Lakme Absolute Sun-Kissed Bronzer Review, Swatches, Comparison

by neha on November 29, 2011 · 76 comments

Lakme Absolute Sun-Kissed Bronzer Review, Swatches, Comparison

Lakme Absolute Sun Kissed Bronzer Review

Product Description:
Uber-cool tanned haute look is in. Lakme Absolute Sun-kissed Bronzer is a dermatologically tested Vitamin E enriched formula which provides a sun-kissed glow and luminous finish. The bronzer is divided into dual shades, providing you bronzy gold and a cream silver shade with a little shimmer, perfectly suited for Indian complexion. It can’t be any hotter!


New Lakme Absolute Range

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The much-awaited Lakme Absolute is out and many of us are still waiting to lay our hands on the range.  Keeping that in mind, I am shortlisting some stuff from that, which may be not that difficult to choose that you won’t have to go out and swatch them as they have come up with a “one size fits all” kind of bronzer for Indian skin tones.  I love how they have named these – the sun-kissed bronzer and moon-lit highlighter!!

Sunkissed Bronzer

So, coming back to the bronzer, if you have been reading my posts, you would know that I totally love bronzers.  So, now that the Indian market has a bronzer out there for you and not much to choose from (just one bronzer), I don’t see a reason why you can’t contour your face and make that cheekbone higher and the hollow of the cheek deeper.

Lakme New

Lakme Absolute Bronzer

Lakme Absolute has priced the bronzer at Rs. 600, which many say looks like waffles. This one is more intricate looking than a waffle and it looks even crisper and more baked to perfection to me.

Lakme

Now, the bronzer has two tones in it, which may look exactly the same at a single glance and even more close when you swatch and almost same when you blend them.  The idea here is not of a bronzer and a highlighter remember, but just two shades of bronzers which are almost same but look fancy enough in the pan.

Lakme Absolute Range

swatches 1

The packing is nice, not bad, but nothing that you may not have seen before. It looks like an average compact-like packing with transparent lid and no puff or brush like our good old eyeshadows and blushes.

Bronzer

Thank God, there is no brush occupying the space there and what I got is a whole round pan of bronzer, not a semi-circle, and not a dome.

Lakme Bronzer

The bronzer I must say is very pigmented, very smooth, color rich, bendable, thick in texture, but now, how many of us use contour and bronzer, I don’t see many hands up and that’s the reason they have come up with just one bronzer to may be test the waters.

Bronzer swatches

The shade of the bronzer is almost copper, which I think is not suitable for daily wear and especially if you don’t want to add any color to your skin.  The sheen in it is pretty I should say and even better on blending.  It looks a little too much when you swatch because it is really coppery-bronzy kind of a shade, nevertheless, very pigmented.  The bronzer is almost like a copper or bronze pearl finish eyeshaodw to me.

My Experience with Lakme Absolute Sun-Kissed Bronzer:

I find it very smooth, soft, pigmented, but lasted on my oily skin for around three hours, not more. It is at least three tones darker than me and I find it very dark for daily wear, it is a really dark bronzer.

Lakme Absolute Bronzer Review

I have a lot of bronzers that are mild enough for daily contour also and a little pink in tone too, but this one is outright copper-bronze kind of a contour color and if I go overboard, I tend to look sunburnt.

Bronzers

After you blend, it looks really soft though, but does add three more tones of color. So, be careful when you use it and be specific where you place it (in the shape of a three on the side of the face mainly under the cheek in the hollow and under the jaw line to slim up your face).

Blended

Some suggestions that would have made me like it even better:

  • I wish it had a half-matte bronzer side and half of what it is.
  • I also wish it had some light color and the other side could have been dark.
  • The sheen should have been lesser.
  • The color tone should have been a little lighter, so that I could use it more often.
  • The color is perhaps more suitable for body bronzing.
  • Both the shades look so similar to me!

Bronzer mua and lakme

Last Word on Lakme Absolute Sun-Kissed Bronzer:

It’s a good bronzer, a little dark for my liking.  It  is soft, pigmented, but not for daily contour.  I think darker skin tones would carry it off better.  I use a large fluffy brush to blend it well and it leaves a very healthy-looking tanned sheen on the skin.  It is good for body too, it can actually double as an eyeshadow too.  It blends really well but lasting power is just three hours maximum.  Those with oily skin should be careful about the extra sheen that it imparts.

Do I Recommend Lakme Absolute Sun-Kissed Bronzer:

If you don’t have a bronzer yet, this can be your first, from our very own Lakme.  Out of the 7 odd bronzers that I have, this one is the darkest and the smoothest too.  Indian market doesn’t have many bronzers to choose from, so if I think about the local brands, this one is a winner and even if I think global, this is in fact a good bronzer.

I have added a picture for comparison with the other two bronzers that I have just to show you how different the texture is from others.  I just wish it was a little lighter and had a matte half to it.

Rating:

4.1 on 5 (smooth, blendable, pigmented for sure).

