Review: Lotus Herbals Pure Color Lipstick in Mod Mauve

I am a major lipstick fan. I can go without anything but a lipcolour on my face. And since I favour lipsticks to glosses, I do collect them like crazy. 
A few years back, Lotus was always a skincare brand for me. I did not even know they were into makeup till I read some of the awesome reviews on beauty blogs.And then, I had to give these a shot. I picked Mod Mauve from the Pure Colors range. At that time I was looking for a good mauve colour and this one suited the bill perfectly!
Lotus Mod Mauve


What Lotus Herbals Claims about Pure Color Lipstick

Lotus Herbals website calls this Moisturising Lip Color.

What I Think about Lotus Pure Colors Mod Mauve

I differ on the moisture claim. I would call this a non drying lip colour. This is definitely not moisturizing. I do need a balm under this. That apart, I have no complaints with this little beauty. I am in love with this nudish mauve colour. What you see on the swatch is a single swipe. It can be build to a darker mauve with 2-3 swipes. It has a sheen that eliminates need for a gloss and can lasts for a good four hours on me. It fades evenly, without a tint.
Among all the Lotus lipsticks, I like the packaging of these the most. The pale gold tube with the lotus motif is quite nice in my opinion.
It has a sweet almond smell that I don’t mind but others might. Think Rogan Badam Shirin! The smell lasts for quite a while after application.

What It Costs

These are available at counters for INR 265 a pop. Lotus counters are slowly making appearances in Big Bazaars, Pantaloons, Spencers etc. They even have their little pop-up shops at Major malls these days. You can also checkout the local beauty stores. A few of them carry Lotus colours. If you can’t find them close to your place, turn to the internet. Lotus is available on most e-commerce sites.
Me Wearing Lotus Mod Mauve

The Good

  • Pretty nude mauve colour that will suit a lot of skin tones from fair to dusky
  • Non drying
  • Decent lasting power of 4 hours
  • At INR 265, it is amongst the most pocket friendly lippies

The Bad

  • Not moisturizing
  • Not creamy and tends to harden a bit in cooler weathers
  • The packaging does not indicate the colour. You have to read the tiny label at the bottom if you have a few of them

Final Rating


From my now dead makeup blog Novice Makeup. I miss beauty blogging and hence re-posting an old post here.


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