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Iced Plum by Soultree is one of the best they have
2 September 2018
Iced Plum by Soultree is one of the best they have.
Why I like this shade - ICED PLUM:
The colour is decent. While Iced Plum may not be an appropriate name to the lipstick, it still works for me. This lipstick is dark maroon with a hint of pink. Overall a subtle shade and doesn't really stand out, which is why I like it. The only downside is that it has a little metallic finish/shimmer. Would work better without.
You need to apply at least two strokes to actually get the color onto your lips. The color is not absorbed and doesn't stain your lips. If you touch or lick your lips, the color fades off. This is actually good, because no organic product would have a long staying power. You will have to keep reapplying through the day.
I personally like the texture, it glides smoothly and doesn't feel thick, blotchy, oily or even like you have something on your lips. The bullet is fragile and needs to be handled with care.
The smell is mild and pleasant. The lipstick smells of rose petals and doesn't feel synthetic. I am very sensitive to artificial fragrances in lipsticks.
Lipsticks are one of the cosmetics that you really need to pay attention to, as most people ingest them unknowingly and all the time. Soulrree claims that their lipsticks are Ayurvedic and free of mineral oil, lead, carmine and artificial colours. The claims appear to be true for the reasons I mentioned above - staying power, texture, smell and colour.
The packaging is decent, but not over the top. Be careful not to drop the lipstick, or you could damage both the bullet and the case.
The price of Rs. 550/- is way too high and the product is not really worth it. The only reason I purchased these lipsticks at a high price is that they are organic, claim to be free of chemicals and are not harmful.
I have bought a lot of shades by Soultree and I find ICED PLUM the best.
Sunshine and Deep Blush are a mix of orange and pink, where the orange stands out. They also have a lot of shimmer in them, which I do not like.
True Brick is worthy of its name, it is actually brick color. A deep red to brown shade. It has no shimmer or metallic finish.
Rich Earth is a darker version of True Brick, closer to red.
Wild Honey is a dark and deep maroon.
Glowing Violet neither glows, nor is it a violet. It just a dark shade, close to Wild Honey.
Candy Floss is just a very dull shade of pink.
Most of Soultree lipsticks are in the same shades almost, with slight variations and fancy names. Iced Plum is the only shade I'm happy with. I purchased two more for my sisters too. Four stars since I'm happy with the shade, but not happy with the pricing.
Adding pics of Iced Plum vs True Brick with and without flash