If you have been following me on Facebook, you’d know that I have been on the lookout for a nice coral/orange lipcolor (well, not just ‘a’ lipcolor, more than one will do too :P). I recently picked up the Chambor Rouge Plump+ lipstick- 701, and while the color is perfect, there’s something not-so-right about this lipstick. Read on to know the details.
About Chambor Rouge Plump+ lipstick- 701: A lipstick isn’t just a lipstick anymore. With Chambor, it becomes your beauty secret that helps you get the desired result in plumpness, moisture, colour and
a lot more. The new Rouge Plump+ amplifies lips by 25% giving you sensuously full lips. This has been dermatologist tested and clinically proven.
Price: Rs. 745 for 2.5g
Packaging: The Chambor Rouge Plump+ lipsticks come in a rectangular, long lipstick case, with a leatherine feel to it, with a silver central rim. The lipstick bullet is slim and tall, and looks very chic. The packaging looks classy, and is travel friendly. The twisting mechanism of the bullet is a little cushiony, as in, when the lipstick bullet has retracted fully, the twisting thing seems to work even then, so, it gives a feeling that something is wrong with the bullet 🙁
Ingredients: Please refer to the picture below.
My take on Chambor Rouge Plump+ lipstick- 701: Shade 701 is a highly pigmented, almost opaque, burnt orange shade, minus any shimmer or glitter, and with a wee bit of ‘moist’ look. The shade is awesome, and very flattering for all complexions. On my dusky complexion, it looks good, and does not wash me out.
But hold on, all that, just on the bullet and hand swatch! You apply it to the lips, and turns out, this is just a tall lippie with taller claims, and nothing else! I mean, on the lips, it tends to look dry within seconds, not matte, dry! Then, it settles into lines, and looks patchy. Staying power is a meagre 2 hours on me. The texture of the lipstick is too soft, and is prone to crumbling.
When applied with a lip brush, the lipstick fares marginally better. Though I’m not mighty impressed!
I’m hoping that all the problems listed above are with this piece that I have got, and not the entire range 🙁
As for the plumping action, that is generally visible after atleast 2 weeks of regular usage, as per the SA, so I cannot comment upon that. It settles into fine lines, so I don’t think there’s any immediate plumping action here, logically speaking!
|Lip swatch (applied lip balm on top)
Pros of Chambor Rouge Plump+ lipstick- 701:
- Burnt-orange shade, universally flattering
- No shimmer/ glitter
- Classy packaging, travel friendly
Cons of Chambor Rouge Plump+ lipstick- 701:
- Crumbly texture
- Applies patchy, and settles into fine lines
- Staying power of just about 2 hours
- Transfers to coffee mugs
Also, I prefer my lipsticks to have a name rather than just a number. Gets easier to tell someone what lipstick you’re wearing, and one can ‘connect’ better with names instead of numbers 😛 Just a personal preference!
Verdict: For me, this lipstick is a big failure, texture wise, staying power wise, and for the fact that it settles into fine lines badly. The only thing I like about this lipstick is the shade, which I totally love!
Rating: 6/10, only for the shade and packaging.
Have you tried any lipcolors from this range? How was your experience? Please share with us all!
And, can you suggest some dupes for this shade? I really love it (the shade, I mean!)! Thanks 🙂