When Lotus Herbals launched their PURESTAY collection way back in 2012, I was highly intrigued. I would frantically go through the reviews of each of its products and even bought a few from the same. Lotus Herbals PURESTAY Apricot Bliss is one product from this range that I bought solely for its shade. They have now changed the name from PURESTAY to ECOSTAY, but the formula remains the same. Keep reading to know my take on it.
What Lotus Herbals Says About The PURESTAY Lipstick?
Get a healthy sheen on your lips without any moisture loss with Lotus Herbals PURESTAY Apricot Bliss Lipstick. This lipstick is made with natural ingredients and is entirely free from preservatives. Plus, this 100% vegetarian lipstick will provide you sun protection with its SPF 20.
Grape, Jojoba oil, Berry extracts and Vitamin E.
Price Of Lotus Herbals PURESTAY Apricot Bliss:
INR 575 for 4.2 grams
Lotus Herbals PURESTAY Apricot Bliss, which is now with Lotus Herbals ECOSTAY Apricot Bliss, comes in an elegant, metallic pink tube, which is further encased in a pink satin pouch and an outer carton. You can see the name and number of the shade at the bottom of the bullet. The naming and numbering make it easier to locate the lippy, if you own more than one. I must say Lotus Herbals has been very thoughtful in terms of packaging of this range. They covered the lipstick case with a satin pouch, knowing that the metal case is prone to fingerprints.
Now let’s come to the con of the packaging. The bullet of this lipstick is very fragile and keeps breaking, even during application. In fact, the bullet of the lipstick I bought online was uprooted. But the company was kind enough to replace it.
Sorry to be blunt here, but I absolutely hate the texture of Lotus Herbals PURESTAY Apricot Bliss. The texture is parched and tugs while you apply to the lips. This causes inconsistent and uneven application. I use a chapstick underneath, so that it does not dry out my lips and I would suggest you people to do the same, if you happen to buy it.
Even the pigmentation is not up to the mark. You’d need to swipe three to four times to get the shade appear on the lips. Or apply with a lip brush to get an even finish. That would be your best bet.
As much as I hate the texture of this lipstick, I absolutely love the shade. Lotus Herbals PURESTAY Apricot Bliss is a gorgeous apricot shade with pink undertones, which makes it perfect for Indian skin tone. It instantly brightens the face and makes you look oh-so-glamorous. The lipstick has no glitter or shimmer (thank goodness), making it perfect for everyday wear. I personally feel this beautiful shade would pair well with neutral eye makeup.
The staying power of Lotus Herbals PURESTAY Apricot Bliss is quite good, which is because of its matte texture. It stays for 4 to 5 hours, without much transferring. Neither does it settle into fine lines.
Pros Of Lotus Herbals PURESTAY Apricot Bliss
- The shade is a stunner, and I believe it would look good on all skin tones.
- Good staying power.
- Preservative free
- Contains SPF 20
Cons Of Lotus Herbals PURESTAY Apricot Bliss:
- Terrible pigmentation
- Dry in texture
- Not hydrating even a wee bit
Live It Beautiful Rating: 3/5
Overall, Lotus Herbals PURESTAY Apricot Bliss lipstick has some major cons; the most important is its dry texture. But despite the shortcomings, I keep repurchasing it, only because of the shade. I’m on a search for a good quality dupe of this shade. Let me know if you people know any.
Have you used Lotus Herbals PURESTAY Apricot Bliss lipstick? What do you think about it? Let me know in the comment section below!