I want to start my review by letting you know that this is the best lipstick I have come across at drugstore. Being a lipstick hoarder I have tried all brands, shades and finishes, having said that I can say that by far this is the one that I can’t get enough of. On my visit to Colorbar counter I discovered these lipsticks. My intention was just to buy Colorbar Deep Lip Creme, which I have reviewed here, but I ended up buying two Colorbar Full Finish Longwear Lipsticks.
The Colorbar Full Finish Long Wear Lipstick has a special matte formula that makes it easy to apply. Sets within seconds of application and makes your lips look fuller. Its waterproof formulation makes it last for up to 8 hours. Enriched with vitamin E, the Full Finish Long Wear Lipstick is smooth, creamy and gives excellent color without drying or cracking the lips also acting as a natural antioxidant against skin ageing.
Price: INR 825/ 3.5 grams
My take on the product:
Let’s start with packaging first, like aways. The lipstick comes in a slim sliver plastic tube unlike any traditional format. They are easy to carry around not that the standard lipsticks are a big pain to carry, but for someone like me who tends to carry four to five lipsticks this kind of light and slim packaging makes it easier.
Packaging might be hit or miss for some, but I promise the lipstick itself is a definite hit. Formula of the lipstick is creamy and smooth making it easy to glide on the lips. Also, the lipstick is slim enough to give a crisp line without have to go with a lip liner underneath. You get amazing pigmentation in just one swipe. The texture of the formula changes within few minutes to tacky (not in a bad way). This tacky/sticky consistency makes it last longer than any other lipstick I have ever tried. The lasting power is anywhere between 4 to 5 hours depending upon the number of meals I consume in that duration.
There are 19 shades in the range which consist of mostly deeper shades and few bright coral and pinks. The color hue is perfect for Indian skin tone, especially the once with warm undertone.
The only downside is the price. I know they are good quality lipsticks, but Colorbar is one of the most affordable brands and lipsticks ranging anywhere above INR 800 makes me feel they are expensive.
Swatch with night under light.
Swatch in natural sunlight.
Overall Rating: 4.8/5
Highly Recommended!!! Try one if you have never before. They are perfect examples of full finish longwear lipstick for me. I want all the deeper shades in this range. Just waiting for some kind of offer/discounts on them.
PS: I am currently in makeup heaven, whoop whoop!!! Yes, I have a huge makeup haul to share. So stay tuned for makeup haul week soon on the blog, which will include a huge US drugstore and few high end makeup. Can’t thank my friend enough for all the pain he took to get them to me :*