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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

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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.

Pros:

  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.

Cons:

  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 🙂

PJK

New Launch- Lakme Absolute Illuminate Collection- Swatches

New Launch- Lakme Absolute Illuminate Collection- Swatches

Hello Lovely Ladies,

Lakme has recently launched a new collection during Lakme Fashion Week called Lakme Absolute Illuminate Range. I have really liked their previous two collections (mentioning the link of few products I tried from last two collections) and have high hopes for this one as well.

Lakme Absolute Lip Pout Matte Lip Tint- Magenta Magic, Raving Red: Review and Swatches

Lakme Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi-Definition Matte Lipstick- Plum Spell

Lakme Absolute Illuminate Collection consists of following Products:

  1. Lakme Absolute Precision Eye Artist Liner: Rs. 850
    3 Shades are available in this. Blue Sapphire, Emerald Green, Burnished Brown.
  2. Lakme Absolute Lip Shimmer: Rs. 700
    15 Shades are available, sharing the swatches below.Lakme-Absolute-Lip-Shimmer-swatches
  3. Lakme Absolute Illuminate Eye Shadow – Rs. 995.
    2 Eyeshadow Palettes are available- Gold and Silver, both contain 6 shades. I bought the Gold one, sharing the swatches below:
    Lakme Absolute illuminating eyeshadow Palette Gold-swatches

I bought Lakme Absolute Illuminating Lip Shimmer Ruby Glimmer which is a very beautiful Red shade with Pink undertones, sharing the swatch of the same below:

Lakme Absolute Lip Shimmer-Ruby Glimmer Swatch

I also wanted to create a look with two products that I bought so as to give you an idea of how you can pair the eyeshadow with Lip Shimmer.

Lakme Absolute Illuminating Eyeshadow Palette-Gold

I will be reviewing both of the products and will share my review with you soon 🙂

Does any of the product from this collection excites you? I would love to hear your thoughts.

Love,
PJK

Lakme Absolute Drama Stylist Eye Shadow Crayon: Bronze Review and Swatches

Lakme Absolute Drama Stylist Eye Shadow Crayon: Bronze Review and Swatches

MRP: Rs. 750

Available in 8 Shades:

  1. White
  2. Bronze
  3. Olive
  4. Purple
  5. Grey
  6. Blue
  7. Pink
  8. Turquoise

Lakme Defines it as: Sultry, somber or sassy. Women love drama! Unleash your drama quotient with Lakme’s Drama Stylist Crayon.

HOW TO APPLY

  • Step 1: Choose your eye shadow crayon shade from the 8 super long wearing shades
  • Step 2: Apply the shadow directly with the pencil tip onto the eye lid
  • Step 3: Smudge the color quickly on the eye lids as It is a quick dry formula
  • Step 4:Accentuate the look with applying Lakme Absolute dramatic eyes mascara
  • Tip: Can also be used as a liner for most crease proof, stay on color.

KEY FEATURES

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My Experience: 

Today I am going to share with you a product which I reach out to very often…Its like my saviour when I am confused on what to do with my eye makeup. By controlling the intensity you can use it for soft eye Makeup that is perfect for day wear and by intensifying the color more, you can glam up your look for a night out or a party.

The color of Lakme absolute drama stylist eye shadow crayon-Bronze is beautiful bronze with metallic sheen which would look beautiful on all skin tones. The texture is creamy and very easy to blend, you can blend it by using blending brush or with your fingers. It sets quickly but leaves enough room so that you can blend it properly. Once it is set it does not budge at all and stay put for long hours. The pigmentation is amazing..in my hand swatch below I have swiped it only once, for more intense color you can swipe it multiple times and it gives flawless finish. I wore it to several occasions such as weddings, daily look for office when I want to glam up a bit, a date, day out with friends and it didn’t disappoint me at all. I love it to the core. The longest I wore it was for 7-8 hours and the color was almost the same with slight fading. It is smudge-proof and does not transfer.

Lakme Absolute Drama Stylist Eye Shadow Crayon-Bronze-swatches

I am summing up the Pros and Cons below:

Pros:

  1. Beautiful color. Multi-purpose and fit for many occasions.
  2. Creamy Texture.
  3. Easy Application- no tugging.
  4. Easy to blend.
  5. Highly pigmented.
  6. Smudge Proof.
  7. Transfer Proof.
  8. Water Proof.
  9. Long Lasting.

