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Chambor Truly Lasting lipstick : Review , Swatches and FOTDs

Hi everyone!

Today I am reviewing one of my favorite lipsticks- Chambor Truly Lasting lipstick

Chambor truly lasting lipstick

Price : Rs 525 or 550

Quantity : 1.9 g ( on an average lipsticks  are in the range 3.7-4.5 g )

What the Chambor website says :

Chambor Truly lasting Lipsticks have a long-wearing formula with shea butter sunscreen and vitamins A & E that pamper and comfort while creating maximum color impact and helps lips look smooth and even. It is delicately fragranced with a fresh scent and packaged in a striking, sophisticated case which is quite chic.

So steal the show with Chambor Truly Lasting Lipsticks…
For colour that lasts and lasts and lasts…
and for lips that surprise you, every time!!

A Stylish Extra Long Lipstick which moisturizes, conditions & protects lips.
Ingredients:

  • Shea Butter (Nourishes the lips. Good for dehydrated and dry lips).
  • Vitamin A (Hydration).
  • Vitamin – E (Anti – Ageing).
  • SPF – 15.

Features:

  • It has a rich creamy shiny texture & gives a glossy finish.
  • Water Resistant : Long Lasting Effect.
  • Triple Action Formula.
  • Regular use o makes the Lips Soft & Healthy.
  • No Animal Ingredients.
  • Non – Comodogenic. “

Packaging : Chambor Truly lasting lipstick comes in a long thin navy blue casing with a thin silver metal band in the centre , shade name at one end and the trademark Chambor rose at the other end. The casing is thickest in the centre and tapers off towards the ends. Inside, the lipstick is housed in a thin silver casing.

I find the packaging very chic and different from normal lipsticks the only drawback being that the only way to distinguish between shades is to read the labels. I own 3 lipsticks from this range #911 Truly Nutty, #916 Truly terracotta,  #924 Truly Brownsugar.

Chambor truly lasting lipstick

Chambor truly lasting lipstick- size comparison with Revlon Colorburst

Chambor truly lasting lipstick

Texture: The texture is very soft and creamy (though not as creamy as newly launched Chambor Silk Touch lipsticks. Read review HERE ). They glide on lips like lip butter and give a moisturized feel and look to the lips. As the info from the website says- it contains shea butter which is responsible for the nourishing effect of these lipsticks.

Pigmentation : They are very pigmented and give full coverage which is buildable. Because of their smooth texture, they can be sheered out with lip balm to give only a tint.

Finish : They have neither matte nor shimmery. They give a glossy moisturized look to the lips which is typical of creamy moisturizing lipsticks.

Ingredients : They don’t come with an outer carton unlike the Silk touch range which has a complete list of ingredients on the outer carton. The website only gives a partial list of ingredients.

Staying Power: The name itself says truly lasting and the website also claims long wearing. I have found their staying power 4-5 hours with mild eating and drinking. However, since they are creamy, they tend to transfer to cups/glasses.  When they fade, they leave an even tint on the lips and don’t settle into fine lines after a long time.

Scent: The scent of these lipsticks reminds me of freshly baked cookies. It is not an overpowering scent but its not very mild either. People who like their lipsticks  unscented might not like it.

Shade Selection: They have wide shade selection of 21 shades covering browns, pinks, corals, mauves and darker shades too (from website).

The GOOD about Chambor ‘Truly Lasting  Lipsticks’

  • Very moisturizing, Gives smooth, healthy gloss to lips on application
  • Super soft, smooth creamy texture , glide easily on lips
  • Good pigmentation with buildable coverage
  • Stays put for 4-5 hours even after mild eating/drinking
  • Contains shea butter, Vitamin A,E
  • SPF 15
  • Fades evenly leaving tint on lips
  • Does not settle in creases,fine lines
  • Does not bleed or feather
  • Feels light on lips, comfortable to wear
  • Non-comodogenic, water resistant
  • Contains no animal ingredients, not tested on animals

The NOT-SO-GOOD about Chambor ‘Truly Lasting Lipsticks’

  • Quantity is too less..1.9 g is half of the average quantity of lipsticks (3.7-4.5 g)
  • Cannot tell the shade of the lipstick from the container as their is no color sticker or glass top on the cap
  • Pricey for such less quantity
  • Incomplete list of ingredients

Lipsticks I own from Truly Lasting range :

#911 Truly Terracotta, #911 Truly Nutty and  #924 Truly Brownsugar.

L-R: Terracotta, Nutty, Brownsugar

Swatches:

Without flash :L-R: Terracotta, Nutty, Brownsugar (single swipe on left and double swipe right)

With flash L-R: Terracotta, Nutty, Brownsugar (single swipe on left, double swipe on right )


About #911 Truly Terracotta

It is a red-brown shade that worn sheerly gives a very pretty tint to the lips. This shade always brightens up my face even when worn without foundation/eye makeup.

