Now this line is a little different, because they come in Matte, Lacquer and Stain formulas.
(From Left to Right: Mischievous (Matte) Audacious (Matte), Sultry (Matte) Striking (Matte), Standout (Matte),
Showy (Matte), Sweetheart (Stain), Coquette (Lacquer) Honey (Stain), Demure (Lacquer)
I own 11 different shades. Unfortunately one missed picture day, as it was hiding out in one of my coat pockets. Not pictured above is Enticing, a beautiful dark, glossy red shade.
I have a few favourites including Showy, a vibrant blue-toned, matte pink that I wear constantly in the summer; and the iconic Honey, a perfect MLBB (My Lips But Better) soft pink-y brown stain. Sweetheart is also one of the first Revlon products I purchased and has a special place in my heart. It is the most beautiful pink with a bit of a berry undertone and lingers on the lips for what seems like an entire day!
Striking and Standout are newer to my collection, but I have a feeling these deeper matte shades are going to become staples in my fall morning makeup routine.
Unfortunately I've only worn Mischievous a handful of times. It's a little difficult to pull off simply because it applies patchy and is quite pale for my complexion. But all of the other colours I own are totally wearable and apply like a dream.
(Revlon Balm Stains Swatched in Sweetheart and Honey)
If I had to rank each range in order I would say the Stains get the golden ribbon. The Mattes come in as runner up because they're super pigmented and comfortable - they don't suck any moisture from my lips, like many other matte lip products do. And finally the Lacquers are good but not my immediate choice when selecting a colour to wear each day. I sometimes find them to be a little too sparkly for my liking and they apply a little more on the sheer side.
(Revlon Matte Balms Swatched From Left to Right: Showy, Striking, Standout, Sultry, Audacious, Mischievous)
I also can't end this post without mentioning the sleek, crayon-like packaging. I'm all for changing up the look of lipsticks and I not only love the shape of these Revlon products, but I also really love how they've matched the outside packaging to the bullet inside, making it easy to pick and choose a colour (even when my makeup drawer is a disaster).
(Revlon Lacquer Balms Swatched Coquette and Demure)
Have you tried any of the Revlon Balms? Which one is your favourite?