Skin tone: Medium tanned
Today I am here again with a new launch by Lakme India, which is their Illuminating Lip Shimmer lip color range. This range has 15 beautiful shades and all are beautiful. I am not a fan of shimmery lip shades, but my love for orange lipcolors forced me to buy this. Let’s know more!
Price: Rs. 700 for 3.6 g
My Experience with Lakme Absolute Illuminating Lip Shimmer – Orange Glitz:
Packaging: The illuminating lip shimmer comes in a classy black cardboard box with all the details and the actual lipstick comes in a sleek black plastic packaging. It looks so glamorous. I really like this packaging. The cap locks with a click, so it is easy to carry around also.
Shade and pigmentation: ‘Orange glitz’ is a bright orange shade. It looks so bold on lips. It will suit almost all skintones I guess. The lipstick contains lots of noticeable gold shimmers and the shimmer makes it illuminating. This particular shade is super pigmented. One swipe can build up nice color intensity. It needs max two swipes for the best color, because multiple swipes make it bolder. It brings a bright glow to face. This is such a great party color.
Texture and quality: It has a soft creamy texture which glides like a dream. It swipes evenly and smoothly on lips and never looks patchy even with multiple layers. It’s super shiny and looks so glamorous. I think it will look amazing on brides. It provides soft moisturized lips and never highlights dry patches. In fact it feels light on lips. Shimmers never mess around lips. The color does transfer but after a full cup of coffee the color still looks perfect on lips. It doesn’t crease or settle down in fine lines. I really love its texture and quality. But the smell! It is quite overpowering for me. That’s a personal choice obviously. But I totally hate this smell.
Staying power: It stays for around 6 hours with a meal. I am really impressed with the staying power. Basically all the creamy lip colors don’t stay long but this one can. Yes it fades after a meal, but this particular shade is very bright and super pigmented so it still looks nice.
Overall I really like this new illuminating concept. It is definitely not for matte lovers and also many don’t like shimmery lip colors. I am also like that, but still I must say I love this lip color. Shimmer looks quite different and it is not glossy shimmery; it is more like velvety shimmery lip color which rocks your look.
Pros of Lakme Absolute Illuminating Lip shimmer – Orange Glitz:
• Gorgeous sleek black packaging.
• A variety of shades.
• ‘Orange glitz’ is a bright shimmery pure orange shade.
• Super pigmented.
• Looks great at parties and will look lovely in bridal makeup.
• Contains lots of gold simmers which provide an amazing shine to lips.
• Soft creamy texture smoothly glides on lips.
• Keep lips soft and moisturized for long.
• Never looks patchy and doesn’t settle in fine lines.
• Stays long as a cream lipstick, around 6 hours with meal.
• Shimmers are easy to remove.
Cons of Lakme Absolute Illuminating Lip Shimmer – Orange Glitz:
• Not for matte lovers.
• Smell irritates me a lot.
• Too bold shimmery shade for darker skin tones.
• Does transfer and fades little after meal.
• Little expensive for some.
IMBB Rating: 4.5/5
Will I Repurchase/Recommend Lakme Absolute Illuminating Lip Shimmer – Orange Glitz?
I am a totally matte lip lover and I had never tried this kind of shiny shimmery lip shade. But I have included this in my summer favorite shade list. If you love shimmery, shiny lip color, then just grab this one. And matte lovers can also try some light shade for a different look.
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