Since the longest time, iv had a distrust with things that roll up in a tube. It all started with some imported candy when i was a kid, and i happily licked away at it only to realise the outer covering was just a sham, and the candy inside was like 1/10th the amount. A junior Mehak felt VERY cheated. Then came fevistick with its fancy roll up mechanism, and I’m sorry if yr a fevistick fan, but that thing just don’t stick nothing (It’s no ‘Chutki me chipkae’ like fevicol- trust me I have my middle school projects as proof). But foundations are an exception because i love my Kryolan Dermacolor Pan Stick Foundation (review to come), so i was hoping the Lotus Herbals Natural Blend Swift Makeup would give me a similar feeling!

Lotus Herbal Claims All-in-one make-up that works like a foundation, a concealer & a compact, with sun protection with SPF 15. Its smooth application creates an even skin tone, conceals imperfections & blends easily for a matte effect, without caking or clogging pores.

This little fudgey stick thing does have very tall claims to live up to no ? 4 in one you say? I don’t really think so. This one by Lotus  is really sheer coverage, so I don’t understand how this can possibly work as a concealer, even as a foundation it’s really light in coverage. Which is a bit surprising, because the texture is so creamy and slightly thick you would expect it to give you solid coverage. It’s definitely moisturizing which is a welcome relief for camels like me (Camels= Creatures in Deserts=Dry=My Skin), but for oil-producing factories like my sister i can definitely see this being on the heavier side, and needing a compact on top- because the finish is semi dewy which can turn into oily very quickly on oily skin tones.

There is nothing particularly aweful about the Lotus Herbals Natural Blend Makeup, but I cant really say anything good about this either- kind of like Britannia Marigold it’s just okayish .The coverage as i mentioned is mostly sheer (if you have blemishes and major uneven-ness this will not solve your woes) , its semi dewy and moisturizing, but maybe too much so for oily girls, it has a okayish lasting power, has good blendability and a creamy texture, but maybe a bit too heavy for some skin tones..  Even though this is at a throw away price, i would rather just spend that money on a tinted moisturizer or something (Ponds TM- *Sniff*)

Best Application method: Dab Dots on face, and blend. I like using my Sigma F80 but fingers do just as well with this one.


 

Verdict : B-

Product:2.5/5,  Coverage 2.5/5,  Texture 3/5,   Longevity 3/5,  Value & Packaging:3.5/5

Price: Rs 250 for 10 gms

Recommendation: The Lotus Herbal Natural blend Swift Makeup claims to be an all in one product but really its a  very sheer coverage foundation with creamy texture. Theres nothing aweful about it, but there’s nothing really very good about it either- and i would definitely not recommend this to girls with oily/ acne prone skin. Too creamy for them i feel, but some dry skinned girls may like this. Honestly though, id rather spend my 250 bucks on something else

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