30 Nov 2012

Colorbar Full Finish Long Wear Lipstick in Plum Show – Review

Hi Angels,

By Now, Colorbar needs no introduction among us. They are very famous for their velvet matte lipsticks. This lipstick is from their Full Finish Long wear Range. My friend bought this lipstick for me as a birthday gift.  

These are priced at Rs. 595/-.

Colorbar Full Finish Long Wear Lipstick in Plum Show review, swatch and LOTD


The Colorbar Full Finish Long Wear Lipstick has a special matte formula that makes it easy to apply. Sets within seconds of application and makes your lips look fuller. Its waterproof formulation makes it last for up to 8 hours. Enriched with vitamin E, the Full Finish Long Wear Lipstick is smooth, creamy and gives excellent color without drying or cracking the lips also acting as a natural antioxidant against skin ageing. The Full Finish Long Wear Lipstick is perfectly complimented with a Colorbar lip liner.


These lipsticks come in a silver elongated, thin lip stick bullet. Once we open the cap the body or barrel looks very plastic and cheap. It would have been nice if they had used the same silver packing throughout. It is lightweight as it is made of plastic and the cap fits in well making it an ideal travel partner.

Colorbar Full Finish Long Wear Lipstick in Plum Show bullet closeup, images, swatch and review

The Shade & application:

It is a gorgeous plum shade and feels creamy on application but sets into a matte finish.

Colorbar Full Finish Long Wear Lipstick in Plum Show

 My Experience:

·        This lipstick is highly pigmented and one swipe was enough to cover my lips. 
·        Once applied, it sets in to a nice matte finish. Once set, the lipstick does not bleed. It did not transfer much like its creamy counterparts.
·        I personally liked the color a lot because it seemed so apt for the winters and moreover, I also had a matching nail color to go with it.
·        The lipstick felt little drying and hence lip balm needs to be worn underneath.
·     Staying power is very good. On my dry lips, it stayed for 5 hours with few snacks and drinks in the middle after which, it started fading.
·     When it fades it leaves a strong tint behind and the tint is a huge pain to remove. I applied make up remover to remove it completely.
·      The lipstick has an oily kind of smell to it. Though it is not obvious, I hate this smell. I want my cosmetics to smell nicely and this was a turn off.
·      And since it is a bit drying in nature, if you have dry lips like mine, it might emphasize fine lines.
·  The shade name along with the color is mentioned at the bottom making it easier to pick/select the shade.

Overall it is a nice matte lipstick that stays well. If you are into plum shades and if you are a sucker for matte finishes, this baby is for you. Its a wonderful winter shade. 

As far as their anti-ageing properties, i never believed/expected those in the first place and did not experience any such things either.

And, Lakme True Wear Nail Color in Deep Blush Maroon goes well with this. (Rs.99/-)


Colorbar Full Finish Long Wear Lipstick in Plum Show swatch

With the nail polish:
Colorbar Full Finish Long Wear Lipstick in Plum Show on my lips

Hope you found this review useful.

Good Night and happy weekend folks!



  1. What a gorgeous shade! It looks great on you :)


  2. looks more good with out d flash pick.. :)
    also ur nail color is good... :) which is that?


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