Loot Alert! Revlon Lacquer and Matte Balms FINALLY in NZ – Photos and Swatches Inside…

Greetings from the head of the party, fellow rogues!

No, I haven’t discovered a trap (unless you’re watching out for your wallet at the moment!), it’s something much better! Loot! After an epic wait and much faffing about by Revlon, their Lacquer and Matte Balms have landed in Middle Earth (NZ)! They’ve actually been out for a few days already at Farmers, but I’ve only been able to get to the Revlon stands at the Unichem pharmacies on Queen St. As a bonus – said Unichem pharmacies are currently having a deal – two Revlon lip products for $30. These chubby pencils usually retail for $20.50 each, so if you’ve been waiting for them, now is a good time to be nabbing a few!


But enough of all that – you want to see the pretty pictures, yes? The loot? Well, here you are!


Revlon Lacquer and Matte Balm Swatches

The display in the Unichem pharmacy on Queen St – for a laugh, can you see how theย liquid lipsticksย above the balms are $29.95 each ๐Ÿ˜€ *cries*


When I had finished hyperventilating over this hoard I discovered, I noted that the testers were all still pretty pristine – so I had a mega swatch fest, both for myself and for all you people out there whose dayย  isn’t complete without seeing coloured stripes on a rogue’s vampiric inner forearm. You’re welcome.


First up, the Lacquer Balms:


Revlon Lacquer and Matte Balm Swatches

Left to right: Demure, Ingenue, Tease, Coquette, Flirtatious, Vivacious, Enticing, Provocateur, Coy and Whimsical.


Next: the Matte Balms:


Revlon Lacquer and Matte Balm Swatches

Left to right: Complex, Mischievous, Audacious, Showy, Unapologetic, Elusive, Sultry, Standout, Striking and Shameless.



Right! Now I have a little contest for you: I purchased two of these 20 shades on that deal I mentioned above! If you’re feeling in a betting mood, you can guess which ones they were! The prize for the first three people to correctly comment identifying the two shades will receive a custom prize badge (image) that they can display proudly on their blog, computer desktop, adventuring board etc. I haven’t thought exacty what I’ll name the prize yet, but I’ll try and be amusing – this is a bit of a silly competition, after all. Remember to justify why you think I would choose the two shades you’re guessing – prizes for originality/rogueish appropriateness are also available!


Happy Looting!

Until next time, fellow rogues, don’t forget to check for loot as well as traps!



I am an adventuring rogue, not a mercenary for hire, and as such, all opinions expressed here are my own, based on a genuine fondness for/interest in this product. If you have any queries or suggestions, please do not hesitate to pin your parchment to the board (contact me) at thepaintedrogue [at] gmail [dot] com., or use the contact form provided! All images on this blog are the property of Syl unless otherwise noted. They may not be reproduced without permission – if you do, I’ll send goblin hordes after you. Plague-ridden ones.


18 thoughts on “Loot Alert! Revlon Lacquer and Matte Balms FINALLY in NZ – Photos and Swatches Inside…

    • Aww, I’ve already posted the results – I would have loved to hear your guess! I think I’ll be doing another competition like this in the future though – it was fun! – so maybe I’ll get to hear your guess then ๐Ÿ˜‰


  1. Unapologetic and Shameless, which I shamelessly chose because they’re my favorites. But ALSO because if a rogue spends a lot of time apologizing and feeling ashamed, there’s much less time for looting.


  2. Shameless and Whimsical? I have Unapologetic, and it’s my actual fave. Standout showed up oddly brown on my lips, which was a total disappointment,


    • Nope, I think it would have been impossible for me to deceive people about Shameless without actually just deliberately getting something different. But, you understand of course, I HAD to get it. I mean, VIOLET! Seriously.


    • Yes! Finally! ๐Ÿ˜€ The matte ones do indeed seem really intense across the board. I only have one so far, but I was really impressed with how opaque it was in a single pass! I only wish my lips had been in better shape to do it better justice, heh.


  3. I’ve been having a hard time submitting my comment on this post. I don’t know what’s wrong with my account! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    But I’m gonna try again.

    So, congrats on getting these lippies! I’d love to guess the two colors you picked but I don’t know your makeup style enough just yet so I’ll save it for later time. ๐Ÿ˜€ I have the matte balm version and I love it! Great quality product at a good price. Although, I just did a calculation and 20 NZ Dollars is like US$17?! OMG, how can anyone afford to buy makeup there?! The mark-up is totally ridic!!! >.<


    • Hehe, did you see my comment to Erin the other time? I was looking for a good example of hilarious markups/prices, and discovered that By Terry lipglosses are $94 each here. That was not a typo. $94. ๐Ÿ˜›

      I’m sorry you’re having trouble with the comments! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Is there something I can do at this end to help?


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