Revlon’s Colorburst Matte Balm in Complex (230) review

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  • Manufacturer: Revlon
  • Availability: part of the Colorburst Matte Balm collection
  • Color Range: warm medium-deep tan matte
  • Cost/Amount: USD$8.99 for 0.09 ounces (2.7 g)
  • Would you purchase again: no
Revlon’s Colorburst Matte Balm in Complex (230)

Not my favorite lip color ever…but also a little better than I thought it would be. I have the same concern with this matte balm that I have with the other Colorburst Matte (and Lacquer) Balms: the color doesn't stick around too long, there's no “stain” element that made the original Balm Stains so wildly popular.

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A montage of three images: top left, close-up of the lip color in the tube; top right, the color applied over bare skin, to better show the shade; and below, the color applied to the lips.

This color does lean just a touch warm, a little more “pale terracotta-tan” than “gold-tan”. It looks just a little bit orangey on me, but then again…I think it's supposed to. Application is fairly easy, and longevity is a teeny bit longer than the Lacquer Balms, but it still doesn't stay around more than about an hour. (Less if I eat or drink anything.)

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