The new additions to my Lakme’s Lip Tint Creme collection are – Mauve Hue, Grape Hint and Peach Please. Today’s review is going to be on the intense winter shade, Grape Hint. Let us see how sweet or sour it turned out to be!
Crème look curated by backstage experts at Lakme Fashion Week. A chubby lipcolor that gives you luscious color and a moisturizing crème finish.
INR 650 for 3 g
My Experience with Lakme Absolute Grape Hint Lip Tint Creme:
Grape Hint is a shade that I picked up comfortably from this range for a change as I am not usually comfortable with deep rich reds, plums and pinks which is why I skipped the brown from this range which would be ‘Plum Rush’; it is more of a deep brown that did not excite me. Maybe I might pick it up later on after all. You never know! 😉
Since I was familiar with this formula, I thought I will have to own at least one intense shade and I was all glee about ‘Grape Hint’. This winter wine shade was alright for me, in fact it was the only shade that I was thrilled to wear as it is not my usual cup of tea. The other shades, well I have them all, but the lip tint “crème” formula does make a difference even if it is a same old berry shade. Having said that with confidence, this is an intense winter-wear shade that came along the way I like – just at the right time.
There is nothing too intense about the color; the gloss has just the right amount of wine to sip on. Belonging to the intense range of color palette, this color gives a very good color payoff where the lip lines are not very obvious. The best part I like about it is the sweetness it adds to the overall look. It is a shade that highlights the complexion; the sour part can be the staying power. The down side of these tinted lip crèmes can be the coverage.
Nothing is tacky about ‘Grape Hint’ – all is classy and all is well. 😉 The obvious creasing of the lip lines settle too with time. It obviously is the best color to suit moderately pigmented lips. It can also suit a wide range of skin tones and complexion. These beauties could use the help of a lip liner to get a fuller looking luscious lips. After my experience with ‘Grape Hint’, I am revisiting the idea of picking up the ‘Plum Rush’ as the grapes were smooth and I guess the plums must be easy to handle too after all. It lasts a drink and a snack after which you have a mild berry red stained lips; post a full meal, it is all gone. Easy to reapply though, I am satisfied with this subtle rich plum crème that is not very intense. It can also almost camouflage pigmented lips.
Last but not the least, a disclaimer, for hardcore matte lovers, the non –shimmer part can be an upside of this tinted crème, but the downside are the factors like the color payoff, mediocre coverage; even though the color is buildable, it is never highly intense. With a wide range of colors with interesting finishes to choose from, I am happy to have this one to be ‘cherry on the cake’ as far Lakme’s lip tint crèmes go. Overall pleased with the glass of wine offered in the way that is just perfect. If you are looking for a strong dose of wine with great coverage, this is not likely to satisfy that criteria though.
Pros of Lakme Absolute Grape Hint Lip Tint Creme:
• Packaging – color coded, short, chubby stick with a classic silver cap
• Color – Grape Hint is a promising wine color, but nothing too intense
• Texture – pearly mirror like shine finish that contains zero shimmers
• Feels moist and light on the lips
• ‘Grape Hint’ can suit a wide range of skin tones and complexions
• Easy to carry that makes it travel friendly and purse-friendly
• Easy reapplication
• Fragrance – carries a mild vanilla flavor
• Does not bleed or feather
• Does not heavily transfer
• All purpose lip color that can also be a comfortable, everyday color
• A color that can be safely worn to camouflage pigmented lips
Cons of Lakme Absolute Grape Hint Lip Tint Creme:
• Staying power could have been better
• Might not satisfy matte lovers
• Does not exactly crease, but makes lip lines obvious
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Lakme Absolute Grape Hint Lip Tint Creme?
I would definitely repurchase this one as this is one intense shade that does not pull me out of my comfort zone; intense for me, at least. Also I am in love in it, so I might go ahead and buy another one. If you find it to be intense too, without second thoughts, go for it. I recommend it as it could be your ‘happy winter purchase’. 🙂
Going for a grey turtle neck? Then, why not air it up with ‘Grape Hint’ this winter!
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