How did you like the Lakme Illuminating Lip Shimmer range? I have reviewed 3 shades namely Scarlet magic, Pink flash and Burgundy beam and now is the time for a hot red shade called “Crimson blink”! I have never ever tried a shimmery red because I have been all into creamy and matte ones. So check out how this new concept worked for me.
Price: Rs 700
Back stage experts at Lakme Fashion Week bring to you the latest trend of ‘The Illuminated Look’, with a range of makeup that helps create red carpet luster every day. A creme lipstick that delivers high color pay off with a reflective shimmer finish.
• High Color pay off with a creme texture
• Reflective Shimmer Finish
• Contemporary shades from Lakme Absolute, recommended by backstage experts
My Experience with Lakme Absolute Illuminating Lip Shimmer – Crimson Blink:
Packaging: I am so happy that Lakme finally added a new touch to their packaging. The lipstick comes in a basic black box with the description and shade name. And inside sits the lip colour. The packaging of the lipstick is deep charcoal grey with white fonts. It does look classy and elegant. It looks a lot similar to the Lakme’s skin gloss skincare range. The lipstick has a label at the bottom stating the colour, and I wish there was some colour-coding too. The lipstick is super handy and the cap closes with a click, so no way of the bullet getting harmed.
Shade: The shade “Crimson blink” is a bright, bold, blood red shade loaded with rose gold shimmers which don’t look that jazzy. The shimmers all together provide a nice metallic sheen to the lips and go hand in hand with the range name “illuminating”! The red is a pure blood red which can surely be called a true red. It is perfect for parties, outings and dates when you want to look bold and classy. It will nicely suit all the complexions. But I am not pretty sure with the shimmers since I prefer matte reds over such shimmery ones.
Consistency and pigmentation: The consistency is super smooth and buttery which is why it glides very easily on the lips. Just a swipe and I have the pop of colour on my lips. It looks a bit too frosty initially but later settles down looking great. I build it up a little to make the colour look more intense. But after a few hours especially after meals, I can see a huge difference in the texture. It dries out my already dry lips and clings to dry patches on my lips. Also the shimmers become much more visible since the colour gets ripped off after meals.
Staying power: The staying power is somewhere around 4-5 hours with heavy meals since after a meal, 50% of the colour gets ripped off and all I can see is a little colour and shimmers. Without food, it will stay for 5-6 hours. It does transfer a little but settles in fine lines after meals.
So in all some good lipsticks for the festive season or parties, but I don’t like shimmers that much, so I would still favour the other ranges from Lakme!
Pros of Lakme Absolute Illuminating Lip Shimmer – Crimson Blink:
• New and attractive packaging in charcoal grey.
• 15 shades to choose from.
• Wide variety of shades and everyone will find a few shades of their liking.
• Amazingly pigmented.
• Soft texture which glides smoothly on my lips.
• “Crimson blink” is a bright bold red shade with rose gold shimmers.
• Suitable for all skin-tones.
• Gives a glossy illuminating shine to my lips.
• Lasts for 4-5 hours with a meal and 5-6 without food.
• Easy to remove.
Cons of Lakme Absolute Illuminating Lip Shimmer – Crimson Blink:
• Shimmers are highly visible after meals.
• Dries out my lips after a couple of hours.
• Looks pretty tacky after 3 hours or so.
• Not everyone would like shimmers.
• Transfers a little and clings to patches after meals.
IMBB Rating: 4/5
Will I Repurchase/Recommend Lakme Absolute Illuminating Lip Shimmer – Crimson Blink?
I wouldn’t get these again as I already have 5 of these and recommend if you are comfortable with shimmers. These can make some good lipsticks for the festive season or parties.
Conclusion: I like the other ranges more than this one because shimmers are not my cup of tea; I like their gloss addict and sculpted matte range more.
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