Skin Tone: Medium Olive
Lotus Herbals has recently launched their new matte lipsticks collection and, as a lipstick junkie, how could I miss this range. So I picked up three shades from this range. Today I am talking about the shade ‘Choco Chic’. Read on to know about this bold shade.
Price: INR 325 for 4.2g
Transform your look instantly with the PURE COLORS Matte Lip Color. It is a creamy matte formulation that gives high pay-off and rich pigmentation in one stroke. Glides on smoothly and stays put the whole day long without making your lips dry. The Jojoba and Vitamin C keeps your lips supple and youthful.
⦁ Creamy Matte Effect.
⦁ One stroke, Rich Pigmentation.
⦁ Long lasting lip color.
⦁ Enriched with Jojoba Oil, Vt. E and Shea Butter
My Experience with Lotus Herbals Choco Chic Pure Colors Matte Lipstick:
The lipstick comes in a pretty beige-golden tube and it is a sturdy packaging that is easy to carry around. But the tube is same as their creamy range and I was expecting a matte packaging for the matte range. The packaging looks so common. The shade name is indicated at the bottom of the tube on a color-coded sticker. Overall, it is a budget-friendly matte lipstick.
This range offers ten different shades and all the shades are really nice. Today, I am talking about the shade ‘Choco Chic’. It looks deeper on my hand swatches but it turns out to be a very nice warm brown shade with a rusty tone on my lips. This shade suits my medium olive complexion nicely. It is a nice choco shade for Indian skin tones. On darker skin tones, it looks almost like a nude brown. Not everyone, especially teenagers, would prefer to use this shade. On me, this shade looks quite bold and gorgeous. I really love such boho shades; more so because it does not have any shimmers.
This shade is not super pigmented; I need to build up the color on my lips. One swipe provides a light brown shade but the shade looks its best after a few more swipes. Even though Choco Chic can hide pigmented lips, I feel the pigmentation of the lipstick could have been better since this is a matte range.
Texture and Quality:
The brand claims that it’s a matte lipstick but it is a creamy matte lipstick. The texture is super smooth creamy type that glides easily on the lips. It makes my lips soft and moisturised, and feels very light on the lips. It has a balm-like formula and that’s why it is not a 100% matte lipstick. After a few minutes of application, the lipstick settles down to a nice, creamy- matte texture. Again, I had expected a better matte finish.
It never feels dry or patchy on the lips and never highlights those dry patches. It behaves like a normal, creamy lipstick except that this one does not have that extra glossy finish. But I like its non-drying texture that suits all skin types. This shade looks very natural on my lips as it doesn’t settle into the fine lines much. The lipstick has a nice, mild smell that feels good. The lipstick never creases and never looks messy but it does transfer.
It can’t survive for as long as a typical matte lipstick, but it decently stays on for around 5 hours on my lips. As this is not a very dark shade, it starts to fade after 4 hours. Hence, reapplication is required. Also, this lipstick can’t survive a meal and looks faded. This particular shade doesn’t leave any stain and gets removes pretty easily.
I totally love this shade and how its texture feels on my lips. I like its non-drying, creamy- matte texture. Even though it is very well priced, I wish it had a better staying power.
Pros of Lotus Herbals Choco Chic Pure Colors Matte Lipstick:
⦁ Travel-friendly packaging.
⦁ Beautiful, warm brown shade.
⦁ Decently pigmented and no shimmer.
⦁ Mild scent.
⦁ Smooth texture that glides easily and evenly.
⦁ Feels so light on the lips.
⦁ No patchiness or dryness.
⦁ Keep lips soft and hydrated.
⦁ Creamy-matte, non-drying finish.
⦁ Decent staying power.
⦁ Doesn’t crease.
⦁ Doesn’t stain the lips.
Cons of Lotus Herbals Choco Chic Pure Colors Matte Lipstick:
⦁ Packaging could have been different.
⦁ Multiple swipes are required.
⦁ Not a 100% matte lipstick.
⦁ Transfers and can’t survive a meal.
⦁ Wish it had better staying power.
IMBB Rating: 4.2/5
Will I Recommend/Repurchase Lotus Herbals Choco Chic Pure Colors Matte Lipstick?
You can give this range, especially this soft brown, a try. I would like to try out more shades.
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