Lotus Herbals Natural Blend Botanical Blusher Review
I have of late become a sucker for blushes and trust me, I thought blush was one overrated pigment before I knew IMBB 😀 . So anyway, thanks to the numerous reviews and pictures of eye-popping-ly beautiful blushes (and some having jaw-dropping-ly- high price tags) on IMBB ,I now crave for a blush whenever I visit a makeup shop (Thanks to my upcoming exams I am saving a lot of money because I am not going shopping). One problem with me, is that, every time I go to buy a new blush, I come home with a peach one. Same thing happened when I went to buy the Lotus Natural Blend Blusher.
I went to the Lotus counter (now this needs some planning, because where I live, there are no lotus makeup stuff available. I had to locate one at the nearest Big Bazaar). So before I went I was determined “No Peach this time-either pink or brown”. No prizes for guessing, I came back with a peachy pigment..again.
Lotus Natural Blend Botanical Blusher: Price Rs 329 The shade I bought is named Brew Ginger (604). The blush comes in an extremely beautiful and classy red and gold container. I get drawn to black, gold and red like pins to a magnet. I love the blusher case so much that I can’t wait to flip it open and flaunt it (ok wearing blush in public is kinda moron-ish 😀 but I can check my face, There is also a mirror in it :).) And I must mention the brush that comes along with it. It’s quite apt in picking up the right amount of blush and very very soft. Somehow I feel the blush is best applied with this brush only!!!!
Some key Ingredients of the Botanical blusher by Lotus-mentioned on the back of the carton: Witch Hazel Extract, Aloe Vera Extract, Grape Seed Extract. Provide environmental protection and nourishment for skin. The blusher has SPF-20 (but that would only protect the apples of my cheeks 🙁 )
Ok, so I went to the counter and the SA showed me the three available shades: the one I got, a pretty pink one and a beige one. Now the SA swatched the blush and told me-“Look, peach one is good for you” and got me into usual trouble. I swatched the peach and pink blush twice on the hands and once on the cheeks (can you believe it??) and then..TADAA..went for the PEACH 😀
The color of this blush is very subtle. The pigmentation is not very deep. It has no shimmer and is matte subtle peach. I kinda like it because it prevents me from overdoing. Swipe twice and I get just the soft peachy tint I want. And although at first the pigment seems to be faint, it actually lasts all day. Now my skin gets oily in 5 minutes after makeup-but this blush gets only better with that.
Swatch of the Blush (3 swipes) Can you see the blush on me? That’s after a whole day out in the sun without touch up!!
OK so what do I love about my first Lotus blush?
1. Packaging: Just classy! It’s great to have something like this and at gatherings take it out and expect many “ooh! Wazzat??” to fly in !!!
2. The blush is very buildable-it isn’t very deep in pigmentation and so you can control the amount very precisely. Overdone blushes no wonder look very silly.
3. Stays long-at least for 4 to 5 hours even if you use a compact on it for touch ups
4. The brush is more useful than the ones that come with other blushes–even better than the Maybelline Expert Wear ‘s one
5. The blusher has a great fragrance and has herbal ingredients (and SPF20)
6. Didn’t break me out
And what did I not like?
1) Its again PEACH (ok..skip that one :D)
2) It is completely matte-I sort of like shimmery blushes
3) There are only 3 shades, the pink one is too pink and the beige is –dunno what-dint like it much
As for the price, it is more than Colorbar’s but less than Lakme pure rouge’s. I think it’s quite reasonable.
I rate it: :-* :-* :-* :-*