Cons:

  1. Some may find price too steep for an eye shadow.

Rating: 5/5. To me it is worth the price. This product is true to all the claims made by the Brand. Moreover eye shadow crayons have made my eye makeup routine very easy and quick.

Lakme Absolute Drama Stylist Eye Shadow Crayon-Bronze-fotd

Lakme Absolute Drama Stylist Eye Shadow Crayon-Bronze-eye swatch
Here HJK is wearing this Eye Shadow with a traditional punjabi look.

Are you too fond of Eye Shadow Cryaons? I would love to hear your thoughts. Subscribe to our Blog if you like/love what we do 🙂

Love,
PJK

LAKME ABSOLUTE LIP POUT Swatches: Magenta Magic

LAKME ABSOLUTE LIP POUT Magenta Magic- swatches

MRP: Rs. 650

LAKME ABSOLUTE LIP POUT packaging

LAKME ABSOLUTE LIP POUT Magenta Magic-packaging

I was waiting for the LAKME ABSOLUTE LIP POUTs  ever since I have seen Kareena Kapoor rocking the two beautiful shades from the same range in Promotional Posters and advertisements. I had an idea that these will be released during the Lakme Fashion Week and like a happy child I was bursting with the excitement and thought of having them.  I mean how beautiful are all the colors. From the overview these Lip Pouts seems to have the features similar to Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms and I have mixed experience with them. If you are a regular reader, you may know how much I loved Revlon Colorburst Matte balm Sultry  and how much I disliked Revlon Colorburst Matte balm Striking

So to be on Safer side I just bought a single Shade called LAKME ABSOLUTE LIP POUT Magenta Magic. It is a beautiful dark Magenta Shade which looks light in hand swatches but is darker when swiped on lips. I will be posting the detailed review in a day or two after thoroughly reviewing , but I must say SO FAR SO GOOD 🙂

Till then Enjoy the Swatches and pics ladies!!

LAKME ABSOLUTE LIP POUT Magenta Magic-swatch with flash
With Flash Light
LAKME ABSOLUTE LIP POUT Magenta Magic- swatch
In Natural Light

LAKMÉ ABSOLUTE LIP POUT- Magenta Magic

Love,
PJK

Lakme Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi-Definition Matte Lipstick- Plum Spell

Lakme Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi-Definition Matte Lipstick- Plum Spell

MRP: Rs. 700
http://www.lakmeindia.com/lakme-hi-definition-matte-lipstick

Lakme Absolute Sculpt Lipstick packaging

Lakme Absolute Sculpt Lipstick-plum spell

Lakme Absolute Sculpt Matte Lipstick-plum spell

Description by Lakme:

Lakmé Absolute’s latest range of high definition Sculpt lipsticks has arrived! One stroke of contoured perfection is all you need to get a chiseled, long wear experience with a rich matte finish. Available in 15 dramatic shades (the brightest shades so far in the Absolute range), Lakmé Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi-Definition Matte Lipstick is your go-to professional product that provides nothing less than an expert finish.

Key Features:

How to Apply:

Color: Plum Spell is a beautiful Maroon plum shade, it is the same shade that Kareena Kapoor has worn in Lakme  Advertisement. It would be a very flattering color for dark Skinned beauties. I can clearly envision lupita nyong’o wearing this shade and rocking it 🙂

Lakme Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi-Definition matte Lipstick-plum spell

Lakme Absolute Sculpt matte Lipstick-plum spell-swatch

Texture: The Texture is not creamy and if you have dry lips this will not apply smoothly. However the  texture is not too dry either because it feels smooth on lips. All in all it falls somewhat between dry texture category but not very drying. The texture highlights the dry and flaky lips.

Application: If you have dry lips then there would be lot of tugging so it is advisable to prep the lips before hand. Scrub and moisturize the lips to have the smooth application.

Pigmentation: The pigmentation is GOOD and one swipe provides the enough coverage, however you can layer it for high coverage and it will not feel cakey at all on lips.

Lakme Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi-Definition Matte Lipstick- Plum Spell

Longevity: I had a wear time of 6-7 hours including meal and snacks. It slightly fades from the corner of lips after heavy meal and requires touchup.

Staining: Nah!! It doesn’t stain the lips at all.

