Colorbar Full finish long wear lipstick '04 En Vogue' Review, Swatch and FOTD
Hows the weekend going?
Today I’m reviewing Colorbar full finish long wear lipstick in shade #04 ‘En Vogue’. This shade is a nude pink that looks almost MLBB on me and gives a nice natural look to the lips. It will suit fair to medium complexions beautifully especially people with cool skin tones. Duskier complexions might find it a tad light for their skin tone.
Price : Rs 550 (picked up from New Beauty Centre, Khar at 20% off for Rs 440 )
What the website says : The Colorbar Full Finish Long Wear Lipstick has a special matte formula that makes it easy to apply. Sets within seconds of application and makes your lips look fuller. Its waterproof formulation makes it last for up to 8 hours. Enriched with vitamin E, the Full Finish Long Wear Lipstick is smooth, creamy and gives excellent color without drying or cracking the lips also acting as a natural antioxidant against skin ageing. Available in 11 shades, the Full Finish Long Wear Lipstick is perfectly complimented with a Colorbar lip liner.
View the available shades on Colorbar website HERE .
Packaging : It comes in a long silver cylindrical casing with the Colorbar USA logo on the body and a sticker with the shade and name on one end. Inside, the lipstick is housed in a grey plastic tube. The silver travel-friendly packaging is sleek, sturdy and attractive, the cap shuts with a click ensuring that the lipstick is tightly shut.
Texture, Moisturization and Pigmentation : The texture is quite soft and smooth and yet not too buttery. It glides comfortably on the lips. The lipstick is opaque and full coverage and pigmentation builds up in 3-4 swipes. Since it is a long wear lipstick, it is a little drying. I experienced a slight stretchy and dry feeling on my lips few minutes application but it was not uncomfortable. On initial application, the lipstick looks satin finish on the lips but settles into a matte finish within a few minutes.
Staying Power : The most impressive part was the staying power. I applied the lipstick without a lip liner or balm underneath and it lasted me for 5-6 hours though post 4 hours that color was very light. I had 2 meals and plenty of fluids in between but the lipcolor remained…it just lightened a little with time and meals.The shade being reviewed is very nude pink thus it was not much visible after 5 hours but I could feel its still there.
Shade selection : Available in 11 shades. View the shades on Colorbar website HERE . The swatches are not accurate at all..’En Vogue’ is shown as a reddish brown shade while it is a nude pink shade.
Freshly applied –
This is the lipstick 4 hours after application including 2 meals and lots of fluids.
The GOOD about Colorbar full finish long wear lipstick –
1. Sleek, attractive and sturdy silver packaging- travel friendly.
2. Smooth, soft texture- lipstick glides easily on lips.
3. Good pigmentation. Single swipe gives opaque coverage and 3-4 swipes give intense shade.
4. Satin finish that settles into matte finish after few minutes of application.
5. Long lasting with only slight drying effect on lips. Lasts upto 5 hours including meals.
6. Does not smudge or feather though I’m not sure about the darker shades.
The NOT-SO-GOOD about Colorbar full finish long wear lipstick –
1. Price is on the higher. Other Colorbar lipsticks are all in Rs 220-350 range.
2. People with dry lips might find it drying and uncomfortable on the lips.
Final Verdict : It is long stay lipstick with smooth, soft texture and lasting power of 5+ hours with meals in between. Packaging is sturdy, attactive and travel friendly. Pigmentation is good and the lipstick settles into a matte finish within few minutes of application. Fades evenly as time passes. It is a little drying but not uncomfortable though people with dry lips might not like it. Pricey as compared to the prices of other Colorbar lipsticks.
Will I repurchase ? Yes but in a different shade.
Rating : 4.5/5 (for reasons listed above)
This is how it looks on me –
This lipstick is actually my Mum’s. I was having a look at her collection and I liked this one so much that I’m borrowing it from her :D. Look what else I found ..
That’s her lipstick collection. There are more lying around in her purses 😀
This is my first good experience with a long stay lipstick. Do you wear long stay lipsticks? Which are your favorite long stay lipsticks? Let me know your comments by replying below.
Posted on May 14, 2011, in Colorbar, Lips, Makeup Fun, Product Reviews and tagged colorbar lipstick en vogue review, colorbar long wear lipstick review, nude pink lipstick colorbar, nude pink lipstick for fair medium skin tone. Bookmark the permalink. 29 Comments.