Feb 29, 2012

Lotus Herbals Pure Radiance Matte-Glow Daily Foundation -- Review and Swatch

The Foundations Claims: 
Lotus Herbals Pure Radiance Matte-Glow Daily Foundation is enriched with botanical extracts of Jojoba, Soy Lectithin and Grape Seed. It is easy to blend with finger tips and spreads evenly all over skin giving an ultimate 'matte glow' finish. Even tones skin, hides imperfections, provides a natural look with satin feel. The result is a flawless finish which lasts for hours.

Price:  175 INR for 25ml

Look & Feel:

Soft Beige(360)
  • Shade: Soft Beige(360). This shade is an exact match to my skin tone :). The other 2 shades are Caramel(370) and Soft Ivory(350)
    • 350 - Fair with Pink undertones
    • 360- Fair to Medium With Yellow undertones
    • 370 - Medium to Dark with Pink undertones

  • Texture:  Thin enough to blend well without drying and thick enough for not streaking. Just the perfect consistency.
  • Fragrance: Mild floral smell which is almost odourless.
  • Availability: Easily available in all beauty stores and in E-Market
  • Drying Time: Dries in 2 minutes after blending.

The Effects

No Foundation Fingers show the difference

  • Moisturising: It neither moisturises nor dries further. Just adapts to the moisturiser used for preparing the skin.
  • Lasting Power:  5 to 6 hours easily.
  • Matte: Awesome. No sweat, no stickiness, no oiliness. Just bright fresh face for a long time.
  • Brightening: Can be seen immediately after use and lasts for a long time.
  • Coverage: True to it's name it just gives a glow for daily wear and hence very light coverage. Will not hide any imperfections.
  • Smoothening: Settles in fine lines but skin feels smooth to touch.

With Flash

 Buy If:
  • You want a brightening sheer foundation.
  • You need SPF 20 in foundation
  • You need long lasting Matte glow 
  • You need a non sticky, non oily and feather light foundation
  • You are a beginner and need a reasonable foundation to try.
Don't Buy If:
  • You need medium to heavy coverage
  • You use foundation for covering imperfections
  • Shade doesn't match as there are only 3 shades to choose from.

Final Judgement: Justifies 80% of the claims made and is the perfect example of a light weight foundation. Should provide more number of shades to choose from.


  1. I have used it and it did turn out to be good:)

    1. True Emm :) so what foundation did you use?

    2. Oops question was supposed to be what shade u used?

  2. Hi.I am new to your blog but already loving all the works you have done :)...i think i am already addicted to your blog,i have been reading from past 2 hours and still continuing this late at night... ;P i would like to know if this foundation will survive Indian summer n heat?Will it melt or slide off?i am a student and i have to go to classes a lot specially during daytime.

  3. Hey Vish.. My skin tends to get extremely oily in summers, does this one give a all-day matte effect?

  4. Nice review, seems like a good product!!

  5. Haan dear good fr daily use though I must say it melts in summer
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