When it comes to metallics, we normally tend to think of 3- gold, silver and bronze. Some of us may include a copper. But as Professor Trelaweny would say, "Broaden your minds, my dears, and allow your eyes to see past the mundane!" (The number of times I have read the Harry Potter books!) Time to try some unusual hues. Which brings me to todays colour Luscious Berry.
The best thing about Lotus Herbals nail polishes are that they are Toluene and DBP free. They have a good variety of shades and are affordable (although Maybelline Color Show is even more easy on the pocket...these aren't bad either). A simple sturdy and leak proof glass bottle and a long brush (which I have now begun to like since it makes manuvering easy...although it has some storage issues..but I am fine with it). We swatched Candy Drop earlier and I must say we are loving their polishes!
Luscious berry is a metallic mauve (with some pink tones) colour with silver shimmer which give it some frostiness (not exactly berry, but it looks nice..something like Essie Nothing Else Metals which is shimmer free and has more of a lavender tone). It is not super bold and flashy but it still looks great and catches the eye.
The formula is slightly denser from the other regular colours they have since this one has shimmer, but the application is non streaky and smooth. Pigmentation is good, one swipe will give you decent coverage but I still like a second coat for full blown colour. It survives for 4 days easily (without a base and top coat) with just some minor tip wear.
The only downside to this shade is it will the imperfections on your nails look very obvious so make sure to buff away all those ridges for a smooth finish (or use a base coat). I also think that metallic shades look best on shorter/medium length instead of very long nails (they look like talons to me somehow...creepy) but that is entirely a personal opinion.
I know we all gravitate towards richer darker colours during winters, but metallics are winter perfect too and this is a good shade to try :)
Price: 99INR for 8ml