Colorbar launched their range of Liquid matte lipsticks- Kiss Proof Lip stain a few months back. Liquid mattifying lipsticks are so in these days and Colorbar’s is the first one I picked. I am reviewing a gorgeous red shade – Hollywood 001 here.
Price: Rs 900 (6.5 ml)
Colorbar Kiss Proof Lip stains come in a silver cardboard packaging with a color-coded sticker on top. The packaging has all the details about the product. The lip stain tube is silver in color and made up of plastic with silver-colored screw cap. The tube is fairly long and has a transparent band along the length of the tube to show the color of the lip stain. This see through window comes in very handy when you have multiple shades of this range. The applicator is doe foot applicator with a hole in middle, which helps in holding more product. The applicator picks up enough product for one swipe. The texture of the lip stain is creamy and is very pigmented. One swipe is enough for full color intensity. The lip stain feels glossy on application but it settles down to matte finish within a minute.
The packaging is sturdy and travel friendly.
The lip stain is highly pigmented which leaves room for errors while working along the outlines of the lips. I use a lip liner as I can never apply it properly.
Hollywood 001 is a classic red color lip stain which will work across skin tones. If you are looking for a true red color, do check this shade. It will brighten up any complexion, no doubt.
The lip stain feels comfortable and light weight. It dries down to super matte finish which does not bother initially, but I tend to crave for a lip balm after a few hours as it makes the lips very dry.
This lip stain does not transfer but I see it flaking upon touching with fingers.
The lip stain settles into fine lines when it starts to fade after 4-5 hours.
There are 8 shades in this range as of now. I wish it had more colors to choose from.
If you are looking for long lasting true matte lipstick in red color, do check this one out. It feels light weight and is superbly pigmented. You can get full color intensity in one swipe itself. Hollywood shade is a classic red color which will work on all skin tones. Colorbar kiss proof lip stain is quite comfortable to wear, but you may need a lip balm after a few hours. This range has only 8 shades as of now and some bright and dark colors would be a good addition to this range. Overall, I am in love with this lip stain, so much so that I have already purchased another color from the range 😀