Revlon Colorburst Matte balm Striking review and swatches

Revlon Colorburst Matte balm Striking swatch

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I am hooked with Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm Sultry and religiously using it from some time now. The soft matte texture of sultry inclined me to check other colors in this range. I zeroed down Striking because I was looking for a mild red color lipstick. Let’s see how this one fairs.

Description on Revlon’s website:
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 in 10 craveable, collectible shades.


  • Velvety color + balm-like moisture
  • Infused with a Triple Butter Complex of shea, mango, and coconut butter
  • Retractable chubby crayon, no sharpener required

MRP: Rs.800 for 2.7g

Color: Mild red color with a slight hint of orange. The color looked very pretty when I swatched it on my hand but on lips it came out entirely different. On my lips it came out as very light red shade as if I had applied a glossy balm instead of matte balm.


Texture: The texture is balmy and glossy. On hand it looks uniform but as soon as you apply it on lips you will see little uneven chunks or color fragments laying on the lips.

Fragrance: It has minty fragrance and i felt the cooling sensation on my lips while applying it, although it doesn’t stay for long.

Application: It is smooth to apply and glides nicely on the lips. But It highlights fine lines and dry and chapped lips. You definitely needs to scrub and moisturize the lips prior to the application.

Pigmentation: In hand swatch you will see a very warm and mild red shade but on lips it miserably fails to give the opaque coverage. The color coverage is very very poor and disappointing. I felt like banging my head when I had applied it for the first time and after an hour or so my colleague commented on the greasy chunks clinging on my lips. If you have pigmented lips this shade is not for you.

Top one is Sultry and bottom one is Striking.

Longevity: I had a wear time of 2-3 hours with drinking sips of water and no eating. It fades unevenly and leaves a disappointing red tint behind which doesn’t look good.


  • Nice color


  • Disappointing texture
  • Accentuate the dryness on lips
  • Light color coverage
  • Unflattering uneven fragments shows on lips after some time.
  • Poor wear time considering the price
  • No value for money
  • Fades unevenly

My verdict: I am very dissatisfied with Revlon matte striking. Disappointing texture, poor color coverage and wear time and uneven finish. I will not recommend this to anyone. It seems like I wasted my hard earned money on this product.

Rating: 1/5. One point just for color.

Revlon Colorburst Matte balm Striking swatch Revlon Colorburst Matte balm Striking


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