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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick Brick-o-la 42M Review & Lip Swatches

Colorbar & I go a long way back. We met while I was in college on a shoestring makeup budget.Colorbar was the young and upcoming Indian makeup brand.We thought we were made for each other.We had a our highs with some amazing eyeliners and lip glosses and some lows with bad quality shadows.
Somewhere down the line,like any college romance, we drifted apart. We both wanted different things from life,Colorbar wanted my undivided attention and I wanted to explore more options.
Fast forward to 2012 I was hunting for some shades from MAC and the counter was out of stock of all the new launches, bored and disheartened I strolled over to the Colorbar counter thinking I would say Hello to some Velvet matte lipsticks.
And boom like a blast from the past-I felt like I just met an old flame,I re-discovered all the great things that made me fall in love with Colorbar the first time.
Great quality, great shades and awesome prices!

Here's what I snagged- Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick Brick-o-la 42M A medium reddish pink with  brown undertones, in the tube it looks more berry brown but the shade looks more pink on the lips.

 This matte lipstick has a great velvety texture.The lipstick goes on smooth and is non drying. The smell is of faint berry vanilla and fades after 4-5 mins on the lips.




 Packaging- Simple metal  body & clear plastic tube casing which quite sturdy for everyday rough & tumble in your handbag.The Tube contains 4.2 grams of product for INR 250 (Yup Colorbar has increased price from INR 225 to INR 250!)


I have soft spot for lipsticks with a shade swatch at the base of the tube. It makes sorting and picking out the right shade in a jiffy so easy peasy!


The pigmentation on Velvet matte lipsticks is intense, the lippie gives full coverage in a single swipe and is a real blessing for pigmented lips.The shade Brick O la is a universally flattering shade and will be specially great for medium to dusky complexions. 
The lippie leaves a strong stain and lasts through meals and needs a makeup remover to completely remove. 
The wear time is over 6 hours and for the working women who need a lipstick warrior which will survive the corporate battlefield in terms of wear time, the CB Velvet matte lipsticks are a sure winner.
Left 3 swipes right single swipe. 

Here's lip swatch on NC 45 skin without gloss or lip liner.
My Recommendation- Colorbar Velvet matte lipsticks are a great budget buy with over 45 shades to choose from.The lippie is extremely long lasting and comfortable to wear and is insanely pigmented. The shade Brick o La is a sure head turner and I would highly recommend it. It a great way to re-kindle an old romance and I'm already eying Creme Cup, Obsessed Orange and Peach Crush from this range.

These are still available at Stylecraze.com for INR 225/- Hurry Go & grab these!!

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14 comments:

  1. This looks nice on u!! I looked more red-brown on me so I didnt buy it

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    1. Thanks Kejal! In fact in the store's artificial lighting it did look more reddish brown to me, but pleasantly surprised to see in natural light it leans more pink on my lips!

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  2. even i am in love with colorbar velvet lipsticks...n this shade looks really pretty on u...

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  3. wow this is such a pretty shade..almost like dusky rose kinda :) m so getting this one asap! gorgeous pooja!

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  4. pretty shade...suits u really well :)

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  5. woww nice shade, suits you so much

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  6. i looooooooooooooooooooooove that shade :)

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  7. lovely color, suiting u so well

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  8. It looks quite pink on u..I have somehow seen it different on everyone..but a nice shade :)

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  9. i was in fix between this and the shade demure n then bought the later, this looks so good on you dear <3

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  10. Pretty shade pooja.m planing to get some of these soon.i hv peach crush.total value fr mny

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  11. This looks gorgeous on you. Unfortunately, on me it looks much more reddish & I hate that. But I am loving colorbar lippies. They're amazing for the price.

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