Colobar Velvet Matte Lipstick in Demure

Colobar Velvet Matte Lipstick in Demure

Colorbar demure lipstick


Rs. 225. I picked it from Saravana Stores.

colorbar lipstick

I reckon my love for Colorbar lipsticks began in 2005 when these were around 99 rupees. Gradually, these could be brought home at a decent 150 or 199 rupees, but now, these are Rs. 225 and totally worth it considering the current market of Streetwear and Maybelline (Maybelline deserving the price tag but streetwear 😯  never ever!!!!).


I think after Colorbar, Maybelline Moisture Extreme holds my favourite kind of shades and I have mostly bought all of them (not reviewed yet). Colorbar has an array of beautiful wearable colors for the Indian skin tone and some gorgeous plums, pinks, maroons, browns and peaches. My most favourite lipstick from Colorbar, which no longer is manufactured is Terra from the longstay lip color (those slim petite ones). I am still holding on to that tube of the old Terra and desperately trying to find a good dupe, which is equally matte and long stay like Terra.



Last month, I happened to find a decent range of Colorbar in Chennai’s Saravana Stores and I had to pick up some as I found Colorbar here after a long long time. I picked up some, amongst which was Demure. We all know Colorbar had creamy matte earlier and then it became velvet matte and the packaging became round and holds a little lipstick at the base like NYX round lipsticks. It’s a hearty serve of 4.2 grams and the texture is creamy and flat with no shimmer and frost. The color is moisturising and when I say this, it means they do have some velvet matte ones which are frosty or shimmer or matte. This one is smooth but not so creamy, decently pigmented, and has a moisture finish, so it’s a great buy for those who don’t like matte, shimmer or frost in their lipsticks.


before swatches

colorbar lipsticks

Demure is a deep pink color, almost a lighter maroon, and is very much like their own Desire and Desire is still available in the new packing. Desire is a more matte version of this and is thick and pigmented and Demure is lighter. Their Candy Apple (mine is around a year old) is a very matte version like the Lakme Nine to Five ones. Then, the Brick o La dupe; Brick o La is more maroon and creamier you can say, but still close to Demure in my opinion. If I had to pick one out of all four, then I would pick Desire as that shade brightens up the face a lot and is more creamier and matte, so I love it. Demure is definitely nice for lighter maroon lovers. It goes on pretty smooth and pretty in one swipe and nice for office too.

brick o la

swatches of all colorbar lipstick

Last Word:

I found the Demure one a lot staining than the others. Brick o La stains a lot too and so does Desire, but considering the texture, Demure should not have stained so much, but it does. So I was a little upset about the mystery ingredients that must have gone into it. Nevertheless, I recommend Desire out of them (Candy Apple too, but its harder and long wear and matte). If you are okay with staining lipsticks, you can try Demure too!

Rating: 3 on 5.

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57 thoughts on “Colobar Velvet Matte Lipstick in Demure

  1. Hawww color bar chor stole MAC Lip ishtick name :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: though those colors are drooooly pwetty pwetty

    1. yeah janhavi :(( u know when i started buying these i never knew what mac is seven years back
      now i know that colorbar has stolen a lot of name
      high tea n all :nonono:
      i still donno anything abt mac :snicker: :silly:

      1. that makes perfect sense Neha because MAC launched in India only 7 years back :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

        I on the other hand am not uber familiar with colorbar, since all the shops that keep it in the general vicinity of my ghar have old stock and that too very limited stock so like 5 lipsticks and 8 nail paints types ! :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:

        1. :rotfl: wah
          yeah same here in chennai fresh stock is a prob

          but when they do have some like in pune …its gorgeous
          thats how n where i fell in love with colobar :stars:

    1. hi neha :yahoo: aur kaun kaunsi nayi cilorbar mattes khareedi hain tumne :woot: and do u still get the old i glide pencils in jade and prunella there or only the new launches like flirty turqoise?…tu mujhse kitna pyaar karti hai na, mai nahi bhi hoti hoon fir bhi mujhe yaad akrti hai :toothygrin:

      1. :stars: :rotfl: arey u said na new shades ayey hai
        high tea n cream cup etc
        so tujhe yaad kia samjhi :pigtail: 🙄 :smug: :headbang: :huh:

  2. :woot: :woot: :woot: Neha i think V hv fondness for 1 product n V keep buying tht :shying: :shying: :shying: :shying: same goes wid color n pink is world famous fr Gals u C :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: same family color V keep buy even thn arey tis one i dnt hv chalo pick karte hain isko :nerd: :nerd: :nerd:

    1. 😆 so true
      me too just keep buying same kinda lippies
      when ppl ask me to buy some other color like purple n all i just say im not gonna wear the color then why buy
      so lets buy the color u wear :snicker:

  3. None of these seem dry lips I’ll keep them in mind in case I want intense and long wear colour. But otherwise,I prefer creamier lippies. :nono: :nono:
    :thumbsup: Great review and swatches. :thanks:

  4. You clicked them all so nicely Neha…..I couldn’t help but appreciate even though matte lipsticks are not my cup of tea :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:

  5. Haha..Neha same pinch..I also keep buying the similar shades for some reason
    And I love these kind of mauvish pink shades ,I am gonna check all the four out . A New U store opened just outside my colony :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

  6. sorry for my ignorance…but ye demure wala is from colorbar or maybelline??? :worship: its such a pretty pretty shade :inlove: :inlove:

  7. Nice Review Neha!!… Lovee all the colorz!!! :happydance:

    I am goin to b movin to chennai veryy soon…and was wondering where shd i go to quench my
    makeup thirst in that HOT OVEN(chennai) !!! :waaa: .. I knw MAC is at EA Mall but Saravana Stores has Colorbar??? :woot:

    1. come over n mail me 😉 😉
      anyday …im researching but have been successful in finding out the best place is health and glow
      n colorbar is in saravana stores
      i have been here only for a year tho :whistle:

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