Ambika Pillai Toast Lipgloss Review &Swatches


Hi All,

I bought this Ambika Pillai Lipgloss shade on a whim really…I wanted a warm nude to brown gloss and thought maybe this would be the right one for me. I have reviewed 3 other shades from this range earlier as well which are Amibika Pillai slide on lip gloss,  Amibika pillai pick me up lipgloss, Ambika pillai  Day dream lipgloss.

Toast is quite a popular shade which made me purchase it blindly So let’s have a look now shall we?

 Ambika Pillai Lipgloss in Toast Review & Swatches

  • Quantity: 8ml
  • Original Price: 700 INR (I got it from FnU at 475INR)


Ambika Pillai Lipgloss Ingredients

My experience with Ambika Pillai Lipgloss in Toast: 

  • Packaging: I’ve become quite fond of the packaging of this gloss from the first time I saw it. Who wouldn’t like a transparent tube of gloss with a mirror AND lights to boot? Imagine! Lights in the gloss for touch ups! Hehe..I can luv these glosses for that alone! In my previous reviews, I remember Ups was asking bout how the lights looked…Hence this time I’ve tried to take better pics of the bulbs and have taken pics with the light on as well.. 😉

 Ambika Pillai Lipgloss reviews

  • Color: This shade looks a bit muddy in the tube but on application it comes off as a very mild nude on me. I suppose this is one of those tricky colors which would look good on a few and look weird on others… But I do appreciate the fact that its a glossy nude which makes my lips look nice and pretty instead of washing me out. The gloss does have very minute silver shimmers but these are hardly visible on application.
  • Texture: The gloss is totally non-sticky. It glides very smoothly and doesn’t get goopy at all. Additionally, its very light and doesn’t feel icky 🙂
  • Fragrance: It has a very mild, sweet coconut fragrance which fades off withing a couple of minutes.

 Ambika Pillai Lipgloss Toast Reviews and swatches

  • Staying Power: The staying power is pretty okay at about 2-3 hours. Its high gloss content ensures that the lips look moisturized and shiny for long even after the hint of color has faded.
  • Pigmentation & Coverage: This shade is very very sheer on me and doesn’t provide much coverage at all. It can be layered over a lipstick or can be worn alone. So its pretty versatile that way.

 Ambika Pillai Lipgloss Toast reviews and swatches

  • Availability: Ambika Pillai products are available in North India exclusively. I haven’t seen this brand in any other store. I have only been able to buy them from FnU exclusively.


Ambika Pillai Lipgloss Toast Swatches

Why I love AP Toast Lipgloss

  • This is a lovely shade for nude shade lovers. It can be used alone or atop a lippy.
  • It has a mirror AND lights which is gr8 for touchups without having to whip out your mirror.
  • Can be used as a handy torch too!
  • Doesn’t settle into the fine lines at all.
  • 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 🙂

Ambika Pillai Lipgloss in Toast Reviews and looks

Why I don’t like AP Toast Lipgloss:

  • Contains Parabens
  • Availability is a problem


  • Pigmentation: 3/5
  • Packaging: 5/5
  • Staying Power: 3/5
  • Applicator: 4/5
  • Price vs. Value: 3.5/5
  • Availability: 3/5
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    • Yeps A..So totally unexpected since I was a bit put off when i saw the tube…and its really one of the best nudes I have with me 🙂 🙂

      These nails became the talk of the TVM when I went there…every participant was asking me bout them..hehe..2-3 guys even called me crazy!

        • haha! the guys being jealous?? Hmmm..sochna padega…the ladies were all going Wow and the guys were just staring blinding thinking ab ye ladki ne kya kiya…one even asked me ‘is this wot u dowhen we r in clas?’ hehe..

    • hey, thats a nice tip..i havent tried using it that way ever..and i do have a pinky nude shade…ill try this for sure..Thanx so much!

  1. I never feel excited about Ambika Pillai. Though I do find her make up artist background as an added USP to the brand, I am just not ready to pay 500-700 bucks for that. I can buy a Bobbi Brown lipstick for that price.
    But that shade looks pretty and yes it would look great with all kinds of lipsticks/liners underneath.

  2. ooooooooooooo 😀 thanku for showing me the lights Zara :clap-n-jump: :clap-n-jump: and again the pout looks soooooo sezy and natural :drunk: it looks jus perfect nude :yes: :yes: :lipstick:

  3. “Can be used as a handy torch too!” ….. I am sure this is its USP 😀 😀 😀
    In the tube it doesnt look as nice as it does on you lips Zee…. very subtle and perfect daily wear!! But kudos to you for ordering just looking at the tube 😀 😀 😀
    I see that someone has found their second love in lipglosses 😀 :lipstick:

    • absolutely..i luv the tiny torch…i have even used it as a torch during a firneds wedding when we had to find the grooms fottwear! 🙂 🙂

      • Oh yeah… after all you are a proud owner of Physicians wala gel liner 😀 😀
        Man I sooooooo want those in blue… now that the Inglot thing is on I am eyeing their blue and purple liners :lashes: :lashes: :beauty:
        Do you have their paint pots too??

    • Hey Nids, how u doing?? i so understand wot u mean…its the li’l extra whihc makes u wana get it..Colorbar also has these kinda glosses…the range is called Hollywood Lights..


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