Monday, April 15, 2013

The Body Shop Delipscious Sheer Lip Colour ’09 Pomegranate’ Review, Swatches & LOTD

I have always been crazy for luxurious and attractive packaging and when I saw these sheer lip colors from The Body Shop, I just couldn't hold myself. The company has named all the shades under fruit names and I got 'Pomegranate' for myself (I love the fruit pomegranate. The only pain is to remove the seeds. I really need to buy the seed removal tool!). Today I am going to discuss my experience with The Body Shop Delipscious Lip Colour in 'Pomegranate'.

The Body Shop Delipscious Sheer Lip Colour
The Body Shop Delipscious Sheer Lip Colour ’09 Pomegranate’ Review, Swatches & LOTD
Price: 620 INR
Net wt: 2g

Available at: The Body Shop counters or stores, online shopping websites.

Shades available: Watermelon, Pomegranate, Grape, Lychee, Raspberry, Candy, Elderberry, Toffee, Saffron.

The Body Shop says-
Sheer moisturising Lip Colour with a fruity flavour. Made with food-grade ingredients, including natural blueberry and pomegranate seed oils.

MBT says-
The Body Shop Delipscious Lip Colour comes in a sleek, beautiful shiny silver, cylindrical shaped plastic casing with some fruit design all over the tube (I really couldn't guess the fruit :D). The lid snaps shut satisfactorily and won’t mess around in your makeup bag. The lipstick has a sticker at the bottom of the tube that states shade number and quantity of the product. The sticker also depicts the color of the shade so it would be easy to identify the shade in case you hoard many from this range. There is no mention of the shade name on the packaging and I referred to the company website to get the name. The casing has chrome shiny finish and looks quite expensive. The fruity scent of the lipstick is quite prominent but is pleasant. I find the packaging quite light when compared to other lipsticks.

The texture of the lipstick is soft and smooth. The lipstick can be applied either using a lip brush or directly from the bullet. I am quite an impatient person so prefer applying directly from the bullet. It applies easily and glides effortlessly on my lips. It doesn't get patchy or gloopy upon application. It doesnt feel waxy or sticky on my lips. Although It is quite moisturizing, I do feel the need to apply a lip balm underneath. If you have extremely dry lips, make sure to exfoliate your lips and apply a good lip balm underneath it.  It doesn't feel heavy or greasy on my lips. It glides evenly across my lips without bleeding, feathering or smudging. My lips feel soft, hydrated and nourished. The lipstick gives smooth, even and slightly glossy finish to my lips which I really like a lot. It doesn't accentuate the fine lines of the lips. The pigmentation of the lipstick is quite sheer so you don’t need to be precise as you do for darker lipsticks. I need to swipe it 3-4 times to get noticeable color on my lips. If you have heavy pigmented lips then this product is not for you. The longevity of the lipstick is quite poor. Since it is a sheer color, it starts wearing off after 1 hour and vanishes away completely with eating and drinking. I need to reapply it after every few hours which is a pain for me. Even when the color has worn off, my lips doesn't feel dry or uncomfortable. Since the lipstick has moisturizing formula and needs reapplication I find it tends to wear down or shrink rather quickly.

'Pomegranate' is a beautiful sheer plum red color with a slightly glossy finish. It doesn't contain shimmers or glitters. It looks great on my lips and instantly brightens up my face. It doesn't look dramatic like other red lipsticks but it does look glam on me. It can be used for both day wear and night outs. This shade would look flattering on all skin tones.

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The Body Shop Delipscious Sheer Lip Colour
The Body Shop Delipscious Sheer Lip Colour ’09 Pomegranate’ Review, Swatches & LOTD
The Body Shop Delipscious Sheer Lip Colour ’09 Pomegranate’ Review, Swatches & LOTD
The Body Shop Delipscious Sheer Lip Colour ’09 Pomegranate’ Review, Swatches & LOTD
The Body Shop Delipscious Sheer Lip Colour ’09 Pomegranate’
The Body Shop Delipscious Sheer Lip Colour ’09 Pomegranate’ Review, Swatches & LOTD
The Body Shop Delipscious Sheer Lip Colour
The Body Shop Delipscious Sheer Lip Colour ’09 Pomegranate’ Review, Swatches & LOTD
The Body Shop Delipscious Sheer Lip Colour
The Body Shop Delipscious Sheer Lip Colour ’09 Pomegranate’ Review, Swatches & LOTD
The Body Shop Delipscious Sheer Lip Colour ’09 Pomegranate’ Review, Swatches & LOTD
The Body Shop Delipscious Sheer Lip Colour ’09 Pomegranate’ Review, Swatches & LOTD
The Body Shop Delipscious Sheer Lip Colour ’09 Pomegranate’ Review, Swatches & LOTD
PROS:
Pomegranate would look great on all skin tones.
Moisturizing formula.
Doesn't need a lip liner.
Doesn't dry out my lips.
Fruity smell.
Sheer to build-able pigmentation.
No weird taste.
Made from food grade ingredients.
Makes my lips soft, smooth and nourished.

