Glossy red lipstick

Lakme Absolute Illuminating Lip Shimmer Ruby Glimmer: Review and Swatches

Lakme Absolute Illuminating Lip Shimmer Ruby Glimmer

MRP: Rs. 700
Finish: Shimmery Glossy
Shades Available: 15. Click here to see the swatches.

My Review

In my previous blog post I gave a Preview of what all I bought from newly launched Lakme Absolute Illuminate Collection. Click below to see the detailed post.

New Launch- Lakme Absolute Illuminate Collection- Swatches

Lakme Absolute Illuminating Lip Shimmer Ruby Glimmer-lipstick Lakme Absolute Illuminating Lip Shimmer Ruby Glimmer-color
Lakme Absolute Lip Shimmer-Ruby Glimmer Swatch

I am obsessed with Lakme Absolute Illuminating Lip Shimmer Ruby Glimmer, it is perfect for Parties, Festivities and Weddings. My regular readers might know that I am a HUGE MATTE LIPSTICK LOVER, however I am really finding myself inclined towards this beautiful Lip Shimmer and am definitely going to try other shades from this range.

First thing first, these Lip Shimmers come in very Sleek and Sophisticated black packaging, full marks to Lakme for that. Lakme has taken a huge risk in bringing back the 90s Era where Chunky and Shimmery Lip colors were very Popular, so this Range might not be everyone’s cup of Tea. Even when I bought Ruby Glimmer I was very sceptical. However when I tried it, all my hesitations were put to rest. I know …I know I am raving about this lipstick.. its better that I won’t take much of your time and quickly sum up the Pros and Cons for you.


  1. Sleek and Sophisticated Packaging.
  2. Perfect color for Parties, Weddings.
  3. Pinkish Red color gives beautiful glow to the face.
  4. Smooth and Creamy Texture.
  5. Very Pigmented.
  6. Subtle shimmer, not at all Chunky.
  7. Long Wearing- I had a wear time of 6-7 hours.
  8. It does not make the lips dry.


  1. People with sensitive nose may found the scent bothersome.
  2. Concept of Shimmery Illuminating particles in the Lipstick may not go well with everyone.
  3. Not for Matte Lovers.

Rating: 4.5/5

Lakme Absolute Illuminating Lip Shimmer Ruby Glimmer-review

PS: I love to find Little notes and comments from you all. Please drop them!! I really appreciate you taking the time out to share your views. Love you 🙂


Colorbar Lip Pot Temptress 018: Review and Swatches

Colorbar Lip Pot Temptress 018: Review and Swatches

MRP: Rs. 495

Colorbar Lip Pot Temptress 018-packaging

Colorbar Lip Pot Temptress 018-review

If you like Glossy lips but wants a good color coverage as well then the Colorbar Lip Pots are ideal for you. Today I am going to review Colorbar Lip Pot Temptress 018 which is a very beautiful Gloss Red Shade, the best thing about lipsticks that come in pots are that you can always control the intensity of the color while applying or you can always mix two colors to customize a Shade for you.

Colorbar Lip Pot Temptress 018-swatch

Colorbar Lip Pot Temptress 018 needs to be applied with a Lip Brush, the texture of the Lipstick is very smooth and glossy which makes the application very Easy.

The Formula of Colorbar Lip Pot Temptress 018 is very spot on, it does not highlights the fine lines and dry/flaky lips. Also, the formula keeps the lips moisturised and nourished.

Being this a Glossy Pigmented lipstick I had a wear time of 2-3 hours. The Downside is that it bleeds and transfers 🙁

Rating: 3/5

Colorbar lip pot temptress

Colorbar Lip Pot Temptress 018- Lip Swatches


Maybelline Rebel Bouquet Lipstick Reb 01 review and swatch

Maybelline Rebel Bouquet Lipstick Reb 01

I have earlier reviewed Maybelline Go Graffiti – Pop Goes My Heart from the newly launched Rebel Bouquet collection and today i am going to review one of their newly launched lipsticks from the same collection. I visited the mall and there were just two shades available and i picked this beautiful red shade called Reb 01. Below are the some of the pictures i clicked at the Maybelline Counter.

Maybelline Rebel Bouquet collection

Maybelline Rebel Bouquet collection

MRP: Rs. 450

Packaging: Regular color sensational square packaging with red plastic cap.

Maybelline Rebel Bouquet lipstick-packaging

Maybelline Rebel Bouquet lipstick-packaging-reb01

Maybelline Rebel Bouquet lipstick-reb 01

Maybelline Rebel Bouquet lipstick-Reb01

Color: Beautiful red shade with a glossy finish. I am more of a matte person but i liked this color and the glossy finish it gives. It lit up the face instantly.

Maybelline Rebel Bouquet lipstick reb01-swatch

Maybelline Rebel Bouquet lipstick-reb 01-swatch

Texture/Formula: Texture is creamy and glossy and the formula does not dry the lips. It keeps the lips soft and supple.

Application: Application is easy and lipstick glides smoothly on the lips.

Pigmentation: Pigmentation is okay, you need 2-3 swipes to have the full coverage.

Longevity: I had 3-4 hours of wear time. The lipstick does not survive heavy meals and leaves a red tint behind. It also transfers to the cups and glasses due to its glossy finish.

My Verdict: Well, it is a nice red shade and girls who have affinity towards glosses or glossy lipsticks will love it. But me, being a matte girl and a fan of long wearing lipsticks i did not liked it much. I wish it had more staying power.

Rating: 3.5/5

Maybelline Rebel Bouquet lipstick-Reb01-fotd

Maybelline Rebel Bouquet lipstick-Reb01-swatch