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Thursday, 15 September 2016

Colorbar Diamond Shine Lipstick :004 Expensive Garnet Review

Hello all,
Recently while going through cosmetics online I saw Colorbar Diamond Shine Lipstick, a new launch from Colorbar. As the name suggests it is lipstick with shimmers ideal for night looks. This lipstick comes in 5 shades and I bought the shade 004 Expensive garnet. So let us see the review:





Price:

Rs 499/- for 4.2 gms



Product Claim:
  • Perfect blend of a high payoff lipstick with gorgeous high shine lip gloss to provide you mesmerizing look.
  • This lipstick feels and looks amazing on your lips.
  • The high Pigment blend System gives the formula its super creamy texture, insane pigmentation and superior color dispersion with full shimmer effect.




My review: Expensive Garnet

Packaging:

The packaging of this lipstick is typical Colorbar kind of packaging. The outer packaging is silver color cardboard cover with the name of shade, price and ingredients is mentioned on it. Inside the lipstick has a sleek lipstick silver in color.  The packaging is very similar to many of Colorbar lipsticks. The cap fits in tightly which makes the lipstick travel friendly. Overall the packaging is quite boring and usual.



Texture:

The texture of the lipstick is smooth and creamy with shimmers in it. Once I applied the lipstick is quite creamy but after some time it gets really drying on lips. The lipstick gets so drying and settles in fine line of lips that one can easily see all the lines and cracks on the lips beneath the lipstick. The good thing about the texture is that it is not sticky and hence feels light on lips. The shimmers also stick on to lips hence is not all over your face once you apply. Overall the texture is not very great.



Shade and Pigmentation:

The shade Expensive garnet is red shade with brown shimmers. The shade is very vibrant and bright initially but after some time it becomes subtle. This shade is not at all a daily wear kind of shade but is ideal for night parties like Indian Wedding functions or festivals.  This shade will look nice and suit well on all skin tones.




This shade Expensive garnet is much pigmented. It took me single swipe of the lipstick to entirely cover my lips as my lips are highly pigmented.

Staying Power:

The lipstick stays for good 4-5 with light eating and drinking. The lip color looks vibrant for initial 3-4 hours but after that the shade starts to fade but still some hint of color is there on lips beyond 5 hours also. The shade transfers but still some color will be there on lips even after a meal.




Pros and Cons of the Lipstick: Expensive Garnet

Pros:
1.    Smooth and creamy
2.    Easy to apply.
3.    Travel friendly.
4.    Nice Shade
Cons:
1.    Transfers
2.    Extremely  drying on lips
3.    Settles in fine line
4.    Boring Packaging


Ratings:

Packaging: 3/5
Texture: 3/5
Shade: 4/5
Pigmentation: 4/5
Staying Power: 3.5/5

Overall Rating: 3.5/5

Final Verdict:

I did not dislike the lipstick but I also didn’t love it to core. This is an ok kind of lipstick which performs average. I will not suggest any one buy it, but if you love shimmery kind of lipsticks, then one should definitely buy this because Colorbar has good shades in this range.