I got this product a little while back and have been using it off and on. It is the Colorbar Kiss Proof Lip Stain in the shade Haute Latte (007). The shade number feels more like James Bond! Hahahahaha 😀
Anyway, today I am going to review this lip stain which is more like a liquid lipstick and is supposed to finish matte. What are my views on this one, well, keep reading!
About The Looks!
The lip stain’s packaging is in a tube form just like that of a lip gloss, but in the classic silver Colorbar packaging. The tube is round and transparent with the name of the brand printed on the same. The top part of the tube and the cap is silver. I like the packaging, its decent and looks nice. The quality of the tube is great, its sturdy and the cap is of twist open style. The wand is doe foot applicator which is awesome as that makes the application super easy!
Price – INR 900
Net Content – 6.5 ml or 0.22 US FL OZ
Ingredients – Please refer to the picture below.
Shelf Life – 3 Years
Claims – Please refer to the picture below.
My experience and views on Haute Latte Lip Stain!
Color – Let’s talk about the color first as this was the reason I got this lip stain. While I was swatching all the shades, I got attracted to this one a lot! The color is like a mix of dark mauve and brown. Really like the color, its different and yet will suit all skin tones. Its not super dark but somewhere in the middle. The color is suitable both for day and night time.
Pigmentation – The good part is that it is super pigmented! One layer and the desired color is on your lips! The application is smooth, even and not patchy. The doe foot applicator makes the application process really easy as you can make clean outlines on your lips. Though if you are not comfortable using the wand to outline the lips then you can go in with a dark brown or dark nude lip liner first and then fill in with the lip stain.
Formulation, Texture and Lasting Power- The lip stain applies wet and remains that way for a few minutes and then dries matte. Absolutely matte! Even with the matte finish it does not dries out the lips. Feels very light on lips and doesn’t feel cakey. Love the texture, but its the formulation that disappoints me. The claim says that it will not transfer and will stay all day long, but it’s actually the very opposite. 🙁
The lip stain transfers, gets flaky and start coming out as soon as it gets in contact with any liquid, even saliva. You may notice the same in the pictures too! The inner part of the lips stain is all gone after merely an hour! And after that it looks a little weird. Even if you accidentally rub your lips with hand, even lightly the lip stain will come off. I was very very sad after this happened, as I expected it to be non-transferable and long stay. It won’t stand even a small or light meal or drinks! You will have to reapply. And when it starts fading it is all patchy and uneven and you won’t like to keep it that way.
The lip stain will stay on your lips for up to 4 hours without any drink or meal and if you are careful with your saliva on the inner part of your lips. With meals or drink, it disappears and leaves a patchy finish as I mentioned above. Everything else is so good about this product that I fail to understand what happened with the formulation and lasting power part! 🙁
I feel very bad to say that I won’t buy any other of this lip stain. It doesn’t matter how good is the color and pigmentation, but when it starts flaking even when in contact with saliva and comes off even with drinks or light meal, transfers on food and anything, and leaves behind a patchy tint. I don’t think its worth a 900 rupees. I can get other liquid lipsticks in the same of lower price slabs which perform far better than this one. I would not recommend it to you, but you may try this if you wish to!