COLORBAR VELVET MATTE LIPSTICK – PEACH CRUSH REVIEW, Swatch

( Author ~ Sanchita ) 

I have a separate lipstick box for Velvet Matte Lipsticks because I own so many of them. These were the only ones which were introduced back in the day when the “matte mania” didn’t hit the beauty world so intensely. There were handful of crazy girls like me who loved matte and we had to console ourselves with limited collection like these when various matte lip crèmes and colors were not available. Peach Crush was my all-time favorite color and probably the only lipstick in my life that I have finished before expiry and repeating again.

Let see the little love in details.

Colorbar Velvet Matte Peach Crush (2)

PRICE – 299 INR for 4.2 g

MY EXPERIENCE 

PACKAGING – the lipstick comes in a silver casing with a light weight plastic transparent cap. The packaging is color coded and the color is seen in the lower part of the plastic body with the shade name and number printed at the bottom. Overall, a decent packaging and very travel friendly.

Colorbar Velvet Matte Peach Crush (4) Colorbar Velvet Matte Peach Crush (3)

SHADE – the shade Peach Crush is a bright coral pink with strong orange undertones under artificial light. The color peach, as the name suggests, is very mild and almost negligible in my opinion. The color brightens up the face instantly and it looks equally good in all seasons. This is the color I always reach out when in doubt. The beauty of the color lies in its versatility. You can wear it during daytime or night time, for parties, weddings and also daily college wear – it has the capability to adapt anywhere. This is a must have for each and every one and it truly suits every skin tone.

TEXTURE AND FINISH – the texture is somewhat satin matte as I have experienced before but this time, when I bought it during winter, the texture appeared to be a powdery matte finish, very similar to the popular ‘Chambor Powder Matte’ range. Nevertheless, texture is not uncomfortable to wear at all. It looks matte yet it doesn’t dry out the lips at all. It doesn’t accentuate the lines but it is strongly advisable to exfoliate and moisturize the lips properly to get the best of the lip color.

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PIGMENTATION – the pigmentation is rich and bold as it gets. Single swipe is enough to give a proper intense touch of the color but two swipes would be perfect to hide all the discolorations and imperfections of the lips. Even though it is matte, it doesn’t tug or pull the lips at all. It doesn’t even bleed and transfers very lightly but that can be handle with little powder on top.

STAYING POWER – the staying power is around-hours easily due to the bold and intense pigmentation and also the powder matte formula. The color does fades with heavy meals from the inner portion and requires touch ups. Otherwise, it fades off with a pinkish tint on the lips. 

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OVERALL – Peach Crush is a unique color I have come across which looks equally good on cool and warm skin tones equally. The quality is worth mentioning for the price you are paying but they have hiked the price very recently from 299 to 325 INR.

Summary 

  • PACKAGING – silver body, color coded and travel friendly packaging.
  • SHADE – a bright coral pink with strong orange undertones and hint of peach. 
  • TEXTURE – satin velvety texture that glides smoothly and finish is powder matte.
  • PIGMENTATION – rich and intense pigmentation with 2 swipes.
  • STAYING POWER – 4-5hours which requires touch ups after heavy meals.
  •  OVERALL – unique color, budget friendly and amazing matte texture.

WHAT I LIKED :-)

  1. Color coded, sturdy and simple packaging.
  2. A bright coral pink with strong orange undertones and hint of peach.
  3. The color is versatile which goes with various occasions and suits every skin tones.
  4. A satin velvety texture which glides smoothly.
  5. Formula is powder matte formula.
  6. Doesn’t dry out he lips.
  7. Staying power is 4-5hours which requires touch ups after heavy meals.
  8. Budget friendly.

WHAT I DISLIKED :-( 

  1. None!

 

RECOMMENDATION – For me, I can’t stay without this lipstick. I don’t know what will happen when Colorbar will stop making these but for now, this is the best color in my kitty. I would highly recommend the color for you as it truly brightens the face and suitable for every event.

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