Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick Over The Top 1 Review

by Nupur on February 2, 2012 · 86 comments

Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick Over The Top 1 Review

Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick Over The Top 1 Review

After seeing good reviews about these Colorbar Velvet matte lipsticks, I thought I should get at least one :P and “Over the Top 1″ is my first Colorbar lipstick and I find it pretty decent for the price I paid for it. Read on, to know more about the lipstick.

Colorbar

Product Description:

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.

Price:

INR 225 for 4.2 gm.

Shades Available:

45

Some of them have been already reviewed here:

I picked up the shade “Over the Top 1″ on a friend’s recommendation and I liked Naked Pink shade at the counter, so I bought both.

Over the top

Packaging:

The lipstick comes in a simple, plastic, light weight casing with steel like finish and plastic cap. The packaging is very standard and nothing very fancy, which is fine since these are not very expensive lipsticks. The lipstick has coloured end (just like NYX round lipsticks) and thus you can identify these easily in your stash(incase you own loads of them :P )

velvet matte

matte lipstick

red lips

About the shade Over the top 1:

While I do avoid anything that goes over the top in makeup, I couldn’t resist picking up this shade :D  It’s a coral reddish pink which shows slight orange tone in it when I swatch it. On my lips, it comes out as a pretty pink (slightly bright). I like the shade and I think this would suit most skin tones.

It is the kind of shade which can immediately brighten up the face, so mostly I prefer to wear it during the evenings. If I have to wear it during the day, I would apply very lightly and then fade/rub it with my fingers, so that it gives a tint like effect and not complete coverage.

Also, “Over the Top 1″ is not a unique shade for a lipstick and you can easily find its dupes in other range of lipsticks as well.  This range of lipsticks from Colorbar is available in a large number of shades and gladly, I found that most of them have been made keeping in mind the skin tone of Indian beauties.

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Pigmentation and Texture:

The lipstick is soft, smooth and creamy, glides/applies easily on the lips. The texture is definitely nice but not something as great as lipsticks coming from high-end brands, I mean it is soft but not superbly, buttery, melting-on-the lips kind of soft . The lipstick never dries out my lips, but at the same time, I can’t say it is very moisturising either. I don’t see it settling in/accentuating the lines of my lips. The pigmentation is quite strong too and I don’t need more than a single layer of this lipstick on my lips as it gives full coverage. The finish is semi-matte I would say, not complete matte, since these are creamy, so this won’t just sit flat on your lips. There is no obvious shimmer or glitter at all in this too. So both, the pigmentation, texture are fine enough and I would definitely consider it as a good lipstick. I however do not like its fragrance and taste. I really cannot identify, but it is not something I liked.

bright lipstick

Staying Power:

The staying power of the lipstick is quite impressive. It stays on my lips easily for 4-5 hours.  Even after meals and drinks, there is a good amount of colour/tint on my lips.  Just when I was writing this review and taking pictures, I applied it and went off to sleep after some time. I woke up after 4 hours and found it was quite there on my lips. The good staying power definitely makes this lipstick worth the price.

Swatch

Swatch 1

swatch 2

lip swatch

What I Like about Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick Over The Top 1:

  • Soft, smooth texture.
  • Glides/applies easily.
  • Does not bleed or settle in lines/cracks of the lips.
  • Does not dry out the lips.
  • Great staying power
  •  Colorbar Velvet Matte lipsticks are available in a large number of shades.
  • Fairly priced.

What I Did Not Like about Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick Over The Top 1:

  • The packaging could have been better.
  • Availability is an issue with Colorbar products.
  • I didn’t like the fragrance/taste
  • Does not mention ingredients list.

Overall, these are decent lipsticks and at the price you get them, these are definitely good value for money/budget lipsticks that won’t disappoint you.

Would I Recommend Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick Over The Top 1?

I would recommend them and won’t mind picking up another shade.  Also, I saw at the Colorbar counter some new full coverage, long lasting kinds, sleek stick lipsticks, which looked really good. I think I will pick up one of that next.