Truly Terracotta (sheer)

Truly Terracotta: full coverage

About #916 Truly Nutty

Its a deep mauve with earthy pink undertones. Worn sheerly its doesn’t show a lot since my lips have mauve undertones.  I think it would work very well with Indian skin tones because of the earthy pink undertone. I find this shade very different from the regular pinks ,nudes and browns.

Truly Nutty

Truly Nutty

About #924 Truly Brownsugar

It is a pure medium brown shade with no pink ,red or mauve undertone that looks too dark on me when worn with full coverage but is great for mixing lipsticks. I always reach for it when I want to tone down a lipstick/gloss with a brown undertone to suit my complexion. Looks especially good when you are wearing heavy/colorful  eyemakeup and don’t want to go completely nude on the lips and pink/mauve is not matching with the eyemakeup.

Truly Brownsugar (sheer)

Truly Brownsugar

Final Verdict:  It combines great pigmentation, decent lasting power and wide shade selection with Chambor’s speciality of creamy smooth textured lipsticks. Contains shea butter, Vit A, Vit E and SPF 15 that moisturizes, heals and protects lips. However, the quantity is too less for the price.

Will I repurchase it ? No. I liked them enough to buy 2 more shades after my initial purchase of #911 Truly Terracotta but now that Chambor has come up with Silk Touch range, I would buy those because of creamier texture and 4.5 g quantity for similar price.

Rating : 4/5

Products used for EYES :

products used for eyes

EOTD

EOTD

Products used for face :

Products used for face

Have you tried Chambor Truly lasting lipstick?  What is your favorite shade? Let me know your comments by replying below!

Henna Gold and Black eyemakeup using 'Colorbar' Warm palette

Hi everyone!

Here’s an eyemakeup look I put together using 2 shades from the Colorbar ‘Warm’ eyeshadow palette .

Henna gold and black eyemakeup using Colorbar 'warm' palette

Colorbar ‘Warm’ and ‘Cool’ eyeshadow palettes each have a combination of 5 unique warm/cool shimmery shades which can be used to create a multitude of looks. These palettes retail at Rs 499 each.

The ‘Warm‘ palette looks like this and the encircled shades are the ones I’ve used for this look :

Henna gold and Black eyemakeup look- Colorbar warm palette

The first encircled shade ‘humid‘ is a dull gold color with olive/henna undertones and I’ve applied it on inner half of the lid and inner half of lower lash line. The second encircled shade ‘mystery’ is shimmery grey/black shade which I have used on outer half of the lid, lower lash line  and on the crease.

Together these 2 shades create a smokey  evening wear look which would go very well with ethnic dresses. Winged eye liner, kajal and mascara complete the look.

Henna gold and black eyemakeup using Colorbar 'warm' palette

I tried a reddish brown lip color to go with this eyemakeup but it didn’t match so well.

What lipstick shade should be paired with this eyemakeup?

Have you tried Colorbar eyeshadow palettes? Let me know your suggestions by replying below.

Henna Gold and Black eyemakeup using ‘Colorbar’ Warm palette

Hi everyone!

Here’s an eyemakeup look I put together using 2 shades from the Colorbar ‘Warm’ eyeshadow palette .

Henna gold and black eyemakeup using Colorbar 'warm' palette

Colorbar ‘Warm’ and ‘Cool’ eyeshadow palettes each have a combination of 5 unique warm/cool shimmery shades which can be used to create a multitude of looks. These palettes retail at Rs 499 each.

The ‘Warm‘ palette looks like this and the encircled shades are the ones I’ve used for this look :

Henna gold and Black eyemakeup look- Colorbar warm palette

The first encircled shade ‘humid‘ is a dull gold color with olive/henna undertones and I’ve applied it on inner half of the lid and inner half of lower lash line. The second encircled shade ‘mystery’ is shimmery grey/black shade which I have used on outer half of the lid, lower lash line  and on the crease.

Together these 2 shades create a smokey  evening wear look which would go very well with ethnic dresses. Winged eye liner, kajal and mascara complete the look.

Henna gold and black eyemakeup using Colorbar 'warm' palette

I tried a reddish brown lip color to go with this eyemakeup but it didn’t match so well.

What lipstick shade should be paired with this eyemakeup?

Have you tried Colorbar eyeshadow palettes? Let me know your suggestions by replying below.

