# 3/5 # Colorbar

Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick in Verve : Review and Swatches

My search for "that" nude lippy with "peachy" undertones has seen me buy everything and anything that came even a bit closer to it. And one of those purchases was Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick in Verve.

Company Claims:
For a rich lip colour with a creamy shine, the Velvett Matte Lipstick, available in stunning shades infuse the lips with vibrancy. Its unique 2-in-1 formulation gives the lips a creamy, yet matte finish. A one of a kind product in India, it has super softening agents that give the lips a soft and supple appearance while keep them nourished with Vitamin E. Staying on up to 5 hours on application, the Velvett Matte Lipstick can be further accentuated with lip gloss and lip liner.

Price/Quantity: INR 275/ 4.2gm

It comes in the regular silver looking plastic case with a color coded end. The cap though not very sturdy click locks to make it safe.
The shade name is mentioned on the color coded end.

Shade: Verve 39BR
I dunno what went in my head when I bought this. To begin with I'm not a big fan of browns...specially a BROWN brown,the kinds that has no pink/peach/red undertone.... reason??? 
They make me look dull,plus they have this amazing ability to add another 5 years to my face :P
And this Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick in Verve is a solid brown.

This is where this one scores.. it isn't quite like other velvet mattes that I have. Its creamy on application needs no tugging/stretching . This I guess is pretty much the reason why it doesn't even look matte on lips. The finish comes off like those of Maybelline colour sensational lipsticks,but with a better staying power.

Staying Power:
Well talking of staying power,this one doesn't stay on till eternity like my other velvet matte ones,the reason being its not so drying matte either. It stays for a good 4hrs. 

My Take:

Its a regular brown lippy apt for that corporate look. It will suit all skintones. The first lip swatch was taken in daylight while the next one is taken indoors. The daylight one is closer to what it actually looks like. By the images themselves you can make out its creamy and not supper matte like its siblings from the same range.
I was wearing it in this pic of mine..
My Likes:
  • Its cheap.
  • Colour coded packaging..easy to locate.
  • Isn't drying.
  • Good for office goers.
  • Decent staying power.
  • Doesn't melt in summers.
  • Well pigmented.
  • Click locks.
  • The range has many shades to choose from.
My Dislikes:
  • The shade..its a boring brown.
  • The smell..too artificial and too overwhelming.
Last Word:
Good colour pay off and texture for the price but the shade is a bit too sober for me..

Repurchase: Nopes!!!

Over All rating: 3/5 ( just coz I'm not a brown lippy fan)



  1. Beautiful lipstick. Such a nice color. I have a similar one :)

  2. wow..the colours are stunning...
    can you believe it..I own none of velvet mattes!! I have to get a few now

    Blue Velvet Addict>

  3. loved you pictures!! Amazing!

  4. You're glowing Aditi and you've made that Brown work for you. I'm not a fan of brown lipsticks either, so Hi5 on that ;)

    1. Hi5 Agni..n thanx,the pic is a few months old but I was preggo then too :D

  5. OMG such a beautiful shade, you carry this shade well dear <3

    1. Thanx Rads..I thot it was too sober for my taste :P

  6. It is a good shade. But I love your LOTD even more :)

  7. This is indeed a gorgeous color...very pretty lip swatches dear!

    1. Thank u so much Richa... happy u liked the shade

  8. Ur lip swatch is very beautiful.,. nice review Aditi :)

  9. Great review. Love the shade. Will sure try it out. firstcry coupons


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