Yes, my pretties… The Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm has already hit our shores! And strangely enough, I first spotted these babies on 7th February at Caring Pharmacy in Subang Parade. I honestly couldn’t believe my eyes because Revlon informed me that the Lacquer Balm was due for release in March 2014 so I wasn’t expecting to see these so soon but it seems that Caring Pharmacy already has an early display and stock available (psst… go check it out!).
I was sent Provocateur and Tease to try out a couple of weeks ago and have a major crush on these now. So much so that I purchased another two shades in Whimsical and Coy. The Lacquer Balm is the glossier version of the Matte Balm and I like that Revlon is giving us various finishes to suit our preferences.
The texture of the Lacquer Balm is really smooth and although they do contain shimmer, it doesn’t feel gritty at all. The shine is actually rather subtle with Whimsical being the most shimmery of the lot. If you are looking for a high-gloss finish, you may find that the Lacquer Balm falls a tad bit short on delivery. I don’t mind the muted shine because I am not a huge fan of super glossy lips to begin with.
- Whimsical – pinkish violet with silver shimmer
- Coy – warm brown pink with bronzey gold shimmer
- Tease – tangerine with some light shimmer but is not discernible
- Provocateur – bright red pink with sparse fuchsia shimmer
Wear time lasts approximately 4 hours on me without eating. It does leave a light stain behind and touching up is a breeze because it goes over my lips so easily. It doesn’t bleed or feather past my lip line. The Lacquer Balm is probably easier to wear and more forgiving compared to a matte lipstick. The coverage is not completely opaque and there is a certain sheerness to them. However, they are quite pigmented for a glossy balm stick and you will definitely get some colour on your lips.
If you ask which of the 3 in Revlon’s current line up (Balm Stain, Matte Balm or Lacquer Balm) is my favourite, it is pretty difficult to choose one. They each offer a unique quality and finish. The only things they have in common are the chubby lip pencil packaging and the pepperminty scent and tingle.
I have to give the Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm two huge thumbs up because they are pretty fantastic lip products. Revlon will bring in 8 shades; Ingenue, Coy, Demure, Coquette, Flirtatious, Whimsical, Tease and Provocateur, and they sell for a recommended retail price of RM35.90 each.
Keep your eyes peeled, okay! You should start spotting them in most major pharmacies and departmental stores soon enough
Are you excited about the arrival of the Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm? Do let me know if you intend to get any.
|Two items were provided by PR for consideration. The other two were purchased on my own.|