Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick in Pretty Please

Guest Post by Sktribal

The Colorbar Velvet Matte lipstick range has finally gotten the popularity it deserves. Almost every Indian blogger is raving about its huge range of colours and long-wearing properties (Editors Note: Agree. I love this range, i love how long it lasts and how much variety there is but i have noticed somehow that the color changes with time with these lipstick. Wierd.). Ever since I started using lipsticks, I’ve been on the lookout for a lipstick that would stay on my lips for more than an hour. I’ve read reviews where people say that a particular lipstick lasted a good 3-4 hours on them but when I finally tried it for myself, it wouldn’t even last an hour. I have smooth lips that don’t chap much but I never thought that lipstick could just slip off of my lips. Anyhow, I kept looking and tried lipsticks but most of them disappointed me in terms of wear time. Later, I read reviews for this Colorbar range and everyone was saying that Velvet Matte Over the Top lasted 6-7 hours on them. I was a little hesitant because I didn’t want to buy yet another lipstick that wouldn’t wear well. But when I discovered a tiny beauty shop close to where I live that sold Colorbar stuff, I gave in and bought Over the Top and Bare and there’s been no looking back. Colorbar Pretty Please Velvet Matte Lipstick is the newest addition to my stash!

Pretty Please is a sort of orangey peach when swatched on my arm/hand. It looks much the same on the lips though in certain lights, it shows up just a tad more pink. Like a pinky peach with some orange in it. These lipsticks have a faint scent. Nothing too strong but if you do have a problem with lipstick scents then do sniff before you buy ;) Since there’ve been so many reviews of this lipstick here, I thought I’d do something different and try to tackle some concerns that I’ve noticed people usually have with these lipsticks in a Q/A format ;)

Most of the shades leave a pink stain or turn pink in a while. Does that happen with Pretty Please too?

I have Bare and Over the Top from this range and both of them look like different shades of pink on my lips immediately after application and leave a pink stain. This shade though isn’t pink on application and doesn’t leave any stain on my lips (Thank the good lord! I have ENOUGH lipsticks that stain my lips pink ;))

These lipsticks claim to be matte but still transfer onto cups and bottles?

The lipstick isn’t matte or transfer resistant the minute you put it on. In fact, when you put it on, it’s quite creamy. It takes some 15-20 minutes to become matte and transfer resistant. The time it takes to set also depends on how many layers you’ve applied. I usually apply a layer, blot with a tissue and apply another layer. This works best as you’ll be left with some colour on your lips even if you eat or drink soon after you’ve put on lipstick.

Is the wear time of this shade the same as the others?

No. The other two shades I have  leave pink stains. So, even when the actual lipstick is gone, you don’t notice anything amiss because of the stain on your lips. This shade doesn’t stain much so when it’s gone you’ll be left with almost bare lips. This means that with Pretty Please, the colour doesn’t stay on your lips for as long as with the other shades.

Review Rating: A

Price : Rs 225/-

Recommendation: Colorbar Pretty Please is , like the name suggest a pretty, peachy pink. I am in love with the Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick Range The colour selection is excellent and they’ve recently added some amazing new shades to this range. The lipsticks wears really well and is practically kiss-proof and non-transferable once it sets. If you’re a lipstick girl, it’d be sinful to not try at least a couple of shades from this range.

PS: Those of you who want to see some swatches- Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick Swatches

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