Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick Check Mate Review

Hi girls,

I have reviewed quite a few shades from Colobar’s Velvet Matte lipstick range, namely “Stay True,” “Mysterious Ways,” “Raise Ur Glass,” , Way Beyond“Glancing Stare.” So far, I think “Mysterious Ways” and “Stay True” are the best and unique shades in my lipstick collection. This (Check Mate) is a magenta berry pink lipstick but has serious staining issues, like all other Colorbar lipsticks.

Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick Check Mate Review

INR 325
Product Description:
For a rich lip color with a creamy shine, the Velvet Matte Lipstick, available in 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 Velvet Matte Lipstick can be further accentuated with lip gloss and lip liner.

Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick Check Mate label

My Experience with Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick Check Mate:

“Check Mate” is a cool-toned shade but still would suit Indian skin tones. The lipstick is semi matte, not too creamy but functional. I have many other velvety lipsticks in my stash. The color is pretty.

Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick Check Mate

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It looks dark in the tube, but it comes out as a deep magenta pink with some berry tones on the lips. It looks quite nice on the lips and barely moves out of the lip line. I think most age brackets and skin tones can carry this pink lipstick with ease. I don’t think this is a moisturising lipstick at all, but it works for my normal lips, but women with dry lips will have to reconsider.

Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick Check Mate bullet shape

I do wish the lipstick was creamier. It transfers very less and lasts easily for 5 hours or more. Unfortunately, it does stain a lot. All these lipsticks from the Colorbar Velvet Matte range leave a deep pink stain (some research into the ingredients of Colorbar lipsticks is needed).

Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick Check Mate swatch on hand

Otherwise, it is a pretty bright deep magenta sort of a color to own for most skin tones.

Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick Check Mate lip swatch

Pros of Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick Check Mate:

  • Semi-matte finish.
  • Cool-toned magenta-berry pink lipstick.
  • Would suit most skin tones.
  • Lasts well.
  • Does not move around.
  • Affordable.

Cons of Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick Check Mate:

  • Not a matte lipstick contrary to what Colorbar claims.
  • Not moisturising enough.
  • Leaves a bad magenta stain on the lips.
  • The shade might look scary in the tube.

Would I Repurchase/Recommend Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick Check Mate?
I like the color but the stain is disheartening. I wish Colorbar would do some changes about it. I recommend the color to berry or magenta lovers.
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