About ColorBar Lip Prime and Care: Lip Primer
As a primer: This unique, creamy formulation is like Shadow Insurance for your lips. It’s applied over the lips to promote suppleness and glides on smooth for maximum staying power. Your glosses and lip color will not feather or fade, even under the most lip-challenging conditions. The vitamin-E-enriched formula pampers lips while unique pigment binders protect lip colors from any pout imperfections. Can also be applied as lip primer under Kiss proof formulas to make it more smooth and chip resistant
As a Lip Balm: This ultra-hydrating lip treatment corrects and conditions lips for a smooth, youthful-looking finish. It is scientifically proven to nourish and repair the lips—significantly boosting moisture, enhancing volume, and improving the definition of the lip area. It is fortified with a high concentration of ultra-nourishing, age-delaying ingredients including Vit C to penetrate the skin, fill in wrinkles, and plump the appearance of lips.
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My Experience With ColorBar Lip Prime and Care: Lip Primer
The packaging is sleek and simple, I like it because, well, it’s black. It looks similar to Mac Prep + Prime Lip Primer. The product is clear and colorless. It has a bit of a waxy texture, slight silicone like feel (that you have in all primers). As soon as you apply it onto your lips, it slightly smoothes the fine lines (not too much) and lightens the lip color by one tone prepping the lips for the next step, i.e. adding color to them. This smoothens out the lips but exfoliation cannot be skipped else you can expect clumping and flaking after a few hours. The Colorbar Lip Primer does prolong the wear time of your lip color by a few hours. The texture is lightweight and does not feel like a heavy layer of product on the lips. To put this product to test, I wore it beneath the most drying liquid lipstick I own, the Color Pop ultra-mattes and I did feel a difference. The application was easy because the ultra-mattes dry very quickly so a moisturizing base helped in perfecting the lip color, the fine lines were not accentuated much and my lips did not feel as stretchy (usually they do after a few hours of application of these matte lip colors).
As a lip balm, I do not prefer this product. It slightly moisturizes but will not nourish your lips like a traditional lip balm.
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I like this product as a primer because there is a noticeable difference in the finish of lip colors with and without this primer. Its works well with matte lip colors (do exfoliate first though) and with creamy products too, I felt that it prolonged their wear time and prevented them from feathering and bleeding. But as mentioned already, I am not using it as a lip balm for sure because I don’t feel that it can do any good to dry chapped lips.
It also works as a barrier between the lips and lip color thus preventing them from getting pigmented due to strong formulas.