Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm in Whimsical: Review and Photos

Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm in Whimsical.

Who doesn't love a foolproof pink lip? What about a foolproof pink lip on a BUDGET? Be still my beating heart…if you haven't already, you must head to your nearest drugstore and pick up Revlon's Colorburst Lacquer Balm in Whimsical, a medium-sheer, cool purplish pink with silver micro glitter. It's cheap, it's easy to apply, and the colour is lovely—bright enough to be fun, and subtle enough for the office. It now lives permanently in my purse. 

Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm in Whimsical applied. Is it fabulous or is it fabulous?

It's not long wearing, but it doesn't claim to be. And sometimes I have a love/hate relationship with crayon-like packaging. On one hand, it's wonderfully simple: there is, of course, no twisting (unless you're running low and you need a little more). It's also darned cute. On the other hand, I'm not inclined to let in hang loose in my big ol' purse, because I'm afraid the cap will pop off. It's true that this has only ever happened with my NARS lip crayon—not with either of my Revlon crayons. But I'm not interested in testing the Revlon caps. Pink lippie all over my purse would be way uncool. So it lives happily in my purse makeup kit. (Yes, I have a purse makeup kit. No judging.)  

The verdict: It's one of my favourite lip products to reach for when I'm reapplying mid-day at work. If you're not afraid of the packaging, you should try it!

Rating: Four stars out of five. 

Available: Anywhere "drugstore" makeup is sold,  including Shoppers Drug Mart, Target, and London Drugs, for about $10 Canadian.

Have you tried any of Revlon's Colorburst Lacquer Balms? Are their lip products not wonderful?

Disclosure: This product was purchased by Eyeshadow Addict.

Review of Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm in Enticing: The Tenth Day of Christmas

Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm in Entice.

This product has been hyped like crazy, and with good reason. Don't you love it when a drugstore product brings it? I picked this up at Shoppers Drug Mart about a week ago, and I'm thinking I might need a couple more…

Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm is a semi-sheer, shiny lip colour. Packaing-wise, it's similar to Clinique Chubby Stick, but the colour is more opaque, the product is more moisturizing, and it's about half the price. Yeah. 

I picked up Entice, thinking it would be a fun, warm brick-red. It's bold, but less bold (and more wearable) than a traditional red lip. Have a look:

Comparison swatches (top to bottom): Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm in Entice, MAC Lipglass in Hellbound, and MAC Lustre Lipstick in Oh, Oh, Oh.

Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm applied heavily. A lighter application would result in sheerer colour.

Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm applied heavily. A lighter application would result in sheerer colour.

The verdict: A great product. A tad pricey, but only by drugstore standards. It averages $10 or $11 Canadian.

Rating: Four and a half stars out of five.

Available: Drugstores and other retailers that sell drugstore-caliber cosmetics, including Shoppers Drug Mart and London Drugs, for about $10 or $11 Canadian.

Have you tried any of Revlon's Colorburst Lacquer Balms? What are your favourites?

Happy tenth day of Christmas! See you tomorrow.