IMBB Rating:

3.5 on 5 :-* :-* :-*

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{ 75 comments… read them below or add one }

nids February 2, 2012 at 11:33 am

liking…. nhi luving it… :love: :love: :love: :love:
GM nuu :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: …
u participating in the comtest :woot:

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Nupur February 2, 2012 at 11:45 am

Good Morning Nidsssssss :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
Me too liking the shade O:) O:) O:)
Comtest :D :D

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nids February 2, 2012 at 11:50 am

answer plzz :waiting: .. forget my typing mishakess :tongue:

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Nupur February 2, 2012 at 11:51 am

Haan Haan Kyun nhi, Awashya hi :D :D :D

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nids February 2, 2012 at 12:00 pm

:yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Nupur February 2, 2012 at 12:07 pm

:happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

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Aru February 2, 2012 at 11:41 am

such a gorgeous shade. much lighter on the lips than I thought. looks amazing on you :love: . i have just started buying colorbar cosmetics recently..the eyeliner is nice..i will certainly look for these shades now.

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Nupur February 2, 2012 at 11:47 am

Thanks Aruna :) actually, i apply it quite lightly, wrna it can get a little dark :victory2: :victory2:
Colorbar makes reallly good products, n thoze eye glide pencils r superb :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: i got one in turquoise blue when i got these lipsticks :)

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Aru February 2, 2012 at 11:50 am

oh nice nice.turquiose will look very pretty on you too..do a FOTD too sometime..thanks to IMBB i have started using all these wonderful poducts. bought the NYX eyeshadow base too..bought the white shimmery one..dosent need any eyeshadow once you have that on :hihi: :hihi:

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Nupur February 2, 2012 at 11:53 am

Its a very prtty shade Aruna, u check out too,instantly brightens up the eyes :) I ll do EOTD someday using it :D
ohk, great, so u got an eye shadow base, :yes: :yes: any respite from smudging eye liners u got with it? :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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Aru February 2, 2012 at 12:02 pm

some respite for sure. thanks for asking. though i love liquid eyeliners i am thinking I should stick to what works best for me and that is the gel eyeliners..for oily lids I think gel eyeliners work best. will graduate to the MAC ones eventually..right now its maybelline.

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Nupur February 2, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Oh dats gud :)
yup, Gel Liners r Great any day :) u can also try the ones From Inglot, thy come in such pretty shades :)

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TA February 2, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Hey Aru…thats nice…I hope u get some relief from ur shadows from smudging and creasing as u mentioned once….Good afternoon :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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shruthi V February 2, 2012 at 11:42 am

That s an awesome shade nupur :love: :love: :inlove: :inlove: Love it more on ur lips :teddy: :teddy: Now i want this color :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Nupur February 2, 2012 at 11:48 am

oh thank you Shruthi :) Do try it :) :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2:

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Rati February 2, 2012 at 11:47 am

Furrr it so badly reminds me of some color.. … totally not able to recall :headbang: :headbang:

Bt I likez the color. It is super pretty and looks prettier on your lips. :teddy: :teddy:

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Nupur February 2, 2012 at 11:50 am

Good Morningsss Rati :)
Haan m sure u must b having aisa shade, its kinda common :)
Thnkoooo hai :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy: :puchhi: :puchhi:

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Rati February 2, 2012 at 12:17 pm

is that lancome lipstick that I have similar? http://makeupandbeauty.com/lancome-lipstick/

:D O:)

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Nupur February 2, 2012 at 12:23 pm

ummm…. nhi yeh lancome wala shade toh brownish hai naa :| :| :|

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Ramya February 2, 2012 at 11:51 am

Nice shade!!! Nupur, I personally think that u’d be able to carry off any colour! LOVED ur lip swatch! :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:
This will be a nice shade for my yellow toned skin! :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:
I am liking Naked pink also, just read the review by Taps! Is it a frosty pink??

