Monday, November 28, 2011

Review: Lotus Herbals Pure Color Lipstick in Mod Mauve

I am a major lipstick fan. I can go without anything but a lipcolour on my face. And since I favour lipsticks to glosses, I do collect them like crazy.

Lotus was always a skincare brand for me. I did not even know they were into makeup till I read some of the awesome reviews on beauty blogs. I had to give these a shot. I picked Mod Mauve from the Pure Colors range.

What Lotus Herbals Claims
Lotus Herbals website calls this Moisturising Lip Color.

What I Think
I differ on the moisture claim. I would call this a non drying lip colour. This is definitely not moisturizing. I do need a balm under this. That apart, I have no complaints with this little beauty. I am in love with this nudish mauve colour. What you see on the swatch is a single swipe. It can be build to a darker mauve with 2-3 swipes. It has a sheen that eliminates need for a gloss and can lasts for a good four hours on me. It fades evenly, without a tint.

Among all the Lotus lipsticks, I like the packaging of these the most. The pale gold tube with the lotus motif is quite nice in my opinion.

It has a sweet almond smell that I don't mind but others might. Think Rogan Badam Shirin! The smell lasts for quite a while after application.

What It Costs
These are available at counters for INR 245 a pop. Lotus counters are slowly making appearances in Big Bazaars, Pantaloons, Spencers etc. You can also checkout the local beauty stores. A few of them carry Lotus colours. If you can't find them close to your place, turn to the internet. Lotus is available on Healthkart, VioletBag, GoodLife etc. More often than not, there are discounts and vouchers available on these sites.

The Good

  1. Pretty nude mauve colour that will suit a lot of skin tones from fair to dusky
  2. Non drying
  3. Decent lasting power of 4 hours
  4. At INR 245, it is amongst the least cost lipsticks

The Bad

  1. Not moisturizing
  2. Not creamy and tends to harden a bit in cooler weathers
  3. The packaging does not indicate the colour. You have to read the tiny label at the bottom if you have a few of them
The Ugly
Non of its cons make it to Ugly. Availability was one, before they were not so easily available on the internet

Final Rating


  1. its a nice everyday kind of shade anks. :)

  2. very pretty shade.. the other day only i was luking for its swatch & here u r listening to me.. :P

  3. @ Jyoti, yes... it is quite versatile too :)

    @ Bhumika, oh yes it is... which is your fav mauve?

    @ Nidhi, ha ha... heppens na? I hope this helped... if you are looking to buy this, I'd say go for it!

    @ Rids, yeah... quite pretty...

  4. I have rosewood in this. I like it too :)
    I am getting this shade. Its so pretty :)

  5. I just bought rosewood !!! and I already have peach creme-these are awesome in terms of quality!!!

  6. @ Indgal, Rosewood is next on my list... :) It is a delightful shade as well....

    @ Anuradha, I have peach creme too but it looks completely orange on me.... :( not flattering at all... but i agree on the quality front. They are very very good....

  7. i have this shade ankita..... and love this very much... nice review.

  8. quite a versatile shade na,,,

    btw I loved the lady in your blog background,, :)

  9. @ Ani, thanks... this shade deserves all the love :)

    @ Namita, oh she is very stylish... am glad she decided to grace my blog.

  10. This is such a pretty shade..wonder why I never checked out Lotus lipsticks before..Thanx for the review though

  11. @ Parul, oh you must check them out... I am very happy with my Lotus lippies... :)

  12. lovely shade and great for daily wear too!

  13. @ Zara, oh it is... i once wore it everyday for a month! it is that versatile :)