Colormates Lipstick & Lipliner Pencil Ruby Red Review
This is again one of the Diva Likes haul items which I am going to review. Red lipsticks are swarmin...
About Colormates Lipstick & Lipliner Pencil Ruby Red:
The Colormates lipstick offers long-lasting, rich color for beautifully luscious lips. The Colormates lip liner pencil defines and perfects the shape of your lips.
$4.83 for 3.3 g (lip liner for 0.6 g)
Directions For Use:
Use the lip liner to line the lips. Apply lip color starting in the center of your upper lip. Work from the center to the outer edges of your lip, following the contours of your mouth. Then glide across the entire bottom lip.
My Experience With Colormates Lipstick & Lipliner Pencil Ruby Red:
Packaging: Colormates Lipstick & Lipliner Pencil Ruby Red comes in a simple cardboard packaging. The lipstick has a transparent cap and a matte silver body with the twist up function. The body of the lipstick is slightly flimsy and it doesn't look like going to endure too many hardships. Therefore, be very careful while traveling. The lip liner is way too tinier than I thought and it has a wooden body. It needs to be sharpened and has a conical transparent cap. The lip liner is extremely small and I don't know what will remain of it when I will try to sharpen it.
Shade: The shade Ruby Red is a deep brick red color with no shimmer, frost or glitter. The color has a brown undertone and that is why it is perfect for warm Indian skin tones. By now, I own a lot of reds but this is one kind of red that I don't have in my kitty at all. The color is rich and deep but not dark and mature. Hence, it will look ravishing on every skin tone and has a very festive touch to it. Coming to the lip liner, it is transparent. It merely takes away the shine from the lips and acts as a lip primer. I have applied it all over the lips and saw that it blurs out the dryness and fine lines. I have never used a transparent lip liner or primer ever so I really liked the concept.
Pigmentation: The pigmentation of the lipstick is deep and rich in a single stroke itself. Even in the hand swatch, I have just applied a single swipe and it deposited the right amount of color. For a neat and clean look, I would advise going for two swipes which would make the color bold and defined. The lip liner is transparent, so the pigmentation doesn't matter much.
Texture: The texture of the lip pencil is slightly thick and tight but it doesn't tug or pulls the lips at all even though I have naturally dry lips. It glides well and blurs out the fine lines on the lips. It acts as a wonderful primer to the lips. Coming to the lipstick, it is creamy, smooth and soft in texture and glides extremely well on the lips. Since you use the lip liner beforehand, the color doesn't bleed. Even if you don't, it won't feather or bleed on the lips at all. The texture is well hydrated and comfortable on dry lips.
Formula: Since it is relatively creamy in texture, it has the tendency to transfer slightly. The lip liner has a tight and matte formula which helps the lipstick a lot. The finish of the lipstick is Cremesheen and looks good for any bridal occasion or event. You can make the lipstick matte with a powder on top or if you prefer glossy shine, apply a clear gloss on top.
Staying Power: I have tried and tested the lip color with and without the lip liner. With liner underneath, it stays for about 4-5 hours easily and fades off slightly after meals. The staying power is also same when you apply the lip color and top it with a matte powder. Coming to the longevity without lip liner, the color stays for about 4 hours only and fades off completely after heavy meals. Although it does survive light food or fluid intake. Overall, the price is good but I would have preferred a bigger size of the lip liner.
Pros Of Colormates Lipstick & Lipliner Pencil Ruby Red:
- Well packaged and a nice combination of lipstick and lip liner.
- The shade Ruby Red is a deep brick red color with brown undertones.
- The lip liner is a transparent one.
- The pigmentation is really good and buildable.
- The texture of the lip liner is thick and helps to blur out the fine lines.
- The texture of the lipstick is creamy and glides well.
- Well hydrated and comfortable on dry lips.
- The formula is good as it neither bleeds nor feathers.
- Staying power is good underneath a lip liner.
Cons Of Colormates Lipstick & Lipliner Pencil Ruby Red:
- The lip liner is too tiny.
- Staying power is average without lip liner underneath.
Diva Likes Rating:
The combination is really good though it has some cons which I consider trivial. However, you can buy this for the beautiful brick red/brown color which would be extremely flattering for warm Indian skin tones.