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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.