Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Elusive Review, Swatches and FOTD

For ages I convinced myself that I didn’t need a Matte Rose Pink Shade. After seeing how gorgeous it looked on other people, I caved. Here are my thoughts on Revlon Matte Elusive …


Product Name :
Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm – #205 Elusive

Price : USA – $8.99, UK – £7.99, India – INR 800
Quantity : 0.095 oz , 2.7 gm

Shelf Life :  3 years

Other Shades Available : Complex, Shameless, Standout, Elusive, Audacious, Sultry, Unapologetic, Mischievous, Striking and Showy

Product details : Velvety Matte Look.  Moisture Rich Balm A Matte finish that’s beyond plush. Balm that’s beyond comforting.  Our Triple Butter Complex of Shea, Coconut and Mango butters nourishes lips.  In 10 collectible, craveable colors. 

My thoughts ?

The hunt for a rosy pink lipstick that had the “your lips, but just better” shade is finally over. You know how much I love my L’oreal Color Richie in Velvet Rose and I really wanted something similar. I went to the store having read the blogs and concluding that Elusive was the one for me.  After the SA tried Elusive on me, I couldn’t stop myself from buying this pretty rose pink shade. It just brightened up my entire face and my teeth looked amazing too Grin

I love the way it felt minty and cooling on my lips as soon as I applied it. It glides on easily and one swipe of the stick puts down color that lasts for several hours.


Color / Shade :

Although I own a handful of cool-toned pinks (not that many though) Revlon Matte Elusive is different in color than the rest. That’s great news because I dislike having repeats. A pretty light cool-toned rose pink shade, that can be a perfect everyday pink shade for me.

Longevity :

Revlon Elusive’s amazing lasting power comes purely from its matte finish.  It lasts for good 5 to 6 hours and leaves a natural pink tint on lips. Reapplication is needed after meals or drinks.
BnB Tip : After applying lipstick, blot it with a tissue and apply a new layer. This will absorb the oil and make it last longer. 

Texture :

The texture is soft, smooth and doesn’t tug or pull my lips like most of the matte lipsticks. If you feel that it doesn’t apply as perfectly and evenly as you expect a matte formula to do,  exfoliate and moisturise your lips well before applying this balm. My lips are pretty dry these days, but with a little chapstick first, then the matte balm, they look wonderful.

Formula and Finish :

This has a complete matte finish, which I really loved.  Matte lipcolors can show any improperness of your lips like dry bits, flakiness or fines lines but not this one. The formula is very hydrating, after an hour your lips feel hydrated and soft. You get soft baby lips even after the lipcolor wears off.

Packaging :

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm is in a twist up tube with a matte silver end cap. The colour of the tube corresponds to the lipcolor inside. Furthermore, it is easy to dispense by twisting the bottom cap of the balm.

Color Payoff / Pigmentation :

It does light up your whole face, but in a calmer and more measured way. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a dainty color and definitely says, “Hey look at my pink doll lips” . This lovely pink , blue undertone lippie will look flattering on most of the skin tones. One or two swipes gets you opaque coverage on your lips as its a very pigmented color.

Revlon Elusive on different Skin tones ?

  • Pale – Just one swipe of Elusive looks great
  • Fair/Light – one or two swipes
  • Medium – three swipes and a light pink gloss
  • Dark – two / three swipes and a brow / dark pink gloss looks beautiful

FOTD ( How I wear it )

1. Revlon Matte Balm Elusive on my lips.  2. After 1 hour.  3. After 4 hours

1. Revlon Matte Balm Elusive on my lips.
2. After 1 hour.
3. After 4 hours




Shade ( Elusive) : A blue toned light pink

Texture :

Finish :
Revlon Matte Balms are dry matte on the lips with a velvet finish

Staying Power :
5 to 6 hours

Pigmentation :
One or two swipes gets you an opaque coverage on your lips.

Fragrance :

Overall, Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm Elusive goes on smoothly and stays on well.  The matte finish is truly matte, so if you prefer something with a little shine or want to moisturize your lips then you would probably want to wear a light gloss over the top of this.

What I  Like ? Smile

  • Long-Lasting
  • Beautiful rosey pink shade
  • Pigmented
  • Hydrating formula
  • lovely minty fragrance
  • cute travel friendly packaging
  • creamy and comfortable on my lips
  • Matte finish
  • soft and creamy texture

What I Dislike ? Frown

Won’t suit all skin tones

Shade : 5/5   Quality : 5/5   Texture : 4/5   Staying Power : 4/5  Packaging : 5/5

Overall Rating : 4.5/5

More Pictures  and Swatches -

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Have you tried Revlon Matte Balms ? Would you like to try this shade ?



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  1. Jackie Harrison says:

    OMG two great mind think alike I have the exact same matte color from Revlon you look amazing with it great color on you. Nice review.

  2. Wow this color looks so pretty on your pout. I have been wanting to try this out for awhile.
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  3. I love this shade you kw, nicely reviewed and looks beautiful on you dear <3 xoxo
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  4. Wow lovely shade and nicely reviewed. You look beautiful. Lovely pics taken
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  5. wao shreya it look amazing on U dear!! I wish to pick atleast one of these babies!!
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  7. Pretty shade lovely on you sweethrt
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  8. wow.. lovely shade…

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  9. Very very cute pink. I love such shades <3
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  10. The shade is beautiful and suits u to the T.. why so cutieee girl u are Wink
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  11. You are so pretty in pink! Nice review, I love too Color Riche and I have to try Revlon now Smile


  12. The shade looks absolutely amaing on u.. <3 veryy pretyy n wearable sorts.,Smile
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  13. Such a lovely shade and looks too good on you Grin Nice review dearie ^_^
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  14. Elusive is such a gorgeous pink! I really wanted to pick this up along with unapologetic but the price held me back Frown You look like a doll and the color suits u to the T!
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  15. Loved the shade…it looks beautiful on you Smile
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  16. Oeeeee……girlie!!! It looks fab On you simply amazing!!
    pretty shade dear Smile
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  17. Even I am quite loving these Matte Lippies Smile LOvely shade and its suiting you super much :* <3
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  18. Beautiful color! I love your pictures. May I know which camera do you use?
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  19. You look awesome…would love to try this range for sure
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  20. Jackie Harrison says:

    Beautiful color looks amazing on you.

  21. Wanna try for the cooling effect at least..
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  22. Wow, very lovely review <3 you're fotds are so pretty
    Will it really suit all skin tones?

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