1 February 2013

Colorbar Full Cover Concealer Review and swatches



Colorbar Full Cover Concealer Review
Hello everyone,

Concealers can be an easy way to cover the spots or blemishes provided if you chose the right color. They can be great in achieving a flawless looking skin, to vanish the dark circles and getting a brighter looking under eye area.
In this post, I will review Colorbar concealer which is meant for full coverage.
Colorbar Full Cover Concealer Review sand beige
Colorbar Full Cover Concealer Review and swatches

I got this concealer around 4 months ago I suppose and have been using it for most of the times while doing eye makeup to cover the shadows under my eyes and some veins.
Here we go, with the review.

Price: It comes at 495 INR for 5g with a shelf life of 24 months. 

Colorbar Concealer sand beige Review and swatches
Colorbar Full Cover Concealer Review and swatches

How to Use: The best way to apply this product is with fingertips as it will warm up the product before application. Pat lightly onto the places where you need to cover and then blend the edges away for smooth finish. It can also be applied with a firm brush or latex sponge.
Ingredients: They are mentioned below in this picture and yup, it does have Preservatives …. Parabens !!!
Colorbar Concealer Review sand beige swatches
Colorbar Full Cover Concealer Review and swatches

My Experience: This Colorbar concealer is ideally my first concealer as earlier only foundation was enough and I struggle more with the puffiness which is hereditary in my case than the circles under the eyes. But these days, I realized that due to busy schedule I have noticed some shadows. I say shadows because when I am outside they are not visible at all but in shade a little darkness under the eyes is visible. So, I have to be careful in applying concealer else outside it can look weird if it is used too much or not blended properly.
This concealer comes in a round pot with a silver mirror finish lid. It looks like Nyx concealer in a jar. It is only 5g but it will last longer. 

It comes in 6 shades to choose from. I got mine in Sand beige 003. It’s suitable for fair to medium skin tones but I will recommend checking the shade at the counter under proper lighting.

Colorbar Concealer sand beige Review and swatches
Colorbar Full Cover Concealer Review and swatches

It does not have any fragrance. Texture of this concealer is very thick, but still creamy which is adequate enough to give proper coverage. It’s a jar packaging so I apply it with a clean finger or concealer brush. I also realized that it’s not easy to put finger in this tub as when I do that it gets into my nail, so, I think using a clean brush would be better.
All you have to do is to pat it on the targeted area, lightly blend the edges and then set it with a powder. It says that it has SPF 25 so as to give UV protection. I use faces concealer brush.
I have used it quite a lot of times and it is water proof upto certain extent only.

While using concealer on the under eye area make sure to use your ring finger.
I also apply it on my lids before eye makeup to get rid of the redness or any pigmentation.
This is the present condition of this concealer and it kind of gets a little dry so I swirl the brush on the top layer to warm it up. You can also scoop out a little and then use your finger which warms up the product more for better application. It looks more yellow in the pot.
Colorbar Concealer Review and swatches
Colorbar Full Cover Concealer Review and swatches

You can apply your concealer over or under your foundation, or if you can pat it on the area that needs coverage, skip the foundation and then use the compact only.  This is the swatch which is not blended and below is the picture to show how it covers the veins on my wrist area.

Colorbar Full Cover Concealer Review and swatches
Colorbar Concealer Review
Colorbar Full Cover Concealer Review and swatches

In the picture above, I have used a little concealer on this area and patted lightly. You can see the effect and the coverage. It has covered the veins though not fully. 
Like most of the concealers it does crease. setting up with powder may help  a bit.
All right then time for its pros and cons of Colorbar Full Cover Concealer.
Pros of Colorbar Full Cover Concealer:
  • It is easily available online and Colorbar counters
  • Available in 6 shades.
  • Price is okay since a little can go a long way.
  • Complete list of ingredients mentioned.
  • It does not have any fragrance.
  • Waterproof to some extent.
  • Travel friendly packaging
  • Does cover nicely and gives a less than full coverage.
  • Texture is thick but still easily blend able (edges) and does not give patchy finish
Cons of Colorbar Full Cover Concealer:
  • Gets a bit dry over the time so taking a little between your fingers and then rubbing can warm it up a  bit for better application.
  • Tub pack makes difficult to use with fingers. using a brush would be better.
  • Creases if used too much
Rating- 3.75 out of 5
My take: It is a decent product. If you need a concealer for a flawless skin, then do try it. It works pretty well provided you get the right shade and don't mind spending that much. You have to be careful in using it as it dries fast.

