Posted by Corallista | Posted in Chambor, Lips, Looks, Product Reviews | Posted on 22-01-2011
Tags: Chambor, lipstick, nude shade, review, silk touch lipstick, silk woods
Today I am reviewing ‘Silk Touch Lipstick‘ from ‘Chambor‘ in shade #670 ‘Silk Woods‘.
Chambor is one of my favorite makeup brands and I find their lipsticks one of the best I’ve used so far. It is a highly underrated and undermarketed brand but their products are a pleasure to use.
Price : Rs 525. I got it at New Beauty Centre ,Khar at 10% off for Rs 473. According to the SA this is a new ‘improved’ range as it says on the outer carton too.
Quantity : 4.5 g which is more than average. Revlon Colorburst contains 3.7 g and Maybelline Colorsensational 4 g.
Info from the new Chambor website (Earlier there was limited info available at Baccarose Cosmetics website )
“ Every lipstick has a story to tell… & so does the Chambor Lipsticks…
A Splash of Color & a Kiss of Silk…
with Chambor’s New Silk Touch Lipsticks…
Chambor now releases its latest Hit Lipstick: the Classic Silk Touch in a dreamy avatar that boosts the lips while creating spectrum of looks: from daring to delicate, innocent to sexy that suit any occasion…
A perfect basic lipstick which is a must have for all CHAMBOR Fans. Chambor introduced this lipstick, with its captivating sheer luminosity & feather light touch emerges as the most talked about lipstick in town. It gives instant pleasure to the mouth in one application only, weaving magic around the person wearing it…
Available in a wide range of 18 captivating hues. Our favourite Lipstick Shade this season is the SILK BLAZE which suits the festive mood of celebration this year…
So go on & have splashing fun with 18 different shades of Silk Touch & get Silk Kissed…”
Packaging : The ‘Silk touch lipstick’ range comes in dark navy blue and silver cuboidal shape packagine which is the same size as a Revlon Colorburst or Maybelline color sensational lipstick. It has the shade number and name printed on end and the other end is blank. It has a silver rose on the cap as in the pic which is the trademark of Chambor products.
The lipstick tip is curved to fit with the curve of the lips for easier application. I find the packaging very elegant but there’s no way to determine which shade is inside from outside which is a drawback.
Texture: The most special thing about Chambor lipsticks is their texture. They are super soft and glide on the lips like butter.
Pigmentation: They are very pigmented and give full coverage in a single swipe. Since they are so soft , they can be mixed with lip balm to give just a tint also.
Finish: They are matte finish but since they are so creamy, they give a very moisturized almost slighly glossy look to the lips on application. They don’t feel heavy on the lips and are very comfortable to wear.
Moisturization: They are highly moisturizing and even after few hours of application, lips feel soft.
Ingredients: They contain Beeswax, Shea Butter, Castor oil and other waxes as well which explains their moisturization properties.
Staying Power: The SA claimed that these are long wearing but I’m not sure about how long wearing they are. I would guess upto 4 hours max since they are so creamy. I had a meal while I had it on and 2-3 hours later, it was still there. When they fade, they leave an even tint on the lips and don’t settle into fine lines after a long time. Don’t feather or bleed though cannot say for sure about the darker shades but it is always better to wear with lip liner.
Scent: The scent of these lipsticks reminds me of freshly baked cookies. It is not an overpowering scent but its not very mild either. People with sensitive olfactory senses who like their lipsticks to be unscented might not like it.
Shade Selection: They have 18 shades covering browns, pinks, mauves and darker shades too (from website). Chambor lipsticks in general have shades that never look too garish or OTT. I think almost all shades would suit Indian skin tones well as most of them have a brownish or pinkish undertone.
About shade #670 ‘Silk Woods’ : It is a nude shade with an earthy pink undertone. Single swipe gives full pigmentation and coverage as you can see in the swatches below. This shade should suit most Indian skin tones upto maybe NC 42. Duskier skin tones might find it a tad light for them. I find this to be the perfect nude shade for me( I am NC 37/40 in MAC )
The GOOD about Chambor ‘Silk Touch Lipsticks’
- Very moisturizing
- Super soft, smooth texture , glide easily on lips
- Full pigmentation in a single swipe
- Stays put for 3-4 hours even after mild eating/drinking
- Fades evenly leaving tint on lips
- Does not settle in creases,fine lines
- Does not bleed or feather
- Gives smooth, healthy gloss to lips on application
- Shape of lipstick tip is curved for easier application
- Contains no animal ingredients
The NOT-SO-GOOD about Chambor ‘Silk Touch Lipsticks’
- Cannot tell the shade of the lipstick from the container as their is no color sticker or glass top on the cap
Here’s how it looks on me. I am not wearing lip liner or gloss, only the lipstick.
Final Verdict : These are the most moisturizing and pigmented lipsticks I have come across with amazingly soft texture and good staying power. Anybody who likes creamy lipsticks must own at least one of these.
Will I repurchase this: Most definitely Yes! Also in some other shade.
Rating: 4.75 ( -0.25 for the packaging )
Have you tried Chambor ‘Silk Touch Lipstick’? What shades did you like most?
Let me know by commenting below.