh yeah, I do indeed love purple hence the jacket, too hhaha x

  • Nice post, Donah! I don’t know about shameless, but I say “fearless”! I am not that adventurous in lip color, but you got a nice shade there!
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    • Hi Monica! Indeed, fearless should be the name of this one LOL. I think with anything purple, I am willing to indulge ^^

  • This colour looks perfect on you! I lovee these ones, I have 3 different colours: pink, red and orange! Have to try this one too!
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  • I saw these today and wanted to get one, I love the feeling of holding the mattness of those balm sticks! The purple LOOKS amazing on you! I JUST did a post on wearing purple too…I’m starting to hop on the purple lips bandwagon. I will pick one up when I see it go on sale sometime haha!

    PS : I love your pictures! It inspires me to take better ones!

    • Thank you! I took a risk when picking up this shade but I think it’s so worth it. The purplest in my collection hehe.

      Yay for purple lovers, will be checking out your post in a bit.

      P.S. that’s a very sweet thing for you to say. It inspires me, too! xx

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  • Ooooo the colour is totally super-gorgeous.. Love it on your lips. I haven’t tried this range from Revlon yet.. but I have to get my hands on it pretty soon. 🙂

  • Absolutely love this colour. I’ve been on a mission to find my perfect purple lipstick and this made my Top 5

    • You have an amazing top 5! I heart purple to the moon and back haha and so excited when Revlon released a matte version of my fave shade!

  • I love the shade! Looks great on you sis. However I don’t know if I’ll look good with the color never tried pa. 😀 I’m thinking of getting Elusive or audacious 😀
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    • You should try sis, the good thing about this matte lippy is that you can apply a gloss on top of it kung ayaw mo ng matte effect, two usage ba hehe. Oh I think you will super like Elusive, I have it here and will review it too along two others. x

  • natasha

    you look pretty but i look like dracula with purple lips vivacious suits me than shameless

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