I’ll be reviewing now, one of the best lip glosses I’ve used till date – Lotus Herbals Seduction Botanical Tinted Lip Gloss in the shade ‘Berry Blush’. I’m a bit late on the bandwagon with this one, but it’s such a gorgeous lip gloss that I really wanted to share my love for it with you all. So here we go :)
Rs 245 for 5 ml
My Take on Lotus Herbals Seduction Botanical Tinted Lip Gloss Berry Blush:
The gloss comes in a transparent plastic tube with a golden plastic cap. The cap screws on and doesn’t allow any leakages so it’s pretty efficient that way.
Berry Blush is a berry-toned pink. The colour will look flattering on pretty much all skin tones. I have a medium to fair skin tone (fair when all my tan is gone :P) and it makes my skin look healthy and glowing and my lips look fuller.
The gloss has extremely fine silver shimmer. The shimmer is not very marked or obvious, but it’s there. However, it barely shows up on the lips, as you can see from the photos. (All images are without flash so that you can see the actual colour)
The gloss has a standard doe foot applicator. The texture of the gloss is smooth and it spreads easily and evenly on application.
The finish of the gloss is not fully opaque on my lips since, like I said, they are quite pigmented (I need to stop drinking so much coffee!) however on girls with lighter lips, the gloss would give better coverage and the colour would show better. The gloss in itself is quite pigmented and a single swipe is enough to cover my lips with enough colour.
It does not feel heavy or sticky on my lips. The fragrance is pleasant. Okay you have to bear with me here. I’m terrible at describing fragrances. But the fragrance is a bit out of place. I mean, maybe you’d associate it with a powder or something instead. But it’s very mild and not bothersome at all. The staying power is quite good – about 3-4 hours. It will not survive meals though.
PROS of Lotus Herbals Seduction Botanical Tinted Lip Gloss Berry Blush:
- Reasonably priced
- Decent colour payoff even on pigmented lips
- Universally flattering shade
- Definitely less sticky than other glosses that I’ve tried such as the basic Lakme, Avon and Vaseline ones
- The shine is not over the top at all, it’s just right (girls who like their glosses to have a LOT of shine may be a tad disappointed with this).
- Moisturizing (though not to the extent that you can substitute it for a lip balm)
- Easy to apply
- Does not feel heavy or goopy on the lips
CONS of Lotus Herbals Seduction Botanical Tinted Lip Gloss Berry Blush:
- Won’t show up fully on very pigmented lips
- Staying power could have been better
MABH Rating: 4.75/5
Final word: This lip gloss is pigmented, moisturizing and without doubt a value for money. 5 ml will last you a long time and it can worn in the day time or night time. It provides good coverage without being over the top, sticky or too shimmery. The lip swatch hasn’t done it justice, though I tried like crazy. All in all, it’s a must-have product!