Monday, 28 April 2014

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms Review & Swatches

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms Review & Swatches - Sweetaholic Beauty
Revlon has really been hitting it out of the park with their last few releases, with one of their latest releases being the Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms. Australia was lucky enough to receive all 10 of the colours from the collection, which is unusual - but I'm not complaining!

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms Review & Swatches - Sweetaholic Beauty

The Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm colour range is pretty great, and includes all the basic colours you would want from a collection. Much like the original Revlon Colorburst collection, I fell in love with every single colour and just had to have them all!



Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms Review & Swatches - Sweetaholic Beauty
Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms Review & Swatches - Sweetaholic Beauty

Audacious, Complex, Elusive, Mischeivous, Shameless, Showy, Standout, Striking, Sultry, Unapologetic


The Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms come in the usual crayon-like packaging. I adore this packaging, as I find that they are much easier to apply than normal lipstick, and are far easier for travel. It is also beautifully sleek, and makes for such a pretty collection! 


Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms Review & Swatches - Sweetaholic Beauty

Top row: Audacious, Complex, Elusive, Mischeivous, Shameless

Bottom row: Showy, Standout, Striking, Sultry, Unapologetic

As you can see, each colour is rich and full, without shimmer or shine; exactly what you would want from a matte lipstick. The colours can be fairly sheer, but can also be built up to a truly rich finish.

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms Review & Swatches - Sweetaholic Beauty

Left row: Audacious, Complex, Elusive, Mischeivous, Shameless
Right row: Showy, Standout, Striking, Sultry, Unapologetic

I found the Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms to go on like a breeze, applying smoothly and softly without any tugging or drying. Unfortunately because of the matte finish, it does show up any and all dry patches on your lips, even ones you didn't know where there! So my advise would be to exfoliate like mad, and use a lip balm before application.

I found that once applied, these lip balms definitely stayed put. The colour lasted all day, and although it did fade a little after eating and drinking, it was still wearable and didn't bleed or leave rings around my lips.

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Overall I have to say that I love these babies! My first choice in terms of lip products is not usually a matte finish, but I have to say that I've been reaching for these more often than any other product lately. I even used Audacious for my anniversary a few weeks ago!


Have you tried the Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms as yet? If so, what are your thoughts? Are you a fan of the matte finish, and the colours? 
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  1. The packaging of these is gorgeous! I love 'complex' such a gorgeous neutral!
    www.katherinerosie.blogspot.co.uk x

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    1. I agree, the packaging certainly makes it better! Complex is a the perfect neutral xx

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  2. Unapologetic is such a pretty shade....lovely swatches dear....xoxoxo...^_^

    http://mariahussain.blogspot.com/

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  3. So lovely the colours are so beautiful!!!

    I haven't tried XD


    恵美より ♥
    www.emi-doll.blogspot.jp

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    1. They are lovely, aren't they! You should really try some out xx

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  4. These are really pretty colors! But you're right, with the matte formula and all the dry patches it would show, I'm not sure I would pick more than one of these up!
    A Thing of Beauty

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    1. They are definitely higher maintenance what with the dry patches and all, but for a gorgeous colour I can forgive :) xx

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  5. Wow, these are gorgeous, and as always, love your lip swatches!! And you've gone out and gotten the whole collection...again...hahahah

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    1. Aww thank you lovely! And yes, I couldn't help myself haha! I think I have a problem... ;) xx

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  6. love the orange/coral tones on you :)

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    1. Thank you Loz! The orange/corals are definitely some of my favourites to wear :D

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  7. I have been using Sultry almost everyday since I got it. These are so comfortable to wear, unlike other matte lipsticks.

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    1. Ohh I bet Sultry looks amazing on you! I agree, they are definitely more comfortable than your average matte! xx

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  8. All of the colours look so good on you :) Usually I'm not a fan of matte lip products but these seem to have a really nice finish. You're very lucky to get all 10!

