Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick Bare


Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick in Bare

This range from Colorbar Cosmetics seriously needs no introduction now. Like Ana once mentioned, wiseshe has become the encyclopedia of Colorbar Velvet Matte lipsticks. We have reviewed many shades from this range and there’s more to come. What’s great about this range is that the quality as well as quantity is great for the price. So let’s go ahead and take a look at my take on the shade “Bare”.

 Read Latest Colorbar Peach Crush and Sultry Pink Review

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 About Colorbar Velvette Matte Lipstick Bare

For a rich lip color with a creamy shine, the Velvet Matte Lipstick, available in 45 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 Velvet Matte Lipstick can be further accentuated with lip gloss and lip liner.

  • Quantity: 4.2 gms
  • Price: INR 250.You can buy it from here
  • Packaging:

I really like the packaging. It’s slightly chubbier than most lippie cases and feels nice to hold. The body is made of plastic that looks like steel and it comes with a transparent cap that shuts nice and tight. The bottom of the case has a not only a sticker with the shade name, but also a small, transparent disc that shows the shade inside. Did you know that it is actual lipstick inside that disc?? Yup….one curious cat took apart the packaging and discovered it. And in case you’re wondering: No! It wasn’t me :smug:

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My experience with Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick:-

I was dying to get my hands on this shade since very long coz this is a cult favorite and one of the most raved about shades. It is considered the perfect nude for medium to dusky skintones. I was jumping with joy when I received my parcel from stylecraze  and couldn’t wait to try it on. I’ve read many, and I mean MANY reviews on this shade and seen several swatches.  This is considered a peachy brown with hints of pink. Then why, oh why, OH WHY does it look almost like fuschia pink on me??? :pain: Yep…no traces of brown…or peach…just P.I.N.K! Mind you, I’m not very fair…maybe medium fair with strong yellow undertones. Is it my complexion? My body heat? My pale lips? My imagination? Aaaah….what is it that makes such a “supposedly” nude shade look so bright on me? Needless to say, I’m thoroughly disappointed! I thought…OK fine, it must be the lighting, or the mirror playing tricks with my eyes or SOMETHING! So I tried wearing it in different lights, looked in different mirrors and from various angles. :lipstick: Nope…it still looked bright pink on me…sigh!! Actually, the first thing that came to my mind when I wore this shade was that it looked exactly like Avon Simply Pretty lipstick in Whisper Pink. I ran and immediately swatched it next to this and Voila! They looked very different on my palm but when swatched on my arm and on my lips, both shades were a perfect match! So that was disappointment No.2 since I realized I had 2 similar shades. But please don’t judge this shade by how it looks on me. It looks simply lovely on just about everyone else. So do try it at the store or just blindly buy it online coz it doesn’t cost the earth anyway. Enough has been said about how this looks on me! Let’s talk about something else…the staying power for instance. It lasts for 4 hours atleast and leaves behind quite a stain that’s difficult to remove. You’ll need a creamy make-up remover to take off all traces of the lippie. The finish is creamy-matte and not matte-matte (if you know what I mean). Perhaps this is why this range is called Velvet matte :nerd: . It glides onto the lips without tugging and is not overly drying. In fact, I’ve used this without a lip balm underneath and it did not dry out my lips. It gives medium to full coverage and will hide pigmentation easily. One pet peeve I have with this (other than the shade of course :-P) is the flavor. It tastes like I’ve eaten soap :sick: Don’t get me wrong…I have not eaten any soap. Hmm…or have I?? :thinking: No no…just kidding :giggle:

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What I like about Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick in Bare:-

  • Attractive packaging with secure lid that won’t open up  in your purse
  • Has a color indicator at the bottom that helps to locate shades with ease
  • Glides without tugging
  • Is moderately moisturizing and does not dry out the lips
  • Sets to a creamy, matte finish
  • Lasts for 4 to 5 hours
  • Though it is matte, it doesn’t give me prune lips
  • Gives medium to full coverage
  • Hides pigmentation
  • Reasonably priced

What I don’t like about Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick in Bare:-

  • Stains lips
  • Doesn’t come off easily
  • Soap-y flavor 😛
  • Shade doesn’t suit me :weep:


Swatches Of Colorbar Velvet Matte Bare

The 1st swatch is Colorbar Velvet Matte “Bare” and the 2nd swatch is Avon Simply Pretty “Whisper Pink”. As you can see, the 2 shades are poles apart and don’t really show any resemblance. But on my lips both shades look EXACTLY the same :confused:

 Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick Bare swatches+best nude


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Let’s play a simple guessing game…in the swatches below, which one or ones are Colorbar and which one/s is Avon??

colorbar nudes bare lipstick swatches+Avon Simply Pretty lipstick in Whisper Pink.

 Here are a list of reviews of other shades from this range:

Berry fizz  , Over the top, Very coffee , Blush , Demure , Peach Crush & Secretly pink , Brick-O-La , Sultry pink 



  1. Hmmm the 1st two is Avon and the next two swatches on the arm is colorbar bare!

    Welll..loved ur review.. Nafi!! totally hilarious!!

    i guess colorbar lippies totally varies depending on the pigmentation of one’s lips!

    But nevertheless its a gorgeous shade!! :inlove: :lipstick: :yippee: :dance-left-right: :-* :hug-makeup:

    • Thanks Ric! :-* Though I see ure laughing at my plight :-(( 😉 It truly is a gorgeous shade…but not on meee :weep:

  2. Hmm..a brown lippy which luks pink on lips..maybe Nafisa ur lips have magical powers 😀 Bare does not suit me.. am just too dark…Ur review was truly hilarious

    • Thanks Parul 🙂 Are you sure it doesn’t suit you?? Ive heard its a god-send for dusky skintones. N i’d love to have magical powers!! But if those powers are gonna transform nudes to neons…then no thanks :smug: 😉

  3. her reviews always interest happens with all of us..i havent tried bare because some how i always thought it wont for me..recently its the peach crush which works the best..have u tried that Parul ?

  4. Isa, i dint knew u keep soap in ur dinner plate:p ..n try coral pink avon clrbliss has more dan 3 hr stay:D n its a pure peach clr!

  5. isn’t it horrible when the lippie you have been waiting for like crazy just ends up in such a disaster. Happened to me recently that EVERYONE was RAVING about and I bought it and then when I wore it it was SUCH a disaster.

  6. hi..ive been following this site since few months n its gud..
    just a small question, i see the ladies here having soo many makeup products..cart loads of it..
    do you all really use each and every thing.. :-((

    • Thats a really good ques Babita :yes: I sumtimes think the same too 😉 I personally don’t own too much n if i feel i have more than i’ll use, i give it away 🙂 N welcome to wiseshe! :-))

  7. Well babitaa… V try to use most of dem.. atleast i make sure.. n has successfully finished few of i use make up daily!! :-)) :-))

  8. I have got both whisper pink and bare, I feel bare is bit more on nude side, Both are my favorite lipsticks and suit me a lottttt! Most of the days I use these two shades!

  9. Both are my fav shades but Colorbar one I love more :P, this I use almost everyday to office and just luubbbb it :), never seen a better shade for natural looking lips 🙂

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