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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Bon Lip Stain/Tint - Strawberries(Red) Review. A product that any Natural beauty Lover Couldn't Live Without!

Review and Lip Swatches of the Amazingly Pigmented, Vivid and 100% Natural 'BON Auroville Lip Stain/Tint Strawberries(Red)'.

Finally, here it is! The post which was getting constantly postponed: PRODUCT OF THE YEAR 2017: "BON ORGANICS - LIP BALM STAIN/TINT."

 Now you might be thinking: "But... the year has just begun!!!"

Let me clarify...

This product is so amazing that i declared it the Star Product for the whole year 2017 and may even hold the crown for the coming years ! Read on to know why.

If you are a natural/clean beauty enthusiast living in India, you definitely know how impossible it is to find a 100% natural lip colour, especially Red, that is highly pigmented and vivid. 

But, now you can do a happy dance! Because, I present to you... The one and only 100% Natural Red Lip stain from BON-Bio Organic Natural. It is coloured with Dried Beetroot powder and SaffronAnd it doubles up as Cheek stain too!

About the brand: BON - Bio Organic & natural is a Genuine Indian natural brand that is aimed towards greater good just like the town of their origin - 'Auroville'. 

In simple words, as they say: "This is not just a range of personal care products on the shelf, but a conscious way of living, an archaic way of life for everyone." 

Their motto: "For Everyone". Even when their genuine ingredients are really expensive, they price their products as less as possible and sometimes even off the MRP!!! so that everyone could afford it! Can you believe that!? 

What an Utopia this world would be if it was filled with these kind of people! right?

Let's jump to the looooong review now! :P :D

FYI: In the Swatch pics, i have absolutely no base makeup on my face because, as you may know, my energy reserves are too low and the credit goes to: #MultipleSclerosis. Just wore 'Soultree kajal - Rich loam' on my upper lash line so that i don't look like a grey zombie or something. :P :D In case somebody wants to judge, you may very happily do so. :)

Review:

Sick of dull and drab Mineral lip colours available in India? Then, here's something that you will treasure forever!

Price: 436/- INR for 8 grams.

Ingredients:

 Shea Butter (Vitellaria paradoxa), Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), BON Pure Aloe Vera Gel (Aloe barbadensis), Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera), Sweet Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Cruelty Free Bees- wax (Certified), Essential Oil of Vanilla blended with Ess- ential Oils of either Roses or Strawberry, and dried Beetroot powder & Saffron for colour. No Fragrances, No Harsh Chemicals, No Alcohol, No Animal Testing, No Parabens or Sulfates.

The tub is tiny so, the print was also tiny and unclear. That's why no pic. Sorry.


 My experience:

When i first stumbled up on this product while placing my regular aloe vera gel and soaps order, i did not give it much attention because, i thought it was like any other regular mildly tinted natural lipbalm which would never show up on my grey lifeless lips. I was content with my Forest essentials 'Sugared Rose petal' lip balm. And then one day, they posted an instagram pic which said: "Stain your Lips - Shop. Stain. Pout. Snap. Post & Win." 


And, that intrigued me! But, i was still hesitating because, it was made out of beets and beet juice always made my lips look as if they are bruised and dead.

I finally went on and bought the Red 'Strawberries' variant. Because, since they are pigmented with beetroot, i thought the Pink 'Roses' variant would be too purple/mauve like the beet juice that never suits me.

After i recieved it, i opened the jar to find a solid opaque cool toned red balm in there. There was absolutely no translucence! which usually is the case with natural tinted balms. The balm itself was Hard textured but when i swirled my finger on it a few times, it softened with the warmth of it.You can see the cool undertone of the red balm in this pic.


The Shade: A highly pigmented Red with a slight cool undertone. Here, Saffron is what makes this product really unique. Because, usually, lip colours made with beetroot pigment have that purple undertone which does not easily suit us yellow skinned Asians. But, in this product, the addition of warm saffron pigment cuts out that purple undertone.

I was insanely excited after seeing that there was no purple cast and immediately applied it on my lips. After applying, i was really happy with how the colour showed up just with a single layer.

After a few minutes, i applied a second layer. This time, the colour was even more saturated.*yay*

And then, i layered again for the third time. This time, my joy knew no bounds! Oh my daydreams! The colour was so saturated and vivid, that, for a second i thought i was daydreaming! It was highly saturated at this point and gave a beautiful vivid cool toned red(imagine MAC Ruby woo) colour to my lips. You can also see how strongly it stained my finger!

It gives a glossy finish when freshly applied. But, after a while, the butters/oils in the balm gets absorbed by your lips and leaves a satin finish. The below pic shows it's rich buttery texture.

Here's a pic taken in different lighting and angle that shows the Satin finish and the true intensity of the stain/tint. Don't ya love it? (I edited out only the odd and ugly shadows on my face. Never touched the lips. Trust me!)

Here's a mobile picture showing me wearing the stain on my cousin's wedding. You can see how it matches the vivid red colour on my dress.

 It does not fade off that easily. Here's the proof:
This was at my cousin's wedding reception. And the pic was taken after having super greasy food at dinner. As you can see, it did not disappear like every one else's regular lip colours did.

This was me with a bed head and a hint of stain left on my lips even after waking up and brushing teeth the next day. Now you know the staying power of this Stain!

This product has only one familiar drawback which is common with all lip stains: After a while, It dries up the lips like hel*! So, a heavy duty lip scrub and lip balm before and after application is must.

And one more thing to do with care is the application. Like with any lip stain, If you do not put a little extra time in applying this properly, you will end up saturating a lot of colour only on the inner rim of  your lips. Imagine paan/betel leaf aftermath. :P

This doubles up as Cheek stain too! But, remember to blend it out carefully. Or else, you will be left with clown cheeks. :P It adheres to the skin so strongly that you will not even be able to wipe it off.

They give a generous 8 grams of product and it lasts super long! I've swirled my finger in it vigorously for nearly 100+ times and there's barely any dent in it. So, Super value product this is.

I am skipping the pros and cons section for this product.Because, it's really difficult to sum it up like that. To appreciate it truly, you better read the full post.

My Rating: Infinite/Infinite. Because, i would be doing injustice to this product if i measure it's value in numbers.

It's Priceless. Especially for us Indians.

If you are an Indian or anyone from any corner of the world on an Eternal search for That 'One' Natural Makeup product that you will cherish forever, Then don't Live without this one.

That's how i can truly sum it up.

This Cruelty free All Natural Vivid Red lip stain from BON will remain the Star product of my vanity forever ! <3

Availability: Available online on Bonorganics.com Where you get free shipping anywhere in India with no minimum order value!
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Aaaaaaand.........Guess what! A Giveaway is coming up real soon! And, this product is definitely on the list! ;)

Are you feeling relieved too that we finally have a product that beats the drab mineral lip colours available in the Indian market? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below. :)
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Love,
Siri. 

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