Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm 205 Elusive

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Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm 205 Elusive

I have never heard of a lip balm with a matte finish. So when I read about this Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm, I immediately went to the nearest beauty store (PCXPersonal Care Exchange) and bought my first ever matte balm in shade Elusive (205).

I was really excited to try it out because I love matte lipsticks but most tend to dry out my almost-always dry lips, that it’s a must for me to apply lip balm first before applying a matte lipstick. But this step kind of ruins the matte effect on my lips.

What Revlon says about it:

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.

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm 205 Elusive

It is packaged in a retractable chubby crayon, much like the Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm, so no sharpening is required. Because of this, no product is wasted, unlike with Nars Lip Pencils.

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm 205 Elusive

I bought it for Php575 from PCX, and although it’s not pricey, I still think that I wasted my money on this one.

From my arm swatch below, you can see that it’s a medium pink with yellow understones. I think that the color and the packaging are the only things that I’ve appreciated with this product.

It has a velvety matte finish and it has that peppermint-y taste and smell like their Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain. It feels minty cool on the lips when applied, but it doesn’t moisturize my lips like a regular lip balm does. It doesn’t apply well, too, and settles on my lip lines. 🙁

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm 205 Elusive

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm 205 Elusive

Color and texture comparisons from L-R: Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Elusive, Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Lipsticks in Sky Pink and Stormy Pink. (Photo above)

This is one of the products that I definitely would NOT repurchase. For me, it isn’t worth the price.

As always, if you have any questions or experiences with this product, or any feedback, whether good or bad, please don’t hesitate to share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.

Alyssa Melanie



  1. Grabe, the hype on this line. Mint dries my lips out. Pero what got me really annoyed is how it applies. Maybe this is not consistent across all colors pero the ones I tried on my lips: Audacious, Mischievous, Shameless — lahat sila patchy, streaky or chalky. And they don’t set.

  2. It’s a shame, really. They had a great concept with the balm having a matte finish, but they just didn’t deliver. I swatched it beside NARS Annabella and you can really tell that it’s no good. See my swatch here:

    I bought 3 of the matte balms, too.. Elusive, Striking and Mischievous; and out of all 3, Mischievous was the worst, in color, texture, application, everything really. Epic fail! hahaha

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