Monday, January 16, 2012

Review: Colorbar Velvet Matte Sultry Pink Lipstick

For the last two and a half years, I had reverted to wearing nude lips most of the time. When not wearing lippies like Oriflame Pure Colors Lipstick in Vintage Rose, I was wearing very light colors like Lotus Herbals Pure Colors Lipstick in Mod Mauve or my Nivea Starshine lipbalms. Around 8-9 months back, I realised the pattern had to be broken and began venturing into bolder colours. My journey is a story for another day. For now, I'll share my latest one with you guys. Ladies, I bring you the Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick in Sultry Pink. I'd gotten this back in November and had swatched it immediately for you guys. But after using it for the last two months, I can't get enough of it!

Colorbar Velvet Matt Lipstick Sultry Pink Tube
Colorbar Velvet Matt Lipstick Sultry Pink Colour in Tube

What Colorbar Says
For a rich lip colour with a creamy shine, the Velvett Matte Lipstick, available in 45 stunning shades infuse the lips with vibrancy. Its unique 2-in-1 formulation gives the lips a creamy, yet matte finish. A one of a kind product in India, it has super softening agents that give the lips a soft and supple appearance while keep them nourished with Vitamin E. Staying on up to 5 hours on application, the Velvett Matte Lipstick can be further accentuated with lip gloss and lip liner.

What I Think
Someone said the other day "Colorbar got it right with the Velvet Matte". I disagree. I don't think they got it right. They got it DAMN RIGHT! That's how awesome these lipsticks are. I have Bare and Sultry Pink and am totally berating myself for not getting one of these sooner. These are just brilliant!

In the lipstick world. we associate Matte with drying. For someone like me who has prune lips (thanks for the phrase Zara!), Matte lipsticks can be horrifying. But these are not drying at all. The lipstick is quite creamy and has a lovely finish. Even though this is a bold colour, it does not bleed at all. With a lipliner underneath, it does not settle into fine lines. Without one, it does after 3-4 hours. Its starts to fade after this time leaving a nice even tint. And guess what, it survives a full three course meal and coffee! I've tested that out too :) 

Sultry Pink is a bright berry pink with reddish undertones. Following Lisa Eldridge's advice, I wear it in three different ways. Check out the swatches to see what I mean!

Colorbar Velvet Matt Lipstick Sultry Pink Swatch with Flash
(As Lipstain, Two Swipes & Single Swipe)
Colorbar Velvet Matt Lipstick Sultry Pink Swatch without Flash
(As Lipstain, Two Swipes & Single Swipe)
  1. Lipstain: A lovely warm berry lipstain that lasts all day and can be glammed by topping off with a gloss / lipbalm
  2. Single Swipe: The low intensity colour makes for good office wear specially with a neutral outfit and or eyes. If you don't have time to do your makeup in the morning, just swipe this on and you wont need anything else
  3. Two Swipes: It builds up to opaque brilliance in just two swipes. Looks fantastic and makes for great evening wear. But the best part is, it can even be worn when you want a glam look in the daytime! It is not over the top at all :)
What it Costs
At INR 225 for 4 gms, this is a steal!!



The Good
  1. Great Pigmentation
  2. Awesome lasting power
  3. Non-Drying
  4. Transfer resistant!
The Bad
  1. Colorbar is not as easily available as its counterpart Indian brands, like Lakme
  2. It has a synthetic smell that lasts a long time
The Ugly
Nothing is ugly about this one... its a beauty!

Final Rating
9/10

30 comments:

  1. the shade looks super pretty.. :)

    will check this out next time....

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  2. Definitely a steal!! Will get 1 either bare or naked pink! I like the lipstain part :)

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    1. :) Both bare and Naked Pink are great shades. I have Bare and quite like it too :)

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  3. I am eyeing this shade :) Thanks for the swatch :)

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    1. Most Welcome.. do let me know if you get it :)

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  4. loved the shade and it looks so fab as a stain :)

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    1. yeah... so versatile na? i like products that work so hard :)

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  5. Nice shade, even i have this one! I have several shades from this range too.

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    1. oh yes, it is a very nice range taps... what other shades do you have?

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  6. very pretty shade........... i ll soon buy 2-3 from this range

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  8. This is such a gorgeous shade. I saw the swatch that you'd put up just the other day & I fell in love. So going to get this. Can you put up side by side swatches of this & naked pink?

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    1. hey Poohkie... this is gorgeous indeed! Sadly, I don't have naked pink but if taps does, she can do the comparison.... she has this too...

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    2. oops! Sorry, I assumed you had this from a comment above. Will ask her.

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    3. No probs... i have Bare and Sultry Pink.. thats all... :)

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  9. Thats a real pretty shade! I love this line of lippys!!! :)

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    1. i will have to to agree... what shades do you have Anuradha?

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    2. This is such a pretty shade. Great swatches
      I just followed your blog. I love it.
      http://www.beautymakeupaddict.blogspot.com

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  10. Hi, new at your place :) Loved your blog and that lip shade is Wow..

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  11. Anks, do these settle into the lip lines? i have extremely dry lips and the word matte maes me shy away...i luv the shades this rage has but i cant get up d guts t buy one for fear ill b walkin around with dry lips...

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    1. hey Zee, I too have sandpaper lips and did not try this for a very long time... but these are not too dry... these are kinda creamy.. though they will settle into fine lines they way a mac amplified finish would. With a balm and tissue, you would get a better finish out of this :)

      Do try these.. they have awesome pigmentation and lasting power...

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    2. Thanx anks..i do wana try this...espcially this very color...u n I have vry similar tastes i must say...this shade is totally up my alley...

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  12. this looks awesome. i am definitely getting this. ;) Do one FOTD na with this. would love to see how it looks on u. :)

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  13. beautifull and i just followed u and am a beauty blogget too check out my blog foreverbeautifull.blogspot.in

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