Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick Addictive Magenta Review

by mehak on April 6, 2012

in Blush, colorbar, Face Products, Lip Products, Lipsticks, Reviews

Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick in Addictive Magenta

When i was a chubby little curious kid, i loved to find things that could be used for other than their main purpose. For example, i remember stringing together uncooked macaroni thinking it made the most stylish bracelet in the world  (Listen okay, we didnt have Hannah Montana then telling us what was stylish or not) .I made holes in my sweater near my wrist, so i could take my thumb out and it could double up as a glove (Oh my mom used to go MAD when she saw those holes!!!). Once, i even used a pizza cutter as a hairbrush (OUCH- i was 2, i didnt know what the hell it was, it looked like a brush to my 2 year old brain-im just happy i didnt do much damage with it). Till today though, when i find ways to use products in other than their main ways, i get a little Ýippeee” feeling inside just like i got when i realised that Colorbar Addictive Magenta lipstick is actually , my FAVOURITE pink blush ever. LIKE EVER !!!!

Colorbar Addictive Magenta is like this bright fuschia pink (What my grannie calls -Rani Pink which always gives me this imageof wearing rani pink lipstick with  a patiala salwar doing gidda in punjab ke khet!!), with a bit of a purple undertone to it. Its not the kind of color you can just throw on for office (unless you work at Vogue, where people appreciate such things), but more like the kind of color you keep in your stash when you want to make a statement. Honestly, i somehow dont love the color on me.There are very few bright pinks that look good on me, and this one has this purpley undertone somehow that i feel somehow looks a bit too loud and might be suited for cooler skintones. Hence when i got this  , i was a bit let down- till one day in a hurry i wanted pink flushed cheeks and i just swiped it across the apples of it and smudged it in a hurry. The result- the PRETTIEST pink flush ever. Im talking- “Im a dainty little girl who blushes at every bad word” kind of flush, like that soft candelit- “walking down a rose garden with your boyfriend”kind of flush. I love it!!! I cannot think of a blush that is this pretty on me honestly !!!!! I think what makes this so perfect is also the fact that this is creamier than other Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipsticks i have tried, so it glides easily.

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!  

Wearing Addictive Magenta on my cheeks as a blush and Mac Mehr on my lips

Wearing addictive magenta on my cheeks as a blush and Mac Mehr on my lips

For other Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipsticks click the links below

Recommendation: A-

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

Price: Rs 225/-

Recommendation: Colorbar Addictive Magenta is a fuschia pink with a subtle purple undertone. I dont love the color on me as a lipstick but as a blush this is freaking awesome stuff !!!! It gives the prettiest, pink flush ever… I can repurchase it ten times just for that alone!

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{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

sristi April 6, 2012 at 9:02 pm

Awesome!! Looks so pretty on you! Have to check it out!

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Bee April 6, 2012 at 9:10 pm

even I love multi-purpose products.. hehehe
it really does look lovely as a blush… and I guess ure the only person I saw who rocks Mehr… it made me look corpsy :(

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Kejal April 6, 2012 at 9:11 pm

That is one pretty blush!!!

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prerna April 6, 2012 at 9:18 pm

hahhaha..holes in the sweater..LOL..of course mom would get mad at that!..

and this looks so prettyyyyyy as a blush..how long does it last dat way?..does it make the cheeks dry?..and as a lipstick do these accentuate the lines on the lips?

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mehak April 6, 2012 at 9:28 pm

No it makes the cheeks all dewyyyyy!!! Purrty blush! Nah they dont, atleats not for me!

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prerna April 6, 2012 at 9:44 pm

nice..cheap dewwy blush ..wat else do i want :p…can u suggest some nice peachish pink color from among these..? based on ur reco i think im gna pick up one of these as a blush only!..do they last long?

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mehak April 6, 2012 at 10:14 pm

Haha no thats the only issue. On the lips they last forver but on the cheeks 3 ghante se zyada nahi milega. Itne paise me itna-ich milega :p ….peachy pink…hmm..dekhna padega..there is cremc cup but thats too nude types..will research n tell you..

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prerna April 6, 2012 at 11:07 pm

hahah..itne paise mai ek ghanta bhi chalega :p..nyx cream blush also barely lasts on me..:(
thanks!

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janisj. April 6, 2012 at 9:35 pm

OMG this might be the cheapest & prettiest cream blush ever!!!
and even i love the color and the name – rani pink…such a cute name!!!

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shruti April 6, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Awww you look tired. I like the lipstick though.

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mehak April 6, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Brides dont sleep. They dream about their lehengas and their outfits and thier jewellery and the functions and the million other things :p . You should know that!!!

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shruti April 6, 2012 at 11:23 pm

Of course. I was a bride just a month ago myself.

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mehak April 6, 2012 at 11:26 pm

how did it go? Wht did u wear? pictures?

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mehak April 6, 2012 at 11:26 pm

And i know that, tabhi toh bola !

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Sophia April 6, 2012 at 10:07 pm

mehakkkk….ur rockin dat magenta….cant take my eyes off dat pic:-) even im not comfy with such deep shades on my lips-u gave me the most splendid idea ever…like EVER!!!!

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mehak April 6, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Seriously soph..just go and put all yr bright lipsticks on yr cheeks !!!

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Manu April 6, 2012 at 10:16 pm

Haha, holes in the sweater! Reminds of when I had to slash a tee my dad got because it had two girls kissing on it. I mean how did he miss it? I slashed it and made it one of those Adam Saaks inspired ripped tees :)

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mehak April 7, 2012 at 1:11 am

Ooh nice…hahahah girls kissing on it. Dads r like tht only!

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Parul April 6, 2012 at 10:17 pm

I loved reading the intros of ur posts…n really I can imagine a chubby little kid making macaroni bracelets so funny…I am not into these jhakas pink shade but it really luks wonderful as a blush..kudos to you for giving us this great idea

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M April 6, 2012 at 10:20 pm

Haha I’ve tried using lipstick as blush too and I recently broke a Lakme lipstick in the process. And I must say – that lip colour looks SO good !
By the way, I’ve sent a mail to your guest writer id…do check it out !

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mehak April 6, 2012 at 10:42 pm

Got it Marian!!! Give me a bit. Im PACKED with writers at the moment!

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M April 7, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Okie !

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Sangeeta April 6, 2012 at 10:30 pm

Looks very pretty as a blush.

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Tanmayee April 6, 2012 at 10:36 pm

your skin is sexy ………..the color looks lovely on ur chiseled face :)

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Rima April 6, 2012 at 11:00 pm

hahaha!!thats one good use you have made of this color.. :) the soon to be bride seems to be glowing more with every post!! :)

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Sukanya April 6, 2012 at 11:03 pm

that’s wat my granny would said..”rani color” perfect for weddings

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Zee Bee April 7, 2012 at 11:21 am

Using dark lipsticks as blush… i have been doing that forever ! I had not a single standalone blush uptill recently because i use to not wear blush everyday… u know special occasions only. However, on a foundation layer lipstick will give 4-5 hours of wear as blush and its fantastic way to match the blush with lipstick ! NYX blush doesn’t last more than 3 hours on me even on foundation .Nowadays i wear blush everyday and most of the time its lipsticks doubling up !

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ashie April 7, 2012 at 12:47 pm

this looks soo pretty on u! u should try the little gloss at the end of the lipstick tube as a cream blush..its a little lighter than the shade in the bullet so it comes off very pretty on the skin :)

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