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
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
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.
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 😛
Would you purchase this again? : No
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52 thoughts on “Fabindia Dew Plum Lip Butter Review”
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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.
radhika, yeah me too goes gaga on dibbis. sometimes i buy stuff only for the dibbis 😛
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!
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!! 😀 😀
😐 😐 😐 😐 😐
i know radhika. the dibbis are the reason why this lipbalm is still around, else it would ahve been banned ages ago 😛
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 😛
I like the Body Shop ka Lip butter …. that green color is really weird yaa
Born Lippy something balms???
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 …
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 🙂
Thats very inspiring Natasha … me not have the cojones to try something greeen in color on my lips …
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) 😉
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
yeah rids, i was a science student is school and then a literature student for years at college hence the writing style 😛
lol lol …….oh okie ……me too science student to the core hehehehe … microbes are my first love … 🙂
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 😀
😯 :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: me bherrrrry interested in knowing such experiences!!
cali, i have written about one such experience below. plz read and gimme your vishesh tippanni 😛
cali busy and not replying?
Lol..read it and laughed heartily on that too!!! :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: send more ideas!! :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker:
will definitely cali.
OMG I wish I could do that Natasha … please please take a video na one day and put it up here … you making a popat of an SA … AWESOME !
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. 😀 😀
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 :-((
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 😐
:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: I am going to ask themm the same question. It’s soo awesome 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀
yes rati, plz do ask them. and do share with us particularly me as to what their reply is 😎
I will :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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Its sooo ridonculous when they do the accent toooo :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:
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:
😛 😛 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
cute dabbi indeed, bad it didn’t work, but didn’t look so smooth either
no jomol this isn’t smooth. i feel very sleepy in winters so the effort required in dragging this kind of wakes me up 😀
green lip butter… wow… 🙂 too bad it turned out the way it did….
Errr.. Wasn’t this custom-made for our Radsoo? :-/ :-/ :-/
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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:
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nice review natasha…even i havent heard much gud thgs bout d fabindia lip butters..
thanks bhumika 🙂
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
i have used it but i didnt like it…