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Guest Review by Akanksha (Skin type – Combination, Skin tone – Medium)

From the Brand : A long-lasting, transfer proof liquid lipstick with a smooth sensorial feel and a creamy matte finish. Its extreme coverage provides a deep, intense colour in just one stroke. To remove use ‘Chambor Eye & Lip Make up Remover’. Hold the applicator vertical beginning from the cupid’s bow follow the lip line towards the corner of the lips. Then fill in the entire lips with the deep intense colour for a Smooth Matt finish.

Packaging : The lipstick tube is slightly flattened and rectangular with a plastic body through which the colour of the liquid can be seen.  Overall, quite pleasing to the eye.

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The product has perfume but the scent fades away soon after application. It is quite mild and not overwhelming. It is mineral oil free, paraffin-free and cruelty free but does contain Propyl Paraben in its list of ingredients.

Colour : I have medium skin tone and struggle to wear red. When I swatched this shade (Desire 433) though, I was pleasantly surprised. It is a true red that looks flattering on all Indian skin tones. The colour is so rich and intense, it reminds me of Christmas. It scores full marks on pigmentation and if you want to increase its intensity, two coats make it a lovely deep red that even warmer skin tones will love.

Texture : The formulation is not heavy or sticky. Its creamy, applies evenly and once you allow it to dry it sets in a gorgeous matte finish. It is fairly easy to apply with the applicator and requires only one swipe. Since it is a liquid matte, a lip balm has to be used underneath to prevent drying. Having said that, the presence of Shea Butter ensures that it doesn’t emphasize lip lines.

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Longevity : Its wear time is quite long as it does not transfer a lot, about 6-8 hours. The lipstick is fuss free and doesn’t move around throughout the day. I apply it while leaving home and then forget about it. That also means it cannot be washed off with plain water. An oil based makeup remover is required.

Overall, I am quite happy with the purchase. If you like classic bold red lips then this is something worth checking out. Due to its high intensity and non-budge continuous wear formula, it works amazingly well on its own. No need for any other makeup, just this and I’m all set.

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Pros :

  • A flattering red shade with a matte finish
  • Excellent wear time and colour pay-off
  • Transfer proof

Cons :

  • Contains Parabens

Verdict : A –

Price : Rs. 845 / 6 ml

Recommendation : The only red lipstick you need this Christmas. This shade will suit all Indian skin tones. The USP of this product is that it delivers on the transfer proof claim and is comparable in quality to high end liquid lipsticks.

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