Pros:

  1. Very beautiful maroon plum shade.
  2. Classy Packaging.
  3. Matte Texture.
  4. Highly Pigmented.
  5. Long Wearing.
  6. Doesn’t stain the lips.
  7. Reasonably priced.
  8. Collection has vast range of color shades to choose from.

Cons:

  1. Not a forgiving texture for dry and chapped lips.

My Verdict: Lakme has nailed it this time with Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi-Definition Matte Lipstick Range and kept the price reasonable as well. With the quality we are getting the price is totally WORTH it, moreover there are plenty of shades (15) to choose from. I am very IMPRESSED 🙂

Rating: 4.8/5

Lakme Absolute Sculpt Lipstick-plum spell-fotd

Lakme Absolute Sculpt Lipstick-plum spell-swatches

Lakme Plum Spell matte lipstick

Love,
PJK

Lakme Absolute Gel Addict Liner : Metallic Bronze – review and Swatch

Lakme Absolute Gel Addict Liner : Metallic Bronze

MRP: Rs. 800

Lakme Absolute gel addict eye Liner

Lakme absolute-gel-addict Liner

lakme absolute gel liner metallic bronze

Color: Lakme has launched this beautiful range of gel liners last year. I purchased Metallic Bronze on my recent shopping trip, as name depicts it is a beautiful  Bronze shade with metallic sheen. But the negative point is that the color doesn’t have depth and much of the coverage. in single swipe. You need to layer it to show the bronze color effectively on the eyes, specially on upper eye lid.

Lakme Gel Addict Liner Metallic bronze

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Packaging: The product comes in a round jar with a long cap. The cap has a detachable brush inside which is very handy and has smooth bristles. The brush is ideal for application, It is curved at the edges that helps to create a thin to medium and thicker line. I found the packaging very innovative and cult.

Lakme absolute gel liner metallic Bronze

Lakme absolute gel addict liner swatch

Texture/formula: The texture is very smooth and ideal. It spreads evenly and neither it is too thick nor too runny and gives a  precise application. And the best part is that it is water proof, yay yayy..i love it 🙂

Longevity: It stayed on me all day long, i wore it to the office. The color was intact and so was the metallic sheen. I had the wear time of 7-8 hours.

Removal: As this is waterproof liner, so you need a good oil based makeup remover to completely remove it.

My Verdict: Metallic Bronze is a nice shade, i just wish the color had more intensity and richness. I had to layer it to have the desired color, but then too it felt very lightweight on the eyes. This is the first Indian brand that has come up with the colored gel liners and i am very impressed with it. Totally recommend!! and i would love to try the other shades from the same range.

Rating: 4.5/5

Lakme Absolute Gel Addict Liner Metallic Bronze swatch
(Above pic is with flash)

Lakme Absolute Gel Addict Liner Metallic Bronze swatch

Pros:

  1. Nice bronze color with metallic sheen.
  2. Very Handy and trendy packaging.
  3. Smooth texture which spreads evenly.
  4. Brush is ideal for application.
  5. Waterproof.
  6. Long wear time.
  7. Feels very light weight on the lids.

Cons:

  1. Color lacks intensity. You need to layer up to have the dark bronze shade.
  2. Some may find the price too steep for a gel liner, but i found it a totally worthy product

Lakme Absolute Gel Addict Liner Metallic Bronze swatch fotd
Love,
PJK

Lakme Absolute Gel Addict Eye Liner – Swatches

Lakme Absolute Gel Addict Eye Liner
(http://www.lakmeindia.com/lakme-professional-makeup/Lakme-Absolute/Gel-Addict-Eye-Liner)

Price: Rs. 800

Last year Lakme has launched the colored gel liners under their Lakme Absolute Range. The Range has total of 7 liners:

1. White Delight
2. Vine Yard
3. Tempting Teal
4. Grey Ash
5. Deep Sea
6. Metallic Bronze
7. Must Have

Lakme absolute gel liner swatches
From Left to Right: White Delight, Grey Ash, Deep Sea, Metallic Bronze, Tempting teal, Vine Yard. One shade is missing i.e. Must have, it is a dark black shade.

Lakme Describes them as:

  • Professional finish gel liner
  • Very intense, vibrant color
  • Smudge proof and water proof
  • Long lasting formula

I have bought Metallic Bronze and will post the detailed review Soon. Till then enjoy the swatches and i would love to know which one is your favorite?

Love,
PJK