Lakme Absolute Shine Line: Black Eyeliner Review

by neha on September 26, 2012 · 48 comments

Lakme Absolute Shine Line: Black Eyeliner Review

Lakme Absolute Shine Line Black Eyeliner Review

I have been using black liquid liner for the past ten years or so and I am quite an expert at it honestly. My neighbours, colleagues and friends ask me to do a live demo for them each time I apply a liner and I think the trick is that I always wing it. I can’t imagine an eyeliner without wing even though I have kind of long and droopy eyes, but still, I think I started out with winged liquid liners and have been stuck with it.  So, recently, I couldn’t resist picking up this absolute black liner and the insta liner classic all over again. I also picked up Lakme Enrich Satin 134 and the Rose Crush lipstick since I have been using neutral colors a lot lately. Honestly, I think we never pay much attention to Lakme.  I realized how much Lakme has in store for us.  I am loving Lakme a lot these days. We must give them the due credit all the time.

Black Eyeliner 1

Remember those eye liners in the same packaging in green, olive, bronze, grey, and black? These are a notch up but almost same, in the new Absolute line. I remember Shopper’s Stop had four colors, olive, grey, black, and I think bronze. By the way, Uniliver always sends their new releases to SS, so if you are keen to try on Lakme, Shopper’s Stop is the best place.

Black Eyeliner 2

This liner had an appeal, the whole packaging, the black matte finish, the brush and the price too. I mainly picked it up for the brush and the packaging.

Black Eyeliner 3

It dries faster than the Lakme Insta Liner and other liners from Lakme, I forgot their names.  The liner itself is nothing great.  You might have seen many black liners like this, but the whole deal is great and tempting, I don’t know why, especially the brush.

Black Eyeliner 4

Here are some points I liked about this liner.  The brush is a one-stroke kind of brush. I have never ever used a better thinner brush for a liquid liner than this one. Its plastic, but its taut, not felt or bendable, but taut plastic bristles. I loved how thin it is as you can work in a couple of seconds with this one, an absolute delight.

Black Eyeliner 5

Black Eyeliner 6

Then, I also liked how matte it goes.  I like how grey matte it looks and also how oil absorbing it can be. The slim packaging and the shiny mirror finish is gorgeous too.  Again, the long handle to the brush is very easy for newcomers to use too, in fact, much better than the Lakme Insta Liner’s short, stubby, brush handle.

The liner does not wash away so easily as the insta liner does, but still when you use a non-oil base remover, it would come off easily. So, it’s a no-fuss liner for me.

Black Eyes 1

Black Eyes 2

Some things I don’t like about this liner is that it does not look so black and it cracks too after it dries and may fade over the day.  So, don’t count on this as your long-stay makeup or liner because it is too light for staying put whole day long.

Last Word:

Overall, I am floored by the easy to use brush. I honestly want girls who are new to liquid liners to buy this for the ease of brush. Otherwise, it cracks, fades, and is not jet black, but grey black.  Overall, I think I will buy it again for the thin line finish it gives and for the perfect brush.

IMBB Rating:

3/5 for the liner and 5/5 for the brush :P

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Ila September 26, 2012 at 4:45 pm

I too like Insta liner, it gives such a nice finish and is cheap too! I want my liners to stay put for office, so this is a big No for me :(. loved the way you have applied the liner!

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neha September 26, 2012 at 6:02 pm

thnks ila :)

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poorva September 26, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Great review :-)
I have the brown shimmer from this range and its really nice :-)

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neha September 26, 2012 at 6:02 pm

wow u shud revu it
:)

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Shuchi September 26, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Your eyes are beautiful
Are u wearing a lens? :P hope you dont mind :)

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neha September 26, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Hi suchi haha no issues
i have revud some 5 shade of color lens
please search for freshlook on the right in the search section :)
this is gray from fresh look :)

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aparajita September 26, 2012 at 4:57 pm

lovely EOTD as usual.. but plz mention the quantity and price too

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neha September 26, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Rs 275 for 4. 5 ml

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Ritu R September 26, 2012 at 5:03 pm

not jet black… not buying it :( looks so classy!

