Colorbar Lip Liner in True Red : Review & Swatch

by mehak on March 23, 2012

in colorbar, Lip Liners, Lip Products, Reviews

Colorbar waterproof lip liner- TRUE RED 008

Guest Review by Ashwini

As a teenager I had vowed that I would never wear red except may be for my wedding so I bought my first red lipstick during my wedding. Since then however,  im addicted to red, not just lip colour but everything. Wearing red is a cheat method to look glam (I read this in cosmo and I am just going to blindly believe that). Before you think I hoard red lipsticks, I will tell you that I have a basic red lip liner, lipstick and a gloss. I have tested so many and bought only what suited me. For a red lipstick, lip liner is a must since achieving a defined look is necessary  as its such an attention grabbing colour that even your guy will notice if the lip colour is smeared out of line (Seriously- even those blind bats will notice!) Today im gonna review the only red lip liner I own(I dont need any other since this is the truest red)

Colorbar Claims:  Give your lips a fuller, healthier look with our Waterproof Lip Liner. Waterproof and long-lasting, it keeps the lipstick in place without smudging it. Smooth and soft to apply in a single stroke, this retractable Waterproof Lip Liner enhances the lips while keeping them nourished and moisturised with Vitamin E and C. Perfect with any lipstick or lip gloss, the Retractable Waterproof Lip Liner is available in 10 gorgeous shades.

Shade : Colorbar True Red lip liner is a warm toned red with orange undertones. Its neither too bright nor too dark, I would say medium red, goes with all my red lipsticks and gloss. Earlier I had posted a review about the Maybelline Cranberry Cocktail  Lip Gloss  and this is the liner I use for that. im medium complexion with orange undertones and this red compliments me so well that I would wear it a lip colour too. Its universally flattering colour IMO.

Texture : creamy, good that it comes in a retractable pencil or else so much of the product would have been wasted.

The good points:

  1. Retractable pencils are always favoured by me, no hassle of sharpening and travel friendly.
  2. Creamy texture makes it super easy to use, no tugging and easy lining.
  3. Colour is such that it would work with most red lip colours. It can also be used as a lip colour to give that matte red lips.
  4. Intensely  pigmented. I own another lighter shade which has good pigmentation but lesser staying power.
  5. Doesn’t dry my lips. It sets to matte finish though. if used as a lip colour, it accentuates lines so a gloss over it is a must.
  6. Smudge proof.

The bad points:

  1. So creamy that it will finish up early.(that’s the only con I could find)


Rating : A

Price : rs.275 for 0.35g

Final recommendation : colorbar products  never fail to deliver their claims and this lip liner in true red  is a fine example for that. If you are buying a red lipstick for the first time or you already own quite a few and are looking for a liner, give this a try, its a good value for money considering the quality. The lasting power may differ between different shades of the lip liner, but this is one of the longer lasting shades from Colorbar.

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{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }

tanveer March 23, 2012 at 11:08 pm

It looks nice… I’ve been looking for a cool toned red lip liner, so I’m gonna skip this one.. But it looks very creamy & nice :D


ashwini March 24, 2012 at 8:08 am

thanks tanveer…yes,its creamy but long lasting


Manya March 23, 2012 at 11:25 pm

Looks great, i am going to check this out soon!


ashwini March 24, 2012 at 8:09 am

yes,the quality is good so even if you dont buy this colour,you might like others too


Sukanya March 23, 2012 at 11:46 pm

Loved it !!! thnx for sharing….I will get it asap :)


ashwini March 24, 2012 at 8:10 am

you are welcome….try it and buy,let me know how you liked it.


varshini March 23, 2012 at 11:58 pm

awesome…red… i am hunting for red lippies and liners these days… am sureshot buying this :D
You have lovely lips ashwini :)


ashwini March 24, 2012 at 8:12 am

thanks varshini….red is a must have lip colour….i hope you enjoy using this.


Pooja@IBC March 23, 2012 at 11:58 pm

I like Colorbar lip liners really nice & creamy and good lasting power, though this isn’t true red as the name claims would only suit more tomato red lippies, wont go with cool red lippies like Ruby woo /Russian red..


ashwini March 24, 2012 at 8:14 am

you are right pooja though i dont have those mac lipsticks yet


Karishma March 24, 2012 at 12:12 am

Who needs a lipstick when you’ve got lip liners like this.. :) Great review :D


ashwini March 24, 2012 at 8:14 am

yeah,just a gloss over it is enough.


Sophia March 24, 2012 at 12:13 am

hey ur review couldn’t hav come @ a better time…only 2day I was checking out stuff for a friend who’s wedding is soon approaching…n im thinking of picking a nude/pink one 4 myself coz i already hav a red liner from revlon:-)


ashwini March 24, 2012 at 8:16 am

yeah,i have used nude pink previously which i loved so much and later i bought red one.


Deeptima March 24, 2012 at 12:15 am

the shade is really pretty <3


Sophia March 24, 2012 at 12:24 am

mehak did u c the latest cosmo magazine????im soooo happy dat u r featured in der:-) our very own internet beauty specialist he he:-)


ashwini March 24, 2012 at 8:26 am

i must buy cosmo…ASAP..!


Peachesandblush March 24, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Hi Sophia!!!! I did i did!!! So excited :)


prerna March 24, 2012 at 8:19 pm

oh dats awesome!congrats :D


Tanmayee March 24, 2012 at 12:39 am

I love reds ……it looks great on your lips :)


ashwini March 24, 2012 at 8:17 am

red is my new love,previosly red was a serious no-no….thanks :)


Chris March 24, 2012 at 4:42 am

This looks sooo stunning! I know it would look amazing with Revlon Certainly Red.


ashwini March 24, 2012 at 8:19 am

hmm..i dont ahve that revlon lippie but will check that out,thanks for the suggestion.


Lancy March 24, 2012 at 8:45 am

Nice Review Ashwini.. A very soft creamy red shade! :)


Sangeeta March 24, 2012 at 8:55 am

Sounds damn good. Should give it a try.


Pari March 24, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Nice… your lips are so hawwwt


ashwini March 25, 2012 at 9:30 am

thank you all :)


Xuvious March 25, 2012 at 11:54 am

Looks really pretty! And it doesn’t look like the drying type either. :)


ashwini March 26, 2012 at 8:55 am

its not as drying as others but surely a matte lipcolour,since my lips are not dry/chapped,it appears like that


Jyoti March 25, 2012 at 7:18 pm

looks really nice. :D will chk it out for sure. ;0


pavani reddy March 27, 2012 at 11:13 am

this is total beauty…..loving the red shade….


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