Today I am going to share my thoughts on the Colorbar's (India)Velvet Matte Lipstick in the shade :12, Pure Innocence.
Colorbar is one of India’s leading beauty brands today. Positioned in the premium segment, we promise to make every woman feel beautiful with our best in class, innovative, international standard beauty products delivered in a uniquely Colorbar experience at our own stores as well as our partner outlets. Launched in 2005, today Colorbar is the fastest growing beauty brand with a strong geographical footprint through 65 exclusive stores, 900+ multi brand outlets and through partner chains – Shoppers Stop, Lifestyle, New U, Pantaloons. In addition to our rapidly expanding footprint in India, Colorbar has also established itself in the Middle East with stores in Dubai.
For a rich lip color with a creamy shine, the Velvet Matte Lipstick, available in 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 Velvet Matte Lipstick can be further accentuated with lip gloss and lip liner.
How to use?
Line the lips with a suitable lip liner. Press the bullet to the lips using even pressure to apply color on both upper and lower lips: To refresh and even out, press lips together.Using a lip brush gives a richer and more precise color application.
There are twenty five shades in the Velvet Matte Collection.Available on the www.colorbarcosmetics.com website.
I picked only one shade which is called Pure Innocence.
Price : INR 325
Quantity : 4.2 g
Shelf-life : Not mentioned anywhere on the website or the product-packaging
12,Pure Innocence : Oh my god!The moment I saw this shade I went cray cray.It's a brown shade with mauvy undertones.It's a beautiful shade and will suit medium skin-tones pretty well.On fair skin-tones,this might look like a very deep brown-shade.Yes,I love deep browns and this shade screamed my name ,I had to buy it :D
In Pic : Swatch of the Velvet Matte Lipstick(Shade : Pure Innocence)
The lipstick comes in a steel tube with a pull-up ,transparent plastic lid/cap.The shade number,name ,weight are mentioned at the bottom of the lipstick-tube.The bottom of the tube is a transparent plastic through which the exact shade can be seen easily.So, in case we have more than one lipstick from the Velvet Matte collection it's easy to locate different shades in the vanity.The packaging looks very different than a regular lipstick-packaging.I love the way tube looks,it's sturdy and lid closes tightly enough to save the product from any mishaps.Sleek and travel-friendly packaging.
In Pic : Shade # 12 mentioned at the bottom of the lipstick-tube
Formula,Texture & Worthiness?
- The lipstick has a buttery-soft texture.It's so soft.The first time I used it,I was amazed at the smoothness of this lipstick
- It glides on really well on the lips without tugging or pulling
- It smells sweet.The scent is very mild and fades away as the time passes
- It's very pigmented and comfortable on the lips.One swipe and we are good to go.Nice colour -payoff at this price point
- The lipstick has a velvet-matte finish indeed and as the time passes it dries down further to a kind of matte finish.This might dry-out the lips to some extent
- It is not transfer-proof or smudge-proof.But,it really didn't transfer to the cups crazily.
- Initially, the lipstick doesn't sit into the lip-fine lines.But, as the time passes it starts enhancing the lip-lines!Not extremely though.
- Doesn't flake , feather or bleed.Please exfoliate your lips in advance.Apply lip balm underneath the lipstick,doing this will keep the lips moisturized and prevent lips from drying-out extremely.
Stays on the lips for about four hours (max).Survives light snacks. Doesn't survive oily food and goes away from the center of the lips like any other regular lipstick.
Nothing as such except that the lipstick stains the lips which might annoy some people.We definitely need a good makeup remover to remove the lipstick.
P.S. Yes,this lipstick leaves a stain behind which I don't really mind(personal opinion)
Overall,I love the formula of this lipstick.Pure Innocence is such a gorgeous shade.It can be worn anytime and everytime.Pigmentation of this lipstick is top notch.We are getting a lot of product for just INR 325.Budget-friendly lipstick! I highly recommend checking out the entire collection .In the Velvet matte collection,there are amazing shades ranging from bold browns to beautiful coral-pinks. You can use a lip liner to line out your lips and then fill in using the lipstick.This will ensure that the lipstick stays for a little longer than usual.Purchase this shade only if you are into wearing brown and bold lipstick-shades.
Will I re-purchase?
Yes,it's totally worth re-purchasing.
Rating : 4.5/5
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Colorbar Stores have opened in the following shopping centres:
Arabian Centre Al Mizhar First, Unit No. 1404 Ground Floor, Dubai UAE.
Lamcy Plaza, Unit No. 248 Block Zabeel East, Oud Metha, Dubai UAE.
Oasis Centre, Al Qouz, Sheik Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE.
Exquisite Al Barsha, G3 Ground Floor, Al Barsha Mall, Dubai, UAE.
Exquisite Al Foah, Fisrt Floor 39, Al Foah Mall, Al Ain, UAE.
Source : https://www.thebeautyhub.com/2013/08/colorbar-expands-footprint-to-dubai/
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