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Nupur February 2, 2012 at 11:55 am

Thanks Ramya :) ummm… i havent experimented with different lip shades wasie, i always end up buying same shades( pinks, brownish pinks) all the time… :D :D
Haan u too try it out :)
Naked pink is not frosty pink :)

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Ramya February 2, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Oh ok, then that one’s surely on my list (I’m a big fan of pink lippies that are non-frosty :toothygrin: :toothygrin: )..
Forgot to mention, ur lips are verrrrryyy Cuteeeee :)) :))

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Nupur February 2, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Naked pink is defntly a must try i wud say :) u check it out too Ramya :)
N thnkoooooozzz :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy:

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devilgal February 2, 2012 at 11:53 am

I have this and love this.. :) :yahoo: nice review Nufur

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Nupur February 2, 2012 at 11:56 am

Oh Great, Thanks DG :) :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2:

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bhavna February 2, 2012 at 11:55 am

dear nupur lovely colours,ur lips are really cute.

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Nupur February 2, 2012 at 11:56 am

Thanks Dear Bhavna :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:

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Rubina February 2, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Hello Nupur, this shade looks pretty on your lips :heart:

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Nupur February 2, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Hi Rubina, Thanks a lot :) :victory2: :victory2:

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Vinita February 2, 2012 at 12:17 pm

:teddy: looks cute on your lips…..nice review :yes: :mirror:

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Nupur February 2, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Thanku Vinita :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy: :victory2: :victory2:

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Nafisa February 2, 2012 at 12:36 pm

I’m so HAPPY to see a new review! :happydance: I was missing it yesterday :hihi:
As always, lovely review Nupur, you break down everything worth knowing in a product so well! :yes:
I like the shade, but like you said this is a fairly common shade & I think I have a shade like this already but will have to go check which exactly it is, because I’m not able to put a finger on it! :headbang:

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Nupur February 2, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Thanks a lot Nafisa :) M Glad u liked it :)
haan, its not really a new/unique shade , but u can always give this a shot, its nice :)
N u look pretty in the new DP :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2:

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Nafisa February 2, 2012 at 1:25 pm

:shying: :) Thanku!! Yup, I’m gonna give Colorbar a go…never bought a shade from them but at that price I think it’s worth a look see! :)) esp since its “velvet matte” :drool: i love matte textures!

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Nupur February 2, 2012 at 1:28 pm

yea, do try, n also check ther long wear lipsticks, thoz r gud too :) n the i glide pencils too :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2:

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jomol February 2, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Nafisa, add me on fb, i am on rati imbb’s friends list O:)

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Nupur February 2, 2012 at 1:51 pm

ohhh :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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Nafisa February 2, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Added Jomol! :yahoo:

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jomol February 2, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Greato :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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TA February 2, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Such a preeeetyyy shade Nupur :woot: :woot: :woot: lovely review :teddy:

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Nupur February 2, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Thanks TA :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2:

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kumkum jain February 2, 2012 at 12:40 pm

wow a very nice shade Nupur, loved it on you :yes: :yes: :yes:

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Nupur February 2, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Thanks a lot Kumkum :victory2: :victory2: O:) O:) O:) O:)

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Purbi February 2, 2012 at 12:42 pm

nice bright color Nupur :yahoo: :yahoo: but not very sure if it wud look good on my wheatish skin tone.
hey r u participating in the contest?!!!!

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Nupur February 2, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Thanks Purbi :) I think it will suit most skin tones :) U can always try at the counter… i wus suggest u carry ur lip brush and try from a tester and see if it works for u or not :)
yah, I am participating in the contest :) n everyone else should also join in :)

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Purbi February 2, 2012 at 1:37 pm

:yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: i am getting ready to vote for u :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

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Nupur February 2, 2012 at 1:48 pm

hheheh, thanks Purbi :) :D

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jomol February 2, 2012 at 1:37 pm

:yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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jomol February 2, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Nupuriiiiiiiz…how are you feeling now :doctor: :doctor:

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Nupur February 2, 2012 at 12:53 pm

me fine now jomolay :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2:

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neha February 2, 2012 at 1:33 pm

i have it :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
acha nupur u know these new ones i feel turn pink and stain like mad :| :| :|
did u experience anything of the sorts?

