Lotus Natural Blend Comfort Liquid Foundation Review
Hey Beautiful Ladies!! Wassup??? Hope all of you had a good start to the New Year! 🙂 Today I am writing my first foundation review on Lotus Natural Blend Comfort Liquid Foundation which I bought some time back. Now I am the kind of person who loves to experiment with new products. Often the results are rewarding and at others they are a complete waste of money-and it gives me a whole day/week of bad mood 🙁
Ok, So moving onto the topic-I was and am quite happy with my Revlon New Complexion makeup (shade name : Sand Beige) which not only suits my facial complexion perfectly but also has never broken me out and never ever looks cakey-gives medium to full coverage and light weight like thin air!. So even after having such a nice thing-I decided to try out some new liquid foundation and after hearing so many good reviews on Lotus Makeup products I decided to opt for theLotus Natural Blend Foundation.
NATURALBLEND Lotus Herbals Comfort Liquid Foundation SPF-20: Price Rs 225
The foundation comes in a cute 30ml glass bottle with dispenser pump. The foundation shades are not mentioned in the Lotus Herbals website. The site says –this foundation contains Botanical extracts of grape seed & soy lecithin and then on the bottle it reads that it is sun protective, non-smudging and long staying.
The foundation has a creamy consistency rather than liquid. There are three shades available. Mine is “Sand”-it is the darkest shade but I don’t remember the name of the medium and palest shade :(. While buying I tested them on my jawline and sadly I found none of the three shades available match my skin color perfectly. However since the foundation’s texture was very creamy and it blended so easily-I decided to go for one. The SA advised me to go for the medium shade -but I feared I may look cakey and thus for a safe option went for the darkest shade. If only I knew what a blunder I was doing . 🙁
So coming home-I washed my face and decided to do my full face with it. And after putting it on-I was horrified to see that my face actually looked muddy!! It looked as if I have applied some multani mitti pack (yeah! The appearance was closest to that!) although the shade had blended almost invisibly at the counter. My skin looked 2 tones darker-I know it had been unwise to choose a darker shade-but I thought topping it up with a suitable compact will make me look natural. But I failed there too! I used Maybelline UV compact in Natural (which fits my skin tone exactly) and then my face looked like having dried matte mud on it ☹ You can see the marks of the foundation on my palm-it looks orange-ish . So I thought I have again hit a dud and stashed it away in a corner.
So it was during one chilly lazy afternoon couple of days back-I felt like taking it out to inspect it once more –and to see if anything could be done about it. Then I was struck by an idea!! I mixed equal parts of my Revlon New Complexion foundation with the Lotus one and then I got the desired tone with the creamy texture!!! The result was a creamy foundation that gave me quite a natural look (and showed me a way of using up the Lotus stuff somehow)
Pros of Lotus Natural Blend Comfort Liquid Foundation
- Herbal, has a creamy texture and good fragrance
- It comes in a bottle with dispenser and at an affordable price
- Gives full coverage and a smooth finish once the foundation gets absorbed
- Has got SPF 20.
Cons of Lotus Natural Blend Comfort Liquid Foundation
- Very limited shade option –Lotus being an Indian company should take care of the variety of skin tones in Indian women-and there are only 3 shades- (the palest one may suit only the apple cheeked beauties of Kashmir and Himachal) So left with only the medium and darkest one- and I think there are some 3-4 Indian skin tones that may come between them.
- Although the texture is creamy-I found it takes long to get absorbed in the skin (the foundation says “For Normal to dry skin” ). It was wet for some time after applying and since I had put a powder within that time-my face looked absolutely plastered. I think this is not the foundation for a quick 5 minute make up. And this is Winter!!-I can’t think what may happen in summer with the foundation melting all over.
- It is not feather-light: I definitely felt “something is on my face” while wearing it.
Will I purchase it again: I can risk 225 bucks more on the medium shade to see if it fits the bill-only because I love the finish and coverage-otherwise NO
Rating : :-* :-* + 0.5 (I will add 0.5 more if the medium shade suits me :D)
Also Read :
- Lotus Herbals Botanical Compact Review
- Lotus Herbals Translucent Loose Powder Review
- Lotus Herbals Makeup Counters in India