By Pallabi Dasgupta
I have not been active for a long time on IMBB. I wanted to write many reviews but somehow always procrastinated. So finally today I will be reviewing an amazing red I have in my vanity from our very own Lakme absolute. Read on to find out how the shade worked for me.
About Lakme Absolute Creme Lipstick
This Luxurious lip color gives higher colour delivery. Enriched with Vitamin E and Wheat germ oil this rich creme stick keeps your lips silky, soft and smooth.
Wheat Germ Oil
Luscious Creamy Finish
INR 600(I think they have hiked it now)
Packaging: I like the packaging a lot. A shiny gun metal outer cover. I lipstick looks slim and chic. Bullet is also slim and application is very easy with such kinds of bullets. The shade name is written at the bottom of the bullet. These ones too have similar packaging so if you have more than 2 or something then locating the shade will be difficult, not an issue with me because I love memorising the shade names. I know I am weird. 😛
Texture: The lipstick is creamy soft and smooth. The pigmentation is super awesome. In my swipes you can see that even 1 swipe gives opaque coverage. In fact I don’t think layering is such a good idea as it will feel sticky and very heavy on the lips. This is very good for people with pigmented lips and also I feel you wasted your lipsticks less when you don’t have to layer it again and again
Shade: Coming to the most amazing part is the shade. All I can say is pure love. I love this red. I was not into red lipsticks at all but somehow this particular shade changed it all. I don’t know how to describe this shade but I think it’s a tad darker than blood red. It complements my wheatish complexion very well. It does not make me look vampirish but very sophisticated. I sometimes wear it as a stain with a lip balm to workplace but mostly I am saving it for the parties. I always get compliments when I wear this shade.
Staying power: These creamy lipsticks have amazing staying power. I was under the impression that being creamy they won’t be that long lasting but they do last long. They last 5+ hours with light meals in between. I also love the fact that it leaves a lovely stain behind.
Pros of Lakme Absolute Creme Lipstick:
Smooth and creamy texture
Awesome staying power 5+ hours
Will suit all skin types
Cons of Lakme Absolute Crème Lipstick:
Expensive (though I would say value for money)
I would not repurchase this particular shade but would like to buy other shades from this range.
IMBB Rating: 5/5
Last word: Lakme Absolute Creme Lipstick Red Carpet is a must have red for all lovely ladies out there. I definitely recommend this one.
Also I would like to say thanks to IMBB and particularly Neha whom I follow extensively on IMBB for her lipstick reviews. I can recognise those lips anywhere. In fact when I find lipsticks in my vanity that have been reviewed by Neha I really judge myself. I think it is safe to say you are my role model when it comes to lipsticks.
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