Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick Bare Review

by mehak on February 18, 2012

in colorbar, Lip Products, Lipsticks, Reviews

                          Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick Review -Bare

Can we just take a moment to salute all those nude lipsticks that look good on medium to dusky skin? Mac Hug Me , take a bow at the podium . Nyx Frappucino -if you can get yourself to the podium without melting your butt off, take a bow too! .Colorbar Velvet Matte Bare – go straight to the top and bow down as hard as you can because you , my chubby little friend are really really fab!

Colorbar Bare Lipstick: The color 

Bare by Colorbar is a nude  (i like saying it like this :Noooooood-dah) with a peachy undertone. Its not a true peach-nude, because there is definitely a subtle hint of rosey pink when this lipstick is applied to the lips, but for the most part this is one of those lovely colors that look like the color of  toffee to me  : Warm rosey brown! The reason i love this lipstick so much is because how great it looks on everyone- if you are dusky then bare is that perfect nude lipstick for you that wont wash you out, and if you are lighter then this is a lovely rosey sort of everyday natural color. If it were upto me i would go an distribute this to all indian girls : Here a bare, there a bare, everywhere a bare bare!

Colorbar lipsticks in General
Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipsticks are some of the best budget matte lipsticks around. They are pigmented, decently creamy for a matt lipstick and have a very very long staying power.  They might not have the glide and slip of high end lipsticks, but they have a good texture that doesnt give problem on application.They easily last about 8 hours on me even with eating, and they leave a nice tint on your lips even as they fade. Given that these are matte lipsticks, they perform really well on the moisture front too. While i wouldn’t call these moisturizing, they are definitely not drying either- which is something that matte lipsticks generally have a problem with. I don’t particularly love the slightly cheap looking packaging, but given how affordable these are they are definitely bang for your buck material!                                

Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick Bare Swatch

Click on link for other Colorbar Velvet Matte lipstick swatches 

Overall Review: A-

Product:4 /5,Pigmentation : 4.5/5, Texture: 3.5/5, Lasting Power:4.5/5 , Packaging &Value: 3/5

Price: Rs 225/-

Recommendation: I love Colorbar Velvet Matte Bare ! A pretty rosey, peachy brown-Totally totally recommended to darker girls in the search of a nude lipstick and to lighter girls in search of an ‘au-natural’ shade. “Bare” with me for the pun but everyone needs a bare, it costs ‘bare’ly anything too!

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{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

Sukanya February 18, 2012 at 3:15 pm

as u definitely looks awesm to medium skin tones..:)


Kritika February 18, 2012 at 3:30 pm

I’ve been dying to get this since Cynthia reviewed it and now even more ! My only worry is that it will wash me out like Frappicino does. I want Frappicino to stop doing that to me. But it won’t. How do lopcolors havw the power to make one so sad . Lol.

I guess I should get bare and see how it works ? Should I Mehak ? How would you compare it to Frappicino in terms of color ?


mehak February 18, 2012 at 4:29 pm

If Frappucino washes you out, you should go for Bare!!!
Bare wont wash you out, atleast i dont think it will..Frapp is more like light peachy, this is more pinky- brown kind of….


Shreya February 18, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Thank you for the post i’d definitely go for it now.


Vanity February 18, 2012 at 4:15 pm

here a bare, there a bare! its my perfect nude and saits proudly on the top shelf of my drawer. these colorbar lippies are such gr8 value for money na.

@kritika you should def check this out…it cant wash anyone out !


Manu February 18, 2012 at 4:46 pm

It looks bright pink on me. I so wanted it to be a nude..:( Everything from colorbar matte looks pink on me. I love the staying power but they just don’t have nudes or corals/oranges that don’t look pink on me. It’s so strange! Even with lip liner..still pink. Will just have to get pinks and reds from this range.


mehak February 18, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Wha? This looks bright pinkkk????


Manu February 18, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Yes, I tried Bare and Blushing Brunette on my lips and BB is only just a tad brighter than Bare. Even Over the top looks very, very pink on me…barely any peachy or coral tones to it when on the lips. This never happens with other brand frustrating because I just adore the amazing staying power.


mehak February 18, 2012 at 5:50 pm

That sux :( I love these so much!!!!! I really think these are some of the best budget ones around…


mehak February 18, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Have you tried Lakme Lip Love Aphrodite Blush btw? If u want a neutral nudish MLBB type ..thats my ultimate!


Manu February 18, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Will do. Thanks! :)


M November 23, 2012 at 1:47 pm

it’s true mehak…this looks pink on me too. a flattering pink, though


Chris February 18, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Damn. Damn it! We don’t get Colorbar here. *cries in frustration*

But it looks good on you, Mehak. :)


Sophia February 18, 2012 at 5:13 pm

this is my first colorbar lippie and the only lip product i’ve finished, that too within a year….i think this looks best on nc25-40 skin tones….


Prachi February 18, 2012 at 6:49 pm

This looks perfect for being my MLBB…getting it tomorrow..


Pooja@IBC February 18, 2012 at 7:10 pm

clap clap clap- kudos to Bare, really pretty nude!


sahar awan February 18, 2012 at 7:51 pm

it is a lovely shade


Divineblush February 19, 2012 at 7:25 am

Nice shade.. I am going to get this.. ^..^


ashwini February 19, 2012 at 7:48 am

nice colour,quite MLBB,i have this and i totally agree with you mehak,it suits medium skin tones too…


Anu February 19, 2012 at 9:31 am

Nice review! How would you compare it to my mahogany ?


Gauri February 19, 2012 at 1:32 pm

The shade looks beautiful on you Mehak!!! Great review…


kannu February 19, 2012 at 9:14 pm

I have this shade and totally love it :) perfect for routine wear !


kannu February 19, 2012 at 9:15 pm

Also I like colorbar velvet matt lipstick for routine wear ..


Kejal February 20, 2012 at 8:52 am

lovely want a good nude lippie..will chk this.


Richa March 2, 2014 at 8:24 pm

I love this lip shade. I’m not too excited about the brownish stain that it leaves behind though.


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