Colorbar Instant Coverup Stick Concealer Review, Photos, Swatches

by Anshita on 12/27/2011

Colorbar Instant Coverup Stick Concealer Review, Photos, Swatches

colorbar instant cover up stick concealer

This Christmas eve came with a twist. When everybody around was getting richer and richer with presents, I got a phone poorer (damn you thief). So what if it was begging to be replaced? So what if its depreciation value was nearing a zero? (okay maths genius I know depreciation never gets 0 ). So what if all my cousins and friends considered it a good news? It was my phone! It was probably the most “in” gadget I could ever get with that bright orange back panel. Yes you guessed right, it was my dear Corby. My best friend’s first reaction was “Blackberry! It’s an omen!” (Refer Miss Malini’s Blackberry contest which was ending on 25th).I was almost convinced that the blackberry was made for me! Did I tell you how much I loved my phone? Its like I was emotionally attached to it, who stood by me in its thick and thin (read the times I dropped it from unbelievable heights). Okay enough of cribbing.

concealer spot dark circles acne
colorbar instant coverup stick concealer

It claims:
  • Chamomile for soothing and vitamin c for anti oxidant benefits.
  • Soft and creamy with high color payoff.
  • Handy for instant concealing
cover up makeup blemishes
colorbar concealer swatch

I’ve never been lucky with concealers. While the Oriflame concealer is my very own Touch de Eclate except that it doesn’t conceals! The others end up being my eye and lip primers. But I can safely say that the curse has been uplifted now. By the way, Bharti requested this review. I wouldn’t have probably reviewed it for the next 3 months given how lazy I am!

This concealer has got 3 shades and even though I’m medium toned; I went for the darkest shade to be on the safe side. And it was a hit! As you can see, it is a chubby stick pencil which looks a lot like those NYX Jumbo eye and lip pencils. The texture is creamy and thick but very easy to blend. The coverage it gives is medium. Let me show you how it works on my under eyes. I don’t have much dark circles to begin with *touchwood* (yes I’m superstitious!)

before after photos makeup concealer foundation
colorbar concealer unblended
before after pictures dark circles concealer cover
colorbar concealer blended

It hides my veins and makes the area look brighter. I’m guessing it will cover the dark circles nicely too. Here is one more test. There is this little spot on my arm, let’s see how it covers it:

before after photos spots acne marks blemishes makeup concealer
colorbar concealer test on spots

As I said, it is not full coverage but medium enough to lighten it. But when you use it along with your foundation, the spots are covered fully. It stays on my oily skin for about 3-4hours and in these winters, it lasts even longer. It doesn’t settle into the fine lines but since it’s a stick concealer, you need to moisturize the area first.

Colorbar has now come up with these pot concealers which claim full coverage. Pots disturb me whether they are lip pots, eye shadow pots or the concealers. So, I’m sticking with this stick concealer. Plus its travel friendly. I use it on the go for touch ups. You don’t need a brush with it. Just pat it with your ring finger and you are done.

The only pet peeve is the sharpening part. It doesn’t work with my Lakme sharpener. I think I would be needing the Colorbar sharpener soon. Damn these clever tricks! Colorbar doesn’t work with Lakme, Lakme doesn’t work with Inglotand the cycle goes on. Why can’t they come in a standard size?

Price: Rs.425 ($9)

So is it for you?Yes if you are looking for a concealer for daily use which is creamy, blends nicely and is easy enough to work with without needing any makeup tools. The shade selection is limited but if you find a good match then nothing like it. Even though the stick is quite small but I don’t mind it considering the quality it provides.

PS- I wanted to write my sad cell phone story immediately when I got home. But since it was Christmas and I didn’t want to spoil the Christmas cheer and fun.. yada yada. You know what I mean right? But the next Christmas morning was really good. Now before I start abusing the PS space, I would stop here and more on that in my next post.
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{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }' Namita December 27, 2011 at 4:10 pm

that calls for a new phone girl..
n this concealer stick is quite liked by one of my friend but I haven’t tried it yet,,


Reply' Ani December 27, 2011 at 12:27 pm

nice stuff vanity……… looks a must have..

Reply' indian beauty central December 27, 2011 at 12:32 pm

i quite like these, nice & creamy though I wish they had more than 3 shades.