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neha September 26, 2012 at 6:05 pm

hahah ritu ya i get that :) not black na

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Parita September 26, 2012 at 5:08 pm

its gorgeous matte but definitely not black enough for me..i agree with your friends/neighbours you should definitely do a tutorial on how to apply the perfect winged liner..pls do for imbb too na :)

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neha September 26, 2012 at 6:06 pm

yar i dont know how to do a pictorial sachi :P
this brush is perfect pari u try it

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Parita September 26, 2012 at 6:22 pm

but its a brush na me like felt tip ones more :)

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neha September 26, 2012 at 10:23 pm

its a stiffer brush like a cross between felt n hair

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Bhumika September 26, 2012 at 5:15 pm

I lovee how u line ur eyes neha !

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neha September 26, 2012 at 6:07 pm

thnks so much :D

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sweta September 26, 2012 at 5:20 pm

the first eye liner and my only liquid eye liner was insta…
but with my super shaky hands, I never use them :(
liquid liners not foe me…. but love how it looks on you Neha :D

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neha September 26, 2012 at 6:07 pm

yeah this brush is very easy to use really
try it
no effort like insta u know :)

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Pia September 26, 2012 at 5:33 pm

Love the way u have lined ur eyes neha.. I cud never do it :( u must do a tutorial.. U hv beautiful eyes.. Or are these lens???? :p

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neha September 26, 2012 at 6:08 pm

lens
i have revud na 5 search freshlook :) on imbb

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Manisha September 26, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Loved the way you lined, I could never do this. Like your EOTD

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neha September 26, 2012 at 6:08 pm

thnks manisha :) this brush makes it very easy try it :)

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Natasha (Nats) September 26, 2012 at 6:38 pm

the demo thing made me laugh… ha ha ha …. a lady in my office used to apply liquid eyeliner in just one stroke n she wud apply fr us all… i am yet to perfect it… he he …
Good review not so great product ,like the brush though!!! ;)

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Natasha (Nats) September 26, 2012 at 6:40 pm

For some time i had totally forgotten abt lakme… now lakme is also becomin my fav…. i so wanna buy 128,132,133,134 and 136… :P

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neha September 26, 2012 at 7:19 pm

ur wish list always remains a wish list ?
:P

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Natasha (Nats) September 26, 2012 at 10:20 pm

I’m not so rich like u baba to buy chambor and lakme absolute lipsticks ;)

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neha September 27, 2012 at 11:47 am

:/ dont tell me :P rofl

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Nidhi September 26, 2012 at 7:26 pm

I am more fond of jet black liners so a no for me but i did like the brush. Although the absolute range from Lakme is real good

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neha September 26, 2012 at 8:42 pm

yes same for me brush is good but liner not jet black:)

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Shivani September 26, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Hey if u are looking for a thin line liner, use shahnaz hussain. It gives that beautiful,artistic thin line and the color, texture is great. Doesn’t even break up :) It’s my fav liquid eyeliner so far Enjoy! and yea… love your blog :)

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Aru September 27, 2012 at 9:47 am

does it smudge Shivani and does it stay for long? I have seen Shahnaz products in my local grocery store and have been tempted to pick up the eyeliner many a time but just never did. I have extremely oily lids too.

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neha September 27, 2012 at 11:47 am
Shikha September 27, 2012 at 9:54 am

Perfect way to apply eye liner, Neha you are indeed master of it.

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neha September 27, 2012 at 11:48 am

thnks shikha :)

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Shami September 27, 2012 at 10:53 am

I think i will stick to Lakme insta eyeliner itself :) it stays for long on me..
But that brush is so short :( as you said

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neha September 27, 2012 at 11:48 am

yeah lol :)

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Aarbee September 27, 2012 at 10:58 am

Your eyes look so perfect and beautiful! The liner doesnt look black enough for me though…but you have lined your eyes beautifully!

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neha September 27, 2012 at 11:48 am

thnks aarbee

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Rati September 27, 2012 at 11:59 am

actually i quite like the color although I am a fan of jet black liners. But I havent used a liquid liner in a long time. I love my gel liners so much. And cracks and fades…. :|

btw you totally are an expert at lining your eyes. I’d never be able to get that finish with a liquid liner. mine would be all messy and wonky. :P

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neha September 27, 2012 at 1:04 pm

lol thanks :D

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Nafisa Ali September 27, 2012 at 1:22 pm

girl u r beyond expert at liners!! O_O wow!

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neha September 27, 2012 at 2:19 pm

lol Nafisa :) thnks so much
just like ur the eyeshadow expert :)

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Nafisa Ali September 27, 2012 at 8:47 pm

hehehe :D thanku too!

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Yogika Garg October 1, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Nice eyes :)

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