Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick in Temptation Review

Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick in Temptation Review

I had been reading how good these Colorbar Velvet Matte lipsticks are since the time I entered IMBB world and I really wanted to try one of these. One of my friends recently got Colorbar Velvet Matte lipstick in shade Temptation. I liked the color so much that I got it the next day only. I generally wear light colors, but I wanted to try a bold color and thought I should start with this.

Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick in Temptation Review


Rs. 225 for 4.2 gm.

Plum Lipstick 1

My Experience with Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick in Temptation:

Colorbar Velvet Matte lipsticks come in a silver case with a transparent cap and a see-through lid. The name of the shade is written at the bottom, so it helps in easy recognition of lipsticks in case you own more than one from this range. I find the packaging to be better than the lipsticks from other brands in this range. Temptation is a very pretty purple plum color. It was love at first sight for me and my mom for this lipstick.  The color looks slightly glossy in the swatch, but it comes out totally matte on the lips. There is no frost or pearl effect. This color will suit all complexions. It instantly brightens my face.

Plum Lipstick 2

This lipstick is very creamy and glides very smoothly and evenly on the lips. It doesn’t settle into fine lines. I prefer to apply a lip balm beneath it because without a lip balm, it makes my lips dry. I expected this because of the matte finish, so it’s not a problem for me. It is intensely pigmented. A single swipe gives a dark, intense purple. It can be applied sheer by using a brush. It doesn’t smudge or bleed on my lips. After about 4-5 hours, it starts fading and the color can be seen on my lips for about 7-8 hours.

Plum Lipstick 3

This lipstick is very difficult to remove, at least 2-3 cotton balls with oil-based make up remover are required to remove it. Even after this, there’s a stain left on my lips. Though the color is very pretty and looks amazing when it is applied, I have noticed that it kind of starts changing color after about 2 hours. This color change continues till the lipstick is present on the lips. Earlier I thought I am the only one who’s facing such a weird problem, but later my mom faced it too. Then, I checked some reviews and I learnt that many people have faced this problem with these matte lipsticks from Colorbar.

Plum Lipstick 4

Pros of Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick in Temptation:

  • Temptation is a pure purple plum color which will suit all complexions and will brighten your face.
  • Creamy and glides on very smoothly and evenly.
  • Doesn’t settle into fine lines.
  • Intensely pigmented.
  • Doesn’t bleed on my lips.
  • Amazing staying power.


Cons of Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick in Temptation:

  • Difficult to remove.
  • Leaves a stain on my lips.
  • Changes color.
  • A lip balm beneath is a must.

IMBB Rating:


Will I Repurchase/Do I Recommend Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick in Temptation?

Though it has all the properties of a good lipstick, this color changing problem and the way it leaves stain on my lips is too much for me to handle. I won’t buy it again. I will recommend it to you only if you feel extreme liking towards this range of lipsticks and you don’t experience these problems with velvet matte lipsticks. It is my only lipstick from this range, so I am not sure that the problem is because of the color or this range.

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9 thoughts on “Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick in Temptation Review

    1. thanks alot neha di 🙂 the stain is a big problem. i hate it 🙁 i didn’t c the earlier packaging but i heard some ladies at
      a store that it was better 🙂

    1. thanks alot jomol di 🙂 i know the color is quite dark n pigmented, so everyone May not b comfortable with this shade 🙁

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