Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick Review, Swatches – Bare

Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick Review, Swatches – Bare
There is this famous dialogue from the hindi film Guru, “jab log tumhare barein mei baatei karni shuru kar de, samajh lo tum tarakki kar rhe ho” (when people start talking about you, you are on your way to success). So when recently I had my first experience with plagiarism, after the initial anger I felt good! The regular readers must know that I’m a beauty and fashion contributor at Sulekha’s woman portal and I don’t post the articles here on my blog which I write for them. So the story goes that one smart girl copied one whole article I wrote there and guest blogged about it on some blog. When the post appeared on my dashboard (with the same pictures..yes the girl didn’t even bother changing the pictures! You do need brains even to copy stuff, right?) I was shocked. Luckily the blogger she guest blogged for was in my facebook list and I immediately told her about it. The post was later removed from the blog but that got me thinking. What can we as bloggers do to save our work from being plagiarised? In the mean time, let’s talk about a lipstick which was one of my most requested lipsticks since I featured it in my November Favourite products. Umm okay its January but what the hell..I was busy (doing nothing)!

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It Says: For a rich lip colour with a creamy shine, the Velvett Matte Lipstick, available in 45 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.

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colorbar velvet matte lipstick bare review swatches

The colour: Its a blend of peach, brown and pink. More brown and less pink. You cannot find true shades in the online swatches so I played a gamble when I went for this shade and I’m so glad I did! It is my FAVOURITE my-lips-but-better shade till date. It has beaten the cult favourite My Mahogany from Maybelline Color Sensational range. The thing with My Mahogany is that it doesn’t work on pigmented lips but this one gives a rich opaque colour in one single swipe. It works well on pigmented lips and would look good on just about every skin tone.

Even though it is matte, it glides on smoothly and does not dry my lips. And it has a good lasting power. Even with your meals, it can last a good 3-4 hours, which is absolutely great. They are available in 45 shades(yes!) and all of them have this silver glass packaging with the colour at the bottom to differentiate the lipsticks.

Okay it smells like caramel or may be coconut. Or is it vanilla? I don’t know but it IS strong. Why? Because I generally can’t detect any smell in my cosmetics but I can feel the vanilla like smell when it is on my lips. And I don’t really dig it.

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colorbar velvet matte lipstick bare review swatches

These are some great quality lipsticks and at this price, you better not miss them. There are a total of 45 shades and there a lot of pinks, nudes and browns. I’ve already reviewed Naked Pink from this range which is a soft earthy pink colour.

Price: Rs.225 ($5)

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So is it for you? Yes if you are looking for a nice mlbb shade which gives rich colour, stays on longer and is not drying like other matte lipsticks. These are some great quality lipsticks India has and I’m now feeling patriotic!

PS- To all those who cut-copy-paste, its a small world and you always find out the source…just like I did!


  1. What a coincidence! I just bought it yesterday & I love it! Unfortunately I’m not able to get my hands on Naked Pink :( They never stock it.

  2. It looks so natural on you Ansh!! Gorgeous colour! and the plagiarism…seriosly?? that totally blows! how can someone actually plagiarize stuff that too in a guest blog which you’re doing to have fun and enjoy yourself! too bad ya, but its great that you found out!

    • yea its the best mlbb i have found till date. exactly guest blogging is all fun n no why copy and do all that stuff? cant even write a 400words post yourself? what did they learn in school!

  3. I love Colorbar Velvet matte lipsticks and this seems like a great shade. I have Love the rust, peach tango and creme cup 1 from this range. Hate people plagiarizing stuff..I mean if you cant write then just quit blogging man!!

  4. babe i just soooooo love this lippy and its quite a staple of mine for grocery shopping… i know i know i sound like an aunty and all :P hahahahhaha.. marriage and all does that to you ;)

    • oh wait i didn’t comment about the plagiarism part… did that really happen? ooohhh.. it s difficult to keep tabs you know… but am glad you took it so well!!! :D and yeah after the initial shock it does make you feel all good about yourself ;)

  5. this is one of the most fav range of all girls i think….there are so many pretty shades in this range…….. and bare is a very nice shade………. im going to buy this next month….

  6. very sorry to hear about the plagiarism issue. :( anyways bare is my fav too, i wear it many time in a week, if you love this shade, you would love Avon simple pretty lipstick in whisper too!


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