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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Lotus Herbals Moist Petals

For some time, Lotus has been surprising us with their products. Initially I was not impressed. But recently what impressed me was their range of lipsticks. You know how I have been whining about the products not suiting me. This time I had been brave. Reason? My mum, who would wear nothing other than Lakme saw her friend using a particular shade from Lotus. She loved it so much that she got the number. Since Lotus has a number of ranges of the lipsticks, I asked her how the body looked like and all she said was 'like a lipstick'. Baffled, I kept checking and at last I found the shade.

I was tempted to try one for myself as well and the SA convinced me to sell me a shade that I never wore before. yes, however fond of bright lipsticks I may be, I never wear the dark per se. So, i thought why not? That was a mistake may be because  don;t wear this too often.
Anyway, coming back to them, these are quite a good quanity

Price and Quantity:  about 4.2 grams I think, for 350 INR ( approx)


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Now, when I tried these on, I was pretty surprised with the pigmentation. It goes over so easily and one swipe would give you enough of color to hide pigmentation. The smell is peculiar. Those of who have used Rimmel Lipsticks, I would say its close to Rimmel Moisture cream Lipsticks. Those of you, who have used Boroline, I would say it mildly smells of it.
I got the shades Raspberry Punch ( which looks far from Raspberry),  Raisin Beam which is maroonish red and Red Rover, a red with orange undertones with finely milled golden shimmers . The shimmers doesn;t show up at all and imparts a fine sheen.
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Bottom to top: Raspberry Punch, Raisin Beam, Red Rover

What I so Liked about these?
1) Very pigmented. Yes, that's the best part.
2) They do not have strong scent. The mild one vanishes after a few minutes.
3) The quantity is good for the price.
4) The package is classy. The outer carton is all the convenient as it has a hole through which you can see the shade number. So, finding the shades while in a hurry even if they are stored in the cartons, is very easy.
5) The tube with red body and the brand name on a special dis like design is very interesting.
6) The color stays put for a long time. On my lips it stayed on for 5 hours without eating or drinking. After which it kind of dried up. When I applied some lip balm of top, it was almost as good as fresh. Na, not really, It looked more like a very pigmented stain. Unless you look very close , it seems like you have applied the lipstick anew.
7) Sometime or other there is a BOGO offer going on. I took advantage of it.
From left to right: Red Rover, Raspberry Punch, Raisin Beam

Left to Right: Raisin Beam, Raspberry Punch, Red Rover


Dislikes:
1) Could be less pricey. Lakme and Maybelline comes at 225. So, shelling our a 100 bucks more, we can get two of those. But then, this of way superior than Maybelline Moisture Extremes IMO
2) We could make use of magenta, pinks, corals and peaches. Most of the shades range from nudes to browns and maroons and mauves. I hope more shades like bright corals are included in this range
3) I wish they named the shades according to the relevance. my friend bought a floral glam. it was a nude. Simple nude, but was named Mauve something. My Raspberry looks more like blackberry ( not the phone).

Overall, I am digging in it. What about you?

One of the lipsticks was sent to me by the brand for consideration. But that has not affected my review

17 comments:

  1. I have red rover as well. It's gorgeous & I wanted to get some more shades, but the cost is a bit steep. The lasting power is also amazing.

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  2. Even I have cranberry punch, I like these. But the prices have gone up. I got it for 285 Rs.

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  3. i'm too liking them. do post pics of you wearing the cranberry one :)

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  4. Most of the indian lipstick brands bring out the 'Aunty' shades lol. The whole dark maroons and mauves colors.

    http://crazypoplock.blogspot.com/

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  5. i have the raspberry punch and 3 more........ i like them very much....

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  6. I like the pigmentation. Lovely shades <3

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  7. oh la la ..raisin one is awesome !!

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  8. Ya it was 285 before..I got 4 of these..rose petal,natural haze, red rover and maroon melody..raspberry is nice..ya they stay longer and are nicer in pigmentation than lakme and maybelline ME..so the price does justify...
    U talking bout sensuous mauve in floral glam ? I have that and its not a nude..it is a mauvey pink..there is bubbly nude in it which is a proper nude brown..

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  9. @ Poohkie: True. The texture is quite amazing.
    @Indgal: Yes, the price is really going up; (
    @ Ansh: Patience my child :P
    @ crazypoplocks: Ummm.. not any more I think
    @ Ani: With this pigmentation, there's no way we cannot love them :)
    @ Sarah H: True. They totally won me over
    @ Rids: really? Even the librarian complimented me. But I wasn;t convinced :P
    @ Bhumika: Yes. You reviewed them before.
    No. I don;t think I'm talking about the same shade. Because both my friend and I have been wondering in day light how come it was called mauve!

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  10. red rover is selling like hot cake !!!!!! :))

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  11. i loved the cranberry......me wanna try it out now....no lotus nearby though....in fact dont know of any around:(

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  12. oh its the raspberry puch...not cranberry punch.....a lil typo there :P

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  13. Everyone has loved this range... where can I find these in south / central kolkata? errr, you are in Kolkata... right?

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  14. loved the cranberry punch the most! i love lotus lipsticks. they are awesome. nice review. :))

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  15. from this range i have rasberry punch and lilac delight, nice swatches !

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  16. @Bidisha: Is it so? I'm happy that more people are actually appreciating red
    @ Sr Shivani: Yes!! Thank you so much!!
    Error Corrected!!

    @ Novice makeup: In south Kolkata you can easily get these at Gariahat. In central Kolkata at New Market-- in the stored that sell Lotus cosmetics

    @ Novice Makeup and Dr Shivani: If you can't make to to the store, Urbantouch has them at at a discounted price. They dont charge for shipping and have COD. You can also get them at healthakart and use my coupon for additional discounts
    @ Kuheli: It's you who had made me fall those!!
    @ Same pinch on raspberry punch!! I'll check out lilac delight again may be :P
    My greed in boundless

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