Colorbar Velvet Matte lipsticks- Temptation and Verve review & swatches

by Preetha on May 17, 2012

Friend’s post by Nidhi

Hi friends. This is my first review for Preetha’s blog. When she asked me to write for her, I just could not say ‘No’ to such a gem of a person and friend that she is. Well, I hope to write many more reviews for her, whenever time permits. J

Today I would be reviewing two lovely shades from the well known Colorbar velvet matte range. Those who love matte lipsticks must have tried atleast 1 lipstick from this range till now. Colorbar velvet matte lipsticks offer a wide range of shade selection and you get to try some great lipsticks at less price.

Product Description: For a rich lip colour with a creamy shine, the Velvett Matte Lipstick, available in 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.
The Shades: Temptation is my recent purchase and love these days. It is a lovely plum purple shade with a light glossy finish, yes, not completely matte. It comes out nice and bright on the lips and just alone lightens up the face. The color stays for a full 6 hours on me which I adore.

Verve is a completely matte medium brown shade. It can be layered up to look darker. This was the first shade I owned from Colorbar and was quite happy with my purchase. This one stays on for 4+ hours. The stain is not that strong.

Swatches of Verve (top) and Temptation (Bottom) with and without flash light

Texture: Although being matte lipsticks, these are soft and get applied smoothly and easily. They do not have a tendency to melt in this hot weather. They do not dry up my lips or settle in fine lines.

Packaging: A little boring transparent case with a see through lid. But the clear color indication at the bottom helps to identify the lipsticks.


·         Lovely shades.

·         Great staying power.

·         Decent price.

·         No problem of melting or feathering of the lipsticks.

·         Soft and smooth application.


·         Can be a little drying for some.

Ratings: 4.3/5

Final Word: Well, at this price, I could not have asked for more. For me, these are some great matte lipsticks and Iam already eyeing a couple of more shades from this range.

And this is how Temptation looks on me. Both snaps are taken in different lightings.

{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

Preetha Karthik May 17, 2012 at 10:49 am

Nids..I totally loved the review…u r an expert in writing reviews gurl..welcome to RWC..:)..Iam a big fan of colorbar velvet matte lippies n both these shades r fab..good choice..I may get that purple one soon..thanx for the lovely review..:)


manya May 17, 2012 at 10:58 am

I liked the shade verve a lot!


Jinal May 17, 2012 at 11:07 am

Verve is so my color Nids. And good to see ur review after so long. :)


Nids May 17, 2012 at 11:12 am

u r such a sweetheart pree tht i feel honored to write for u :)


Nids May 17, 2012 at 11:13 am

thankuu jinni n congrats once again dear.. waiting for pics now ;)


Nids May 17, 2012 at 11:13 am

:) taps


Addicted to Nailpaints May 17, 2012 at 11:25 am

The shades look pretty on you, especially verve!! I tried their demure and the lippie didn't impress me!! I think different shades work differently on different girls.. Nicely compiled!!!


Aarthi May 17, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Great review Nids :) Never knew Nidhi and Nids were the same person.. lol..Only when I saw the lip pics I could identify :p


Coral Crue May 17, 2012 at 12:18 pm

temptation look so pretty. really nice pics, Nidhi and good post.


Anonymous May 17, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Great review Nids :) I tried few shades at the store and found them a bit drying as u mentioned…hence i didnt buy..Heer


Vish May 17, 2012 at 12:21 pm

wow these are such gorgeous shadesloved them totally


Nids May 17, 2012 at 12:51 pm

thanxx dear.. yeah.. but temptation luks the same as it appears here in the pic.. verve tends to luk darker even if u apply coats of it


Nids May 17, 2012 at 12:52 pm

hahhahahahaaaa aarthi :)


Nids May 17, 2012 at 12:53 pm

glad u liked it :)


Nids May 17, 2012 at 12:54 pm

yeah Heer, but there r a few colors like Candy , temptaion n the newer ones tht are a bit glossy too .. they dont tend to dry out tht much, chk those out, mayb u like a few ;)


Nids May 17, 2012 at 12:54 pm
Deepshikha May 17, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Glad to see lippie queen back in action !! :)


indian beauty central May 17, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Totally tempted by Temptation!


Nids May 17, 2012 at 4:19 pm

yeyyyyy :D :D


Nids May 17, 2012 at 4:24 pm

it is tempting ;)


NotJustMake-up May 17, 2012 at 5:20 pm

loved the colors..


Nivedita May 17, 2012 at 8:05 pm

The colors are so lovely. Even I won a few of these and really wonder why these are called matte. But I do like the texture. pretty long lasting on me


Nids May 18, 2012 at 7:15 am



Nids May 18, 2012 at 7:16 am

yeah nivedita.. um of them are not matte but few are even.. texture wise, i also like these n shades are fab… one of the best n reasonable lipsticks :)


bhumika May 18, 2012 at 6:55 pm

liked Temptation :)


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