Revlon's Colorburst Matte Balm in #215 Shameless: Swatch + Review

So, after searching all over the place for this particular color, I FINALLY found the Revlon Colorburst  Matte Balm in the color Shameless, which is a matte darker plummy purple shade.
photo indoors in natural lighting

And I have to say...I absolutely love it! It's the perfect darker purple toned lip shade that I have been looking for that doesn't turn out too berry toned and that is a matte lip color.
Swatch outdoors under a porch

Swatch outdoors 
photo outdoors
As you can see from the close up above the color can wear off a bit or if not applied too carefully, can be lighter in certain areas. I do recommend exfoliating and/or moisturizing your lips beforehand if they are chapped/flaky since the color will cling to dry patches. However if your lips are smooth already then you don't really have to do much but just be careful when you apply it!
photo indoors w/ natural lighting

I loveeeee the formula of this matte balm stick. It is so smooth and doesn't dry out my lips. It has a very nice velveteen texture to it (best way I can describe it) since it isn't sticky or creamy since it is matte. It also has a bit of a stain effect after it wears off. I will say the only downside is that the color wears off in the center of the lips (where it is wettest) but I can get over it because I absolutely love the color of it. It isn't a simple throw it in your bag product though so you will need a mirror to apply it. I just love how the matte color looks on the lips and I can't wear to wear this color more often for the remainder of fall and into winter.

I tried this matte balm with different color glosses over it too and everyone I tried looked really nice and added a nice sheen to the lips. If you like the color but aren't into matte's, then you can definitely put even a lip balm or vaseline over it.

I highly recommend this product and would try finding it ASAP since this color seems to be sold out almost everywhere. I paid $6.99 for this at Bed Bath and Beyond, but you can find them at Target and Rite Aid and probably other drugstores. All the links are sold out online for this product so once I see it back in stock I will put it on here!

Do you like purple lip colors? How about matte formulas? What's your favorite fall lip color?


  1. I like a lot of purple lip colors, but for some reason the swatches of Shameless on other blogs made it look so unwearable. I'm so glad I read this post, because you made Shameless look so wearable and flattering! I'm going to keep an eye out for it :)

    1. Yes! If you love purples, I couldn't recommend this color enough, especially since it is matte. Also, since it is a drugstore product, it's very affordable. I believe it's going to be a permanent part of the Revlon line so yes please do keep your eyes open for it! =P


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