CONS:
I do feel the need to apply a lip balm underneath despite of its moisturizing formula.
Pricey.
Need to swipe it 3-4 times (Might not be a con as it is a sheer lipstick).
Poor staying power.

Overall Thoughts:
The Body Shop Delipscious Lip Colour comes in an elegant chrome finish packaging which is very light and travel friendly. It has got soft and moisturizing formula that glides evenly across the lips. I do feel the need to apply a lip balm underneath for that perfect application. The pigmentation is sheer and gives decent color with 3-4 swipes. The staying power is very poor. It stays put on my lips for only one hour after that it starts fading evenly. It doesn't dry out my lips unlike other lipsticks. Pomegranate is a beautiful plum red color with slightly glossy finish. It would look good on all skin tones. I shall recommend it to you if you are fond of 'no makeup' look and want sheer wash of color on your lips.

Rating: 3/5

Have you tried The Body Shop Delipscious Lip Colour? Which is your favorite color? Share in the comments section below!

Stay pretty!
Megha 

42 comments:

  1. thats lovely megha and i loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee pomegranate tooo and yes the seeds are a real pain!!! the packaging is pretty but considering your cons, it would e worth the money right :)

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    1. I love its pomegranate red color :D
      Yup staying power is important for me as we wont apply lippe anywhere n infront of anyone ;)

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    2. thats true although touch up sounds extremly normal like when i go for a wedding i carry the lipstick im wearing in the clutch but end up never touching up just coz i think people might think weird :P

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    3. hahaha so true :) I to never carry a clutch or purse. I can carry only 3 cell phones in my hands :D

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  2. Am not impressed with this shade and pigmentation :-(

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    1. Ohhh I like the shade n since its sheer cant complain about pigmentation! But ya considering the price its not up to the expectation.

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  3. It is pricey at the staying power and pigmentation na.
    Nice review Meghu.:)

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    1. Thanx Nieshu. Ya its a dud considering the price!

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  4. Love The pICS n ShADE iS Quite Good! :)

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    1. Thanx Heena. I too love the shade <3

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  5. The packaging is really sexy bt i wished they worked on the product too.. good review Megha :)

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    1. Thanx Natasha! Seriously they should do something at least for the longevity of the product!

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  6. Nice review megha.. v pretty shade. .lovely lip swatches ...I have this lipstick but in diff shade ..I dnt like it personally coz of poor pigmentation n uneven application but looks nice on u.. ..:(

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    1. Ohhh it applied unevenly on u. I use lip balm before applying it so never faced uneven application but seriously it hurts spending money for such products!
      BTW thanx Teji :)

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  7. Love the pigmentation<3 and pomo is my fav fruit too(same tastes eh? :p) Love the lippy but the pigmentation is poor:( Nice review Megh:)

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    1. Thanx Bush! Pigmentation is sheer but i love wearing it during day time :) We'll party when we wud meet n eat pomegranate but u'll have to remove the seeds :P

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    2. Urgh! Messed up the comment!Sorry dear....i actually meant:
      Love the packaging<3 quite classy and chick!.....and pomo is my fav fruit too(same tastes eh? :p) Love the lippy but the pigmentation is poor:( Nice review Megh:)

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    3. Hahaha thats fine Querida :) Yup packaging is super pretty!!!

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  8. For the price this should have more quality Meghu...loved your Lip swatch awesome shade :)

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    1. Thanx Radha!
      Seriously I should start buying lippies in person and not online :(

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  9. Nice review dear :) Never tried body shop lippies.. bit pricey for the coverage it offers..!!

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  10. actually the sheerness of the lipstick of this color makes it more wearable. it is very thin line with such kinda colors, if it will be very pigmented it can make one look very mature . ... By the way did u check out my giveaway ?? looking forward for your participation http://shwetasarawgi.blogspot.in/2013/04/6-months-giveaway_14.html

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    1. I totally agree with u Shweta :)
      Thanx for informing me. Will surely participate :)

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  11. Nice review, Megha!
    I want to try TBS makeup products. But after your review I'm not sure about lipsticks :) The shade is very nice, but poor staying power and using balm before doesn't sound good..

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    1. Thanx Egle :)

      Yup it is not worth the price!

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  12. i wish such expensive lipsticks to give good stay but they disappoint .. bt i liked d shade

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    1. I liked the shade too. Yup staying power could have been better.

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  13. Lovely colour Megha...I would definitely want this one..someone gift me..LOL

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  14. Forward forward to my wife. Awesome pictures .

    Travel India

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    1. Thanx Vishal :)
      Hope ur wife would love it!

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  15. Do you know where I could buy it online?
    It can't be found in my Body Shops any longer.

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  16. Megha.....after wearing applyin on lips...I felt a sour taste in my mouth n throat area........like karwahat ....wat we call in hindi.....is it bcozdof elaichi in it. Or does it hav dat kind of taste. ....or has it expired......manufacturing date is not present on it neither expiration date. But it has 2009 written on it. Dats all.

    Can u help me with this.
    Thanks

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    1. No it doesnt taste weird. Does it burns on ur lips??? If yes then it might have expired.

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