Use a Matte Balm on Your Lips and Cheeks for Double-Duty Beauty When You’re in a Rush

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Crunched for time and crazy busy? If you’re running ragged and barely have any time at all to get ready, let matte lip balms like Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm be your makeup BFFs.

Say “Hallelujah, thank you!” to matte orange Audacious and hot pinkish coral Unapologetic, two of the batch of shades available now at Walmart for $6.48 each.

And here’s the kicker: in these pics, I’m wearing them on my lips and my cheeks.

Revlon Matte Lip Balms, $6.48 each, available at Walmart

210 Unapologetic (left) and 245 Audacious (right)

Yup, cheeks!

Talk about no-brainers. Not only are these multitasking matte balms available at Walmart (read: easy to find), you can use them to add color to your lips and/or cheeks, which also makes them versatile.

Before Revlon Matte Lip Balm in 245 Audacious (left) and after (right)

Matte balms like these are great because, when used as a blush, the matte finish doesn’t draw attention to your pores, so makeup lovers of all ages can rock them. Plus, having a flat finish, they don’t make already oily cheeks look even oilier.

I usually start by applying the balm to my lips. In the pic below, I’m applying matte orange Audacious.

Then, for some cheek color, a couple swipes on the apples of my cheeks, on top of foundation and powder.

Now, if you don’t wear foundation or powder, no worries — this works fine on bare skin, too.

When I’m in a hurry, which is often, it seems, I try to keep everything simple, so I won’t even use a blush brush for this. I’ll just use my fingers to blend.

The result? Fresh cheeks and lips in a flash. ๐Ÿ™‚

But wait, there’s more! To crank up the color to even greater heights for a more intense cheek look, repeat the same process, adding one or two more swipes and blending with fingers.

Audacious and I have been tight, as of late, and orange is very trendy, but I also love hot pink coral Unapologetic right now. Both are perfect for summer.

Look for Unapologetic and Audacious, or maybe one of the other eight Revlon ColorBurst Matte Lip Balm shades, now at Walmart stores.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. MonicaP says:

    gotta love a double duty product!!

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  2. Ivey G says:

    I need to get my hands on those Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balms! I love that you can use it for blush, and lips:)

  3. Lena L says:

    This is a really smart idea!
    The color looks incredible on you cheeks. LOVE ๐Ÿ™‚
    Lena L recently posted … Perfume Diary – Burberry Brit Sheer, Joie Folle De Joie, Versace Bright Crystal

  4. Fancie says:

    Such a good idea and gorgeous look! I really want to try these now. They look pretty nice
    Fancie recently posted … Too Faced Melted Violet Lipstick Review

  5. Sylirael says:

    OK, totally want to try this with Shameless now! ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ve been looking for a purple blush, after all!
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  6. Divya says:

    Would you believe I haven’t tried this universal favorites yet!! I may have to get Audacious now though! ๐Ÿ˜€
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  7. Jennifer Pham says:

    Audacious looks so pretty on you! I have that shade – have to try it as blush now!

  8. MyNamesIram says:

    ohhh….I’ve never thought of trying matte lipbalms on my cheeks before. But it would be a massive time saver in the mornings. I’m so not a morning type of gal. It’s becoming a problem!
    MyNamesIram recently posted … Celebrating Max Factor’s Century!

  9. Angela says:

    Oh dear revlon matte balms, how art thee lovely. Do you think the stains would work well too?

  10. Kim says:

    Everything looks nice on you! How’s the lip moisturizing with these? That’s my complaint about the Becca Beach Tints (the only multiple cheek/lip product I have). They just suck the life out of my poor lips. It’s a tough balance. Moisturizing on your lips is probably a greasy nightmare for your cheeks. ๐Ÿ™

  11. These have been such a rave in India when launched.. I tried the Audacious one but the formula didnt work for me as it gets flaky and uneven on my lips.. ( quite an high maintainence.. ๐Ÿ˜› ) but I just didnt tried it as a blush..It look prettyy as a blush.. <3
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  12. Joan B. in S. C. says:

    You wild woman! What a great idea. I’m so used to powder blush, this would have never crossed my mind. Time to go play in my makeup. Thanks!

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