Ambika Pillai Pick Me Up Lipgloss Review & Swatches


Post By Zara,

Hi Girls,

This is one of the lipglosses I from from a Ambika Pillai sale on Fashion and You a couple of months earlier. This is by far, my favourite of all the glosses I have from this brand. Pick Me Up is genuinely a lovely shade and would suit most skin tones from dusky to fair.


Ambika Pillai Lipgloss in Pick Me Up Review & Swatches

  • Quantity: 8ml
  • Original Price:700 INR (I got it from FnU at 400INR)


Ingredients of Ambika Pillai Lip glosses


Ambika pillai lipgloss ingredients

My experience with Pick Me Up: 

  • Packaging: The packaging of this lipgloss is both expected and unexpected. Expected since the transparent tube with the sponge applicator was not much of a surprise. Unexpected because of the tiny things packed into this tiny tube. They have managed to put a mirror on the side of the tube and they even have lights built into the inner part of the lid. Just press the button on the top and Voila! There will be light!’
  •  Color: This shade is a lovely mauvish berry kinda color which is totally wearable.  It has tiny, minute shimmer particles which don’t look OTT at all.
  •  Texture: The gloss is totally non-sticky. It glides very smoothly and doesn’t get goopy at any point on the lips. Additionally, its very light and I don’t feel like I’m wearing anything on my lips when I use this.

Ambika Pillai Lip Gloss in Pick Me Up Review and Swatches

  • Fragrance: It has a very mild, sweet nutty fragrance. Infact, the smell is the same as the lip glosses from Chambor. The fragrance is not unpleasant and isn’t irritating or unpleasant at all. It fades off after 3mins or so.
  • Staying Power: This has the best staying power of all the other shades in this range; maybe becauce it is also more pigmented. Touch ups would be required after 3-4hrs or so.


Ambika Pillai Lip Gloss in Pick Me Up Review and Swatches

  •  Pigmentation & Coverage: This shade is more opaque than the others but can also be used in a sheer fashion. It can be used alone on to top off a lipstick. However, I would recommend to wear it alone since the color is more pigmented and displaces the lipstick such that the true color won’t remain.
  •  Availability: I believe Ambika Pillai products are easily available in the north only. I haven’t seen this brand in any other outlet. I have only been able to buy them from FnU exclusively. Please do let me know if this brand is available in other cities.


Ambika Pillai Lip Gloss in Pick Me Up Review and Swatches

  Swatches of Ambika Pillai Pick Me Up Lip Gloss


Ambika Pillai Lip Gloss in Pick Me Up Swatches

Why I love Ambika Pillai  Pick Me Up Lipgloss: 


  • This is a super pretty shade and the best of the lot in this range. This shade is suitable for everyday wear as well as for occasions.
  • It has a mirror which is gr8 for touchups.
  • The fact that there’s a mini torch included makes it more fun and useful. So even if you’re out clubbing at night you can apply ur lipgloss anywhere regardless of how well-lit the area is.
  • Staying power is relatively decent.
  • Doesn’t settle into the fine lines at any point of the day.
  • Super moisturizing and I don’t need to apply a lip balm underneath.
  • This is a charitable brand and a percentage of profits are contributed to charities 🙂


Why I don’t like AP Pick ME Up Lipgloss:

  • Contains Parabens
  • Availability is a problem.
  • Would have liked it better if it had more coverage.

 Rating: 4.5/5 (-.5 for availability)

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    • torch hai na…i have put the pics also with it on..5th pic i guess..the button is on top…punch karke on karna padhra hai..

      hows ur weekend goin switty?

      • nai dikha 😀 😛 not a prob.. today went to big bazar for grocery shopping.. and then came back home tired :yawn: slept shaam tak :ZZZ: and then saw no one on wise she :O and then nothing :duh: just cleaned my wardrobe :X-P:

        • heehee…i went for 2 movies…saw znmd and cptn america..then went to moms place and just came home 1/2 n hr back..bada maza aaya 🙂

  1. It is pathetic…. 15 days before my wedding my hair is cut short by the senior staff at ambika pillai’s rajouri garden- Shoppers Stop Branch. Inspite of my intimating that my hair lenghth should not be tampered this was done.

    2 days after that a customer service person appeared to help. I was mistaken that they want to really help. I was unable to visit their Ansal Plaza branch (as was told to me) due to time shortage before my wedding. To this the gentleman from customer service said… stretching and yawning… as it was around 7.30pm… that he is travelling to Hydrebad the next day and thus nothing can be done to help… and now they will contact me after another 3 days. And the best part was… he was Rude in his Tone.

    Not not the hair cut senior staff is BAD (unlike some junior staff who make an effort to be best to be honest), the customer service is also Pathetic, RUDE.

    It was just a formality call without any real intensions to help!!!


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