Reply' indian beauty central December 27, 2011 at 12:38 pm

sorry abt ur phone sweety, maybe its a sign how about galaxy tab/BB?

Reply' riddhi jholapara December 27, 2011 at 12:57 pm

ah srry abt ur phone! this product goes on my wish list … hehehe… ll pick it sumday …

Reply' Sara.H December 27, 2011 at 1:17 pm

The concealer seems nice. :)

Reply' kanika December 27, 2011 at 3:08 pm

nice..but it looks quite orangy types..!!!!
m using etude house’s concealer right now..n i luv it.. :*

Reply' sahar awan December 27, 2011 at 4:59 pm

looks nice one…thanks for review

Reply' Gauri December 27, 2011 at 5:03 pm

I like this too. I’ve been using this since nearly 7 months & it looks so natural.

Reply' Madeeha December 27, 2011 at 6:40 pm

Planning to get it the concealer looks good !

Reply' PeachesandBlush December 27, 2011 at 7:44 pm

Ouch sorry abt yr phone. I know that hurts!!!! And this sounds pretty nice wil check out!

Reply' Vanity December 27, 2011 at 9:04 pm

@Ani good to have :)

Reply' Vanity December 27, 2011 at 9:05 pm

@indian beauty central the shade selection is always a problem..specially with drugstore brands

Reply' Vanity December 27, 2011 at 9:05 pm

@indian beauty central i wish! how about nokia 1100? :P

Reply' Vanity December 27, 2011 at 9:06 pm

@riddhi jholapara def! everyone deserves atleast one good concealer :)

Reply' Vanity December 27, 2011 at 9:06 pm

@Sara.H it is Sarah :)

Reply' Vanity December 27, 2011 at 9:07 pm

@kanika may be its the pics..but its not orange! yellow it is. do a review on it sometime?

Reply' Vanity December 27, 2011 at 9:08 pm

@Namita my bdy is next lets see. def pick up the now have two ppl who vouch for that ;)

Reply' Vanity December 27, 2011 at 9:08 pm

@sahar awan pleasure :)

Reply' Vanity December 27, 2011 at 9:09 pm

@Gauri looks very natural

Reply' Vanity December 27, 2011 at 9:09 pm

@Madeeha it pick up :)

Reply' Vanity December 27, 2011 at 9:12 pm

@PeachesandBlush it was my 2nd time yaar..dat hurts the most!

Reply' jyoti December 28, 2011 at 6:01 am

Awww…thts sad.get a new one now.Don’t get Tab plz. i hate it when i have to take the jumbo tab out of my bag when it rings and search for the hands free(i don’t like it being stuck thr to my ear the whole time). :/ and before i start abusing ur comment space let me share my view on the concealer as well. :P
I tried on both the pot and this stick at the store and while both of them looked equally good at that time,the pot one was still thr after long. guess i’ll pick up the pot only.Don’t like sharpening things for lazy me!!!! ;)

Reply' MakeupFriendly December 28, 2011 at 7:51 am

hahahaha @fone:P
I have a bb and trust me its amazing, you must get yourself one too!

..and i have heard the best things about this concealer. hmmm. time to get myself one.

Reply' Nivedita December 28, 2011 at 10:27 am

Hey! You don;t have dark circles . Why were you worried about concealers then!!!
This looks pretty on the go to me!! But sharpening is a big problem!!!

Reply' Samyukta December 28, 2011 at 4:16 pm

nice review!!! i myself have been planning to review this since sooo long but i guess ihave just been pain lazy…. this product is awesome isn’t it? :) my only complain is that it needs to be followed up by a compact :(

Reply' bhumika December 28, 2011 at 11:31 am

aww..sorry about the phone :(
This looks quiet creamy and nice..brightens ur eyes well..

Reply' GOLDEN FALCON December 28, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Wow-I really need to get this one-I find Creamy concealers difficult to blend-so this one is a good solution for spot applications as well-thanks for the review :):)

Reply' Confused gal January 30, 2013 at 11:45 am

Gud reviews:) i tried too it. It blends and cover my blemishes, pimple scars. But on my dark circle it tends to give ashy look. I dont use foundation. Plz suggest


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