Liquid matte lipsticks are all the rage these days and while brands like Anastasia Beverly Hills, Milani, theBalm, Kat Von D, ColourPop etc. have come out with a gorgeous range of colors in liquid mattes, these brands largely remain inaccessible to the Indian market. Colorbar is the first brand to bring the matte liquid lipstick trend to India and I was really excited to try out these Kiss Proof Lip stains!
Price : Rs 900
Colorbar Kiss Proof Lip Stain Review
The Colorbar Kiss Proof Lip Stain comes in a silver tube packaging with a bent applicator inside. The clear band along the length of the tube helps the color of the lip color show through. The lip color has a creamy texture and packs a lot of pigmentation in a single swipe. It applies with a slightly glossy finish but settles down to a matte finish within a minute or two of application. The formula is not too slippery so it doesn’t slide and crease on your lips in that drying time. It has a mild vanilla scent that dissipates a few minutes post application.
Once dry, the formula wears incredibly well! I have tried the liquid matte lipsticks from Sleek and theBalm and found both to be drying on my lips as it to be expected from a true matte formula. But the Colorbar one is actually very comfortable to wear and my lips don’t look shrivelled and parched even after 5-6 hours of wear! As far as the kiss proof claim goes, I’d say its transfer resistant so doesn’t easily transfer to cups etc. but it does come off a little if you rub. The color stays well on the lips for several hours with minimal fading and patchiness due to meals and drinks. It’s definitely one of the most long lasting lipsticks I’ve tried! The color does get a little bit into the lip lines after 6 hours or so but that is to be expected with any pigmented lipstick.
Haute Latte is a browny-pink that would be great on medium to deeper skin. It looks pinker in the first photo but you can see the true color in the video.
Hollywood is a rich red that would be very flattering across complexions. This range has a total of 8 shades.
If you’re looking for a long lasting, liquid matte lipstick in India, Colorbar’s Kiss Proof Lip Stain is an excellent option! The formula is richly pigmented and quite comfortable to wear. It doesn’t dry out the lips even after several hours and that alone makes me want to try out more shades from this range! The range has 8 colors (mostly brights) and I think a couple of nudes and vampy shades would be an excellent addition to the existing lineup!
Rating : 4.5/5