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    1. Thank you Jen! I bought them all over time - it would have been nice to walk out of the store with all 10 at once but that would be crazy haha xx

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  9. These look so pretty, and all 10 side by side looks even more gorgeous! The formula of these is like a dream, and now I really want to pick up at least one!

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

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    1. Thanks Sheri! They are definitely nicer than your usual matte lipstick, I find! Let me know which one you end up picking up :D xx

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  10. Omg this post is so colourful! I love it! I can't wait to own some more of these. Standout is next on m list!

    Nhi | Miss Blushaholic

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    1. Standout is just stunning! I bet it'll look amazing on you :) xx

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  11. These are so lovely, nice swatches! :) It's almost impossible for me to choose a favourite but... I think I like Unapologetic the best! X

    Bec | Bec & Beauty

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    1. Thank you Bec! Unapologetic is so pretty, nothing beats pink! xx

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  12. Lovely swatches! I have Audacious and Complex and am loving both sooo much! When I first saw your photos I was like "wow they're all so straight!...She's using blu tack isn't she.." haha ;)

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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    1. Thank you Tasha! And hahaha yesssss you've revealed my secret ;) they're so annoying to get straight without blu tack haha! xx

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  13. All the shades look soooo good on you!!
    xxx Kat @ Katness

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  14. all the colors are so pretty!!
    my favorite one is unapologetic

    Beauty Appetite

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  15. Great swatches!! Although there's no full face photos, they all seem to suit your skin tone pretty well! I love Elusive and Unapologetic.

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    1. Thanks Tram! I was having an off day in terms of makeup hahaha so I figured lip swatches would have to do it! :) xx

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  16. OH these are gorgeous! I love the look of Unapologetic :)

    Do these have the same mint smell as the balm stains?

    I really want to get these, I have a huge thing for matte packaging...it just feels so good!

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    1. They are a little minty but nothing over the top! The scent definitely fades! If you love matte then you would absolutely love these!!! xx

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  17. Oh man...I've been trying to avoid jumping on this band wagon because I just don't think my wallet can handle another lip product addiction haha. These look sooo good though! Shameless looks great on you, I'm definitely going to have to swatch it one day :)

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    1. I was exactly the same, and as soon as I got one I knew I had to have them all! Eek!
      And thank you!! xx

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  18. I have been wanting to pick up so many more colours but I stupidly haven't got round to doing so. I have the shade Elusive and I love it so much. I like the matte finish and the lip crayon but I totally understand what you mean about the dry lips thing. I really want to try shameless and sultry - the swatches on you look so pretty.
    Lovely blog post :-)

    scarletslippers.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aw thank you so much! You should definitely try out some of the other colours! The dry lips thing is annoying but at least we can work around it haha :)
      xx

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  19. These look amazing on you - Unapologetic might be my favourite!

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  20. I picked up 4 of the Revlon Lip Balm Crayons in Myer last week. They were only 7.95! Sultry is my favourite. It's become my go to colour for day wear. I just make sure I use a lip balm underneath so my lips don't get too dry.

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    1. Oh wow lucky find! And good idea :)
      xx

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  21. loving the selection of colours! I need to get some of these into my collection~

    flyawaynini.blogspot.com

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  22. Okay remind me to add Elusive and Unapologetic to my already large shopping list. I noticed I've been leaning towards pinks this season rather than my reds

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  23. really love this range and like the shade selection very much. I will probably buy Sultry as it looks really gorgeous.....

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  24. Love the shades! I never really where a lipstick, but this is a good alternative. :)
    Isabella xx http://isafashionebella.blogspot.com

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  25. I love these products! Except the super lighter shades look so bad on me. Purple is my fav.

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  26. Gorgeous shades! I now need all of them :)

    Natalie Ann xo | Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

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  27. I'm nervous when it comes to matte finishes but these seem really good, I love all the swatches on lips as well! I find those kind of swatches so much more helpful than just seeing it on the hand.

    www.thesundaymode.com

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  28. You know what? I am all about the red lippie but I gotta say that these are stunning in all shades! WANT

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Monday, 28 April 2014

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms Review & Swatches

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms Review & Swatches - Sweetaholic Beauty
Revlon has really been hitting it out of the park with their last few releases, with one of their latest releases being the Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms. Australia was lucky enough to receive all 10 of the colours from the collection, which is unusual - but I'm not complaining!

