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:
- Retractable pencils are always favoured by me, no hassle of sharpening and travel friendly.
- Creamy texture makes it super easy to use, no tugging and easy lining.
- 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.
- Intensely pigmented. I own another lighter shade which has good pigmentation but lesser staying power.
- 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.
- Smudge proof.
The bad points:
- 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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