These balms look and feel like they are made of an almost gel-like formula. Going on, they have quite a bit of slip, like a lip balm, but they certainly have the pigmentation of a matte lipstick. They are highly opaque. They have a semi-strong minty smell, but no minty taste. They have a very slight cooling effect on the lips. A few moments after applying, the balm dries to a matte finish.
I picked up two of these balms, Mischievous and Audacious. Wouldn't you know it, they are both a shade of orange.
Mischievous is both light in color and bright in pigmentation. It is closer to a true orange than is Audacious.
Audacious is a blood-orange color with a slight hint of darkened pink.
Unfortunately, I think that the best way to reapply this product is to remove the existing product because putting a fresh layer over what has already dried on the lips doesn't work. Another option would be to apply the product, and then once it has worn down, put some lip balm over it and under the second layer so that the new layer doesn't mix with the dry layer and make it look pasty. Either way, it's a finicky product that goes on beautifully but wears in poorly.
The Score: 3 out of 5 stars
Have you tried any of these Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms? Did you have the same experience with the wearing-in as I did? Do you like the two orange colors I chose, or did you go with a pink or a purple? How would you rate the quality of these balms?