Today I’m reviewing Colorbar Velvet matte lipstick in the shade – Over the Top 1 .
Price : Rs 225
Quantity : 4.2 g
What Colorbar says about Velvet matte lipstick :
My take on the product
The Velvet matte range of lipsticks from Colorbar are one of the most popular budget friendly lipsticks and come in a huge selection of shades.
The packaging looks a little tacky but its convenient to locate shades if own multiple because of the colored ends (similar to NYX Round lipsticks). The texture of this lipstick is smooth and creamy though not buttery. It is very pigmented and single swipe gives opaque color to the lips. Despite being matte it doesn’t look drying on the lips. I have mildly dry lips (I always use lip balm before applying lipsticks) and after about 4 hours of wear, I start feeling the need for lip balm on my lips even though they don’t look dry by appearance. The color does not settle into lines or get uneven and patchy as it fades. The staying power of this lipstick is amazing! It stays on for 6+ hours with slight fading and even after heavy meals, it doesn’t go off completely. In fact, it doesn’t fade completely until removed with a cleanser. The long staying formula is one of the best I’ve tried so far.
The shade ‘Over the Top1‘ is an earthy coral pink. It appears lighter and more on the nude side in the FOTD but its actually a mid tone shade. The shade is quite versatile – when worn alone, it brightens up the face and it can also be worn lightly as a stain paired with smokey eyes. Highly recommended for fair/medium skin tones.
Swatches in different lighting :
The GOOD about Colorbar Velvet matte lipstick Over the Top 1 :
- Colored ends of the packaging makes it easy to locate shades.
- Texture is smooth and creamy
- Does not dry out the lips
- Does not feather/bleed or get uneven or patchy
- Stays on for 6+ and fades to a tint that stays until taken off with remover
- Not harsh on the lips like some other long stay lipsticks
- Amazing quality and quantity for the price!
- Versatile shade that can be worn with a variety of eye makeup
- Wide shade selection ranging from nudes to sultry reds and plums.
- The packaging looks a little flimsy and tacky
- Will not suit dry/chapped lips
- Colorbar availability is a bit of a question mark!
How it looks on me (its a little darker than how it appears here) :
Colorbar Velvet matte lipsticks are smooth, creamy , long staying matte finish lipsticks that are not overly drying and come in a huge selection of shades. The formula doesn’t feather or bleed or settle into lines and the tint stays on the lips till taken off with mild cleanser. The shade ‘Over the Top 1’ is a brownish coral pink that adds life to the face when worn alone and can also be paired with a smokey eye.
The price and the lovely selection of shades has made these lipsticks quite popular! There’s a shade for everyone in this range and unless one suffers from very chapped lips, everyone should definitely try at least 1 shade from this range.
I would recommend this shade to all fair/medium toned women.
Rating : 4.5/5
Have you tried Colorbar Velvet matte lipsticks ?