Hello everyone! It has been a long time since I posted something.. my apologies. You know how hectic medical college is na? I will certainly try and post more often.
So, since I had some time today, let me not waste it and share a quick review. A while back I had won a Colorbar contest on Facebook and had got a Colorbar Matte Touch Lipstick in Pink Hunt. Thank you Colorbar :)
I liked the packaging, the sleek silver bullet, a metallic pink band and inside and the Colorbar logo on the cap which shuts tight. It is sturdy and can be carried around easily.
Coming to the texture, it is not very creamy, but the lipstick glides on smooth without tugging. It does not give a complete matte finish (if you have used the new Lakme 9 to 5 range you know the nice true matte finish I am talking about), it is partly matte with a bit of shine. It does not feel drying. Although if you have very dry lips do exfoliate and hydrate before using it. The lipstick smells and tastes a bit weird though (definitely sniff it before picking it up..you never know, the smell might put you off).
Pigmentation is very good. One very light swipe will give you a soft wash of colour and it will go opaque in one good swipe. As you can see in the swatches below: (somehow the actual colour wasn't showing up on the hand).
|Left: One light swipe ; Right : One good swipe|
|Under different lighting|
Pink Hunt (034) is a bright deep fuschia pink (it is slightly blue based I feel). Although it has some cool tones, it does not clash with Indian skin tones and instantly peps up the face. You wouldn't need much on the face after putting on this...simple neutral eyes will work great. It works great as a stain too. Just dab it lightly with your fingers.
The colour does not bleed and it does not settle into fine lines. Staying power is great, around 4-5 hours (or more, depending on your snacking frequency :P) after which it leaves a pink stain behind. The lipstick will survive a meal easily.
Price : 500 INR for 4.2 g
What do you think of the colour? Do you like wearing fuschia lip colours?