Lakme Sindoor vs Lotus Herbals Sindoor

Lakme Jewel Sindoor v/s Lotus Herbals Divine Dew Sindoor

I love India for Its culture and traditions. From a very young age, like every other girl, I had this fascination of watching the newly married all dressed up with full-on jewellery, makeup and bright outfits. The chooda & the sindoor are things which an unmarried girl cannot try prior to getting married and thus these always remained at immeasurable heights. So after my marriage, I tell you, I wore my chooda for near about 2 years as firstly I loved it and secondly loved the fact that ladies/girls used to compliment me for that and even asked me the place I bought it from as in Hyderabad, choodas are not that much in fashion. :yahoo: :yahoo:

red bindi

Same goes for my love for sindoors. It’s a staple in my makeup routine, whether I wear an Indian outfit or western, you can always find me wearing sindoor. I sort of feel incomplete without it. 😛 I have my sindoor box too with the red/maroon powder sindoor but when it comes to the liquid ones then there is nothing better than that for the ease of handle and use.

So I thought of reviewing the two liquid sindoors I own or rather say that compare both of them:
Lakme Jewel Sindoor: A contemporary twist to an age-old tradition, liquid gold, copper and bronze to sweep in an auspicious mark, or to embellish as a tikka and other motifs for face and body art.
Lotus Herbals Divine Dew sindoor: Ordinary sindoors may contain toxic ingredients that can cause damage to your skin through long term usage. Lotus Herbals presents safe Divine Dew herbal sindoor with natural, herbal ingredients and absolutely no toxins. Also, it is available in two shades with an exclusive sponge tip applicator that helps avoid spillage.


Ingredient List: Sorry to say for both its missing. Lotus Herbals claim it to be herbal sindoor but I did not find any proof for the claim made and similar negative results for the Lakme one.

Price: Lakme jewel sindoor cost 99 for 4.5ml while the Lotus one costs 115/- for 8gms. Considering the content offered for the price, I think Lotus sindoor is a better option 😉
Shades: Both offer the same shades of red and maroon. But Lakme one has very fine shimmer in it that makes it a jewel actually while the Lotus Divine dew is a matte sindoor. Well, I prefer the suble shimmer one better. 😛


Top: Lakme jewel sindoor in maroon shade and below: the matte Lotus herbals Divine Dew

Availability: I never found the red shade in Lakme, whenever inquired; they always have the maroon one available. While Lakme counters are easily scattered in the city, one can find a few counters of Lotus herbals cosmetics around. For me, Lakme scores here over Lotus as I can easily find the former in a mall where I prefer more to shop.
Packaging: Both sindoors have a plastic packaging and a sponge tip for application. The size and width of the sponge tip is the same but the slimmer and long cap of Lakme sindoor makes it easier to apply it than the short and fat cap of the Lotus one.


Overall verdict: If you now talk of staying power and texture than yes, Lakme sindoor would definitely score higher than the Lotus Herbals Divine Dew sindoor. I have applied both separately and together too just to check for the results and I came to the conclusion that Lakme one stays pretty longer than its competitor. Even after splashing water on the face again and again in the hot weather, the lakme one does not fade as easily as the Lotus sindoor. It stays on practically the whole day while the Lotus one appears to fade away within 3 hours or so and quickly on getting in contact with water. Both of these do not bleed as they are water resistant but they do fade away slowly.
This is one big quality of the Lakme jewel sindoor for me as once applied I am not worried of it fading away easily. So here Lakme sindoor is a true winner.


Comparison Pros/Cons of both sindoors:

• Packaging of Lakme sindoor is better and more attractive.
• Price and quantity offered of Lotus herbals sindoor makes it a better option out of the two.
• The shimmery texture of Lakme jewel sindoor is more eye-catching than the other. But if someone prefers a true matte shade then go for the Lotus one.
• Availability of both depends as Lotus cosmetics are not easily available in the market while Lakme may have ‘out of stock’ shades.
• Lakme sindoor dries up faster when applied than the lotus one.
• Lasting power of Lakme sindoor is much better than the Lotus divine dew sindoor.
• I find the Lakme one as more water resistant than the Lotus Divine dew.
• Lotus sindoor is claimed to be mercury and lead free while there is absolutely no mention of ingredients for the lakme sindoor.
• I owe the Lakme one from a year now and it had not dried up and look as fresh as new whenever applied. Cannot say much about the Lotus one as I have this from just 3 months. No signs of drying up as of now.
So I would like to individually rate the two as:

Lakme Jewel Sindoor: 4.75/5

Lotus Herbals Divine Dew Sindoor: 4/5

I myself would prefer buying the Lakme one again but if I did not find the red shade in that then there is no harm going back to the Lotus one.

