Colorbar Brick -O-La Lipstick Review, Swatches

by mehak on December 12, 2012

in A- Grade, colorbar, Lip Products, Lipsticks, Reviews

Colorbar Brick O La Lipstick 

Guest Review by Swastika

I bought some Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipsticks for my cousin sister and she called me up a few days later to absolutely rave about the Velvet Matte lipsticks! Let me say, before that rave I hadn’t  tried Colorbar lipsticks (I must have been living under a rock!) abut that made me go out and pick up this shade for myself.The shade
Brick O La is a very unique shade..not a brick color but a combination of red and pink with brown undertones. It  looks like a dull brown in the tube but its actually quite a  bright color. Infact I can only wear it as a stain in the mornings..I am an NC40 (Medium) and this suits me pretty well- like a nice, reddish pink with earthyness to it. Imagine a brick but redder.

The texture
This one a creamy matte lip color. Glides on softly without any pulling or tugging. In the winters, I sometimes wear a nude balm under it to moisturize my lips, because these are matte so they can tend to dry out your lips a bit. In summer its moisture content would be perfect.

The lasting power
Superb! I put this on, went for a party in the evening..ate and drank there, came home, washed my face, brushed my teeth and still the color was there! I have to take it off with my makeup remover or cleansing milk. It lasts longer than any high end lippies I have tried like MAC, Loreal etc

Verdict: A-
Price 325 INR/Will I repurchase This is going to last me long as I never need to reapply but I am definitely digging other shades in this range.

Recommendation: Colorbar Velvet Matte lipstick in Brick O la is a very unique shade. A combination of red and pink with brown undertones. It may look dull and brown but its a bright , inexpensive lippy with super staying power that doesnt need reapplication in a day. You should definitely try this or others from this range!

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{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

Shikha December 12, 2012 at 11:44 am

This shade is so pretty maroonish. Nice buy Swastika. There are so many RED lipstick lovers around and make me tempted for Red’s. I know, I wont be using it even I buy one.

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priya December 12, 2012 at 11:51 am

Hiya Shikha I too am always tempted for reds, if u like reds but are a lil conscious of pulling ’em off do checkout Lip Butters by Revlon in Cherry Tart and Candy Apple, they r fab reds but dont really stand out or look loud. TC

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swastika December 12, 2012 at 2:35 pm

You can wear it as a stain! it is my favorite way of wearing this lippy.

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priya December 12, 2012 at 11:46 am

Hiya Mehak, this definitely is a pretty shade n I have almost all the lippies from this range my most fav being Naked Pink n Forever Murve.

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Shikha December 12, 2012 at 12:00 pm

I am not very fond of RED. When I see reviews and other people using it, so just feel LETS give it a try.. :-P

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swastika December 12, 2012 at 2:35 pm

will try for sure the pink one at least

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Manu December 12, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Very nice review, Swastika! I have been looking for a review of this shade with clear swatches for a long time now. Thanks :)

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swastika December 12, 2012 at 2:39 pm

It is really pretty..do try it out

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gk December 12, 2012 at 1:49 pm

wow… that sounds like a great shade. i am going to give this a try..

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coralcrue December 12, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Quite a popular shade because it’s so pretty :)

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CSP Ballal December 12, 2012 at 3:02 pm

nice review…I loved the swatch very much..clean and clear

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swastika December 12, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Thanks :)

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Niesha December 12, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Its a brick red color very pretty .:)
It justifies the name as well.:)

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sharona December 12, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Am I the only one who doesnt like colorbar, I got creme cup and over the top. After a couple of hours of wear both the colors turn brownish red and that is really not flattering also they are extremely drying which I wouldnt mind. But the fact that they actually need cleanser to take them off makes me feel the chemicals in these lippies are really harsh. I feel they are making my lips dark.

also if you really love em no need to pay 325/ – at the beauty store in khar they are available for 225/-

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Swastika December 14, 2012 at 12:00 pm

I will check about the chemicals part…you have got me thinking

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Tanmayee December 12, 2012 at 5:56 pm

I have this shade, its really pretty…but the lasting action is that it stains horribly…which refuses to go away…..I shall not buy any shade from this range because of this staining nature..I have a couple of shades, all stain..

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Embellished December 12, 2012 at 11:08 pm

Really want to try this out!

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IndianGlamPrincess December 13, 2012 at 12:34 am

I think I underestimated colorbar products! I’ll try some products on my next India trip. The lipstick sounds great especially if it has great staying power. That’s what I would want in my red lipstick :)

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komal December 13, 2012 at 8:45 pm

I have this color and i love how it leaves a pink tint on the lips :D

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Swastika December 14, 2012 at 11:58 am

I know I love…no make it i adore that tint

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$ December 13, 2012 at 10:54 pm

I have this shade and its gorgeous. You are right that it can be worn only as a tint in the daytime but in the evenings I usually pair it up with a transparent gloss to make it party wear!
I also have ‘Bare’, ‘Addictive Magenta’, and ‘Love that Rust’ from this line.. all are amazing, comparatively inexpensive and last long enougg( not as long as this one does on you though)

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Swastika December 14, 2012 at 11:57 am

Have to buy more from this range

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Karishma December 13, 2012 at 11:26 pm

Such a nice colour! I have “Bare” from this range :)

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Swastika December 14, 2012 at 11:56 am

Read a lot about Bare..will check it out at the store

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Preetha December 14, 2012 at 9:15 am

such a pretty shade..wud try it out for sure..nice review

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Preeti Kaur March 27, 2013 at 3:35 pm

pretty pretty pretty!!!!

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