Lotus Herbals FloralSTAY Lipstick in Bubbly Nude


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Lotus Herbals FloralSTAY Lipstick in Bubbly Nude

Hey Everyone 🙂

This is my second lipstick ever. The first one was Maybelline’s B22 Watershine, which I loved for its color, but hated for its terrible staying power. I wanted a similar nude that actually stays, so I decided to try Lotus Herbals FloralSTAY Long Lasting Lip Color with SPF 10. I’m going to elaborate on the good and the bad of this lipstick in this review.

Lotus Herbals FloralSTAY Lipstick in Bubbly Nude

Price:

Rs. 345 for 3.4 gms.

Shade:

FloralSTAY 434 Bubbly Nude.

Ingredients:

Not mentioned anywhere.

This lipstick is very pigmented and applies well. It doesn’t go on patchy and you require only one swipe for the color to show up.  I ordered this online because where I live, we don’t have any Lotus counters. Had there been Lotus counters in my city, I would have swatched this lipstick there, and would not have bought it, because I don’t like the color much and I’ll tell you why.

I want a nude color, plain and simple and not a color that looks like a toned-down maroon/brown mix.

Bubbly Nude

My lip color is “not” maroon, naturally, and I expect a “nude” color to, if not completely, at least slightly resemble my natural lip color. Take a look at the swatches below.

Swatches

I regard the Maybelline B22 to be pretty much my perfect nude shade. I’m not too concerned with the multiple swipe swatches, since any color layered over and over will obviously look darker and deeper. However, take a look at the single swipe swatches. The “B22” is pinkish, like normal lips, and the “Bubbly Nude” is maroon! Just one swipe of it makes me look like I’ve used a maroon/brown lipstick. It is possible that this works for others, but for my lips, it is just too maroonish-brown. The color is not maroon, but it does have strong maroon tones when worn on my lips.

The swatch picture is closely accurate in terms of the color. Granted my cupboard isn’t that color, nor is my hand, but since the swatches are accurate, it’s definitely the best picture for swatches! 😛

Lip swatches:

Lip Swatch 1

Lip swatch 2

Lip swatch 3

As you can see, this color looks very different in different lights! In the picture way above (the picture with only the lipstick bullet showing), it looks kind of berry colored. In my first lip swatch (with flash), it looks very pink! It doesn’t even look a bit like that for real!

In the second lip swatch (no flash, at night, with the light on), it looks kind of okay, and I wouldn’t have minded if it looked like that for real! One good thing I can say for this, is that even if I do wear it on its own and have my picture taken, it’s going to look kind of nude in the pictures even if not actually on my lips! :toothygrin:

In the last picture, it looks similar to the first one!

Staying Power:

About 4-5 hours. I love this lipstick for its staying power! This makes it a very good base lipstick :yahoo:

I don’t find this drying, even though it’s matte, but you will need to exfoliate well and have moisturized lips before you can put this on. It could be drying for those who have lips prone to drying out, though.

Packaging:

Very ordinary packaging. I would have liked it if it wasn’t such a tacky pink, but then the color of the plastic encasing and the cardboard box it comes in doesn’t really matter.

Fragrance/Taste:

Has a very mild smell to it, but no taste.

Kissproof?

Yes, definitely! Tried and tested! :haanji: It will fade a bit with intense kissing *ahem* but will NOT rub off onto the other person’s lips/face. Good thing, yeah? 😀

Pros of Lotus Herbals FloralSTAY Lipstick in Bubbly Nude:

  • Glides on very smoothly.
  • Very pigmented.
  • True to its claim of being long lasting.
  • Contains SPF 10.
  • Kissproof! :dance:
  • Has aloe vera and avocado extracts.
  • Not expensive.
  • Okay packaging.
  • When it wears off (after about 4 hours), it doesn’t look patchy, but leaves a stain on the lips that is very even and actually nice-looking! :))
  • Suitable for vegetarians.
  • Good base color.

Cons of Lotus Herbals FloralSTAY Lipstick in Bubbly Nude:

  • Will accentuate dry lips.
  • Not nude! Grrrr!!!

Floralstay

How I Made It Work For Me?

I am very disappointed with the color of this lipstick. In all other respects, this lipstick gets high marks from me. It stays on wonderfully, it doesn’t bleed or smudge, and is kissproof, as they say. The color, on the other hand, is not my kind of nude. However, now that I’ve bought it, I had to find a way to make it work.

