Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick ‘Shy Cherry’ Review, Swatches & LOTD

I am shy in getting myself clicked, getting lots of attention and wearing bright lipsticks. When I saw Shy Cherry by Colorbar at their counter I got a bit scared as I thought it would just make me look like a clown. I kept looking at the other shades but the SA kept insisting me “Mam this shade would suit you a lot”. I was not sure how it would look on me (I hate using testers. Ewww!). Finally I bought it with the hope that it would suit me. Today I am going to share my experience with Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick in Shy Cherry.
Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick ‘Shy Cherry’ Review, Swatches & LOTD

Price: 250 INR

Net wt: 4.2g

Available at: Colorbar counters, online shopping websites.

Colorbar says-
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.

MBT says-
Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick comes in a silver casing with a transparent lid. The lid seems quite fragile and I feel it will break if it is accidently dropped. It snaps shut with a satisfactory click and can be easily carried around in a makeup bag. There is a color representation at the bottom of the lipstick that allows identifying the shade easily in case you hoard many from this range. The shade name and number are mentioned at the bottom of the lipstick. The scent of the lipstick is quite mild and pleasant and won’t bother people with sensitive noses.

The texture of the lipstick is soft, creamy and smooth (though not buttery smooth!). It applies and glides across the lips effortlessly. I prefer using it on its own rather than applying a lip liner first. With a firm grip, it glides evenly onto my lips without smudging, bleeding or feathering. The lipstick doesn’t feel greasy or waxy on my lips. It is neither moisturizing nor very dry. I do feel the need to apply a lip balm underneath it. If you have extremely dry lips, make sure to exfoliate your lips well as the lipstick has the tendency to highlight dry spots on the lips. My lips feel soft and hydrated after application. The lipstick provides a matte and smooth finish without highlighting the creases that happens with most of the matte lipsticks. I feel it makes my lips look flat yet attractive. It doesn’t settle into fine lines of the lips.

The pigmentation is superb and gives true deep color in a single coat. The lipstick provides full coverage and is a good bet for those who have heavy pigmented lips. The staying power is good and the color does not fade for a good 6-7 hours with eating or drinking. After that it starts fading leaving a strong tint behind. It doesn’t transfer easily onto the cups or mugs. Although it is a highly pigmented lipstick, it can be easily removed using a good lip remover. It does not stain or dry out my lips.

'Shy Cherry' is a warm cherry red color with a matte finish. It looks pretty when blotted and reapplied for a vibrant yet feminine look. Although it is bright shade, it isn't too dramatic and can be worn at any time of the day. You can always wear it in evening parties by topping it up with a gloss for a bold look. I tone down the rest of makeup whenever I wear this shade. It is not a statement red as it is more geared towards warm red. If you are not fond of bold red lipsticks but want to try muted reds then it is the best bet for you. It would look flattering on all skin tones.

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Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick ‘Shy Cherry’ Review, Swatches & LOTD

Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick ‘Shy Cherry’ Review, Swatches & LOTD

Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick ‘Shy Cherry’ Review, Swatches & LOTD

Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick ‘Shy Cherry’ Review, Swatches & LOTD

Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick ‘Shy Cherry’ Review, Swatches & LOTD

It looks more reddish pink on my lips!

PROS:
Travel friendly and easy to locate packaging.
Soft, smooth and creamy texture.
Glides on smoothly.
Richly pigmented.
Good staying power.
Does not wear off completely.
Does not smudge or bleed.
Wide range of shades available.
Reasonably priced.
Easily available.

CONS:
It might accentuate your dry patches if you have extremely dry lips. Make sure to apply a lip balm underneath it.
Fragile lid.

Overall Thoughts:
Colorbar Velvet Matte lipstick has got soft, smooth and creamy texture. It glides effortlessly and evenly across the lips without being patchy. It gives true color in a single swipe with a beautiful matte finish. It stays put on my lips for a good 6-7 hours with eating and drinking. Although it is not a drying lipstick but if you have extremely dry lips make sure to exfoliate your lips and apply a good lip balm. Shy Red is a beautiful warm cherry red color with a matte finish. It would look flattering on all skin tones. I shall definitely recommend it to everyone.

Rating: 4/5

Have you tried Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick? Which is your favorite shade? Share in the comments section below!



Stay pretty!
Megha

44 comments:

  1. Gorgeous lip colour and of course it suits you!) Looking beautiful(i think) and such an awesome colour at just 250-i want it!!! Awesome review dear:)

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    1. Yay! U r the first one to comment Bush :D

      It would look pretty on u too. Yeah its reasonably priced.

      Thank u so much Querida!

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  2. Very pretty color and the lip swatch:)
    I have 8 of these, worth the money.:)

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    1. Thanx Nieshu!
      8 :O I think u should start sharing things :P

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  3. nice shade... I have 6 of these... I would not mind sharing as I have hardly used them :-D

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    1. Thats so sweet of u Shikha :* I have only 5 from this range ;)

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  4. OMG such a bold shade looking nice on you Megha :)

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  5. I would need to try this one dear, I have had always loved the feel of matte, weather it's a sunscreen or a lipstick or any thing else :D Thanks for the review buddy !

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    1. Yeah this range is affordable n has wide range of shades.

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  6. Very Pretty Shade! I love the velvet Matte range....

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  7. Great shade and it does suit you megha :) your right the testers are just disgusting to use :s

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    1. Thanx Jeeshan! They look horrible :X

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  8. nice shade...
    and looks great on u :)

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  9. Very pretty shade megha..I have 4 colourbar lippies...beautiful lip swatch...

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    1. They are of good quality. Thanx so much Teji :)

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  10. Love the shade on u Megha :)

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  11. OMG these are so good & i hold non of these.. :( definitely getting in nxt purchase :D lovely lip swatch, looks pretty on you :)

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    1. Awwwu u should try these....They do have few awesome shades!
      Thanx so much Vipra!

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  12. Such an amazing shade!!!! I waaaaant!!!! Do you know any Indian shopping website that ships abroad?

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    1. Hi Anuradha I could only see drugneed.com that ships internationally but havent tried or read reviews about it. U can always ask ur frns in India to deliver them for u :)

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  13. Nice review and lipstick looks very nice, not so shy :)
    By the way, I also hate testers :D difficult to explain why :D

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    1. Thanx Egle! Yeah the shade is not at all shy :)
      Ewww all testers are out of shape n horrible :X

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  14. I so loved the shade but never tried Colorbar lipsticks..
    May be will start with them now.. :)
    Nice picturess.

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    1. Hey u should definitely try this range. Its really of good quality.
      Thanx!

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  15. Lovely pictures Megha . The color is amazingly attractive .

    Travel India

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  16. Excellent review. Very pretty shade.

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  17. I never saw any other review of this shade... i like the color.. nice review :)

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    1. Thanx Natasha! Yeah its a pretty shade :)

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  18. Looks very pretty on your lips Megha..I want to buy all the shades..these are must have na..?

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    1. Yeah Prachi this range has really pretty shades. Do get few from this range.

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  19. Beautiful Shade Megha and that too at 250RS , its totally amazing! Definitely a must have!

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    1. Yeah this range has really fab n chic shades :)

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