Colorbar instant cover up stick concealer 003 Almond Coffee Review, Swatch and EOTD

 

Hi everyone!

Today I’m reviewing Colorbar instant cover up stick concealer in shade 003 Almond Coffee.

Price : Rs 425

Quantity :  1.6 g

 

Colorbar instant cover up stick concealer 003 Almond Coffee Review, Swatch

Colorbar instant cover up stick concealer 003 Almond Coffee Review, Swatch

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What Colorbar says about the product 

 

Colorbar instant cover up stick concealer 003 Almond Coffee Review, Swatch

Colorbar instant cover up stick concealer 003 Almond Coffee Review, Swatch

 

Ingredients: 

 

Colorbar instant cover up stick concealer 003 Almond Coffee Review, Swatch

Colorbar instant cover up stick concealer 003 Almond Coffee Review, Swatch

 

Shades :

001 Apricot Crush : Light
002 Caramel Treat  : Medium
003 Almond Coffee : Dark

 

My take on the product 

 

The concealer comes in a handy pencil form of packaging. The pencil is about 4 inches in length and quite chubby (like Lakme Fantasy collection ones). The packaging makes is easy to carry around and makes touch-ups feasible which is not possible with my MAC Select moisture cover concealer which has a tube packaging with a wand applicator. The pencil sharpens easily with a sharpener meant for chubbier pencils. However, there’s a bit of product wastage while sharpening which is annoying since the pencil itself is quite small.

It comes in only 3 shades and fortunately the shade 003 Almond Coffee matched perfectly with my skin tone. The texture of the pencil is very smooth and creamy and there is not tugging or pulling of the under eye area while applying. For the same reason however, it gets used up faster. Once applied, you just need to pat the area with fingers to blend it in. It blends in well to give a very natural finish.

 

Colorbar instant cover up stick concealer 003 Almond Coffee Review, Swatch

Colorbar instant cover up stick concealer 003 Almond Coffee Review, Swatch

 

Colorbar instant cover up stick concealer 003 Almond Coffee Review, Swatch

Colorbar instant cover up stick concealer 003 Almond Coffee Review, Swatch

 

Colorbar instant cover up stick concealer 003 Almond Coffee Review, Swatch

Colorbar instant cover up stick concealer 003 Almond Coffee Review, Swatch

 

It is very easy to apply and blends in quickly which is why I find myself reaching out for it most often when I’m in a hurry. It is also good for spot concealing blemishes and dark spots and gives pretty good coverage.

It gives almost full coverage to the under eyes and acne marks. I do not have a lot of under eye pigmentation but the skin is sort of translucent such that my veins show through. It covers it up very well giving a flawless finish.

The formula is good but it doesn’t give me a full day’s wear. It starts wearing off/fading after about 6-7 hours however doesn’t disappear completely. Setting with powder prolongs its wear time but I find it a little drying when topped with powder. Unlike liquid based concealers, stick type concealers do not provide a lot of moisture so people with dryness under the eyes need to moisturize before applying otherwise it accentuates the dry and flaky areas. I do not use eye cream which is why I prefer not to top it with powder.

The shade selection is limited but if you can find your match, should definitely give it a try.

 

Colorbar instant cover up stick concealer 003 Almond Coffee Review, Swatch

Colorbar instant cover up stick concealer 003 Almond Coffee Review, Swatch

 

Colorbar instant cover up stick concealer 003 Almond Coffee Review, Swatch

Colorbar instant cover up stick concealer 003 Almond Coffee Review, Swatch

 

How it looks on me-

 

BEFORE (notice the veins below the outer corner?)

Colorbar instant cover up stick concealer 003 Almond Coffee Review, Swatch

Colorbar instant cover up stick concealer 003 Almond Coffee Review, Swatch

Colorbar instant cover up stick concealer 003 Almond Coffee Review, Swatch

Colorbar instant cover up stick concealer 003 Almond Coffee Review, Swatch

AFTER 

Colorbar instant cover up stick concealer 003 Almond Coffee Review, Swatch

Colorbar instant cover up stick concealer 003 Almond Coffee Review, Swatch

OTHER EYE : 

BEFORE 

Colorbar instant cover up stick concealer 003 Almond Coffee Review, Swatch

Colorbar instant cover up stick concealer 003 Almond Coffee Review, Swatch

AFTER

 

Colorbar instant cover up stick concealer 003 Almond Coffee Review, Swatch

Colorbar instant cover up stick concealer 003 Almond Coffee Review, Swatch

 

The GOOD about Colorbar instant cover up stick concealer 003 Almond Coffee Review  :

  1. Handy, convenient packaging- makes it super easy to apply.
  2. Smooth, creamy texture- does not tug the delicate eye area.
  3. Blends easily to give natural smooth finish.
  4. Does not need topping off with powder.
  5. Gives near opaque coverage.
  6. Lasts about 6-7  hours easily and longer when set with powder.
  7. Does not disappear complete even while wearing off.
  8. Does not settle into lines.
  9. Good for spot concealing.
  10. Sharpens easily.
The NOT-SO-GOOD about Colorbar instant cover up stick concealer 003 Almond Coffee Review :
  1. Product wastage in sharpening.
  2. Gets used up fast because of its creamy texture.
  3. Not very moisturizing- Will not blend well on dry/flaky skin.
  4. A little expensive for the quantity.
  5. Not easily available everywhere.
  6. Does not last a full day.
  7. Limited shades.

