Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick in Bare

Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick in Bare

Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick in Bare

I am super excited to write this review and even more excited to share it with all you pretty ladies. Because, let me scream it out loud, the search for my nude lipstick just got over!! :announce: :woot: Wohoooo :woot: Okay, before I start with the review, let me tell you a short story. I was not a lipstick person until a few months ago or let me say, before IMBB came to beautify my life. One of the reasons why I never wore lipstick was that I did not know which colors suited me and how a natural lipstick shade should look like.

Earlier, when I went to buy a lipstick, I went with the images of beautiful natural rose-colored lips of our film stars. I came home with pinks, roses, browns, reddish browns, etc. Most of them looked good in the malls and their yellow lighting, but I would just toss it away with a sigh once I saw the color on my lips in my mirror. I wanted a lipstick which looked natural and did not wash me out and made me look like I have not applied any lipstick.


Then Maybelline’s “My Mahogany” happened. I started getting an idea of what shade I was looking for. “My Mahogany” is really good, but on some days, it made me look washed out. It had a tendency to flake on my dry lips. I wanted a little bit more color also out of it.

Then, I started reading all these great reviews of Colorbar lipstick in Bare. I tried it out in various shops. Sometimes, it looked pink, sometimes it looked like a concealer, sometimes it looked frosty. So, I kept wondering how this lipstick got such a great review? Then, yesterday, I got fed up and thought that let me just buy it and see the real color once I reach home. Anyway, none of the lipsticks I had bought till now ever looked the same once I reached home. So, I took a chance with this on and this was the only time a lipstick made me jump with joy once I reached home. :happydance:


Rs. 225 for 4.2 grams.

Product Description by Colorbar:

For a rich lip colour with a creamy shine, the Velvett Matte Lipstick, available in 45 stunning shades infuse the lips with vibrancy. Its unique 2-in-1 formulation gives the lips a creamy, yet matte finish. A one of a kind product in India, it has super softening agents that give the lips a soft and supple appearance while keep them nourished with Vitamin E. Staying on up to 5 hours on application, the Velvett Matte Lipstick can be further accentuated with lip gloss and lip liner.


It is pinky brown in color with peach undertones and a littler darker and more pinker than “My Mahogany.” In some lighting, it has a tendency to look more pinkish than a nude shade. I have medium skin tone and this did not wash me out at all nor did it look bright on the lips. This is the exact color I have been looking for since ages.

The texture is creamy. One swipe gives you a really opaque finish. So, all the pigmented lip ladies, run now and get this one; however, it is not so moisturizing and has a tendency to settle in the fine lines if applied too much. It has good staying power. After a few hours, it starts fading evenly leaving you with rose-tinted lips. Even after meals, the color remains on the lips, although it would have faded. Here are the swatches.

Swatch 1

It looks a little darker on hand, but on lips, it comes out as a natural MLBB color. Here is a comparison of Colorbar Bare and Maybelline My Mahogany.

My Mahogany

As you can see, “Bare” is more opaque and a little darker than “My Mahogany.”

I have pigmented lips and with this lipstick on, no one will guess that. Here are the lip swatches:

Lip Swatch 1

Lip swatch 2

Swatch 3

I love, love this shade. The color is just so natural.

Pros of Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick in Bare:

  • Beautiful color, will suit most Indian skin tones.
  •  Opaque, one swipe is enough to cover all the pigmentation.
  • Long lasting, stays without fading for around 5 to 6 hours. After that, it fades evenly and leaves a beautiful pink tint to the lips.
  • Color fades after meals, but still a nice pink tint remains.
  • Creamy texture even though it is a matte lipstick.
  • Affordable price for such a great lipstick.
  • 45 shades to choose from.
  • Will not wash you out or look like you have applied concealer on lips.

Cons of Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick in Bare:

  • Not moisturizing, but it is a matte lipstick, so I did not except that.
  • Has a tendency to settle into fine lines.
  • Since it is not moisturizing, the fine lines in my lips are more visible.
  • Good remover is required to completely remove it from the lips.

IMBB Rating:


All you girls, who are looking for a natural-looking lipstick should definitely buy this one. If you liked “My Mahogany,” then you will surely love this one better.  It is an MLBB shade which will suit a lot of skin tones. At such a great price, you can take a chance with your eyes closed.

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29 thoughts on “Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick in Bare

  1. Liza, this is my first matte lipstick, so I don’t exactly know how a matte lipstick will look on me :spank: But, this one is not glossy at all. Nor will it give a wet look. It is creamy in texture and hence add a v small shine. But I think if applied lightly, it will give a matte finish. :-*

  2. wow thanks for the review… :woot: i can visualize how it will look on my pigm. lips.. nice pics… good everyday color.. thanks jismi :yahoo:

  3. so cool to see u so excited :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: its such an achievement when you find what you are what you are looking for especially in makeup..well this is just the beginning let me assure you :whistle: :whistle:

    1. Well said Aru… most of the times when u buy at the mall… the colour looks great bt when u come home , its nt the same as u expected!!! :scream: anyways that doesn’t stop me from trying again and again….. 😉 😉 m sure thats the same wid u 😀 😀

  4. Yes Aru. I have just started getting the hang of it. :yahoo: Looking forward to the beautiful journey in cosmetics 🙂 :pigtail: :makeup:

  5. Jismi I used top be a huge fan of such shade, I still go back to these lovely MLBB colors. Lovely pics and I totally like the color. Colorbar definitely makes good lipsticks. 🙂

    1. Thanks Rati. Do you know any dupes of it in high end brands like Mac? Even though the color is great, i did not like the texture much. Would love to buy the same color in some other brands too. Please give some suggestions if you know :))

  6. I really like the color! As you rightly said, it looks sooooooo natural! My next nude lippy, here I come! :jog: :jog: :jog: :jog: :jog:

  7. Great review Jismi!!! i also have pigmented lips like u…… it seems like a nice nude pink….will def give it a try…… Thanks fr sharing!!!

  8. lovely colour!! even i was a complete stranger to the world of lipsticks :shying: …have been a lipgloss person…but recently i have been hearing about these MLBB shades…saw you review and loved it! 🙂 i just ordered it online! cant wait to try it on!! :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

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