I am writing a review after a long time. Reason is nothing but my busy schedule coupled with the big fat L of laziness. Okay, today, I shall be reviewing a lipstick by Colorbar. I had gone to stay with my sister for a few days during my vacation and there I got to try this one. I wore it a couple of times and can easily put forth its pros and cons. Please read on further to find my experience with the lipstick.
Product Being Reviewed:
Colorbar Creamy matte Lipstick – 047.
I don’t know the price exactly, I guess its around Rs. 200. It comes in a rectangle kind of lipstick case. The actual colour is encapsulated in the end which makes the shade easier to recognize. The cap is sturdy, square plastic, which clicks shut when closed. Its quite a sturdy packaging and the cap won’t open on its own. I am not a big fan of the packaging as I like my lipsticks to be sleek and more feminine, this one isn’t. The quantity is 4.2 gm.
I could not find the list anywhere. In fact, the website does not list these lipsticks, I guess these have been discontinued.
My Take on Colorbar Creamy Matte Lipstick – 047:
Shade: It is a beautiful berry shade which would look good with ethnic attires. Also, the shade would be a little loud for day wear, but one can easily carry it off during evening or night parties. Again, the shade is not meant for teenagers.
Pigmentation: The lipstick is highly pigmented, one glide on the lips and you have the full colour and 2-3 coats increases the intensity further.
Staying Power: Now, this is a major problem. The lipstick hardly stays for 2 hours despite being such a dark shade. It does leave behind a stain and fades evenly. It does not settle into fine lines or bleed, can be easily put without a lip liner as well.
Hydrating Properties: A lip balm underneath is advisable as it tends to make the lips dry. Once the lipstick is completely gone, your lips do need moisturisation and hence the lip balm is recommended.
Fragrance: The lipstick scores well in this department as it does not have any artificial fragrance, a relief for all no fragrance lipstick lovers.
Texture: It has a nice creamy texture and the same is palpable when it is applied. It does give the illusionary effect of fuller lips as well.
Summarising the pros and cons:
Pros of Colorbar Creamy Matte Lipstick – 047:
- Reasonably priced.
- Beautiful, pigmented shade.
- Does not settle into fine lines.
- Gives the illusionary effect of fuller lips.
Cons of Colorbar Creamy Matte Lipstick – 047:
- Staying power is poor, touch ups are often required.
- Not hydrating, makes the lips dry.
- Packaging is not very feminine, though its easy to locate the shade due to encapsulation at the end, still it is very boring.
Will I Repurchase/Do I Recommend Colorbar Creamy Matte Lipstick – 047?
No, not really, you have better options to choose at the same price.
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