Lipstick Week, Day 1: Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in 240 Striking | Review, Swatches

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in 240 Striking. Vibrant colors infused with a Triple Butter Complex give you a bold, beautiful lip. It'...

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in 240 Striking. Vibrant colors infused with a Triple Butter Complex give you a bold, beautiful lip. It's a burst of matte color with a balm-like feel. Go bold and get moisturized. (Source)
Hey guys, as promised, I will be dedicating this week to lipsticks. For today, I have Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in 240 Striking.
Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in 240 Striking
Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in 240 Striking
Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in 240 Striking
Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in 240 Striking
Revlon Matte Balm in Striking is a bright tomato red. This particular red color has an orange tone to it. It's worthy of it name "Striking" as the shade is very eye-catching and should be universally flattering to all skin tones.
Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in 240 Striking
This one pretty much swatched true to color on my hands. The bright red did lend a nice contrast against my skin tone. The pros pretty much ended here.
Swatches: Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in 240 Striking
While it is indeed a very pretty color, application was a challenge. Even on my hands, it applied very unevenly. The texture was quite dry and I had a hard time getting the color to show up consistently. For such a bold, bright color, I expected it to be more rich and satiny.
Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in 240 Striking
Swatches (L) No Flash, (R) With Flash
The situation is pretty much the same when I applied it on my lips. My other Revlon Matte Balms applied smooth and even with just one coat. This did not. For some reason, whenever I apply the color on my lips, patches would appear. When I try to cover these patches with another layer, other patches appear somewhere else.
Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in 240 Striking
Texture is velvety and creamy and the matte formula is not overly drying. It felt comfortable and light on my lips. As always, I love the minty scent as it's very calmin.
Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in 240 Striking
Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in 240 Striking: Very patchy application
I had to apply several coats to get the color to show up on my lips. This did not build up well because as mentioned, the layers formed patches on my lips.
Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in 240 Striking
Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in 240 Striking
Pros
Pretty and bright color
Creamy, velvety texture
Felt light on lips

Cons
Goes on patchy
Uneven application
Color did not last long, wears off unevenly and transfers
Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in 240 Striking
FOTD: Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in 240 Striking
Overall: Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in 240 Striking is bright tomato red color, suitable and flattering for a wide range of skin tones. I love the color but applying it evenly was a challenge. If this was a lighter color, it would totally look horrible and quite unforgiving. The patchy application was saved by the pretty and bold color. Texture was smooth and creamy and it felt light and comfortable on the lips. I really expected a lot from this because this is a bold color that's rarely a miss in any other lipstick. Unfortunately for Revlon, this did not pass the grade. I still love my Revlon Matte Balms but this particular color is another miss for me.
Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in 240 Striking
See my other reviews from the Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm line: Sultry, Elusive, and Complex

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