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Kimi November 29, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Lovely review Neha..and even I felt the same when I sawww it first a few days back in some post here…It looked like waffles only..he he..me want to eat waffles… :|

But this sounds really nice naa…..Awesssomeee piccys u’ve clicked!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Rati November 29, 2011 at 4:02 pm

i know me too wnat to ahve waffles.. i am just feeling so hungry today. morning see am just sitting and munching something or the other :dumb: :dumb:

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Kimi November 29, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Hawww Rati……. sacch mein kya? …. You get that prega-test done then..kya pataa koi good news ho!! :P

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Rati November 29, 2011 at 4:15 pm

koi news nahin hai cali .. am just in office toh kuch fun karne ke liye nee hai except eating good food . :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:

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Kimi November 29, 2011 at 4:20 pm

:P :P Me also want to eat green lays now!! :((

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Rati November 29, 2011 at 4:52 pm

my pati ate egg+ chicken roll from side wala some cart … i dared not order anything from there :| :| :| :| :| :|

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Kimi November 29, 2011 at 5:00 pm

he he eh eh eh….i love these cart wala food….so yummmyyy!! :D

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Rati November 29, 2011 at 5:05 pm

i saw that and i thought of pimples :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: so i no ate.. only stared :shame:

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Kimi November 29, 2011 at 5:27 pm

:tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:

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neha November 29, 2011 at 5:43 pm

:worship: thnks kimi

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jyo November 29, 2011 at 3:51 pm

very detailed review Neha. i dont own a single bronzer :shame: :shame: may be i can give this a try now :worship:

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Sanjeev November 29, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Lo ji, aur main soch raha tha aap bolengi ki aapke paas same bronzer hai :P :P

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jyo November 29, 2011 at 4:09 pm

he he…nahi nahi Sanjeev ji….ek bhi nahi hai mere pass :waaa: :waaa: :waaa:

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neha November 29, 2011 at 5:45 pm

han desi lakme hi lena tum :tongue: :tongue:
600 rupees is a lil too much jyo do check it first

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jyo November 29, 2011 at 6:32 pm

he he….achha…fir suggest some videshi maal which is also available apne desh mein :waiting: :waiting: :waiting:

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Rati November 29, 2011 at 3:52 pm

” Out of the 7 odd bronzers that I have, this one is the darkest and the smoothest too.” :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: Sounds so awesome neha :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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neha November 29, 2011 at 5:45 pm

:rotfl: haina apna desi lakme :preen: :preen:

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Preetha November 29, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Why is this so expensive..Rs.600? :spank: :spank:

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Rati November 29, 2011 at 3:54 pm

bt it’s a ton of product as well. :struggle:

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neha November 29, 2011 at 5:46 pm

yeah rati is right
no brush or semi circler prodcut like i sais
a whole pan of bronzer :victory2:

n preetha havent u heard “its a revolution in makeup” :tremble:

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Rati November 29, 2011 at 7:24 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Kimi November 29, 2011 at 3:55 pm

coz its Lakme’s (Royal according to them) “Absolute” range…and coz Kareena is endorsing the range….. so they thought of pricing it that way… probably.. :|

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Kimi November 29, 2011 at 3:55 pm

haan wo baat bhi hai…its a lot of product in a pan… :D

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Preetha November 29, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Kareena endorsing lakme but using mac backstage.. :spank: :spank:

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jyo November 29, 2011 at 4:11 pm

:hihi: : :hihi: : :hihi:

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Rati November 29, 2011 at 4:13 pm

huh where?

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Rati November 29, 2011 at 4:13 pm

actually am not defending but endorsing lakme is a part of her job. What she uses for her personal use could be totally different. It’s the case of personal and professional stuff. :)

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Kimi November 29, 2011 at 4:14 pm

I’ve seen her applying MAC ka kohl on her eyes..in some video at Zoom… :smug: ye stars log kuch bhi ullu banaate rehte hain sabko..

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Kimi November 29, 2011 at 4:14 pm

he he he……haan..like Sonam endorses Loreal..I dont think she uses Loreal products on personal level….

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Rati November 29, 2011 at 4:18 pm

cali it’s a part of their bread and butter… i mean i no see anything wrong with it. sachin must be endorsing hundreds of brands bt at the end of the day he is an individual only and hed use what he likes no.. atleast i think so. :D

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Kimi November 29, 2011 at 4:19 pm

he he he..I remember one instance when on zoom..Hrithik had gone to some Lifebuoy event and was endorsing Lifebuoy brands with children all around him..one kiddo asked him..”Do you really use lifebuoy soap daily?”

