Hi Guys,

Today I have a shade from the Revlon Matte Balm collection which has been raved about a lot on the blogosphere. It is the shade Sultry Sulfureuse (Shade No: 225) – name reminds me of my Chemistry lab days :D. Revlon livened up 2014 with their lip product launches hands down. And they spiced up the variety with three chubby crayon version of lipsticks – Revlon Balm Stains, Matte Balms & Lacquer Balms. 

Product Description

Vibrant colors infused with a Triple Butter Complex give you a bold, beautiful lip. It’s a burst of matte color with a balm-like feel. Go bold and get moisturized in 10 crave-able, collectible shades.

  • Velvety color + balm-like moisture
  • Infused with a Triple Butter Complex of shea, mango, and coconut butter
  • Retractable chubby crayon, no sharpener required

 Price   800 INR for 2.7 g (or $9.49)

Availability Flipkart

Ingredients List

Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Octyldodecanol, Cera Alba ((Beeswax) Cire d abeille), BHT, Benzoic Acid.
May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850:1), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410).

What I think


The Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm comes housed in a twist up crayon packaging. It has the same color as the lipcolor shade which makes it quite handy to locate shades. The chubby stick has a matte exterior (true to its name!) and easy to handle with the cap fitting tightly. The bottom of the crayon mentions the shade name and number on a color coded sticker. I absolutely love the twist up mechanism that prevents so much of product wastage. 

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Revlon Colorburst Matte balm – Sultry
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Revlon Colorburst Matte balm – Sultry


For a Matte lipstick, the formula is very creamy and soft. It glides on smoothly without any tugging. It’s not overly hydrating but at the same time it doesn’t dry out the lips. Like most matte lipsticks, it does emphasize the lines with wear but there is no sign of any flaking. I do not feel the need of a lip balm underneath with this one but those of you with extremely dry lips should opt for a lip balm.

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Revlon Colorburst Matte balm – Sultry


The lipstick smells of fresh mint – kind of like spearmint which is absolutely a treat to the senses. It does leave a cooling sensation on application which tends to disappear in a few seconds.

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Revlon Colorburst Matte balm – Sultry


The shade Sultry Sulfureuse is a dusty rose color that applies in a satin finish. The pigmentation is superb giving intense color in just a single swipe. It’s a beautiful nifty shade that would suit all skin tones. For those of you looking for an everyday shade –  this is it!

Worth factor

Staying power of the lipstick is about 5 hrs with staining which is simply awesome. It survives light as well as heavy meals. It settles into a pink stain after about 3-4 hours of wear. It fades evenly without appearing patchy.  Because of the creamy texture, it does transfer a bit. 

To sum it up, this is an absolutely gorgeous shade that would suit most of the skin tones. It has excellent pigmentation, formula and lasting power. Having said all that, I do feel 800 bucks is a little overpriced for a drugstore brand.


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Revlon Colorburst Matte balm – Sultry
revlon matte balm sultry
Revlon Colorburst Matte balm – Sultry
revlon matte balm sultry
Revlon Colorburst Matte balm – Sultry
revlon matte balm sultry
Revlon Colorburst Matte balm – Sultry


  • Satin finish
  • Applies evenly and smoothly
  • Excellent pigmentation in single swipe
  • Does not feather or bleed
  • Settles into a pink stain after a while
  • Beautiful shade that would suit all skin tones
  • Lasts about 5 hours with staining
  • Wide shade range available
  • Minty fragrance


  • Emphasizes fine lines
  • Expensive
  • Cooling sensation might be off putting


Yes! Gorgeous dusty rose shade that would make a great pick for everyday wear – office as well as special occasions. It compliments all skin tones.



Have you tried the Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm Range? Which is your favorite shade? Let me know by commenting down 🙂

18 comments on “Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm Sultry Sulfureuse Review, Swatches & FOTD”

    • Thanks dear! Audacious is beautiful too..I will be picking it up among a few more soon 😉

  1. I have yet to try out these matte balms from Revlon I have heard great things about them. This shade looks really pretty on you.
    Great review.

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