Fabindia Dew Plum Lip Butter Review

Fabindia Dew Plum Lip Butter

Winters are here and I suddenly recalled that I had purchased this lip butter a few months ago in the summer but it did not work for me back then. I had kept it under hibernation with the hunch that it might give me better results at a cooler temperature. I have now been using this lip butter since early October but I am not very pleased with it. It does not moisturise my lips much and only works as a good top coat over my matte lipsticks. Since it is so thick, it does not impart an over-the-top-sheen characteristic of most lip balms when used over a lipstick. At least, I figured out a way to put my money to use else this would have never come out of its state of hibernation J

fab india dew plum lip butter
fab india dew plum lip butter

Price and Weight: Rs. 75 for 10 grams

Key Ingredients: Wheatgerm oil, Cocoa Butter, Sesame Oil, Tocophenyl Acetate, Kukum Butter, Olive Butter, Beeswax, Triglyceride, Veg Sequolin, Permitted preservative, Fragrance

fab india dew plum lip butter look
fab india dew plum lip butter look

Where it scores:

● An economical buy given the fact that it has some natural ingredients.

● Cute packaging. Besides, if you were to buy more than one lip butter from Fabindia, it would be easy to differentiate amongst all of them because each pot carries a distinctly coloured sticker on the side and a thick line in the same colour at the top of the lid.

● The texture feels comfortable on the lips.

● It may appear so in the pot but it is hardly pigmented (who would want green lips anyway???!!!)  This is a plus for me as I use it on top of many of my matte lipsticks to avoid the dry, dull, unkissable look that matte lipsticks are sometimes prone to give after a few hours of application.

fab india dew plum lip butter swatch
fab india dew plum lip butter swatch

Where it loses:

This is a lip butter as opposed to being a lip balm so the consistency is thicker. As a result, I feel I need to exert a lot of pressure to dig it from the pot out with my fingers particularly in the winters. Though in summers, I have noticed that it melts and softens quite a bit in a non-AC room making it very convenient to use.

● It is, after all, a potted product so microbes and bacteria will enter the pot each time your fingers come in contact with the butter.

● The fragrance is a combination of “waxy” and “whatever flavour you have bought”. Though I find it more the former than the latter, would have definitely preferred it to be fragrance-free. I simply do not understand why these so-called herbal/natural product lines employ artificial fragrances. It defeats the purpose of opting for chemical-free products.

● My lips do not feel conditioned when it’s on. Additionally, within a span of half an hour, they feel even more dry than they were before its application.

● I do not have chapped lips but only dry lips so it works very well as a top coat for my matte lipsticks. But two of my friends have chapped lips and it doesn’t do anything for them.

●Even though non-sticky, the lip butter does not glide on like a dream as is visible from the thickness of the swatch below. It requires some effort to blend in the product on your lips using your fingers.

Verdict: I have tried, used, and loyally stuck to several products from Fabindia as they are indeed good and deliver what they promise. But I suggest you give this a miss. Try it only if:

(A)  You wish to see that Fabindia ain’t so fab after all:-P

(B)  You are a sucker for cute dibbis 😀

(C)  And most importantly, if your fingers need a good warm exercise in winters in just seventy-five rupees 😛

Rating: 1.5/5

Would you purchase this again? : No

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52 thoughts on “Fabindia Dew Plum Lip Butter Review

  1. I saw these at Fabindia..but didn’t get cos I have so many lip balms already! Loved the cute dibbi 😀 Its same with Lush balms too…you have to scrape out if its too cold..much easier in summers.

  2. I have a feeling these companies know that… 😐 😐 😐 😐 …I liked the pomegranate something packaging tooo…just for that I wanted to buy it…sometimes its good I don’t have moneyyy otherwise I would be buying everrrrrrrrrrrrrrrything!

    1. Rads!!!Why do you need anything if you have Chanel!!!!!!! 😯 😯 😯 😛 😛 one of my frnds tried the mango lip butter and somehow she loved it..probably becoz of its flavour!! 😀 😀

  3. i know radhika. the dibbis are the reason why this lipbalm is still around, else it would ahve been banned ages ago 😛

  4. nivedita, as far as i know, they sell only lip butters. but they do work well as a top coat over my lipsticks since they aren’t very pgmented. other than that i found them pretty useless. please read the review to find the only 3 reasons you must buy these 😛

      1. no not born lippy … those are balmy tinted types … the lip butters are whitish creamy buttery kinds …. I used to love born lippy cause of the taste but the lip butters do a better job at moisturising …

  5. i know janhavi, since my lips naturally turn all shades from yellow, orange to pink , red and brown but never green so i thought this is a new shade for my lips so lemme try 😛 besides green dibbi was the cutest 🙂

  6. I like to read the reviews that say ‘wht not to buy’ rather than those which say ‘wht to buy’. (the only products i wish to see in ‘do buy’list are the products i hve alredy bot) 😉

  7. lol lol …… super review ….. it reminded me of how we use to write experiments in journal ……….
    bla bla bla …….. CONCLUSION – – from above findin we can conclude that ——– u are sucker for cute dibbi ………. lol lol lol

  8. yeah rids, i was a science student is school and then a literature student for years at college hence the writing style 😛

  9. rids, i sometimes have detailed discussions with SA’s regarding ingredients only to make them look stupid. i do derive great pleasure out of such sadistical activities 😀

        1. Lol..read it and laughed heartily on that too!!! :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: send more ideas!! :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker:

  10. I hate lip butters.They are gooey pooey. :-X I hate dibbi lip butters. :-X :-X A green lip butter is beyond my imagination. :-/ :-/ I would like to believe that Fab India is Fab 😀 😀

    Plus I want kissable lips :-* :-* :-*

    Okay pass and thanks. 😀 😀

    1. rati, this is my first and last lip butter. i ahted green too but wanted to try if at all the plum fruit had any better moisturising properties as i haven’t seen a plum lip balm in any brand.

      me happiest with my chapstick 🙂 just wanted to warn others not to buy this butter :-((

  11. janhavi, i once asked the forest essentials SA at promenade howcome your prducts last 6 months if they are so sooooo natural. and she replied in heavily accented english “madam, we are trying to get them to last longer like 2 years or so”

    of curse she did not quite understand that i was saying they should in fact expire within a few weeks if they are so pure 😐

    1. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: I am going to ask themm the same question. It’s soo awesome 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

  12. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

    Its sooo ridonculous when they do the accent toooo :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:

  13. ok janhvi and cali
    male SA’s selling lipsticks are the best. i once told this revlon male SA to keep speaking out the names of the shades as he swatches them along on my hands bcoz i always remmber names. And he went” ye pink waali hai, madam ye brown, ye purple” :sweat:

  14. no jomol this isn’t smooth. i feel very sleepy in winters so the effort required in dragging this kind of wakes me up 😀

  15. green is :alien: few years ago i bought something from lakme , which says vitamin e and fancy stuff with this wierd pistachio green colour and they claim that as nude lipstick and lip nourishment……………. duh :sick:

  16. I brought this dew plum lip butter few months back. Never used a lip butter before, This was a total dissapointment. It was loss of money. Lips felt even more dry, and it has smell of those color erasers u used back in school, and its hard too. Never going to buy again

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