I am here with a lipstick from Lakme called the Absolute Gloss Addict. Though I am not a Lakme fan but their new range has attracted many of us. They have made their lipstick look more attractive and yes have increased their prices as well. After all, their brand ambassador is beautiful Kareen Kapoor ;). So let’s look how Lakme Absolute Gloss addict performs.
Price: Rs.800/- for 4ml
Lakme Claims: Introducing Lakme Absolute Gloss Addict: Created by Experts at Lakmé Fashion Week for Runway-Ready lips. Join the Gloss Revolution! Get addicted to the best of both worlds – Incredible hi-shine of a liquid lip gloss & one stroke application of a lipstick. Available in 15 glamorous shades, it’s sure to win you over. Shades Available
• Red Delight
• Coral Lustre
• Pink Wink
• Plum Perfect
• Pink Passion
• Coffee Shot
• Flaming Orange
• Nude Glow
• Orange Candy
• Bare Beige
• Candy Pink
• Pink Temptation
• Berry Rose
• Very Berry
• Desert Rose
My take on Lakme Absolute Gloss Addict in Candy Pink:
Packaging: It comes in a sleek black box. The lipstick too is sleek as 9 to 5 range. But these tubes have metallic grayish glossy body with transparent cap which helps in viewing the shade easily. The cap shuts with a click. Personally I feel even after the click of the cap the top of the body slips and it rotates if you move it. Now if I have to rate the packaging I would give it a 2/5 just for the flimsy cap.
Shade: Candy Pink is the lightest pink amongst the range. More aptly said its cotton candy pink with minuscule shimmers in it. This shade might not work for everyone as medium to fairer skin tone may be more appropriate for this. You can make it work pairing it with bold liner or light smokey eyes.
Texture: Texture wise this lipstick scores well. It’s a great combination of lip gloss, lip balm and lipstick. It’s pigmented as a lipstick, hydrating as a lip balm and glossy as a lip gloss.
Pigmentation: This lipstick is although sheer lipstick but buildable. With 3-4 swipes I get an opaque color but the underlying pigmentation does change the color a bit. As the color Candy Pink too is on the lighter tone side. The darker shade in this range has more pigmentation.
Staying Power: On my lips it lasted for good 4-5 hours, also leaves the shimmer after fading. They are prone to transferring so you need to reapply if you need it to survive the whole day. It doesn’t have any fragrance but a mild candy fragrance can be felt at times.
Though I like the glossy finish and hydration what these lipstick provide but doesn’t justify the high price.
Pros of Lakme Absolute Gloss Addict in Candy Pink:
• Super glossy
• Very hydrating
• Comes in 15 rich shades and has all pinks, nudes, reds, corals,etc
• Travel friendly
• Easy to use on the go
Cons of Lakme Absolute Gloss Addict in Candy Pink:
• Lighter shades won’t show up on pigmented lips.
• Poor packaging (with reference to the cap)
Would I repurchase Lakme Absolute Gloss Addict in Candy Pink:
No definitely not this shade. Considering the price, Rs.800 for 4ml, the packaging is really subpar and flimsy. It packaging has improved a lot, but the plastic cap is very flimsy and the entire tube is a bit wobbly. I have purchased 4 shades from this range and all have the same issue. Overall, it’s a good sheer lipstick and buying it entirely depends on your personal budget. Quality wise it’s pretty close to most sheer glossy lipsticks. And if you looking for a pink shade then you may prefer Lakme’s Pink Wink or Pink Temptation which has a better pigmentation.
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