Colorbar True Gloss Lip Gloss in Nectar Orange: Swatches & Review

by mehak on October 24, 2012

in colorbar, Lip Products, lipgloss, Reviews

Colorbar True Gloss in Nectar Orange Review

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The launch of the Colorbar true glosses really excited me. The colours were  beautiful , they claim to be long staying and the packaging is really sleek and chic. I waited for some bloggers to review some of the shades before I jumped in and bought some for myself. But around the time Colorbar announced a contest on Facebook where you could win a true gloss voucher. Guess what? I won! So, I got the voucher and went to the nearest Colorbar store and swatched the shades. Earlier, when I read a few bloggers’ swatches of this range, I thought I would like the colour Coral Craving the best; I thought Nectar Orange would be too red for my liking. But in the store, Coral Craving was really neon and I knew it would look strange on me. The other colours were all too bright/pale so I ended up buying Nectar Orange which incidentally looked less red in the store lighting.

Nectar Orange is a bit of a chameleon. When I swatch it on my hands it looks like a bright coral. But on the lips, it looks different under different lighting. In natural light, it looks like a bright coral with a bit of pink and red tones to it. Under artificial lighting, it looks like a coral red. The true glosses are really thick (quite unlike most glosses) and pigmented. You must exfoliate your lips before application otherwise the colour will settle into lip lines. A lot of bloggers have claimed that the true glosses wear an ultra long 8-9 hours on them. I however do not find them to wear so long on me. I don’t know if I’m doing something wrong, but whatever I do I cannot make them last more than 4-5 hours on me. Around the 5th hour, the colour fades to a patchy stain. I’ve tried applying a thick layer, exfoliating my lips before application, not rubbing my lips together…but nothing seems to work in making the colour last beyond 5 hoursL.

 

Rating: A-

Price: Rs 495

Final Recommendation: The Colorbar True Gloss Lip Gloss in Nectar Orange is a beautiful, extremely pigmented coral lip gloss that wears really well and is easy on the pocket especially when you consider the quality. There are a lot of pretty colours and I think everyone should try out at least one shade from this range !

(Editors note: What a Gorgeous color !!! Im drooling!)

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{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

Pooja@IBC October 24, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Gorgeous shade!

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Manu October 25, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Yup, it’s very pretty…just wish it was less red/pink though. I wish there was a shade the exact same colour as the colorbar coral crush lip pot. That is my ideal coral :)

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Shikha October 24, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Goshhh,I love glosses without shimmer

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Manu October 25, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Yes, no shimmer…but it’s a little thick in consistency. I prefer more glossy glosses…if you know what I mean ;)

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Neha October 24, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Hey Mehak you.are.right.abt.the chameleon property! I experience it with my gloss in coral.craving.shade.too. I actually tried it first and my.mom liked.it so much on me i didn’t bother.checking out the rest ( 2 at a time woulda.been.too.much ) but i mean.to soon… Already.getting pink.stain.from pooja’s blog sale :-) great review thanks!

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Sukanya October 24, 2012 at 8:20 pm

gorgeous ! and more love because its shimmerless ! yey!

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Manu October 25, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Yes, no shimmer…I love the colour too :)

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philamazan October 24, 2012 at 9:17 pm

the color reminds me of colorburts papaya

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Manu October 25, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Ah, yes, I don’t think they’re very similar though :) I want papaya so baad.

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Tanmayee October 25, 2012 at 12:38 am

Very pretty color and pigmentation :)

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Manu October 25, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Yup, pigmentation and colour are pretty nice :)

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Dolon October 25, 2012 at 1:40 am

Just got this shade and loving it!…its more of a liquid lipstick to me than a gloss..super pigmentation

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Manu October 25, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Exactly my thoughts too. I thought it would be really glossy..like most glosses. But it’s quite thick and more like lipstick :)

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CSP Ballal October 25, 2012 at 12:06 pm

No shimmers….thats a nice gloss…

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Manu October 25, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Ya, it’s really pretty but not very glossy..it’s more like a liquid lipstick as Dolon said :)

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Sneaky Ninja October 25, 2012 at 1:31 pm

got the coral craving, beautiful shade but just like you mine doesnt stay for more then 3-4 hrs, but then am quite a bit of gloss eater so maybe

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Manu October 26, 2012 at 8:35 am

Hola, fellow lip product eater ;)

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Sneaky Ninja October 26, 2012 at 11:34 am

happy to know there are more like me :D

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jyoti October 25, 2012 at 10:49 pm

OOOOhhh! What a shade!!! must chk this one. :)

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Manu October 26, 2012 at 8:35 am

Yup, it’s really pretty. Do check it out :)

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Richa Saxena October 26, 2012 at 10:41 am

This is such a pretty shade; definitely worth checking out….

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Manu October 27, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Yup, definitely check out the range..there’re many gorgeous shades :)

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Kritika October 27, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Is it just my laptop or does it really look like an opaque version of Papaya from Revlon Colorburst?

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Manu October 27, 2012 at 8:54 pm

I don’t have papaya but from what I’ve seen online, I think nectar orange is little darker with more red tones to it. Papaya seems like a soft coral orange, no?

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