46 comments:

  1. great review dear i love this concealer but it turns dry very soon after opening. thank you

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    1. Thank you dear :)
      Even that is the only problem i think it has.

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  2. Looks good! You said it gets dry but does it appear patchy too?

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    1. It dries but while applying it gets warmed up and blended easily.

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  3. Nice review....mine dried up very soon....may be I don't apply it regularly may be once or twice a month!

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    1. Thank u Puja. may be due to the whether or i use it when i do eye makeup. not regularly as i do not used makeup daily.

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  4. I like this review! It's sad that this concealer gets dry, but that's because it is not oily. Acoording your pictures looks like it covers skin very well.

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    1. Exactly its oil free and have a thick texture. but still it works well, just warm it up a little with your fingers. :)

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  5. It does have a pretty good coverage. Nice review :-)

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    1. Thanx Gogs, it does a decent job as a concealer. :)

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  6. Nice review... this looks decent for beginners :)

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    1. Thanx Sukanya.:) beginners may find it easy to just pat it and blend the edges so as to not make it obvious.

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  7. Great review Niesha....I m using Colorbar stick concealor and this looks promising too....Will buy it next :)

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    1. Even i saw their stick concealer, but then i thought while sharpening, a lot of product will be wasted so choose the pot one. :)

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  8. I have the stick concealer. Not using concealer these days as my sinusitis is worse and ntn can cover it :( Reviewed well :)

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    1. Thanx Raaga.:)
      I can understand dear. Even i do not use them daily.

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  9. wow very nice review..do u use it under eyes?

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    1. Yes, preetha, it is creamy enough to make the circles less visible. But i apply very lightly and set it with powder else they can crease.

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  10. I was just thinking about this very concealer today morning. Loved your review on it. Sad that it dries up though. I decided not to get any products that dry up like my maybelline gel liner, so much goes to waste :(

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    1. Ohh is it. :)
      But its creamy. Dry in the sense that its very thick so when we lightly rub it between your finger tips, it gets creamier and then you can pat lightly on the area. This is how I have used it for the demo pic.:)

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    2. oh ok, then i can think about getting it :) hehe

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    3. :) Hope you like it dear.

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  11. Anything full coverage and I want it. I am currently loving the Balm Time Balm concealer..Niesha, plz suggest some sure shot under eye cream for darkies...:-)

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    1. hey Prachi, for under eye dark circles so far the Aroma Magic cream has helped but even i have not found any sure shot way yaar.. still searching. since most of the under eye products does not seem to work effectively on dark circles.
      :)

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  12. nice review.... :)
    will it hide my acne scars..??

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    1. thanks Shambhavi. It will upto certain extend if you find the right shade.:)

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  13. looks nice. im def trying this one:)


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    1. yup, sure Sanaya will do soon .:)

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  14. Full coverage and cream texture . Love it :)

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  15. I too had bought this to cover a pimple mark and I have the same shade. Agree on the coverage but mine dried up within 6 months of buying :( It's not hard yet but it's too dry to spread on the skin. So not worth the price.

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    1. It is a decent one Gagan :)
      i think may be its too thick due to that. I will try putting it in a hot water with lid closed tightly. Let's see what happens. maybe it gets more creamier.
      Will update the post then .:)

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    2. :) thanks Niesha. I was thinking of mixing a small quantity with a moisturiser and using it as eye primer. not sure how it wud turn out though

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    3. Of course, it can also be done. :)
      it would work good since moisturizer will help sticking the shadow and this will even out the lid. :)

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  16. Nice Review Neisha...I was thinking of buying this one and thought it will be heavy on my skin...will try once :)

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    1. Thank you Radha. It will be a little heavy. I bought it to use it around my nose and little under the eyes. :)

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  17. how do i follow your blog? i love your reviews!

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    1. Thank you Prerna.
      You can either put in your email address, join via google Friend connect, facebook or twitter.
      They all are on the right side bar.

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  18. wow...i love creamy concealers...going to try this soon

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    1. Its creamy but then the upper layer gets dry so have to manipulate to use it.:)

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    1. Thank dear, it does crease like most of the concealers if used too much or have lots of lines.

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  20. I've seen so much about this brand from Indian vanity case! I love the shades of eyeshadows and blushes from them! In terms of concealers I'd love on from laurier mercier or mac this year!

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    1. Yup, I saw you there Sharlynn at Cynthia's blog. She is just amazing. I like Colorbar products as they are affordable and works great. :)

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  21. Hmm, Looks good.. I have ran out of concealer... will chk it out..thnks :)

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    1. Do check it dear, hope you like its texture and it work well for you.:)

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