Continuing with one more shade from the Matte Touch range, here is the shade Highly Amuse, to review. Surprising, but true, it is very different from the Rich Red just reviewed. Read on to know more.
Price – Rs 475/- for 4.2gm
My Experience with Colorbar Highly Amuse Matte Touch Lipstick:-
As always, I will begin with the packaging. The outer silver paper carton contains all detailed information on the lipstick. There is a color coded sticker at one end of the box and at the bottom of the tube as well. Though it is color coded, the shade range cannot be determined from the shade of the sticker. Nevertheless, you have to remember the shade from the name. The bullet is angled like typical Colorbar lipsticks and the initial uses are very neat with the sharp edged bullet. The cap shuts with click; hence the lipstick is travel friendly.
The texture of the shade is smooth but not the butter-like smoothness. Though it is categorized as matte, the shade comes off as a frosty one and does not “feel” matte either. Unlike others from the same range, it does not settle as a matte color. There is a heavy uncomfortable feel to the lips. Also on pressing together, the grittiness can be felt, which is eww! i cannot even begin to say how much I dislike that heavy gritty feel on the lips. Very disappointed with this one!
The shade is a frosty peach, which looks horrible on my lips. It does not cover my pigmented lips even after multiple swipes. I have to apply a lip liner beneath to make the shade opaque. Honestly this is not working out for me. If you like such frosty metallic shades, have a look, but, otherwise this is not something would recommend; more so because of the gritty texture.
The staying power is also poor as this shade never settles on the lips. It sits on the lips like a mask or scrub; so, it transfers heavily to cups and spoons. The staying power is 2 hours maximum with food and drink, when worn without a liner. With a lip liner beneath, the staying power increase to maximum of 3 hours. Thankfully the frosty shimmers do not travel all over the face when the shade starts fading.
Pros of Colorbar Highly Amuse Matte Touch Lipstick –
• Comes with sun protection.
Cons of Colorbar Highly Amuse Matte Touch Lipstick –
• Gritty texture.
• Frosty shade (personal preference though).
• Low staying power.
• Claims to be matte, but not a real matte shade.
• Packaging could be better in terms of color coded sticker.
IMBB Rating – 2/5
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Colorbar Highly Amuse Matte Touch Lipstick?
Repurchase – NEVER!
Recommend – Nope. Only if you are fond of frosty metallic shades, check this one.
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