Recently Ulta had all of their Revlon cosmetics 40% off, and I wanted to seize the opportunity to acquire more of my beloved Revlon lip products! There are a few colors I’ve had my eye on, but the only one they had in the store was Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Mischievous*.
Mischievous is a light orange matte balm. I’ve reviewed other Revlon matte balms in the past, but I always forget to mention that they have slight minty scent. It’s not overpowering, and I really like it.
I love the tone of Mischievous. It is just enough color to warm up my lips without being too crazy. I think it’s a great shade for spring and summer that would go with several skin tones and makeup looks.
The one BIG problem I had with Mischievous was that it seriously sunk into the crevices in my lips. It doesn’t look too terrible in the pictures, but it was pretty rough in person. I tried exfoliating my lips, applying some regular lip balm before the matte balm, and layering the product, but nothing seemed to help. I’m thinking Mischievous is a different formula than Standout and Sultry because both of those shades glide onto and coat my lips easily.
The application bothered me so much I decided to return Mischievous to Ulta (shoutout for their awesome return policy). I knew that I wouldn’t get enough use out of it to justify keeping it. Based on other reviews I’ve read, it seems like results of this lip color are mixed. Some encounter the same problem I did and some don’t. If you’re looking for a light, pretty color for spring, I would pick it up to try yourself…just make sure you buy it somewhere it can be returned just in case!
*Up until I purchased this lip product, I was pronouncing mischievous as “mis-chee-vee-us.” As I was blogging, I realized that pronunciation didn’t really make sense with the spelling. After some research, I learned that the correct pronunciation is actually “mis-chuh-vuhs”, which I’ve heard but never used. Apparently, this mispronunciation has been around since the 1500s though, so I’m not the first one to mess up. Here’s an article on the Oxford Dictionaries blog if you’re a nerd like me, and you want to read more about it. 🙂