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms Review & Swatches - Sweetaholic Beauty

The Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm colour range is pretty great, and includes all the basic colours you would want from a collection. Much like the original Revlon Colorburst collection, I fell in love with every single colour and just had to have them all!



Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms Review & Swatches - Sweetaholic Beauty
Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms Review & Swatches - Sweetaholic Beauty

Audacious, Complex, Elusive, Mischeivous, Shameless, Showy, Standout, Striking, Sultry, Unapologetic


The Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms come in the usual crayon-like packaging. I adore this packaging, as I find that they are much easier to apply than normal lipstick, and are far easier for travel. It is also beautifully sleek, and makes for such a pretty collection! 


Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms Review & Swatches - Sweetaholic Beauty

Top row: Audacious, Complex, Elusive, Mischeivous, Shameless

Bottom row: Showy, Standout, Striking, Sultry, Unapologetic

As you can see, each colour is rich and full, without shimmer or shine; exactly what you would want from a matte lipstick. The colours can be fairly sheer, but can also be built up to a truly rich finish.

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms Review & Swatches - Sweetaholic Beauty

Left row: Audacious, Complex, Elusive, Mischeivous, Shameless
Right row: Showy, Standout, Striking, Sultry, Unapologetic

I found the Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms to go on like a breeze, applying smoothly and softly without any tugging or drying. Unfortunately because of the matte finish, it does show up any and all dry patches on your lips, even ones you didn't know where there! So my advise would be to exfoliate like mad, and use a lip balm before application.

I found that once applied, these lip balms definitely stayed put. The colour lasted all day, and although it did fade a little after eating and drinking, it was still wearable and didn't bleed or leave rings around my lips.

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Overall I have to say that I love these babies! My first choice in terms of lip products is not usually a matte finish, but I have to say that I've been reaching for these more often than any other product lately. I even used Audacious for my anniversary a few weeks ago!


Have you tried the Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms as yet? If so, what are your thoughts? Are you a fan of the matte finish, and the colours? 

52 comments:

  1. The packaging of these is gorgeous! I love 'complex' such a gorgeous neutral!
    www.katherinerosie.blogspot.co.uk x

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    1. I agree, the packaging certainly makes it better! Complex is a the perfect neutral xx

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  2. Unapologetic is such a pretty shade....lovely swatches dear....xoxoxo...^_^

    http://mariahussain.blogspot.com/

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  3. So lovely the colours are so beautiful!!!

    I haven't tried XD


    恵美より ♥
    www.emi-doll.blogspot.jp

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    1. They are lovely, aren't they! You should really try some out xx

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  4. These are really pretty colors! But you're right, with the matte formula and all the dry patches it would show, I'm not sure I would pick more than one of these up!
    A Thing of Beauty

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    1. They are definitely higher maintenance what with the dry patches and all, but for a gorgeous colour I can forgive :) xx

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  5. Wow, these are gorgeous, and as always, love your lip swatches!! And you've gone out and gotten the whole collection...again...hahahah

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    1. Aww thank you lovely! And yes, I couldn't help myself haha! I think I have a problem... ;) xx

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  6. love the orange/coral tones on you :)

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    1. Thank you Loz! The orange/corals are definitely some of my favourites to wear :D

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  7. I have been using Sultry almost everyday since I got it. These are so comfortable to wear, unlike other matte lipsticks.

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    1. Ohh I bet Sultry looks amazing on you! I agree, they are definitely more comfortable than your average matte! xx

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  8. All of the colours look so good on you :) Usually I'm not a fan of matte lip products but these seem to have a really nice finish. You're very lucky to get all 10!

