Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Iba Pure Lips Moisture Rich Lipstick in Pink Nectar: Review

If there is a thing I can never get bored of experimenting, it's the lipsticks! I love how Indian brands are relentlessly striving to come up with a melange of lippies in unique colors and consistencies, so we don't have to wait for that relative coming from abroad or pay extra shipping charges to get our favorite lip shade. 

One of the brands that's gradually climbing up the radar of Indian beauties is Iba Halal Care. In this post I'll be reviewing a lipstick from their Pure Lips Moisture Rich range in the shade A85 Pink Nectar.

pink nectar, lipstick, iba halal care

Bullet, iba halal, pink nectar, a85

About Iba Halal Care:

"Iba Halal Care is India’s first halal and vegan cosmetics brand, masterminded by an Ahmedabad, Gujarat based team at Ecotrail Personal Care who is passionate about healthy lifestyle and pure and ethical products free of impurities and harsh chemicals. The idea was conceived by the two sisters- Mauli Teli and Grishma Teli. Today, Iba is India’s first and only Halal certified cosmetics brand with a wide range of over 60 products including creams and lotions, face washes, shampoos, conditioners, hair oil, color cosmetics such as lipsticks and kajal, and exotic fragrances, each one carefully developed and manufactured to assure purity, safety and efficacy."

Ingredients: Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Aloe Vera and Vitamin E

Packaging: Bullet Case packaging in Golden color.

Consistency: Creamy with Satin finish

Price & Net Weight: INR 195 for 4 gms of product

My Experience: Iba Pure Lips Lipstick comes in a typical bullet case, nothing too particularly striking about the packaging. But yes, it's sturdy and won't go all over the place in your purse while travelling. 

mlbb shade, indian skin, iba halal

They should probably change the shade name as Pink Nectar is more in brown-ish pink color with mauve undertone. I have no complaints with it, but given the name, I was expecting something a little more pink. The good thing is it's an apt MLBB shade with attractive satin finish which can be worn at college or work.

iba halal, swatch, lipstick, pink nectar

The lipstick glides on my lips really well and a single swipe or two is enough to get a full coverage. You don't need a lip balm prior to applying it as it's pretty moisturizing on its own. However, it's better to exfoliate your lips as it tends to accentuate the fine lines. 

This lipstick smells a little waxy, those who have used your mom's old lipsticks would probably be familiar with it. A little strong, but nothing too bothersome I guess.

Coming to the longevity, it stays well for about 2 hours after which it leaves a nice, natural tint on my lips. It transfers, but this reduces when I dab my lips with a tissue after applying the lipstick.


  • Halal and Vegan
  • Cruelty free
  • MLBB shade for a lot of Indian skin tones
  • No harsh chemicals used
  • Moisturizing
  • Affordable
  • Sturdy Packaging
  • Leaves a pretty stain behind
  • Easily available online


  • Not transfer proof
  • The smell can irk sensitive nose
  • Exfoliation required before applying it

Ratings: 3.9/5

Final Thoughts: I think it's a really good daily wear shade! It's extremely affordable and there are 22 shades to pick your choose from. You should own atleast one of them.

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  1. This is such a pretty shade :)


    1. Yes, it's great for daily wear :)

  2. The shade is so beautiful.

  3. Shade is beautiful and i wish it smelled better..

    1. I know right? Although the shade is a great daily wear choice :)

  4. The shade looks pretty. Nice that it is affordable too.

  5. The shade is a very pretty one for daily use and considering it's vegan I think the price is also considerable....nicely reviewed....


  6. Najah I have heard a lot about this brand from a very popular Indian Youtuber but never got hold of any stuff from this brand.Looks like an amazing everyday shade. Great review dear.

    1. You must def try it for daily wear!

  7. What a beautiful shade... just loved it... xoxo, neha


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  9. Really awesome shade. Loved it :)