Monday, 19 January 2015

Color Studio Professional Pure Matt Lipstick – 103 Monsoon | Review & Swatches

If you love matte finish and bold statement lips, this shade is totally made for you. Color Studio Professional’s Pure Matt Lipstick in 103 Monsoon screams happiness and lifts up mood in no time!

Color Studio Professional Pure Matt Lipstick

Color Studio Professional Pure Matt Lipsticks

The Pure Matt Lipstick is a break-through in lipstick formulation. Enriched with ingredients designed to protect and hydrate the lips, giving you full color high-intensity pigmentation. Pure Matt Lipstick is easy to apply for comfortable long-wearing color for a truly unique pure-matt moisturizing affect. Free from animal derived ingredients.

Color Studio Professional Pure Matt Lipstick

Color Studio Professional Pure Matt Lipstick

RED, hands down, is my favourite shade! When Color Studio Professional launched its Pure Matte Lipsticks in Pakistan, I knew I need to get at least one red shade from the collection. Nothing uplifts your mood and boosts your confidence as instantly as a red lipstick. After a little market research, I settled for the shade 103 Monsoon; that is a beautiful coral based red. The shade looks brilliant against my skin tone (I’m NC 25) and in my opinion, will flatter both dusky and light complexions equally.

Talking about the formulation and finish of Color Studio’s Pure Matt Lipsticks, the shade I own, translates to a true matt finish, without any shimmer or glossiness whatsoever. Unlike the claims of moisturiztaion made by the brand, I don’t feel that it hydrates my lips. At the same time, thank God, it doesn’t highlight the lines on lips, neither fades unevenly – a problem I had with a couple of drugstore matte lip colours. The lipstick glides on very smoothly, not like butter as you would expect from a cream formula but it’s great for a matte lip colour. Exfoliate and moisturize your lips before application and you will get most out of the beauty of this shade.

Color Studio Professional Pure Matt Lipstick

Color Studio Professional Pure Matt Lipstick

The colour payoff is intense. I get full opacity in a singles swipe. The lasting-time is good. Like all matte finishes, this too last for 5 to 6 hours on my lips. The full intensity and vibrancy of the colour wears off in first three hours but a decently pigmented stain stays on the lips. The thing I like best about it is the fading is even. I hate when lipstick crumbles while fading and clings on to the dry patches of your lips. I can’t speak for the entire range of Pure Matt Lipsticks by Color Studio Professional but the shade I tried; 103 Monsoon, does fade evenly.

Color Studio Professional Pure Matt Lipstick - 103 Monsoon | Swatch
Overall, I’m really glad I tried this one. I’m in love with the shade and luxurious looking packaging. Although, it’s a long time for summers to come but I’m already wearing this shade to work.

Amazing Points

  • Available in 28 beautiful shades so there’s one for everyone.
  • Free from any animal derived ingredients.
  • Intense pigmentation.
  • Good wear-time with even fading.
  • Easy availability in Pakistan; both online and in store.
  • Easy application with a gorgeous matt finish.

Not So Amazing Points

  • May accentuate lip lines and dry patches, if you don’t exfoliate and moisturize your lips before application.

Overall, I’ll rate this a 4/5. I’ll definitely get more shades from the range.

Color Studio Professional Pure Matt Lipsticks are available online at, Daraz and their official website. I purchased mine from for PKR 750/-  You can join Color Studio’s Facebook page to stay updated with the new product launches.

What do you think of Color Studio’s Pure Matte Lipsticks? Have you tried any shade from the range? I’m thinking of getting La Rouge next, what do you suggest?

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Much Love,
Zubia Rizvi


  1. I feel so drawn to reds! My first red lipstick was CSP Knock Out that I am yet to review! :D xx

    Jadirah Sarmad | Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

  2. Looks like a good product...I don't wear a lot of lipstick...usually just lip gloss and chapstick...but will have to remember this when I need something dressier!

  3. can't say i've ever tried it - but i like the fact that the color doesn't look loud - but that you know it's red :D

  4. Absolutely beautiful lipstick! The color is gorgeous

    Made in Mauve

  5. Wow This color looks amazing. But not sure how it would look on my lips haha

  6. I like matte better on me. And good to know that the fading is on the even side. I hate ending up with some weird lipstick outline lol.

  7. The color is beautiful. I just can't resist reds.

  8. Now this is some really girly wearable red lipstick ... thankx for introducing


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