Colorbar Star Shine Gloss Mad Cap Review, Swatches


Hi everyone!!!

Today I am going to review one of my recent purchases, colorbar star shine lipgloss in mad cap. I wanted to try a gloss from colorbar and ordered this gloss online. Read on more to find out my experience.

colorbar lipgloss mad cap

Price: Rs 325

Quantity: 6 ml

Colorbar gloss mad cap

Hydrogenated polyisobutene, di-isopropyl dimer dilinoleate, caprylic, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, isodecyl laurate, polyglyceryl-3 di-iso stearate, C30-46 alkyl methicone, starhelkonium hectorite, propylene carbonate, propylparaben, BHT, parfum, May Contain : CI 15850:1, 15510, 15985, 17200, 19140, 42051, 42090, 45410 :1, 47005, 73360, 77007, 77288, 77289, 77891, 77499, 77491, 77492, 77742

Shelf Life:
2 years


colorbar lip gloss in mad cap review
colorbar lip gloss in mad cap review

It comes in a sturdy transparent cylindrical plastic tube with a shiny steel screw cap. It is totally leak proof, hence travel friendly. It comes in usual silver colored carton of colorbar. The gloss doesn’t have any seal.

It has a doe foot applicator. It helps in even and smooth coverage and glides seamlessly on lips. But, some of the product gets trapped in the applicator.

colorbar gloss

It looks like copper brown-magenta color in the tube loaded with shimmer. But, when applied on the lips, it just gives a sheer coverage. It appears like nude brown color on lips with lots of shimmer. It is a perfect color for night time parties. But might be difficult to wear in daylight because of the shimmer. It doesn’t hide any pigmentation of the lips because of its sheer coverage.

colorbar lipgloss mad cap

It is slightly sticky. The gloss doesn’t dry out my lips at all. Infact, it’s moisturizing. I have never felt the need to apply lip balm beneath it. The shimmer particles are very subtle, and not at all gritty. It doesn’t settle into fine lines on my lips.

It has a mild pleasant fruity fragrance, but is not at all overpowering and doesn’t linger for long.

The color shows up in a single swipe. It provides a sheer coverage, wont hide out the pigmentation of lips. The color can be layered up to provide more coverage.

Staying power:
It stays on my lips for about 3-4 hours. It doesn’t disappear with meals. I am impressed with the staying power. The other glosses I have don’t stay on my lip for more than 2 hours.



  •  I like the color
  •  Decent staying power
  •  Doesn’t dry out my lips
  •  Doesn’t settle into fine lines
  •  Fine texture of shimmer particles
  •  Shimmer doesn’t look over the top
  •  Leak proof, sturdy packaging
  •  Applicator provides even and smooth coverage
  •  Can be worn over lipsticks
  •  Party wear shade
  •  Glides on seamlessly on lips
  •  Good price and quantity
  • Easy to identify


  • Doesn’t hide the pigmentation of lips
  •  Slightly sticky
  •  I don’t like the name 😛

colorbar gloss

Without flash

Final Verdict:
This gloss provides sheer coverage. It’s a good buy if you like sheer coverage gloss or if you want to apply it over a lipstick. It has decent staying power and texture. The color has a beautiful brownish tinge with fine shimmer.

IMBB rating: 4/5

Will I repurchase?
I might purchase it in some other colors

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31 thoughts on “Colorbar Star Shine Gloss Mad Cap Review, Swatches

    1. Thanks alot Raji 🙂 even i used to think earlier that shimerry glosses don’t suit me. This is my first shimmery gloss. it didn’t look odd when i wore it for the first time. and now i am used to it. You should also give it a try. it will definitely suit you. 🙂 there’s always a first time for everything 🙂

  1. Hi Surbhi,
    Great review, the color suits you a lot. I have the shade Ripe Apple in the same and it’s a very pretty pink with no shimmers.

    1. Hi dipika. Thank u so much. 🙂 One of my friends has this gloss in Ripe Apple. Its a very pretty color 🙂

    1. Thanks sweta 🙂
      I had no idea that such glosses make lips appear fuller. U could try glosses with less or without shimmer from this range. You won’t be disappointed. 🙂

  2. This was my HG lip gloss when I was in college! 😀 this exact shade 🙂 I still have it, I love it. Lots of memories associated with it, thanks for this post!!

    1. Thanks alot TA 🙂 This gloss is very slightly sticky( I think it helps in increasing the staying power) and maybelline color sensational glosses are even lesser sticky 🙂

  3. I remember I had maybelline liquid diamonds entire collection…simply love them….this gloss of urs had brought me back those memories…need to pull up my socks and get back to feeling beautiful

  4. hihihih you dont like the name. totally loving the look of it on your lips surbhi. It’s such a handy little gloss. would go with everything and would work so great for evenings. 🙂

  5. Thanks sakhi. I love maybelline liquid diamond glosses too. I am glad this review brought u back those memories. And about feeling beautiful, yes pull up your socks. I pulled them few months back only. imbb was and is an inspiration to me. 🙂

  6. Thanks alot rati Di 🙂 Its true I don’t like the name of this gloss at all. 😛 And you are absolutely right, this gloss goes with everything and is a perfect gloss for evenings. 🙂

  7. Surbhi this looks lovely on you.. I didnt like the Arabian Nights from this range though.. I shall check the ripe apple one..

    1. Thanks Dipti 🙂 Even i didn’t like Arabian nights because of its multi colored shimmer. Ripe apple is a pretty color 🙂

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