Chambor Powder Matte Lipstick in Rubis Rouge Review (4) Chambor Powder Matte Lipstick in Rubis Rouge: Swatches & Review

I don’t know what it is about graduating college that renews one’s enthusiasm in makeup because it certainly is not the fact that we are now “real adults”. I think it’s just the great combination of a general decrease in laziness and increase in fear as to life prospects. For little more than a year now, I have been traipsing about town wearing all the bright lipsticks I owned, but never bothered to wear. My mother has reacted with suitable horror, of course. Sigh. I hadn’t however, taken to wearing red in the daytime to her great relief, but that was really only because I couldn’t be bothered and didn’t own a suitable shade. Then, one day while watching Agent Carter doing her thing wearing a fantastic red lipstick in a show in which women only wear red lipstick, I had a sudden desire to wear red lipstick all the time, everywhere. A friend had been raving about Chambor Powder Matte in Rubis Rouge, so I bought it the next time I went to the mall and have I been wearing it all the time, everywhere or what? My mother, I think, will disown me now. Whatever. I have a fantastic new red lipstick to keep me company!

Chambor Says: An Innovative Formulated Lipstick which has both Moisturizer + Matte Effect in it. Powder Matte Lipsticks have a Non-Drying Triple Action Formula which:

  • Hydrates – Vitamin A & Jojoba Oil
  • Protects from the sun – UVA & UVB Filters (SPF – 15)
  • Has anti-ageing formula which softens & smoothens the lips – Vitamin E


Colour: Rubis Rouge is a sunny, tomato red that remains in the neutral territory. It’s pretty pigmented like the others in the range and is good to go in two coats. The shade has a kind of diffused effect, which along with the finish gives it a cool, sophisticated, slightly retro character. It’s a really daytime friendly red, so if you’re the type who wear red to work, give this a try.

Texture: The lipstick is a matte with a powdery finish and texture. It applies fairly smoothly without tugging and doesn’t feel heavy on the lips. It’s not drying, but it definitely needs a little prepping with balm to be comfortable. It accentuates lines if played with too much.

Lasting Power: This particular shade lasts a good 4-5 hours without eating and only drinking. The biggest put-off was that it transfers really easily, so it has to be reapplied after eating. Please don’t wear this and go around kissing people (unless you’re feeling devious *wink wink*) It fades more from the middle than the ends and leaves a nice red tint.

Packaging: The packaging is a sturdy and pretty standard. It’s dark, navy blue and the lipstick has a bullet shape, which makes application easy.

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  • Fantastic neutral red shade
  • Powder matte finish makes for a sophisticated lip
  • Smooth application
  • Great pigmentation
  • Lasts 4-5 hours
  • Not dehydrating
  • Has SPF 15


  • Transfers easily
  • Needs prepping before application
  • May accentuate lines
  • On the expensive side

Rating: B+

Price: Rs. 599 for 4.5 gms

Recommendation: Chambor Powder Matte in Rubis Rouge is a bright, daytime appropriate red that makes for a very sophisticated, diffused lip colour. If you like mattes and reds, give this a go!

P.S. *Fair Warning: Side effects may include desire to indulge in martial arts, express anguish at sexist workplace, supreme exasperation with males and increase in vanity and belief in own prowess. Employment at super secret government agency may be at risk.

Guest Review By Aakanksha (Fair Skin, sometimes pale NC30, Normal-Dry)

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