My pink lipsticks : Swatches + FOTDs

Pink is a color close to every woman’s heart.  When it comes to lipsticks, the shades and hues that this color comes in are endless! -baby pink,  bubble gum pink, coral pink, rosy pink, tea rose pink,  fuchsia pink, , ruby, carmine, magenta..the list goes on. While some of us like to stick to nude pinks, some like their pinks deep and daring like fuchsia and magenta. Whether you are 16 or 60, fair or dusky, at least one of pink’s many avatars will complement your skin tone and give that ‘glow’ to your face.

I was always apprehensive about wearing pink lipsticks and for a long time the only pink in my vanity case was Revlon Colorburst ‘Rosy Nude’ which is a universally flattering muted earthy pink.  Recently, I experimented with more shades of pinks and here is my collection-

My pink lipsticks :

My pink lipsticks :L-R: Maybelline Moisture Extreme 'Coral pink', Revlon Colorstay 'Satin Rosewood', Revlon Colorburst'Rosy Nude', Revlon super lustrous 'Grape Juice', Maybelline Colorsensational 'Extatic Coral'

 

L-R (without flash): Maybelline Moisture Extreme 'Coral pink', Revlon Colorstay 'Satin Rosewood', Revlon Colorburst'Rosy Nude', Revlon super lustrous 'Grape Juice'

L-R (with flash) : Maybelline Moisture Extreme 'Coral pink', Revlon Colorstay 'Satin Rosewood', Revlon Colorburst'Rosy Nude', Revlon super lustrous 'Grape Juice'

Maybelline Colorsensational 'Extatic Coral'

1) Maybelline Moisture extreme ‘ CB41 Coral Pink’

Maybelline moisture extreme 'Coral Pink'

Maybelline moisture extreme 'Coral Pink'

2) Revlon Colorstay ‘ #295 Satin Rosewood’

Revlon Colorstay 'Satin Rosewood'

Revlon Colorstay 'Satin Rosewood'

3) Revlon Colorburst ‘#65 Rosy Nude’

Revlon Colorburst 'Rosy Nude'

Revlon Colorburst 'Rosy Nude'

4) Revlon Super lustrous ‘#164 Grape Juice’ (frost )

Revlon Superlustrous 'Grape Juice'

Revlon super lustrous 'Grape Juice'

5) Maybelline Colorsensational ‘#427 Extatic Coral’

This was my first lipstick ever. It looked pretty in the store lights but its way too light for me. Will flatter fairer skin tones but definitely not for me.

Maybelline Colorsensational 'Extatic Coral'

 

Which lipstick did you like most? Which is your favorite pink lipstick? Let me know your comments by replying below!

FOTD using MAC Blue Brown pigment

Hi everyone!

Here’s a look I tried using MAC Blue Brown pigment for the first time.  Blue brown pigment is a duo chrome pigment from MAC with a reddish brown base and reflecting teal shimmer. I bought it as part of a 5 pigment set named ‘Smokey Thrillseekers‘ from the Tartan Tale collection.

It is the most interesting pigment of the set and it produces a beautiful dual reflection effect. It can be used with different bases to bring the different hues of this pigments- brown/nude to bring out the browns, black/blue to bring out the teal shimmer. I have used it with black base by smudging Revlon crayon pencil on the lids before applying the pigment.

MAC blue brown pigment FOTD

Products used for EYES :

1. BeYu eye base

2. Revlon crayon eye pencil ‘Black’

3. MAC Blue brown pigment

4. Maybelline chai latte quad (for dark brown -crease and highlight- brow bone shades)

5. VOV liquid eyeliner

6. Lotus herbals kajal

7.Maybelline Colossal volume mascara

8. BeYu concealer

9. Fluffy brush

Products used for eyes - MAC blue brown pigment FOTD

MAC Blue Brown pigment-

MAC blue brown pigment

MAC blue brown pigment- swatch

MAC blue brown pigment- swatch

MAC blue brown pigment eye makeup

Products used for face :

1. MAC studio fix liquid foundation NC40

2. Chambor silver shadow compact ‘RR2’ shade

3. Colorbar blushes- just earth(contouring), Peachy rose

4. Vega blush brush

5. The Body Shop sponge

Products used for face -MAC blue brown pigment FOTD

Products used for LIPS :

I mixed 2 lipsticks to get the peachy pink shade I wanted to go with the eyes- a nude brownish shade and a brownish pink shade.

1. Lotus herbals lip balm

2. Chambor lip liner ’03’

3. Chambor Silk touch lipstick ‘Silk Woods’

4. Revlon colorburst ‘Rosy Nude’

5. Maybelline watershine lip gloss ‘Beige sensation’

6. Vega lip filler brush

Products used for lips -MAC blue brown pigment FOTD

Final look :

MAC blue brown pigment FOTD

Have you used MAC Pigments? Which is your favorite pigment? Let me know your comments by replying below.