About Colorbar Diamond Shine Lipgloss (Product Claims) : A Gorgeous high shine lip gloss that wears a feather and envelopes your lips with rich, intense Color in just one stroke, packed with Luxe shimmer. This soft highly pigmented gloss adheres perfectly and glides on flawlessly, to make your lips shine like diamonds. Enriched with Vit-E & comforting oils, it fits the lip care needs of every woman perfectly.
It is not often that I’m disappointed by a Colorbar product but unfortunately the Colorbar Brow Pencil did not live up to my expectations. Brow pencils should ideally have a slightly dry texture and the color should be sheer so that you don’t up with heavy, overpowering brows. This brow pencil feels very creamy and the color is so rich that you’d think this is a gel eye liner pencil and not a brow pencil. That doesn’t go to say that it is not usable but you need to be very careful with this. The first time I swatched this on the back of my hand, a good chunk of the tip broke off because it was so soft and creamy.
The Colorbar eye shadow crayons come in a retractable crayon packaging with an attachment for sharpening the tip at the bottom end. The bottom end is coloured so you can easily identify the shades if you store these upside down vertically. The shadow sticks have a conical tip which I prefer to rounded tips in eye shadow crayons. The texture of these crayons is fairly smooth and while they do not tug on the eyes and glide without difficulty, a slightly creamier texture would have been more comfortable to use. The color pay-off is good but to get the full color intensity, you need to layer the crayon a little.
These set very quickly into a smudge-proof, waterproof finish so if you want to blend or smoke them out, you need to work quickly. The wear time is good and the shadow did not crease for 6 hours on my oily lids. After the 6 hour mark, they begin to crease and fade a little bit. I think these are great to be used by themselves or under powder eye shadow (to prolong the wear of the powder shadows). I would have liked a creamier crayon with slightly better color pay off (the Stila eye shadow crayon in fantastic on both those fronts) to make this a great product, not just a good one. But I still like the product very much as it combines the ease of quick application with an easily portable product, without having to sharpen the crayon.
Rating : 4/5
Ornament is a bronzy beige with shimmer. The color looks great on my medium complexion and I would recommend this for everyday wear.
Fairy is a pale peachy-beige with a pearl finish. This is great for highlighting or for a pale wash of color on the lid. I’ve used this as a cheek highlighter too in my video here.
Today I’m reviewing the newly launched Colorbar French Manicure Set. Colorbar has launched a few other exciting products like a rapid dry top coat and eye shadow crayons as well which I will be reviewing shortly!
Liquid matte lipsticks are all the rage these days and while brands like Anastasia Beverly Hills, Milani, theBalm, Kat Von D, ColourPop etc. have come out with a gorgeous range of colors in liquid mattes, these brands largely remain inaccessible to the Indian market. Colorbar is the first brand to bring the matte liquid lipstick trend to India and I was really excited to try out these Kiss Proof Lip stains!