The Review: Revlon Colourburst Matte Crayons

Matte lip crayons and I have got a good thing going on at the moment. It all started with the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencils, and with the release of the Revlon Colourburst Matte Crayons last month I can safely sat I’m set for matte lip pencils for the rest of 2014. When they announced the release of the matte crayons I spent the entire last half of the month waiting for them to come into store, and even managed to have a swatch pre-release date after cornering one of the poor girls in my local boots. Come release day I knew what shades I wanted and it was more of a sweep and grab operation before work. 

Instead of filling this post with copious photos and swatches, I thought I’d put all the swatches into a mid-week video for you guys (hence why this review has taken so long to action) – call it a belated Valentines gift. In addition to the matte balms I picked up there’s also a Lacquer Balm in there too as the shade Demure was too pretty to pass up. 

Despite being matte they’re no where near as long-lasting as the Nars matte pencils, but they are a great alternative if Nars is a little out of your budget. Revlon have also released some really beautiful colours that I haven’t seen in matte form anywhere else. The ones I featured in the video are:


Nude with a hint of peach – my favourite of the bunch.


A cool toned, natural pink.


A very light peachy red – the little sister of Audacious.


A bright orange-y red. My second favourite.


A deep red – like MAC Ruby Woo, but slightly less vivid and not so matte.


A glossy pink-y nude with a hint of shimmer.

Safe to say I love them and I’m pretty certain I want the full collection – any recommendations?


  1. 20 Feb 2014 / 8:46 am

    Oh my God! These Colours! Shame we don't have Revlon here in Germany!

  2. 20 Feb 2014 / 9:03 am

    Oh my goodness these are so darn pretty!
    I need to try them

  3. 20 Feb 2014 / 9:12 am

    I've also been using Elusive. It's such a lovely colour but a real pity it doesn't last longer.

    Love from South Africa

    Arum Lilea

  4. 20 Feb 2014 / 9:17 am

    I was looking at these in Boots last week and wasn't to sure, even though the shades are lovely x

  5. 20 Feb 2014 / 9:19 am

    I'm so impressed by the matte formula so far. I agree that they're not very long lasting, but the color and finish is so lovely :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

  6. 20 Feb 2014 / 9:21 am

    I really want to try these, dubious as to the lasting power of them though!

    Robyn @ Beauty & the Closet

  7. 20 Feb 2014 / 9:27 am

    I only picked up one but I'm definitely going to get more!
    Chloe's Little Nothing

  8. 20 Feb 2014 / 9:43 am

    These cololurs are gorgeous! I think my favourites are audacious and demure! Will definitely need to get a couple of these!
    Z xx

  9. 20 Feb 2014 / 9:57 am

    I bought Showy, Audacious and Elusive and I love them! x


  10. 20 Feb 2014 / 9:59 am

    Complex sounds amazing. I haven't tried these yet but definitely want to give them a go x

  11. 20 Feb 2014 / 10:25 am

    These all look so nice on you oh gosh! Id love to try these out because they sound amazing :)!

    Berrie-Blogs// Beauty Blog x

  12. 20 Feb 2014 / 10:32 am

    It's such a shame we don't have Revlon in Spain. I'm adding these to my list for my next trip to the UK!

  13. 20 Feb 2014 / 10:53 am

    Mischievous looks really lovely! All the colours look great on you 🙂

    Rachel | Claireful

  14. 20 Feb 2014 / 10:56 am

    I absolutely love all the matte balms – and like you, I couldn't leave "demure" in store. great post as always!

    Heather x
    porcelainbeautyx | twitter

  15. 20 Feb 2014 / 10:59 am

    Thank you, this is definitely the most helpful review of these that I have read 🙂 And now I have a list of the colours that I want!

  16. 20 Feb 2014 / 11:02 am

    Demure is by far my fav! great review, suzie!

  17. 20 Feb 2014 / 11:03 am

    These look gorgeous! I'm so excited to give these a go once they come to Australia xxx

    Verity | Life of Verity

  18. 20 Feb 2014 / 11:32 am

    Thanks for sharing, complex is my fave too going to have to buy it now :p


  19. 20 Feb 2014 / 11:34 am

    Want to try these, the colours are gorgeous!

    Jo xx

  20. 20 Feb 2014 / 12:02 pm

    I bought them yesterday and i love them!!!!!

  21. 20 Feb 2014 / 12:09 pm

    I need to pick up Complex! Looks so gorgeous.

    Amelia Rose | Beauty Blogger

    Makeup GIVEAWAY


  22. 20 Feb 2014 / 12:53 pm

    These look so gorgeous, I may have to pick a few up! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD


P.S. I don't want this to be spammy but I am also hosting a £50 Giveaway at the moment if you wanted to enter here

  23. 20 Feb 2014 / 1:23 pm

    Really want to try these! I have some matte balms from Model's Own which are really pretty xx

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Fashion Blog

  24. 20 Feb 2014 / 1:25 pm

    Oooh, really want Standout and Audacious!! H x

  25. 20 Feb 2014 / 1:27 pm

    Ive been picking these up and swatching these for weeks! im sure ill acually buy them one day…


  26. 20 Feb 2014 / 2:02 pm

    Love it! Defenitely adding this to my wishlist for London in May 2014 🙂 xoxo

  27. 20 Feb 2014 / 3:03 pm

    These are definitely on my wishlist! Thanks for the review 🙂 x
    Sarah –

  28. 20 Feb 2014 / 3:07 pm

    lovely review im never sure if i want to buy these or not but think i may have to now xx

  29. 20 Feb 2014 / 4:02 pm

    I love Standout, thats and the deep purple colour are the only two that standout to me
    Roshni’s Journey

  30. 20 Feb 2014 / 4:41 pm

    Love these! I found a few at a local drugstore but not the full range, unfortunately.
    Stephanie | Love, August

  31. 20 Feb 2014 / 5:09 pm

    the colours are so pretty!


