How have you all been? I have been on and off on IMBB, because of the current busy schedule that I am having , all with managing studies, my cousins and friends (who constantly crib that I don’t give them time 😛 ). It’s a busy time all in all. However, I feel, that the busier I am, more is the effectiveness, in whatever I do, provided I do not overdo myself and give undivided attention to each of my chore. And after all, you do not need to find time for something or someone that you love. Time finds you in that case, isn’t it?
Coming to today’s product, I can’t tell you how hard it was for me, waiting to review it, such an excellent product it is. *happydance* See, I should not have said it in the first line itself, but I just cannot help it. *happydance* When you have waited so long for a product, which finally has all the factors you were craving for, you tend to blabber, and I think that’s exactly what I am doing. So ladies, the product that I am going nuts over, is Colorbar Full Cover Makeup Stick with SPF 30, and I think it will be better if I start my review now, before I blabber more in the first paragraph itself 😛
The Colorbar Full Cover Makeup Stick SPF 30, comes in a silver cardboard packaging, like all Colorbar products. The actual product inside is of traditional Colorbar silver color, in the shape of a lipstick, i.e., a twist up retractable packaging. Very handy and a super convenient packaging which you can take anywhere with you. It is a bit bulky, if you compare it with the Maybelline BB Stick, in weight that is. You will realize this if you take one in each of your hands. Colorbar Full Cover Makeup Stick SPF 30 comes at a price of Rs. 675/- for 9 gm, pricey? Yes, it is, but trust, it is worth every penny you spend on it. However, I was lucky enough to get it at half the price using my online credits. *happydance*
This stick comes in 3 shades:
001 – Fresh Ivory
002 – Au Natural
003 – Warm Beige (The shade that I have purchased).
Now, the shades are something where most of the brands in India just do not seem to get the concept of variety. Ideally, according to Colorbar, Shade 001 – Fresh Ivory, which is a cool-toned shade, is for people with fair skin, 002 – Au Natural for medium skin (neutral tone) and 003 – Warm Beige for dusky beauties with yellow or warm tones. I am a medium skin tone person, tilting towards fairer side, with strong yellow/warm undertones, and the shade 003 – Warm Beige was a perfect match for me. Can you get the problem here? What about fair skinned people with warm tones or medium tone people with cool tones? What about the dusky beauties? If I am person with medium to fair complexion, and their “supposedly” darkest shade is my perfect match, what about the countless people with skin tone darker than mine? This is India and we have “n” number of shades here, which the cosmetic companies very conveniently choose to ignore. Anyway, I count myself lucky to find my exact match, and thank God, I was sensible enough to order shade 003 and not 002 as suggested, purely on instinct.
For the ingredients and description of product, please refer to the pictures.
My Experience with Colorbar Full Cover Makeup Stick SPF 30:
Colorbar Full Cover Makeup Stick comes in a stick form, and claims to be foundation and concealer in one, and that it controls oil, with SPF 30. This was reason enough for me to pick this one up. It smells chocolaty, exactly like the Colorbar Pout in a Pot lip stains.
I applied this at around 11 in the morning, brushed a little of my Lakme Absolute compact, and went to my friend’s place, in a non-AC car. The reason I am mentioning this is, that it took me around 20 minutes to reach her place, and it is damn hot here. But, when I reached her place, this foundation did not streak or smudge or in any way budge. I looked fresh and my skin tone perfectly even.
I stayed at her place, till 5.30 in the evening, and my skin got just a tiny bit oily around the T-zone, nothing more which could not be managed. She even complimented me in the evening that my face looked fresh and even toned, which is a big thing, given that I am literally an oil tank. Nothing stays on my face that long. After that, I went out for some shopping, then dinner, and by the time I reached home at 9, my face looked a bit tired, but the foundation faded just a little bit. The staying power is excellent, although it might be a bit less if you out on a sweaty, humid day.
Since it contains SPF 30, there was no tanning. You can just put on a normal gel sunblock underneath, or whatever you use, and then put it on. However, this depends on person to person, whether you need something underneath or not. It feels very creamy and moisturizing, but in spite of giving a creamy finish, it does not turn greasy at all, and that is the best part about it. The dewy cum matte finish. As you can see in the pictures, it does not leave a white cast even, in spite of the high SPF content.
This gives medium coverage, which can be built up. You can go sheer, medium or heavy with this one as it conceals all the areas you want to. You can even layer it up, and even though it feels a bit heavy initially, it will not embarrass you by making you an oily and sweaty tank in a few hours.
Pros of Colorbar Full Cover Makeup Stick SPF 30:
- Very convenient and classy packaging, travel friendly.
- Does not feel heavy on skin. Feels very creamy but not greasy.
- Controls oil and moisturizes at the same time. So, good for both oily and dry skinned gals (second one is my guess, due to the creaminess of the product).
- SPF 30, so no fear of getting tanned. Also, does not leave a white cast.
- Excellent coverage, which can be built up from sheer to medium to high, without any uncomfortable or overly heavy or greasy feel on skin.
- Very good staying power. Stays for whole day, when you are in and out of AC, plus survived a short shopping and subsequent dinner, about 8 to 9 hours. Might be a bit less if you are out for the whole day.
- No parabens.
Cons of Colorbar Full Cover Makeup Stick SPF 30:
- Pricey (but worth every penny).
- Limited shade selection.
Can’t find any other 😀
4.8/5, this is a perfect concealer cum foundation, which is worth every penny you pay for it, provided you find your perfect shade.
Do I Recommend Colorbar Full Cover Makeup Stick SPF 30?
Of course yes, subject to shade selection.
Would I Repurchase Colorbar Full Cover Makeup Stick SPF 30?
Yes, yes, yes!! I just hope Colorbar does not discontinue this wonder stick. *scared* A multipurpose product, which conceals, covers, gives a healthy matte cum dewy finish, protects the skin with SPF 30, and nourishes your skin with jojoba oil and shea butter, all that without making your skin oily or greasy. It is a must have!!
Hope you found my review useful. See ya all next time 😀
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