Monday, 14 July 2014

Product Review - Flormar Deluxe Stylo Lipstick #D33

    I came across this wonderful product in a Peach shade through Fab Bag (then Vellvette) in their July 2013 edition, the so called "Quick Fix Box". This was one of my first lippies as I was not much of a makeup person then and this was one of the initial product which helped start my never ending affair with cosmetics!
   Flormar, created in 1950 in Milan is a part of the French cosmetic group, Yves Rocher. They are market leaders in Turkey, with their products being available in more than 70 countries.

Flormar Deluxe Stylo Lipstick #D33

   Product Claims:
-  Lipstick with an ultimate and glamorous shiny effect.
- Special formula enriched with Argan oil, Vitamin E, Omega 6 and Cacao butter, gives a unique and translucent appearance and glossy reflection while making it ultra-hydrating and nourishing for your lips leaving lips soft and supple without any greasiness.

   Price: Rs. 700/-
   Volume: 3 g
   Shelf Life: Not specified.
   Ingredients: Not mentioned.
   How to use: On freshly exfoliated lips, apply the lipstick directly from the bullet or use a brush for more finesse. Layer with gloss if needed. Blot with the back of your hand or a tissue. Alternatively, suck your finger to blot.

Flormar Deluxe Stylo Lipstick #D33

   I have been using this particular lipstick since almost a year now so much so it's almost over and needless to say have become a big fan of the product. This has become my go to lipstick whenever I step out of my house as it gives a very nice sober color to my lips without making them look too dramatic. What I loved the most about this lipstick was the fact that it kept my lips moist even in harsh winters unlike many others which cause drying and chapping of lips.

Flormar Deluxe Stylo Lipstick #D33
Swatch after two swipes

- Packaged in a sturdy black bullet case.
- Easy application due to a very smooth texture of the product.
- Has a good fragrance to it.
- Gives a very nice moist and glossy appearance to the lips.
- A swipe or two are enough to get desired color.
- Works moderately well on pigmented lips.
- Does not cause drying or chapping of lips.
- Available in 16 colorful shades.

- The color stays for 4-5 hours after which it starts to fade making frequent touch ups necessary. 
- Not smudge or transfer proof.
- A little on costlier side.
- The lipstick melts a little in hot weather conditions.
- Shelf life and ingredient list not mentioned.
- Not easily available in India.

   Verdict: 4/5. Would certainly recommend to others especially to those with perpetual dry lips like mine as it provides a nice color as well as moisturizes the lips well at the same time!

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