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Overall Verdict

 

It is concealer in a pencil form which makes application and touch ups very easy and convenient. The texture is quite smooth and creamy, blends easily and gives almost opaque coverage. Women with dryness under the eyes will need to moisturize before applying since its not too moisturizing. Even though its a great product, I find it a little expensive for the quantity. The shade selection is limited too and everyone might not find a close match.

However if you can find your match, I highly recommend it despite its cons. It will not disappoint!

Rating : 3.75/5 (considering the cons listed above)

Will I repurchase : I already have a backup. Will repurchase unless I find a cheaper alternative which matches my skin tone so well.

 

Have you tried Colorbar concealers?  

 

25 Comments

  1. September 3, 2011 / 3:55 pm

    Sounds like a great everyday wear concealer and before and after pics really show the difference!

    • Corallista
      Author
      September 3, 2011 / 4:24 pm

      It is quite good for everyday, especially if u’re in a hurry! 🙂

  2. September 3, 2011 / 4:09 pm

    aww… love your lashes, thanks for the review !!

    • Corallista
      Author
      September 3, 2011 / 4:24 pm

      Thanks Deeptima:)

  3. Vid
    September 3, 2011 / 4:20 pm

    nice review Ankita 🙂 this can be used even on pigmented eyelids before using eyeshadow or eyeliner na

    • Corallista
      Author
      September 3, 2011 / 4:25 pm

      Yes, it can be used that way too. But I’d suggested setting it with powder though cos lids get oily.

  4. Vid
    September 3, 2011 / 4:21 pm

    and the last pic is too good :))

    • Corallista
      Author
      September 3, 2011 / 4:25 pm

      Thanks 🙂 You can really see the difference in that one.

  5. Manali
    September 3, 2011 / 6:46 pm

    grt review… especially the last pic… 🙂

    • Corallista
      Author
      September 4, 2011 / 10:50 am

      Thanks Manali 🙂

  6. September 3, 2011 / 7:04 pm

    Hey how does this work when compared with garnier under eye tinted roll on? it will be great if you do a comparison post 🙂

    • Corallista
      Author
      September 4, 2011 / 10:49 am

      Hi Divya, the Garnier one is in liquid form and gives very less coverage though it lasts almost all day. Just 2 shades in that and the Medium skin one doesn’t suit me much. Will do a comparison post sometime.

  7. September 3, 2011 / 10:33 pm

    m thinking of getting ds now..wat shade r u in mac?

    • Corallista
      Author
      September 4, 2011 / 10:43 am

      I’m between NC 37 and NC 40..neither suit me exactly though I use NC 40 foundation.

  8. September 4, 2011 / 3:59 am

    ya u had sd u find it better than MAC..but u hardly have any dark circles girl..:)

    • Corallista
      Author
      September 4, 2011 / 10:37 am

      The MAC gives me lesser coverage and the shade of this one matches better than the MAC one. Ohh I do have dark cirlcles..the camera didn’t capture them well enough 😛

  9. September 5, 2011 / 12:36 pm

    The loss of product during shaving is the worst part of pencil products! It bugs me to no end!

  10. Shai
    September 5, 2011 / 5:47 pm

    Sounds handy! Am not too good with using concealer though.

    • Corallista
      Author
      September 5, 2011 / 7:27 pm

      Ohh this is pretty easy to apply,just needs a little bit of blending.

  11. shubhra
    September 7, 2011 / 12:56 pm

    Body shop also has a nice stick concealer which can be v handy when in hurry

    • Corallista
      Author
      September 7, 2011 / 10:54 pm

      Stick concealers are quite handy for quick hurried applications and for spot concealing too. Will check out the shades in the TBS range..:)

  12. September 21, 2011 / 6:11 pm

    oooh thanks for the review ankita.. I was desperately looking for a concealer under 500 bucks and your this review has been a life saver… This is for sure my next purchase 🙂

  13. December 12, 2011 / 1:03 pm

    Hey there! I kind of wanted to know if this concealer works on hyper-pigmentation too. Does it completely blend into the pores or it stays as crumbs on the top, cause that way it looks pretty unnatural y’know

  14. July 31, 2012 / 3:13 pm

    Can you also review Lakme N revlon concealers as well?

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