Lakme’s on a roll with all the products they have been coming up with lately. Some good, some not-so-good, but most of them are easily comparable to bigger and better brands. Today, I am reviewing one of the lipsticks from Lakme’s Absolute Creme collection called Mauve Dream. Why I got this lipstick is still a mystery to me because I barely ever wear mauve lipsticks, but I have to say it pleasantly surprised me, but did it live up to its claims?
This luxurious lip colour gives higher colour delivery. Enriched with Vitamin E and Wheat germ oil this rich crème stick keeps your lips silky, soft and smooth.
- Vitamin E.
- Wheatgerm oil.
- Long stay.
- Luscious creamy finish.
Nothing special there. The lipstick comes in the regular silver tube similar to the Lakme matte range. Pretty ordinary, pretty but ordinary! 😉
My Experience with Lakme Absolute Creme Lipstick in Mauve Dream:
The shade is called Mauve Dream, but I am kind of on the fence about whether its true to its name. It swatches mauve on my hand, but on the lips, it comes off as a more blue-toned pink than mauve. Maybe its because I have pigmented lips on the browner side. I am not complaining though because it does flatter my skin tone. It’s a soft and creamy lipstick but not soft enough to break on application.
It applies nice and smooth without any tugging and pulling and doesn’t dry out the lips as bad as the matte range does, but these are not particularly hydrating either. The lipstick stays on my lips for a good 4-5 hours and fades to a light stain. It is creamy at first, but in an hour or so settles to a matte finish. I quite like the lipstick except for the fact that it dries the lips slightly. I make sure to wear a lip balm underneath it. The pigmentation is extremely good and you only need two swipes to get the full colour. I haven’t felt the need to wear a lip liner with this lipstick.
Nailed it or failed it?
To sum it up, Lakme Absolute Creme lipstick in Mauve Dream is a beautiful pink on me with blue undertones. The shade will only flatter fair to medium skin tones. It is a little drying but nothing a bit of lip balm can’t take care of. A nice neutral everyday lipstick that looks and smells great. Lakme lived up to 3 of the 4 claims they made.
Pros of Lakme Absolute Creme Lipstick in Mauve Dream:
- Sturdy packaging.
- Very creamy but not to the point of melting or breaking.
- Great pigmentation.
- Above average staying power.
- Good opacity and colour payoff.
- Great shade for fair to medium skin tones.
- Easily available.
Cons of Lakme Absolute Creme Lipstick in Mauve Dream:
Would I Repurchase Lakme Absolute Creme Lipstick in Mauve Dream?
Yes, I can’t wait to try the reds from this range.
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