Mauve

This is what I do:

Step 1: Prep my lips the regular way (exfoliate if needed; I apply a lip balm if needed and then wipe it off).
Step 2: I apply dots of this lipstick on my lips and blend to create an even “base coat.”
Step 3: I let it sit till it becomes nearly smudge-proof, maybe 5 minutes or so.
Step 4: I apply either Maybelline B22 Watershine (the only other lipstick I own) or any gloss, over it, and I’m done!

This process keeps my color in place, because of the lipstick being used as a base. This way, I get nude lips (from the lipstick I used in Step 4) or glossy lips (from the gloss), and they stay on for longer than they otherwise would!

Verdict:

If you like the color (swatch it at the counter and see), definitely a wonderful lipstick, highly recommended.  Many people find this a wonderful nude shade. I wonder why I didn’t find it nude at all. Perhaps my perception of “nude” is skewed, or the piece I got is mysteriously different (!!!) or perhaps I now feel that “nude” is the Kim Kardashian color, and that’s why I don’t find this nude, I dunno! 😛  Either way, the color was a HUGE let-down. Apart from that, though, I love this lipstick, and now I can tell people I have “base” lipsticks also! 😀

Note:  I tried this lipstick on my mom and it came out looking very nice and actually nude on her.  I am yellow toned, strongly, so it is possible that it doesn’t look good against my complexion. Also, my mom is pink toned, and is lighter than I am, so it’s possible that’s why it looked nice on her.

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52 thoughts on “Lotus Herbals FloralSTAY Lipstick in Bubbly Nude

  1. Intense kissin wil fade a bit :lol2: :lol2: lemme try too :lol2: well i hve colorbar velvet matte n i find thm quite long stay…..but price s less then this one….your lips lookng hawwttttt….. !!

  2. Nice Review Samantha..!!! nice color also.. looking gud on ur lips… :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

    but after seeing d kissprof ka thing i was not able to control my laugh… :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

    1. yes rajani i agree with you
      😆 😆 😆 😆
      “It will fade a bit with intense kissing *ahem*” :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

  3. :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: for such a detailed review Samantha.. and the way you made it work for you.. :makeup: :makeup: nice nice.. :clap: :clap:

  4. i have this in shde pink mink.. i love tis lipstick.. i liked this shade too.. I tried it at the store and liked it… it looks pretyy on u dear

  5. I always love ur reviews samantha.. :puchhi: This looks so pretty on u.. it may not be ur “nude” shade but it looks very nice and pleasant.. do use it.. :haanji: and kiss proof??!! :woot: :woot:

  6. Samantha!! been a while since I saw you on here :yahoo: :yahoo: This has the potential to be a pretty colour, and it IS kissproof so maybe I should try it 😉 😉
    Also, ew. Kim Kardashian. :yuck: 😛 no wonder you didn’t want to call it nude!

    1. Nandini! :yahoo: Heyya! :))
      Yes, this is kissproof! Very good thing 😀
      Haha, I kinda like Kim’s regular ‘nude’ lips. At first I didn’t, but after seeing them over and over again, they’ve kinda grown on me. :stars:

      1. :yahoo: :yahoo: Haha yes very good indeed! The only lipstick I’ve tried so far is elle 18 color bombs and it disappeared after 4 sips of water 😐 😐
        Lol she’s just overrated, imo because she’s one of those ppl who’s famous for no reason 😛 😛 and wears dresses 3 sizes too small for her to well…emphasize things so much they’re IN YOUR FACE :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: her staple makeup look is kinda nice though like you said.

        1. Oh yes – I so know what you mean. Whenever I see a piccy of Kim, I just want to crop out the rest of it and leave her face there! 😛

          1. Dipti……….ekdum samaj mein aa gaya :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: will tell you…tab tak no kisshing…no kisshing…no toucching no touching :nono: :nono: :nono: :nono: :nono:

  7. Looks pretty on ur lips Samantha :pompom: :pompom: …wondering how it wud look on me…me also no pink toned.. :nono: :nono: :nono:

  8. It used to be my fav shade at some point of time…. I loovveeddd it. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: It looks pretty on you sam. :-*

    1. Yes, Rati! 🙂 It is a nice shade, but again, not my idea of nude. Maybe my head’s twisted around Kim’s lip color as nude! 😛
      Thank youu!!! :puchhi:

  9. Samy,,,, its gorgeous :love: ….. looks super pretty on ur lips… :pompom: :pompom: will hv to chk this one out fr sure,,, :waaa: 😀 😀 Thanks fr sharing :puchhi:

      1. Desert Rose from Maybelline is a nice nude shade… u must try it!!! and yes the brand Dazzler has 2 nice nude shades one is Lip Slip and other is Lip Pretty… i dnt knw if its available where u stay??? from which part of India are you???

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