Crayon balm/lipsticks have been all the rage for the last couple of years since Clinique launched their hugely successful Chubby Sticks. Several other brands have followed suit, including one of my favourites from Bourjois and of course, Revlon have been on the ball now for a while too. Alongside their regular balm sticks, they recently released a range of matte and lacquer balms and luckily as I had points to spend on my Boots card I was able to pick myself up a matte shade, Showy.
Showy is a blue toned, bright pink, obviously in a matte format that manages to look quite flattering on me in spite of my super paleness. Because of the blue in it, my teeth look whiter too, which is always a bonus.
Staying power is great with this, I got a good four hours before it needs a touch-up, although eating will wear it down.
As with any matte lip product, you'll need to do some preparation first, so I use my Lush lip scrub and then put on a small amount of my Nuxe lip balm while I'm doing the rest of my make up, leaving my lips til last. By then I find they're nice and soft and ready for their close-up!
The Revlon matte balms are €11.20 each, although Boots have a 3 for 2 on all Revlon products at the moment so it might be worth going in and swatching a few of the other ten available shades. I have my eye on Shameless, a purple and Striking, a red.
Have you tried any of the Revlon matte balms?