Colorbar Velvet Matte lipstick comes in a fairly simple silver casing with a transparent lid. The lid is quite fragile and I need to take extra care to make sure it won’t fall off and break. It snaps shut satisfactorily and can be carried in a purse. The lipstick has a colored end at the bottom of the tube that makes easy identification of the shades in case you hoard many from this range. It has very mild and subtle scent which vanishes away as soon as you apply it on your lips. The shade name and number are listed on a sticker at the bottom of the lipstick.
The texture of the lipstick is soft, smooth and creamy (though not buttery smooth!). It glides smoothly and evenly across the lips without being patchy. It feels quite light and doesn’t feel thick or waxy on lips unlike few other lipsticks. It doesn’t smudge or feather on my lips. It does feel moisturizing to the lips but not overly so. I do feel the need to apply a lip balm underneath. If you have extremely dry lips exfoliate your lips well and apply a good lip balm to avoid dry or patchy lips. The lipstick doesn’t settle into fine lines of my lips. It makes my lips soft and smooth but doesn’t make them look fuller. The pigmentation of the lipstick is awesome. It gives true and opaque color in a single swipe. The staying power is superb. It stays put on my lips for a good 6-7 hours with eating and drinking. If I take heavy meals, it fades away slightly but doesn’t wear off completely. It is really difficult to remove lipstick from my lips due to its strong pigmentation and I need a good lip makeup remover to wipe it off completely.
Shade ‘Over the Top 1’:
‘Over the top 1’ is a pretty coral-ish pink with semi matte, creamy finish. Albeit it is looking subtle in my lip swatch but it is quite dark shade in person. It doesn’t contain shimmers or glitters. It is pigmented, rich and intense shade but still looks fantastic for day wear. It instantly brightens up my face. Although it gives an opaque coverage with only one swipe, it doesn’t pack on too much color. You can easily build up the color if you are fond of bold and intense look and can be topped up with gloss for evening wear. It would look flattering on everyone especially fair to medium skin tones.
- Travel friendly and easy to identify packaging.
- Soft and smooth texture.
- Superb pigmentation.
- It stays put on my lips for a good 6-7 hours.
- Doesn’t wear off completely.
- Doesn’t smudge or feather out.
- Decently priced.
- Wide range of shades available.
- Easily available.
- The lid of the lipstick is a bit flimsy.
- I feel the need to use a lip balm.
Colorbar Velvet Matte lipstick comes in a simple silver casing with a transparent fragile lid. It has got soft and smooth texture that glides across the lips easily. It doesn’t bleed or smudge and applies evenly and smoothly. It has superb pigmentation and gives an opaque coverage in just a single swipe. It stays put on my lips for a good 6-7 hours with eating or drinking. After that it starts fading but doesn’t wear off completely. ‘Over the top 1’ is a gorgeous coral-ish pink color with no shimmers or glitters. It is a pigmented and rich shade that instantly brightens up my face. It would look flattering on everyone especially fair to medium skin tones. I shall definitely recommend it to everyone.
*Post Written By: Megha