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. Marie
    20 Feb 2014 / 8:46 am

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

  2. Holly Bee
    20 Feb 2014 / 9:03 am

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

  3. Leanne Van Breda
    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. becky smith
    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. Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt
    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. Robyn
    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. Chloe Carter
    20 Feb 2014 / 9:27 am

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

  8. Zara
    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. sophiesmakeupblog
    20 Feb 2014 / 9:57 am

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


  10. Gemma Talbot
    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. Aerin Downs
    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. Anna Victoria
    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. Rachel Claire
    20 Feb 2014 / 10:53 am

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

    Rachel | Claireful

  14. Heather McKnight
    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. Katherine Penney
    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. Talisa Tossell
    20 Feb 2014 / 11:02 am

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

  17. Life of Verity
    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. Emily Allen
    20 Feb 2014 / 11:32 am

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


  19. Joana Raquel
    20 Feb 2014 / 11:34 am

    Want to try these, the colours are gorgeous!

    Jo xx

  20. Tiff
    20 Feb 2014 / 12:02 pm

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

  21. Amelia
    20 Feb 2014 / 12:09 pm

    I need to pick up Complex! Looks so gorgeous.

    Amelia Rose | Beauty Blogger

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  22. Emily /
    20 Feb 2014 / 12:49 pm

    I love Complex and Standout:) x

  23. Maddy
    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

  24. sofia grigoriadou
    20 Feb 2014 / 1:16 pm


  25. Zazie Bibi
    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

  26. Hope Butler
    20 Feb 2014 / 1:25 pm

    Oooh, really want Standout and Audacious!! H x

  27. Em
    20 Feb 2014 / 1:27 pm

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


  28. Kiki
    20 Feb 2014 / 2:02 pm

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

  29. Sarah
    20 Feb 2014 / 3:03 pm

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

  30. Lucy Sherer
    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

  31. Roshni K
    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

  32. Stephanie Tang
    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

  33. Lauren Parker
    20 Feb 2014 / 5:09 pm

    the colours are so pretty!


  34. Victoria Caulfield
    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!

  35. vicki
    20 Feb 2014 / 5:31 pm

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

  36. molly
    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

  37. beauty visions
    20 Feb 2014 / 7:49 pm

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

  38. Kirstie Saunders
    20 Feb 2014 / 8:02 pm

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

    Kirstie xx

  39. Alyson
    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

  40. AlittlebitUnique // UK blog
    20 Feb 2014 / 10:39 pm

    I need to get my hands on some of these

    A little bit Unique Blog/Bloglovin/Instagram/Facebook


  41. Laura
    20 Feb 2014 / 11:06 pm

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

  42. Simplybeautifulelegant
    20 Feb 2014 / 11:11 pm

    absolutely bbeeautiful!

  43. lescausettesdecelestine
    20 Feb 2014 / 11:21 pm

    I want them ALL!!

  44. Film Tanawan
    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

    21 Feb 2014 / 2:39 am

    I love audacious and mischievous!!! <3

  46. Jessica Duffy
    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 ||

  47. janice
    21 Feb 2014 / 5:16 am

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

  48. Koki bri
    21 Feb 2014 / 5:54 am

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

  49. Amie H
    21 Feb 2014 / 11:01 am

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

  50. The Simple Wishlist
    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

  51. Natalie B
    21 Feb 2014 / 2:52 pm

    Those colours are stunning! Love your writing!

  52. Heather Jones
    21 Feb 2014 / 4:59 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! I need these in my collection 🙂

  53. Becki Dunn
    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

  54. The Lipstick Channel
    21 Feb 2014 / 10:26 pm

    Love lip crayons-thanks for the review!

  55. CatrinTeleri
    22 Feb 2014 / 6:08 pm

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

  56. Lucy
    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

  57. Bec Gooding
    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

  58. Victoria Leighs
    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!

  59. Katie Louise
    28 Feb 2014 / 11:59 am

    Need to try these!

    Katie | Hang up the Glamour

  60. Emma Rose
    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!

  61. duffeltales
    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.

  62. Kierra Makayla
    17 Mar 2014 / 9:47 pm

    Super pretty colors!

  63. Paige Wyllie
    18 Mar 2014 / 4:03 pm

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

  64. jelloo
    03 Jul 2014 / 4:10 pm

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

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