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Nupur February 2, 2012 at 1:49 pm

ummm…. turn pink and stain like mad…. umm… i dont tink so :| :| :|

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jomol February 2, 2012 at 2:26 pm

he he…..Neha, you got such a kind kya :| :| :|

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Gurpreet February 2, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Hey Nupur.. the colour is awsome. i am surely picking up this shade :inlove: . thanks for the review.

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Nupur February 2, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Oh great Gurpreet :) :yahoo: :yahoo:

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visakhi February 2, 2012 at 2:30 pm

pretty shade, i love brownish pinks… :yahoo:

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Nupur February 2, 2012 at 2:34 pm

me too :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Dipti C February 2, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Gorgeous Nupur it’s a lovely color and looks lovely on you… :teddy: :teddy:
you know what I just scrolled down didnt read the review first didnt even see who wrote it just saw the pics and there bang the pic with the lipstick on on your lips and I was like oh that’s Nupur…

your lips are so coochi coochi :-* :-*

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Nupur February 2, 2012 at 2:41 pm

hahah… thank you Dipti :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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Dipti C February 2, 2012 at 2:46 pm

and nice pictures ya..which camera do you use Nupur ?

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Nupur February 2, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Thanks Dipti :) oh i use a very simple, point n shoot, some 10 mega pixel camera, its from Nikkon, model no. L 23, i think its good for beginners :) n costs around Rs. 5000 :) I got it in cute pink color…. u can see my camera here :D :D http://makeupandbeauty.com/lakme-absolute-mattreal-skin-natural-mousse-review/

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Dipti C February 2, 2012 at 7:44 pm

Cute camera I love pink cams…

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Nupur February 2, 2012 at 10:27 pm

:victory2: :victory2: :victory2:

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Parita February 2, 2012 at 3:10 pm

love this range very reasonable na..i have Bare from this and love it to use as a stain..gives gorgeous natural finish :)

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Nupur February 2, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Haan these r fairly priced Parita :) i ll check Bare next time :)

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Shilpa February 2, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Rich & Creamy..Sounds like value for money & You have very cutesy lipsy.. :-* I have just got 66 BH lippies palette 88 BH eye-shadows palette & am feeling quite saturated with pigments in general.. :makeup: Yet to check their qualities though.. :methinks:

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Nupur February 2, 2012 at 10:30 pm

Thanks Shilpa :)
yes, thz r gud value for money indeed :)
Bh cosmetics Palettes are great :victory2: :victory2: :victory2:

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Nats February 2, 2012 at 8:13 pm

The colour is def on my wishlist fr sometime now :D :D even ankita (corallista) has reviewed this on her blog, it looks great on ur lips Nupur….. :puchhi: :puchhi:
:thanks: fr sharing!!!

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Nupur February 2, 2012 at 10:29 pm

Oh great NAts :) u too try and get it :)

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Ritika February 2, 2012 at 9:25 pm

The colour is veryyy pretty Nupuriii ,totally suits you ! I want to get it but I think I have a lip liner in the same shade :/
But what the hell ,I’l get it anyways ,its soo pretty :D

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Nupur February 2, 2012 at 10:28 pm

hahah :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: ,,, great Ritikam u also get it :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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Neha S. February 2, 2012 at 9:41 pm

woww awesome colour… :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2:
i cant believe i dun hgave a ingle colourbar lippiee it just occured to me :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble:
how could i do this! :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble:

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Nupur February 2, 2012 at 10:28 pm

Nehuuuu, mere pas bhi 1 bhi nhi thi isse pehle :P :P :P

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Noorie February 3, 2012 at 5:41 am

Nice review, Nupur di! :)
The swatch looks very pretty! :yes:
It looks all the more pretty on ur lips!

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Nupur February 2, 2012 at 10:31 pm

oh, ohk :)

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