Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick Pretty Please Review

by mehak on June 10, 2012

in colorbar, Lip Products, Lipsticks, Reviews

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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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Nivedita June 10, 2012 at 12:55 am

I feel since the Naked Pink, the shades like Demure, Sultry, etc, that is the nude range is a marvellous journey for Colorbar. Like there’s a perfect nude for every person. So far, I am liking this shade the best, but well, I would’ve preferred the stain more.

Hihihi. Youare right about the matte part. While I really love these, initially I used to think these were matte per se and did not try. I am still trying to understand why these are called mattes.


Manu June 10, 2012 at 9:55 am

Even I thought the staining factor of these lipsticks was great but when all the different shades you pick up turn into the exact same pink after a while it’s like you’ve got duplicates of the same shade :)
Bare goes pink on me from the very beginning…Peach crush seems more pinky than coral/peach. I just wish at least the red and orange shades don’t stain pink…lol!!


Nisha June 10, 2012 at 1:05 am

I got Peach Crush, I love it so much! It’s pretty similar to Pretty Please. :) I want to get Bare too. So pretty. Q.Q


Manu June 10, 2012 at 10:19 am

On me, Peach Crush comes out more pink than peach/coral so didn’t get it. Even Pretty Please is a little pinkier than it seems. Bare is just downright pink on as soon as I put it on. I’m really not fond of it. Do try it on your lips/pads at the tips of your fingers in the store first…don’t go by arm swatches. These lippies can look totally different when on the lips :)


coralcrue June 10, 2012 at 1:25 am

oooooh i am getting greedy to explore this range now :)


Manu June 10, 2012 at 9:55 am

Yes, you totally should…just beware of the notorious pink stains from even the supposedly nude lippies ;)


Pooja@IBC June 10, 2012 at 2:37 am

Very pretty shade! I picked Naked Pink from CB Velvet matte range today, the counter didn;t have this hsade in stock else would have picked this one too. My only gripe is while I love the longevity almost all the CB velvet matte lippie’s shades change color and turn in to a dark pink and stain pretty bad, but for the price I can’t complain ;)


Manu June 10, 2012 at 9:46 am

Agreed. I HATE the pink stain especially with bare. It seems you can only really buy the pink colours if you want the stain to match the original colour of the lipstick ;) This one though doesn’t seem to leave that ugly, stark pink stain…maybe it’s from the older collection or something. I really like OTT though…it’s really pretty and doesn’t stain too badly either.


shivangi June 10, 2012 at 11:22 am

Such a pretty shade it is!


Manu June 10, 2012 at 11:30 am

yep, it’s a really pretty shade!


pavani reddy June 10, 2012 at 4:14 pm

gawjussss lippie….


indianmakeupways June 10, 2012 at 6:01 pm

really nice review. I have never tried this range. will definitely check this out. nice shade


mehak June 10, 2012 at 7:32 pm

Oh you MUST try it then Anju!!!! its my fav drugstore lipstick range


Tanmayee June 10, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Truely pretty :) lovely swatch :)


Bhumika June 14, 2012 at 2:53 am

I have used Naked Pink and Bare..eyeing the Thrilling Pink..this is a nice shade too :)


Sangeeta June 15, 2012 at 8:43 am

I’m definitely going to pick up this shade. Pretty as the name suggests.


Preeti Kaur March 27, 2013 at 3:46 pm

lovely shade :)


ishika March 31, 2013 at 2:17 am

nice shade…jst lvd it…


Chi May 9, 2013 at 3:24 am

What’s the difference between Colorbar: Pretty please and Peach Crush?


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