Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Budget Buy: Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick in Luv Me

This wedding season, it seemed like all my friends were getting married with a vengeance. Every Friday afternoon I would find myself running back from my Lab, grab a quick lunch, catch the first train out and head on home for a weekend of attending wedding parties. For the plates of delicious greasy food I knew I would consume at these events, I had to picked up a long-wearing matte lipstick. Because this was for evening wedding parties, I wanted to pick a dark red color. And because the lipstick had to be a dark red, I knew I wanted to pick up a budget option since I wouldn't wear this color around after the wedding fever was over. So the wide array of the Colorbar Velvet Matte range was a good option and I picked up a lovely deep pinky red shade - Luv Me.

Colorbar Luv Me

Product name: Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick: Luv Me
Product price: INR 275.
Product quantity: 4.2 ml.
Shelf life: Three years
My Take on the product: The lipstick is a lovely deep red on my skin tone and looks great at weddings if I wear traditional sarees.

Because it is a matte, you must prep your lips beforehand. After I exfoliate my lips, I usually follow the apply, blot, re-apply technique and top it of with a sheer brown gloss like the Maybelline Lip Pilish in Glam 16 (review coming soon) for added depth of color.

The color wears well and I have worn it through full-course meals with only minor fading. It can be removed only with a makeup remover. The one problem is that it stains the lips a deep pink and this stain is rather difficult to remove. I don't have a problem with the stain though since I don't wear this during the day. When I wear it for the evening parties, I put some oil on my lips after removing the lipstick with my make-up remover. I leave the oil on for a good amount of time and wipe away with a tissue and I am rid of the stain.

If you are looking for a budget long staying red lipstick to wear on occasions and if you are able to handle the staining that will surely follow wearing this lipstick, then I would recommend you to check out Colorbar Velvet Matte in Luv Me.

Have you tried any Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipsticks? Which is your favourite? Do share in the comments below.

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