Thanks for reading my review. Hope it would be useful to you. 🙂

Which is your favourite Sindoor- Lakme or Lotus herbals?

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45 thoughts on “Lakme Sindoor vs Lotus Herbals Sindoor

  1. I personally used Sindoor for the first few years of marriage & then stopped it. I’ve only used powder sidoors. After reading thsi post I feel like buying the lakme one….love the red shade!! :makeup:

    1. thanxx monika :)) .. lakme one even has the red shade.. hope its available too… :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:

  2. Me not married yet, but ye post kaam ki cheez he 😀 Baad me bahut kaam aayega !! Lotus one’s quantity seems more na? Me like the maroon color more ! :thumbsup:

    1. taps.. ye post ka to pta nahin but sindoor kaam ki cheez to hai hi baad mei. :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:
      yeah lakme maroon is lil shimmery :yahoo: :yahoo:

  3. I totally love Lakme sindoor.. Infact I like the maroon version only. 😀 Never tried Lotus sindoor.. I was quite fond of wearing sindoor during the first year of my marriage. not that now I dont like wearing it, it’s just that i sort of lost on that habit of applying it everyday. now toh i apply only when saasu maa comes.. :shy:

    1. its a habit for me now.. wearing sindoor rati :haanji: :haanji: … haan saasu maa se pange kyu lene.. lgaa lo.. :dumb: :dumb: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

    1. :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: anks…. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
      One big hit of lakme is the jewel sindoor :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

  4. i personally like powder sindoors….though i hardly ever wear it….dont even wear a bindi !!! :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:
    both are such beautiful colors….i will check them out next time near a lakme counter…..thks nids

  5. nids me too droollllssss ovr the chudas and sindoors .not that i want to get married but whn i do i would not go a day without it ;)simply love it! :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

    1. :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :high5: :high5: :high5: :high5: u & me on same thought process here FG.. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  6. i didnt know these even existed 😛 the lakme one is nice but i hardly ever apply sindoor..i think just on my wedding day and thats about it 😛

    1. u didn’t kno about liquid sindoor shanaiia… :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: these luk gud… try once again.. :whistle: :whistle:

  7. The lakme one looks like a winner! I’m gonna buy this, though I dont know when i’ll ever wear it..!

          1. hey… ordered something from na?did they deliver at your address or you had to go to local post office to collect it?
            i got an email that your order has been sent to post office and it shows dispatched in my account..can u pls help.

            1. no, it got delivered to my home address itself.. if u have a PO nearby then go n chk … did u mail these guys Buyincoins ones??? wht did they reply???

              1. have emailed them…but abhi tak toh no response…maine office ka address diya hai..i hope they deliver…

                1. they respond wiwthin 24 hrs so wait if tht still not over… n plzz chk once in ur nearby post office if u cant wait.. there’s no harm in doing tht.. take the tracking id wid u n ask the pple over thre.. :))

  8. Havent worn sindoor in years literally! Maybe when I decide to go super traditional for some up-coming events!

    1. i wear sindoor wid with western outfits :)) :)) …thoda married types lagne ke liye 😉 😉 😉 :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:

        1. ab lagti nhi hun na :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: … so karna padta hai .. u c.. :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:

          1. oooooooooo still u r not looking married so afraid someone would suppose to porpose you haan!!!!!!!! :spank: :spank: got it got it :tongue:

              1. :mirror: :mirror: :mirror: :mirror: :mirror: :mirror: :mirror: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :manicure: :manicure: :manicure: :manicure: :manicure:

    1. u didnt as yet :specs: … i’ll badkayoo ur hubby now.. :teeth :teeth :teeth :teeth :teeth :teeth :teeth :teeth :teeth

      1. no no use and love to ware it my sarree and suit……….but in office na…….mostly are chinkha pinkha,………and dont know about it……..kuch traditional karo tho aise dekte hai jaise zoo se koi aaya hai :huh:

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