  32. 20 Feb 2014 / 5:19 pm

    I've tried only one color, but I'm dying to try the others, such pretty shades 🙂
    Have an amazing day!

  33. 20 Feb 2014 / 5:31 pm

    Lovely colour selection, I don't own any Matte Lip products but I am tempted by these

  34. 20 Feb 2014 / 6:45 pm

    matte lips are my thaang, all these colours look so beautiful – i think it's time for a quick stop in boots! xxx

  35. 20 Feb 2014 / 7:49 pm

    Audacious and Mischievous look great – thanks for the review and swatches! xx

  36. 20 Feb 2014 / 8:02 pm

    Love the look of these! I need some more lip crayons in my life!

    Kirstie xx

  37. 20 Feb 2014 / 10:18 pm

    I picked up the purply shade and am so impressed by the formulas, they last for such a long time!

    xx Alyson
    Beauty Vanity

  38. 20 Feb 2014 / 10:39 pm

    I need to get my hands on some of these

    A little bit Unique Blog/Bloglovin/Instagram/Facebook


  39. 20 Feb 2014 / 11:06 pm

    I've been waiting for revlon to release something like this for so long. These look amazing! Xx

  40. 20 Feb 2014 / 11:11 pm

    absolutely bbeeautiful!

  41. 21 Feb 2014 / 12:27 am

    I only have 1 in the dark purple colour and i'm obsessed! i need to pick up these as well 🙂 x

  42. 21 Feb 2014 / 2:39 am

    I love audacious and mischievous!!! <3

  43. 21 Feb 2014 / 4:15 am

    Oh they look beautiful! I need to go pick up audacious like now. I really love the swatch video as well!
    Jessica ||

  44. 21 Feb 2014 / 5:16 am

    I love all the colours you picked up, especially audacious! So pretty (:

  45. 21 Feb 2014 / 5:54 am

    Looks nice! I really like the colors:) xo Kokibri

  46. 21 Feb 2014 / 11:01 am

    These seem so lovely, I adore lip crayons! Will definitely check these out in Boots soon 🙂 xx

  47. 21 Feb 2014 / 12:21 pm

    I've been waiting to read a review on these as I wasn't sure if they were actually worth it. I swatched them when I spotted them in Boots and they felt a little slippery and if I touched the swatch with my finger they smudged really easily. Saying that though, you've made me want to get Standout, Elusive and Mischievous!! Those colours are so pretty and as you said, cheaper than a NARS Velvet Matte or MAC I suppose! Notice my attempt at self persuasion hahaha! Thanks for the post 🙂 x

  48. 21 Feb 2014 / 2:52 pm

    Those colours are stunning! Love your writing!

  49. 21 Feb 2014 / 4:59 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! I need these in my collection 🙂

  50. 21 Feb 2014 / 9:43 pm

    I need these in my life! I love the look of the berry red shades and bright reds 🙂 Becki from xx

  51. 21 Feb 2014 / 10:26 pm

    Love lip crayons-thanks for the review!

  52. 22 Feb 2014 / 6:08 pm

    I have Standout and it may just be my p-erfect red.

  53. 22 Feb 2014 / 10:50 pm

    mischievous is such a beautiful colour on you! I reckon i'm going to pick up a couple of the lighter colours as they seem perfect for every day wear. I love the swatch video idea, so good!
    Lucy xx
    Sailor Speak

  54. 23 Feb 2014 / 11:11 am

    These are so beautiful! I am impatiently waiting for them to hit Australian shelves, it's taking forever!! X

  55. 26 Feb 2014 / 10:28 pm

    The Matte Balm in Striking is a lovely color if you're still itching to add to your stash!

  56. 28 Feb 2014 / 11:59 am

    Need to try these!

    Katie | Hang up the Glamour

  57. 05 Mar 2014 / 1:08 pm

    I was so close to buying one of these the other day as they come in such pretty colours and I wanted something new and fresh for Spring/Summer. I am so indecisive so I ended up buying old faithful MAC Ruby Woo haha. I'm going to bite the bullet on my next shopping trip and just buy these!

  58. 10 Mar 2014 / 2:21 am

    I just got Striking and it was love at first application. As of right now I only have one though. Have you tried using two at once? Kind of mixing and matching the colors? I'm trying to decide if I should get one that compliments the bright red I've already got, or just go completely different.

  59. 17 Mar 2014 / 9:47 pm

    Super pretty colors!

  60. 18 Mar 2014 / 4:03 pm

    I love Elusive and Mischievous, such nice colours!!! Also started following you on Bloglovin!! xx

  61. 03 Jul 2014 / 4:10 pm

    I have Sultry and I love it! Here's my review:

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