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Skin Tone: Medium fair, warm undertones
Over the past few days, I have reviewed quite a few shades from the Lakme Illuminating Lip Shimmer range (Chestnut Shimmer, Ruby Glimmer). Today, I am reviewing the shade “Bronze Flake.” Read on further details about this shade:
Backstage experts at Lakme Fashion Week bring to you the latest trend of ‘The Illuminated Look’, with a range of makeup that helps create red carpet luster every day. A creme lipstick that delivers high color pay off with a reflective shimmer finish.
700 INR for 3.7 gm.
Ingredients: Not mentioned.
My Experience with Lakme Absolute Bronze Flake Illuminating Lip Shimmer:
This lipstick comes in a simple glossy black cardboard packaging. The outer carton carries all the necessary details about this product, but the ingredients list is missing. The lipstick tube and its cap is translucent charcoal gray, it’s not color coded, and the shade name is mentioned at the bottom of the lipstick. The cap of this lipstick tube shuts with an audible click and comes with a regular twist-up mechanism with a locking system. It prevents the lipstick bullet from getting damaged.
“Bronze Flake” is a metallic bronze shade with loads of shimmer. Though the shimmer particle are not chunky, they are prominently visible on the lips. The shimmers give a metallic sheen to this lipstick and also give an illuminating effect. This shade does not look good on me, makes me look mature, but it looks very pretty on my mom. So, I am guessing metallic brown shades from this range will suit mature ladies better than youngsters. It will suit almost all Indian skin tones well. This shade is apt for festive season, but it is definitely not an everyday shade. The lipstick has a mild fragrance which might bother some people.
The pigmentation of the lipstick is decent. It adds a nice color in just one swipe, but it still takes about two-three swipes to build up the color and get a proper finish. This lipstick manages to hide pigmented lips really well. This is not a high-shine product and sets to a nice velvety finish without staining the lips.
The texture of this lipstick is smooth and almost creamy. It glides effortlessly on the lips without any tug or pull. It smudges a little with meals. The formula of the lipstick is slightly moisturizing and keeps my lips nourished, but it may not work well on dry lips as it clings to the dry patches of the lips and accentuates them, so prepping the lips is a must with this lipstick.
It also settles into the fines lines of the lips. Being creamy in texture, the lipstick does transfer very easily. The formula is lightweight and feels comfortable on the lips.
The color lasts for approximately 5 hours on my lips with a little fading. The lipstick fades away evenly with meals, but the whole colour does not get ripped off. A hint of color can be seen on my lips even after meals, but the shimmers look very prominent even then. So, instant reapplication is required to get rid of that chunky shimmery finish. Removing the lipstick is easy with a good makeup remover.
Summing up, I would say that I do not like this particular shade.
Pros of Lakme Absolute Bronze Flake Illuminating Lip Shimmer:
- Nice packaging.
- Shimmers are not chunky.
- Metallic shade.
- Good shade for mature women.
- Smooth texture.
- Glides effortlessly without tug.
- Moisturizing formula.
- Decent pigmentation.
- Stays for long.
Cons of Lakme Absolute Bronze Flake Illuminating Lip Shimmer:
- This shade would not suit youngsters.
- It adds maturity to the face.
- Shimmers are prominently visible.
- Shimmers look more prominent when the color fades away.
- Settles into the fine lines of the lips.
- Might dry out very dry lips.
Would I Recommend/Repurchase Lakme Absolute Bronze Flake Illuminating Lip Shimmer?
If you like such metallic browns, you can give it a try!
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