Colorbar Cocktail 3D Matte lipstick ~ Cosmopolitan : Review & Swatch

Colorbar launched 3D Matte range sometime ago and I bought the shade Cosmopolitan. I bought this lipstick purely on the insistence of SA and I donot regret it. This range was launched with 4 shades – African Brew, Cosmopolitan, Screw driver and Bloody Marie

Price: Rs 750 for 3.5 g

 

Colorbar Cocktail 3D Matte Lipstick Cosmopolitan Review

Colorbar 3D Matte lipsticks come in attractive orange cardboard packaging with cute pop art. The lipstick  is long and silver colored. The cap shuts tight with a click so there is no chance of cap coming off during travel. The shade name is sticker-ed at the bottom. The bullet is long and tip is slightly slanted. The pigmentation is amazing with full opaque coverage in one swipe itself. The name says 3D Matte (I don’t know what that means) but this is actually a creamy lipstick with glossy finish. It does not go matte and remains glossy. This makes it easy to transfer on cups etc. This lipstick stays on for 3-4 hours after which it fades into a beautiful pink stain. The color of stain left behind is so intense that it can be confused with a full fledged lipstick only.

Cosmopolitan is a bright and super vibrant pink color with warm tones. It gives an instant pop of color to your overall makeup. This will suit mostly fair to medium skin tones and it may look too bright on dusky skin. Even though this is a creamy lipstick and I am in matte lipstick phase right now, I donot regret buying this one bit and I reach out to apply this lipstick very often. Cosmopolitan is  a gorgeous summery shade.

However, Cocktail 3 D Matte range is bit pricey to be honest and one can find similar shades in other brands with lower price tag.

 

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Overall, Colorbar Cocktail 3D Matte lipstick is neither 3 D, nor matte but it is a creamy and glossy lipstick. The pigmentation is amazing giving full coverage in one swipe. Being glossy it transfers to cups etc easily. It lasts for 3-4 hours before fading to an intense pink stain. Cosmopolitan 002 shade is vibrant pink color with warm tones which instantly adds pop of color to the overall makeup. The shade will suit fair to medium skin tones. However, the lipstick range is bit expensive and similar shades can be found in other brands. 

xoxo, Blossom

 

L’Oréal Rouge Caresse 04 Rose Mademoiselle: Review & Swatch

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There are so many things which only the people born in 1990s get excited about. The internet is full of such posts: ‘Ten things only the people born in 1990s know’ or ’20 things you remember doing when you were a kid’. Well for me the cotton candy brings back the memories listed in such posts. Remember the cotton candy wale bhaiya came in the streets or even on the bustling roads. India Gate! How can I forget India Gate? It used to be full of balloon vendors and icecream vendors and cotton candy vendors. The soft, fluffy, melt-in-mouth pink sticky-sweet treat is something I love to eat even today. Speaking of cotton candy, this lipstick from L’Oreal totally reminds me of same. Only the color. I have not eaten it or anything ok? 😀

The pink cotton candy color, the soft buttery feel of this lipstick, the light-weightness- How can one NOT compare the two!

loreal rose mademoiselle

Loreal rouge caresse

 

 Packaging

The packaging is sturdy, silver colored with transparent lid. It has a ‘Loreal Paris’ metallic embossing at the centre. It is similar to their Infallible range. The ends of the packaging are color coded.

rose mademoiselle

Review

Like I said the color reminds me of cotton candy. It is cool-toned pink with slight frosty finish. The texture is smooth, buttery, non tugging and glides easily on the lips. The pigmentation is semi sheer at one swipe but the color is buildable. It does not go fully opaque so it may show pigmentation on the lips. It has a slight silvery sheen which makes it a little frosty. I could not deduce the fragrance accurately. Actually it is very similar to Nutri choice 5 grain biscuits 😀

It stays for 3-4 hours including meal after which it leaves a pretty pink stain. As it is moisturizing and the color is light, I find myself reaching for this lipstick instead of lipbalm in these hot summer days. This a perfect color for daily wear especially for college crowd.

The color will suit fair skinned beauties no doubt, but it may look more ‘frosty’ on darker toned people.

rose mademoiselleThe right one is single swipe and the left one is multiple swipes for full color.

Price

499/- Indian Rupees

rose mademoiselle price

Overall, this lipstick  has a very pretty cotton-candy pink color. It is creamy and moisturizing. The color would look beautiful on fair to medium skin tone.

rose mademoiselle swatchesL’Oréal Rouge Caresse 04 Rose Mademoiselle Swatch

loreal lipstick swatchLeft one is bare lips, right one is single swipe

rose mademoiselle swatchMultiple swipes for full color

Overall Verdict: B+

Pssst: This lipstick can be doubled up as a light pink creamy blush 🙂

Love,

Blossom

*Disclaimer: Product sent by brand for review. Honest opinion. Pinky promise