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    1. Thank you Jen! I bought them all over time - it would have been nice to walk out of the store with all 10 at once but that would be crazy haha xx

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  9. These look so pretty, and all 10 side by side looks even more gorgeous! The formula of these is like a dream, and now I really want to pick up at least one!

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

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    1. Thanks Sheri! They are definitely nicer than your usual matte lipstick, I find! Let me know which one you end up picking up :D xx

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  10. Omg this post is so colourful! I love it! I can't wait to own some more of these. Standout is next on m list!

    Nhi | Miss Blushaholic

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    1. Standout is just stunning! I bet it'll look amazing on you :) xx

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  11. These are so lovely, nice swatches! :) It's almost impossible for me to choose a favourite but... I think I like Unapologetic the best! X

    Bec | Bec & Beauty

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    1. Thank you Bec! Unapologetic is so pretty, nothing beats pink! xx

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  12. Lovely swatches! I have Audacious and Complex and am loving both sooo much! When I first saw your photos I was like "wow they're all so straight!...She's using blu tack isn't she.." haha ;)

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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    1. Thank you Tasha! And hahaha yesssss you've revealed my secret ;) they're so annoying to get straight without blu tack haha! xx

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  13. All the shades look soooo good on you!!
    xxx Kat @ Katness

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  14. all the colors are so pretty!!
    my favorite one is unapologetic

    Beauty Appetite

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  15. Great swatches!! Although there's no full face photos, they all seem to suit your skin tone pretty well! I love Elusive and Unapologetic.

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    1. Thanks Tram! I was having an off day in terms of makeup hahaha so I figured lip swatches would have to do it! :) xx

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  16. OH these are gorgeous! I love the look of Unapologetic :)

    Do these have the same mint smell as the balm stains?

    I really want to get these, I have a huge thing for matte packaging...it just feels so good!

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    1. They are a little minty but nothing over the top! The scent definitely fades! If you love matte then you would absolutely love these!!! xx

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  17. Oh man...I've been trying to avoid jumping on this band wagon because I just don't think my wallet can handle another lip product addiction haha. These look sooo good though! Shameless looks great on you, I'm definitely going to have to swatch it one day :)

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    1. I was exactly the same, and as soon as I got one I knew I had to have them all! Eek!
      And thank you!! xx

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  18. I have been wanting to pick up so many more colours but I stupidly haven't got round to doing so. I have the shade Elusive and I love it so much. I like the matte finish and the lip crayon but I totally understand what you mean about the dry lips thing. I really want to try shameless and sultry - the swatches on you look so pretty.
    Lovely blog post :-)

    scarletslippers.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aw thank you so much! You should definitely try out some of the other colours! The dry lips thing is annoying but at least we can work around it haha :)
      xx

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  19. These look amazing on you - Unapologetic might be my favourite!

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  20. I picked up 4 of the Revlon Lip Balm Crayons in Myer last week. They were only 7.95! Sultry is my favourite. It's become my go to colour for day wear. I just make sure I use a lip balm underneath so my lips don't get too dry.

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    1. Oh wow lucky find! And good idea :)
      xx

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  21. loving the selection of colours! I need to get some of these into my collection~

    flyawaynini.blogspot.com

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  22. Okay remind me to add Elusive and Unapologetic to my already large shopping list. I noticed I've been leaning towards pinks this season rather than my reds

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  23. really love this range and like the shade selection very much. I will probably buy Sultry as it looks really gorgeous.....

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  24. Love the shades! I never really where a lipstick, but this is a good alternative. :)
    Isabella xx http://isafashionebella.blogspot.com

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  25. I love these products! Except the super lighter shades look so bad on me. Purple is my fav.

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  26. Gorgeous shades! I now need all of them :)

    Natalie Ann xo | Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

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  27. I'm nervous when it comes to matte finishes but these seem really good, I love all the swatches on lips as well! I find those kind of swatches so much more helpful than just seeing it on the hand.

    www.thesundaymode.com

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  28. You know what? I am all about the red lippie but I gotta say that these are stunning in all shades! WANT

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