LOTD and Review:Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick-Irish Rose

Never in my life have I been a fan of matte lipsticks, just because of the reason that I have super dry lips.L However I just love that matte look on lips which is perfect for office and also I feel it gives out the exact shade of the lipstick much better than the moisturizing ones. I keep drooling at those lovely matte lipsticks and finally decided to try one from the Colorbar Velvet Matte range. The shade Irish Rose was my pick and it is a beautiful natural pink which is a daily wear kind of shade.

Claims: 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.

Price: Rs 225

I love the classy round packaging with silver tube and transparent outer cover. Also, the bottom is colored with the exact lipstick shade hence making it easy to spot it among others.

I feel this lipstick lives up to most of its claims. It is creamy yet completely matte. I love how my lips look like after applying this- soft and supple as it claims! Irish rose is a natural pink shade which is decently pigmented; just one swipe gives you smooth n even lips.  I found it perfect for office and look best when applied after lining your lips, though doesn’t look bad either when applied without a liner. Though my lips are dry and chapped at times, I have never felt this lipstick dries out my lips or settle into fine lines. Of course I make sure the lips are exfoliated well before wearing a matte lipstick. I prefer matte lipsticks to remain matte itself on lips and wear it without a lip balm beneath so that the exact shade is visible. And the claim that it lasts for 5 hours is also true to certain extent unless you drink/eat in between

Here is the swatch on my hands:

And here is how it look on my lips:

The only downside I could find is the smell which is quite strong; though nothing bad but I prefer my lipsticks to have no smell or just a faint scent at the max.

Though I have not bought any matte lipsticks in recent past, I have tried few from Lakme, Revlon, Maybelline etc some time back and I must say I found this colorbar one better among the lot. This would remain as one of my favorites especially the shade Irish Rose, though I use it sparingly compared to my moisturizing lipsticks just because am far too lazy to exfoliate my lips regularly!!

You can check out swatches of more shades here:


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25 Responses to LOTD and Review:Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick-Irish Rose

  1. Uzma says:

    Shyna, you have got nice fuller lips, I didn’t even notice the Lipstick, all I was looking at was the Garden, plz plz do a post on your Garden Shyna

  2. Shyna says:

    Thanks Uzma…i never realized i have fuller lips until i started clicking close-up snaps!!and the garden, credit goes to my mom i clicked them at my parents’ place!!:)

  3. sireesha says:

    WOW shyna! ur parent’s place wala garden looks AMAZING! where does ur parents live?

    and that lipastick looks so gorgeous on you.. :*

    • Shyna says:

      Thankoo Sireesha!! They live at Cochin, Kerala…me too live there only, just one hour drive!My mom would be happy to see all your comments:)

  4. Prachi says:

    Hi Shyna, this is such a pretty shade..looks very nice on you.

  5. Suma Sharma says:

    loved the shade Shyna.. it’s such a natural and a flattering pink! 🙂 it looks awesome on u 🙂

    • Shyna says:

      🙂 thank you so much Suma…when i saw the shade first i though it is a cool one and might not suit me….luckily it turned out to be good!

  6. zeeba says:

    Nice shade Shyna… 🙂

    suits u awesomely!!!

  7. Rati says:

    Shyna I gave this shade to mom and she loves it. You have one of the most beautiful lips i have seen… I mean it. :-*

  8. kuheli says:

    wow, that’s a pretty shade and your lips r b’ful. :))

  9. Loved the color …. very pretty and subtle

  10. bhumika says:

    I have naked pink in this..which is a lil darker…irish rose is pretty too..n ya u got nice lips 😉

  11. Sruthi Nair says:

    Nice review Shyna..Any idea whr we get Colorbar in Kerala???

    • Shyna says:

      we dont get it here sruthi..I usually order online, you can check their website..http://www.colorbarcosmetics.com/

      • Sruthi Nair says:

        Sad we dont get it here..Usually I buy high end brands from Goodwill collections, convent rd, eklm through friends. I was reluctant to order any stuff frm the colorbar website coz I was very doubtful. Since u had a good experience, I’m also going to try this..Thanx Shyna.

  12. Corallista says:

    I couldn’t find this shade in stock at 2 different places when I went looking for it. It looks very pretty on you..perfect rosy shade! The garden looks lovely too 🙂 How long did the delivery from Colorbar take? You ordered it from the website right?

    • Shyna says:

      Delivery time depends on stock availability it seems Ankita…Once I ordered peachy rose blush and it took almost a month but after that for couple of other items delivery time was less than 1 week.

  13. Shyna says:

    Where do you stay Sruthi?I often visit goodwill even if I dont buy anything I like the ambience a lot!Go ahead n try cnline shopping!

    • Sruthi Nair says:

      I’m at palakkad, Shyna. This place is really dumb. I have to either visit Coimbatore, Trichur or Eklm to get good stuffs.

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