I was really intrigued with the Gloss Addict lipsticks from Lakme due to their finish. Frankly, I do not like sheer lipsticks at all. This particular range looked quite sheer from afar. But after a bit of haans and naaas, I went to the Lakme counter to find for myself if it was actually that sheer. And Viola! Such beautiful shades the range has and one swipe of this shade on my lips and the pigmentation issues fly out the window. So, yes I bought it.
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. Introducing Lakmé Absolute Gloss Addict: Created by backstage Experts at Lakmé Fashion Week for Runway-Ready lips in 15 Glamorous Shades!
Professional High Shine in a single stroke application. Available in 15 Shades.
Price: INR 800.
Shelf Life: 30 months.
Packaging: Lakme really does come up with innovative packaging with each of their launches and this was no different. It comes packaged in a nice black cardboard box. A sophisticated metallic black, cylindrical packaging with a see through cap, gives a good first impression. The cap closes with a click. But with time and use, the cap has become somewhat mis-behaved (as loose is not the right description here). Overall, the packaging is sturdy and chic.
My Take on Lakme Absolute Gloss Addict Lipstick- Desert Rose:
Colour: Desert Rose is a beautiful Coralish Pink, but it is more pink than coral and is a stunning mix of both. It is a kind of colour best suited for fair to medium complexion beauties. Darker sirens will find it difficult to pull off. It is a pretty everyday colour.
Texture: The name of this range says Gloss Addict. The addict part is definitely for the texture and the formula, you will get addicted to it. It has a buttery, creamy texture that glides effortlessly on the lips. It gives a barely but there kind of feeling. It does not tug or pull while application and after. It is hydrating till the time it lasts and does not dry even the driest of lips. It has a balmy effect on lips. Now the downsides. Being a creamy lipstick it does bleed and transfer. A lip pencil will take care of the bleeding though. It tends to settle into fine lines on layering. Use of lip brush will tide over the patchiness.
Pigmentation: Now comes the part which will surprise you all. All of you must be thinking that it will surely fail the pigmentation test. But surprise surprise..the pigmentation is not as sheer on the lips, as it appears on the hand swatch. It is kind of semi-sheer. I have medium pigmented lips but two swipes of the lipstick gave an opaque coverage. The gloss part of the name is true here. It does give an average glossy finish to the lips, one which will attract even gloss-haters (if such people exist!).
Lasting Power: It is average in this department. It lasts for about 1.5-2 hours. Without meals, it lasts even longer for about 3-3.5 hours. Re-application is not a problem for me, as long as the formula is like this. It does not stain the lips and fades evenly.
Pros of Lakme Absolute Gloss Addict Lipstick- Desert Rose:
- The shade – a beautiful coralish pink
- Chic and different packaging
- Formula-wise, good pigmentation
- Creamy texture
- Does not tug or pull
- Does not dry out lips
- Keeps lips hydrated
- Fades evenly
Cons of Lakme Absolute Gloss Addict Lipstick- Desert Rose:
- Transfers easily
- Price-wise, average staying power
- Difficult to pull off for dark-skinned beauties
- Highly pigmented lips may not get full coverage
Will I Recommend/ Re-purchase Lakme Absolute Gloss Addict Lipstick- Desert Rose?
For dry-lip Divas, a must-have. For everyone else, try out the amazing shades from this range, at least one is sure to suit your whims. I will not repurchase this shade but maybe, another one from this range.
IMBB Rating: 3.75/ 5.
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