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Hey IMBB Beauties,
Today, I am going to review for you “Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick” in Pretty Please. More than a year ago, I got my first two products from Colorbar – an all-over body shimmer and a lip gloss. But somehow none struck a chord with me, the shimmer was still all right, but the lip gloss was gooey, messy, and sticky.
As a beauty novice, I vowed never to venture that way again! I was never much of a lipstick person, mostly because all my lipstick hauls have been disastrous. My search for my MLBB shade, a rosy pink or a suitable red have all gone down the drain and I had promised my glaring mom never to get lipsticks for me as they don’t suit me.
However, IMBB addicts are not such losers and that’s what I discovered 😀 After reading so many Colorbar appraisals here, I decided to give another try, maybe I was always looking for the wrong shade and finally, I got mine.
The nice SA (mostly they are bored or clueless) swatched some coral and orangey shades on my hand in spite of me protesting that I wanted a candy pink or a nude brown shade (yeah well those shades usually look so nice on light-skinned women). She insisted that I wear the coral shade as my natural lip colour is a bit on the reddish side and then make a decision.
And lo and behold! I gaped as I saw my face transform into a brighter version covering the little pigmentation of my lips, looking smooth and feeling velvety with just a hint of healthy warm colour.
I had fallen in love with this colour, “Pretty Please,” my MLBB shade definitely. It feels soft and smooth without any over the top shimmer/glitter. It comes in a sturdy, classy, silver case with the colour of the lipstick at the bottom.
For a rich lip colour with a creamy shine, the Velvet 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.
INR 250/- for 4.2 gm (yes, just my luck! They have hiked the price 2 days ago).
3 years from the date of manufacture.
Here are the swatches taken in afternoon light: Top: 1 swipe bottom : 3 swipes
My Experience with Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick Pretty Please:
Overall, my first-time lipstick experience with Colorbar has been very special as I ended up getting my MLBB shade from the wide variety of shades. It is a very mild orangey-pink with no shimmers. This lipstick is creamy and soft in texture, very easy to apply, and nicely pigmented. One to two swipes is usually enough for me to get the desired colour 😀
It has a mild caramel smell or rather toffee like scent, which fades quite soon. I have no problems with it, although I can’t say this about everyone! It tends to fade after a few hours, but doesn’t leave a fake or flaky stain and I really don’t mind touching up now and then.
Pros of Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick Pretty Please:
- Very soft, glides on very smoothly.
- Decently pigmented, thus hides my lips’ flaws.
- Cute packaging with colour at the bottom, so its easier to pick out from your array of lipsticks.
- Colour does not bleed.
- I am totally in love with this orangey-pinky, perfect soft coral shade.
- Quite moisturising.
- Good colour and quantity at such a decent price!
Cons of Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick Pretty Please:
- Staying power is very less, maximum 1-2 hours with water and light snacks in between.
- Dry-lipped beauties could complain a bit about the lipstick being a bit dry after some time.
Other than these, I really can’t find any fault with this awesome lipstick!
Would I Repurchase Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick Pretty Please?
Yes, of course I would! I can’t let my MLBB shade go, hope they never discontinue this shade!
4.5/5 ( -0.5 for the less staying power).
This is me wearing Colorbar Pretty Please.
(Please excuse my tired and tanned face. Its melting and blazing here in kolkata and I had just come back from a whole day at college).
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