Coloressence Aqua Sindoor Review

by Shivani on June 27, 2012 · 34 comments

Coloressence Aqua Sindoor Review

Hi Everyone,

Indian tradition comes with a lot of rituals. One of them is the decorated hair partition of the newly-wed bride with vermilion. Well, not only do newly-wed brides like to ornate their hair, but for all married ladies, sindoor symbolizes the desire for husband’s longevity and good fortune.


I recently got married and like all “Punjabi” girls was fascinated by “chuda” and “sindoor.” I always wanted a bright red vermilion for myself; however, I couldn’t find a red liquid one in Lakme (though they say it comes in two colours, maroon and red), I found this sindoor online and ordered it.  Please read on further to find out how it fared on my expectations.

Coloressence Aqua Sindoor Review

Product Being Reviewed:

Coloressence Aqua Sindoor.

Product Claims and Ingredients:

Aqua Sindoor

I don’t really understand why only active ingredients have been listed, are there some inactive ones as well???

Coloressence Sindoor


INR 85 for 6 ml. It comes in a transparent glass bottle with a sturdy applicator which has a sponge tip. The packaging is sturdy as well as elegant. Also, the applicator wand is quite nice which picks out just the right amount of liquid.


My Take on Coloressence Aqua Sindoor:

I have mentioned in the beginning that I wanted a bright red sindoor for myself; however, this one turned out to be more orange. The consistency is runny but since we apply with an applicator, it stays put on the forehead and dries within 30 seconds of application. It dries to a matte finish. The staying power is quite impressive.  I applied it in the morning and when I came to bed at night, it was still intact. To check its efficacy, I even put my hand with the swatch under water and it did not smudge at all. Please check the pictures below for reference.

Swatch 1

Swatch 2

I did not feel any kind of sensation with its application nor did I notice any other change on my skin. With a makeup remover, it came off easily. I really liked the product sans the colour. I am still on the lookout for a bright red liquid sindoor. If anyone can suggest an option, I shall be glad.

Red Sindoor

Summing the pros and cons:

Pros of Coloressence Aqua Sindoor:

  • Sturdy and elegant packaging.
  • Applicator is quite nice.
  • Reasonably priced.
  • Staying power is commendable which is more than 10-12 hours.
  • It is also waterproof.
  • Did not cause any irritation on the skin.

Cons of Coloressence Aqua Sindoor:

  • The colour according to the pack is “red” but it turns out to be more orange.
  • Why only the active ingredients have been mentioned, what about the inactive ones?

Will I Repurchase Coloressence Aqua Sindoor?

No, this will last me a long time and anyway I don’t really like to put orange sindoor.

IMBB Rating:

4/5 (the product as such is great , -1 due to the contradictory name and content).

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{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }

Raji June 27, 2012 at 10:18 am

Nice review Shivani.. I love sindoor very much even though i am not married. 😛 i apply my mum’s sindoor in my forehead as a red bindi at times. My mum has the Faces sindoor. Its bright Red. You may check that out.. And btw.. ur bangles and hands look very pretty..


Rashmita June 27, 2012 at 11:16 am

I used the Faces sindoor but sadly it has been discontinued. The SA could not give any good reason behind the discontinuation, she just said we did not get the sale credit of Sindoor!!!


Raji June 27, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Never knew that it has been discontinued. 🙁 🙁 that’s sad..


shivani June 29, 2012 at 11:30 am

Thanks raji 🙂 i wish i cud try the faces sindoor 🙁


jomol June 27, 2012 at 10:25 am

Shivani….me likes this orange sindoor too 🙂


shivani June 29, 2012 at 11:35 am

oh really kya jomo…..:) mooze itna acha ni laga


gurpreet June 27, 2012 at 10:26 am

Hey Shivani.. thanks for the review i wanted to check ths out. lovely chudda btw..and beautiful nail paint too 🙂


shivani June 29, 2012 at 11:37 am

Gurpreet thanks 🙂 glad i was of some help…..


sweta June 27, 2012 at 10:40 am

Hi Shivani,
Loved your chooda… finding red sindoor in lakme is really a challenge:)


shivani June 29, 2012 at 11:39 am

thanks sweta….. i know, i have not been ablee to find it yet 🙁


Rati June 27, 2012 at 11:03 am

good morning everyone :))


supriya kabra June 27, 2012 at 11:21 am

morning rati ji… 🙂


Rati June 27, 2012 at 11:08 am

actually i like the orangey color it has but my fav would always be lakme maroon one. 🙂


Pallavi June 27, 2012 at 11:10 am

Good Morning Rati!!! Even I like Lakme jewel sindoor in maroon shade.. 🙂


shivani June 29, 2012 at 11:41 am

i apply the lakme maroon one only but i am curious to try the red one as well…


gurpreet June 27, 2012 at 11:13 am

Hey Rati and Jomol.. How is the day treating today.. me feeling sleepy sleepy..


kavita June 27, 2012 at 11:15 am

such pretty orangy will definitely lit up face…!!


shivani June 29, 2012 at 11:43 am

doesnt really go well with all the attires kavita


Shruti wahi June 27, 2012 at 11:16 am

Nice review Shivani …. Loved ur chooda with peacock design 🙂
Love the colour of sindoor too … Right now I am using VOV ka sindhoor next time will try this one 🙂


shivani June 29, 2012 at 11:46 am

Thanks shruti….how’s the VOV one ?


supriya kabra June 27, 2012 at 11:19 am

lotus herbal has a bright red shade.. but i like this color too.. 🙂 nice revu shivani


shivani June 29, 2012 at 11:48 am

Thanks supriya 🙂


Shruti wahi June 27, 2012 at 11:19 am

VOV wala is maroon in colour with little glitters in it 🙂


supriya kabra June 27, 2012 at 11:21 am

even tips and toes has one – love drops… 🙂 glad to help


Ashu June 27, 2012 at 11:53 am

moderation??? help pls


Aru June 27, 2012 at 11:54 am

i like the whole sindoor, mehandi thing but my husband is not a big fan of it all and in south indians waise bhi we dont have the sindoor bit so I just dont wear it..

btw, day started well with bday surprises for a friend but office aathe hi itna saara politics!!! Irritating..i just cant get the senior management to like me!!!! *cry” *cry* i mind my own da*% business, do my work and leave and dont go around chatofying them..maybe thats why..:(

(sorry for that bit of venting out)


neha June 27, 2012 at 1:47 pm

wow i wanted to get both red and maroon 😛 but me toolove red
shivu u tried lotus herbals and faces ka red? they are good too 🙂


Ila June 27, 2012 at 3:45 pm

I just loved ur Choora and the Peacock :d.
I am not married but I love Sindoor! I love Sindoor clad girls a lot!


Abinaya June 27, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Wow! Those chuda’s are so pretty! 🙂
No comment on the sindoor, maybe will a couple of years later when I get married *blush*


shivani June 29, 2012 at 11:42 am

haha/……thanks abinaya 🙂


Nidhi August 9, 2012 at 1:38 pm

I have been using Lotus Herbals Divine Dew Sindoor – Love drop, since 6 mnths (got married in Feb). It is bright red in color, and being herbal – it never irritates my skin!! I love it completely.. You shud try that too


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