Hello everyone! Today I'm bringing you a review on a newer product that came out from Revlon, the Matte Balm in the color Standout. Now I did a haul where I purchased two of the Lacquer Balms, but this one is quite a new purchase that I've loved since I first swiped it on my lips!
I was grocery shopping and when I got to the makeup aisle, here these were on the end! Since I had purchased the lacquer balms and liked them, I thought maybe I should try a matte one, even though they're not my favorite. The packaging is just like any other twist up chubby lip pencil, but I hate how it's "sealed". It just has this tiny little sticker on it, so anyone could really get their grubby hands on it and mess it up easily. Luckily, this one looked like it hadn't been touched, so I went for it.
I was always terrified of reds. I'm just so pale and finding a good red shade has been beyond hard for me. Standout here, is quite amazing! It definitely isn't orange based (which I find looks terrible on me) but it doesn't look blue based, so I'm guessing this is a neutral base. For me and my pale skin, this red is absolutely perfect! I wore it to work and got compliments out the wazoo on how good it looked. I've never had that happen to me when wearing any kind of lip product.
Now the lighting in my bathroom makes this color look more orange but it looks more like the swatch above. I truly can't be more happy with this color! I have to say, it is a bit drying, but that's expected from a matte product. I just apply a lip balm before applying this to help combat the dryness. Wear time isn't terrible. I probably got about 3 to 4 hours of wear with this and that's with me drinking a ton of water while at work too. This goes on very smooth and isn't patchy at all, which was very impressive.
My lighting is terrible! Gosh this picture truly doesn't do this color justice. Other reviews I've seen with lip swatches show that it's definitely more red than this, so I'm sorry my lighting sucks! Anyways, I may have to pick up some more colors because this one is so impressive! They are expensive at $8.99 each but I'm sure there will be some kind of sale where it's BOGO 1/2 off or something. This product gets two thumbs way up from me!
Have you tried any of the matte balms yet?