By Anusha Yella
Like someone says “Love all things pretty”, I love all things tangerine and tangy :*
Trust me this is my +1 lipstick which is orangey tangeriney shade and I still can’t get enough of them. I seriously feel there is some connection between girls and these orangey shades because when I saw this chubby stick in the shade ‘Striking’, I typically skipped a beat of my heart (*cheesy there*)
Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm ‘Striking’ is a twist up chubby crayon with color code packaging. It is sturdy and travel friendly.
The shade is “OOOH SO MY KIND”. I typically meant, how can anybody not like this shade? It is such a gorgeous orangey red something like the runway models often sport. It has strong peppermint fragrance and it tingles your lips a little immediately after application. It suits majority of skin tones and mostly flatters medium to dusky tones.
The texture is balmy powdery semi-matte which I’am not a big fan of because it turns out awkward after application. It’s like you have dabbed on a lipstick that has turned cakey/powdery and looks like a teeny chunks of color is clinging on to lips.
FYI, I see problems with textures of Audacious and Striking (both are orange shades) but rest of the shades are good enough.
If you are someone who has healthy clear dreamy lips, this sort of pigmentation works great on you. I have pigmented lips, so the pigmentation of these balmy sticks are a pain and a put off. Though it looks intense in the swatch, due to balmy texture it comes out sheer on lips and fails to give opaque coverage that results in two toned lips.
The wear time is decent for 3-4 hours without eating and drinking after which you should definitely touch up as it fades unevenly. It leaves a strong orange red tint which may or may not look pleasing based on your lip pigmentation level and hydration.
It accentuates dry and chapped lips and badly settles in to fine lines.
What I like about Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm Striking :
- Chic and trendy color coded twist up packaging
- Nice bright shade suitable for day (summery) and night
- Flatters majority of skin tones (medium to dusky)
- Balm like texture helps hold the color on lips for long time
- Decent staying power(3-4hrs)
What I don’t like about Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm Striking :
- Balmy texture fails to give opaque coverage
- Unflattering powdery chunky appearance on lips
- Settles in to fine lines
- Fades unevenly
- Leaves strong stain (could be a con/pro)
- Expensive for a balm crayon with many cons
- Strong mint fragrance
Rating: 3/5 (Texture is a major put off)
Will I Repurchase: No, because it is sheer.
Final Verdict: Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm ‘Striking’ is bright orangey red which is apt for summers and suits majority of skin tones especially Indian. While I heard raves about other shades from the same collection, the texture of this particular shade lacks fine texture and makes it a miss for me. Nevertheless, you can always try it before you buy; it might just turn out to be your happy go lucky shade.
Have you tried Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm Striking ?
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