Lipsticks are like an obsession for every girl who enjoys make-up. A dash of your favorite lipstick is enough to brighten up you entire look. Pink lipsticks are one of those indispensable colours which is universally flattering if you choose rightly. So, today I will be reviewing one such much talked about pink lipstick by Colorbar in their velvet matte range by the name thrilling pink. It was an impulsive buy and I don’t really know why I was so desperate to lay my hands on a new lipstick from Colorbar and since I did not have a true pink in my collection, I wanted a pink in particular. But to know how well this impulsiveness fared for me,read on.
“For a rich lip color 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 Velvet Matte Lipstick can be further accentuated with lip gloss and lip liner.”
Price: Rs. 299 for 4.2g
The Colorbar Velvet Matte range of lipstick comes in a silver twist up round tube with a transparent plastic cap. The shade of the lipstick is indicated underneath the bullet in a fiber pot attached below the lipstick tube. the name of the brand is printed in bold black letters on the cap and the shade number and name written in a silver sticker below. The cap clicks shut and the overall packaging is sturdy enough and even the fiber cap which looks fragile but is quite tough in reality.
My impression of Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick:
This is my second lipstick from the range by Colorbar. The other one that I got was Obsessed Orange. I recently have developed a liking for lipsticks particularly corals and nudes. But for a change, i wanted a pink lipstick in my collection and I wanted a Colorbar lipstick. I tried swatches of a couple of them and zeroed on this since it looked quite wearable in the swatch. The lipstick is true pink with with blue undertones. The color would look flattering on anyone with fair and pinkish complexion. I have a mix feeling with this color. Sometime it looks flattering under the sunlight, but most of the time, it makes me look sickly. The smell is like that of vanilla and I have no issues with that. Coming to the texture of the lipstick; the lipstick is smooth for application and does not tug or pull while applying but settles in a matte finish with slight sheen that will last for a couple of hours and then completely dry out. The color pay-off of the lipstick is good and you can get opaque coverage in a couple of strokes. However, the lipstick can be quite drying for the lips and it leaves behind a stain that is rather patchy. Removing the stain is quite difficult as it settles in the lines of your lips. The lipstick survives light snacking but not a full course meal and transfers a lot which seems to be a common problem of the Velvet Matte range. The lipstick has a good lasting time and survives for 5-6 hours fading with time. Overall the lipstick is suitable for wearing to college and work occasionally if you are fair with pink undertones. Underneath are the swatches of the lipstick in natural light.
- pigmentation is good
- lasts long enough
- available easily
- budget product
- travel friendly
- classy packaging
- Stains your lips badly-hard to remove
- transfers a lot
- suitable for fair complexioned girls with pink undertones only
- Scent is like vanilla which can be a problem for many.
In conclusion it can be said that the lipstick is quite good but the price hike to Rs.299 is unreasonable since their is really no improvement in the performance. I am earnestly waiting for this tube to get over or break or just get lost somehow so I can have a excuse to replace it with a pink that will suit me 😛 . At the moment, I create an ombre effect using Maybelline Bold matte 02 and this lipstick so that it is wearable enough for me.
I would rate it 3.5/5.