LOTUS HERBALS NATURALBLEND Translucent Loose Powder Auto-puff SPF 15 in Rouge Lustre -Review.
I had few reviews done but unfortunately deleted those without uploading the same. Today while organizing my desktop I found that I have saved a draft version of one review. Yay!!
This review is going to be about Lotus Herbals – Translucent Loose powder with SPF 15.
I am new to makeup. Before stumbling upon the blogosphere, I was a kajal person. Yes.! I never used to wear a single makeup product on my face. As I got to know about make up and stuffs, i got fascinated by the Translucent powders. All Youtube Gurus and bloggers advocated the practice of setting up foundation using a translucent powder.
Being a first timer, I was not okay with investing 500-600 rupees initially. Hence I got this baby from Lotus Cosmetics, a brand that gives quality products at a decent price.
About the product (from the website of Lotus):
Lends a natural color for an all-day shine-free look. Its unique applicator enables smooth, easy application, while SPF-15 protects from harmful UV rays to prevent skin darkening.
Shine Free Oil-absorbing, Enriched with Corn starch, powder of rose petals & Nagkesar.
Directions for use: (As given in Lotus Website):
Blush has a tendency to darken with body heat, so make sure you apply it sparingly. Apply color cosmetics in natural light whenever possible, so you know exactly what your make-up will look like. (I know its not a blush but then this is what they have given beneath the product. Lols)
Cost: INR. 349/-
Shade name: Rouge Luster 840.
My Experience with the Product:
I ordered this product along with few other products online. Big Mistake.
I never knew translucent powders have glitter particles. I know I am such a fool. I thought they’d give that pretty shine. But this had obvious glitter that made my face glow like a disco light (an oompa loompa orange disco light). I hate glitter in any makeup products I use. I am not a party person. I go out once in a blue moon to a party and this powder seems to be a strict night wear.
And, I also thought that translucent powders do not give any color. They just set the foundation and give a glow. Again I was wrong. This Shade does not suit me even one bit. I think this shade is more apt for dusky beauties. (waaa..!!!)
I tried using this as a bronzer/highlighter etc. and as this contains glitters they look weird on my otherwise matte face. Now let me move on to the pros and cons (teary eyed).
What I liked about the product:
- Does what it claims. Absorbs oil and keeps face fresh.
- I liked the puff that comes with this. It’s useful unlike the applicators that normally come with makeup products.
- SPF 15. If you are someone who rarely steps out in sun, with this product you can skip applying sunscreen in face.
- Has mirror in the lid. Though its not handy when it comes to applying powders, you can very well adjust your bindis, kajal etc with this mirror.
- Cute little packaging.
- Pleasant Smell.
What I hate about the product:
Well most of the hates are due to my negligence. I cannot blame the product for that but still, let me share my frustration.
- The Shade is NOT for fair skinned beauties.
- Contains Obvious Shimmer. If you are like me, please stay away from this.
- They have mentioned a shade name called Rouge Luster in the product but I am not able to find the other shades. Even at their website.
This is an obvious fail for me. I swear I would never buy such powders/foundations etc without doing research regarding the shade selection. If you girls have any idea by which I can make this product work for me. Pls share.