Hrithik was so embarrassed, he couldn’t reply to the kid. Obviously he didn’t use the soap but I really liked the fact that he didn’t lie. He simply smiled and started asking him his name and what does he love to do etc…. :lol:

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Rati November 29, 2011 at 4:27 pm

that must have been really embarrasing :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: bechaara hrithik. :P

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Aru November 29, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Thanks for the review Neha. When i picked up the mousse foundation from this range few days ago, i was tempted to get the bronzer also but didnt. I was also tempted this morning to pick it up online but never got around to actually do it. I am slightly on the fairer side but have extremely sensitive skin too so me in 2 minds whether to buy it or not..hmmm..tough one :chewnails

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neha November 29, 2011 at 6:14 pm

yeah if u not into adding color to ur face then skip it
its a lil dark aruna :)

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Rati November 29, 2011 at 4:19 pm

the application photee is so phunny.. :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

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Kimi November 29, 2011 at 4:29 pm

:lol: even I was laughing when I saww that sketch..usska bronzer usske face se baahar jaa raha hai!! :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi:

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Rati November 29, 2011 at 4:48 pm

:lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

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sim November 29, 2011 at 5:35 pm

:hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: kaan tak laga hua hai………….. :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

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neha November 29, 2011 at 5:48 pm

:stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: tum ladkia na
product pe focus karo :stars: :stars: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

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Nupur November 29, 2011 at 4:22 pm

this looks nice Neha :) but i always prefer matte bronzers over shimmery ones :victory2: :victory2:

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neha November 29, 2011 at 5:49 pm

me too sachi mey
like i said they could have given half matte and half sheen wala instead of these two shades ka division

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Parita November 29, 2011 at 4:30 pm

this definitely looks quite dark for me also i prefer matt ones and this one has little bit of shimmer..btw fabulous detailed review Neha! your rviews are always so honest and detailed! :thanks:

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neha November 29, 2011 at 5:49 pm

:puchhi: :thanks: m glad

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nids November 29, 2011 at 5:16 pm

No bronzers for me though I am prety sure tht this is a winner product for the Indian beauties :announce: :announce: …. v still need to understand the meaning & use of a bronzer n our own Lakme, a trusted brand among lakhs of Indian women, ihas don a gr8 job launching a superbb product like this :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
awesum revu neha :jaiho: :jaiho: .. i luved ur 3rd bronzer .. uska name bta.. :P

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neha November 29, 2011 at 5:50 pm

collection 2000 from eng laaaannnddddd :victory2: :victory2:
u will get it in superdrug there
il reveiw nids :puchhi:

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Vid November 29, 2011 at 5:17 pm

the shade is so well pigmented… neha, which is the other bronzer u have pictured above

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neha November 29, 2011 at 5:51 pm

one is MUA the matte one
and the other read reply to nids :))

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thePURPLEspirit November 29, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Nice review neha! You really explained all the points well and very clear pictures too! Lovely! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Waiting for the illuminator review coz I’m thinking of picking that up. :pompom:

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neha November 29, 2011 at 5:52 pm

:D han do wait for that
because there in the hilighter post i say :announce: buy this or the hilighter
so hang on O:)

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jomol November 29, 2011 at 5:56 pm

Neha….great pics and an equally great review……. :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:

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neha November 29, 2011 at 6:16 pm

:worship: thnks for appreciating

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jomol November 29, 2011 at 5:58 pm

I can see Neha’s 2 x optical zoom mark from the Lakme’s silver cover :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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neha November 29, 2011 at 6:15 pm

:shame: han
wohi nikon cool pix l 23
hai bas 2x hi hai :shame:
koi ni :roll:

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jomol November 29, 2011 at 6:26 pm

he he…pata chal gaya :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

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neha November 29, 2011 at 7:08 pm

arey kab se bola na L 23 hai coolpix :D

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Sabrina November 29, 2011 at 7:34 pm

A really awesome review and superb pics, Neha. I liked the swatches somehow, but I will wait for the highlighter review before buying this or that. :))

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neha November 29, 2011 at 8:08 pm

yeah thnks :))

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shanaiia November 29, 2011 at 7:43 pm

i prefer matte bronzers..but this looks very tempting :)

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neha November 29, 2011 at 7:58 pm

me too matte lover but this is too dark shanaiia
u see the review on highlighter n decide

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shanaiia November 29, 2011 at 8:08 pm

will do that..Thanx Neha :)

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Visakhi November 29, 2011 at 8:35 pm

Very nice and detailed review Neha, everywhere i am hearing abt lakme absolute only.. Happy to see the reviews so fast here.. :thanks: .. I wont be using any bronzer in near future.. :tongue:

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Poo November 29, 2011 at 9:57 pm

Neha u have written such a detailed review.. :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: ..
Me dont like this much.. waiting for ur next review on highlighter.. :worship: :worship: :worship:

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devi November 30, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Nehaji… Lovely review… :thumbsup: :thumbsup: im tanned enuf tat i dnt need bronzer i tink… :whistle: :whistle: bt i can chk highlighters….

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Pragnyadeepta November 30, 2011 at 6:09 pm

:preen: :preen: :preen: I will buy! I will buy! :jiggy1: :jiggy1: And I’ll use it on my body too. :shying:
And sachhii it looks like an intricate waffle only. :dumb: Ab muzhe bhi waffle khana hai! :waaa: :waiting:
Actually na….I like the application wala instructions ka drawing. :snicker: :snicker: :lol2: :lol: :lol:
:thanks: sooo much for the awesome and detailed review,Neha di!

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Alka July 5, 2013 at 11:17 am

I have medium fair skin – bought this bronzer and it makes me look like an orange clown. Stay away :-(

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Chi December 1, 2013 at 2:34 am

Any Bronzer which is cheaper that you would recommend?

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khushboo December 15, 2013 at 11:17 pm

looks amazing …. :drool: i will buy thisssss

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