Lakme Absolute Matte Lip Color 47 Classic Rose Review

Lakme Absolute Matte Lip Color 47 Classic Rose

Lakme Absolute Matte Lip Color 47 Classic Rose

Amongst all the furore, I would like to keep my head on my shoulders while I write this review and let you guys know whether you should go and spend your 375 rupees on this lipstick. I know we all are very excited to lay our hands on something from the Absolute Range of Lakme or perhaps at least go and see the entire collection; even I was too excited, but having been there and done that, I am at peace and in the right mood to review this lipstick from the Absolute range.

Classic Rose


Rs. 375 for 3. 6 ml.

Lakme Absolute Classic Red Lipsick

Available at all leading Lakme outlets.  For our Chennai readers, I got it from Shopper’s Stop.

Lakme Absolute Matte Lipstick

Product Description:
Lakme Absolute Matte is enriched with vitamin E and wheat germ oil to keep lips soft, silky and smooth lips. Its non-drying creamy formula keeps the lips hydrated with a matte finish.

Lakme Classic Red Lipstick

Now before I start, it is very important for us to know that we are perceiving this new range from two points of view:

  • First, from a view that compares Absolute with Lakme’s other ranges.
  • Second, as a makeup product, as a solitary lipstick out of all the buzz around and without Lakme’s earlier impressions that we have in mind.

Lakme red classic

I am going to review it as a solitary lipstick and not going to think “can’t believe this is Lakme and wow what a face lift and so on!”

First Impression:

:yawn: just like Lakme Nine to Five lipsticks, which I have got tons of, oh and nice gunmetal packaging makes it look classier.  The formula, let’s see if it got any better. The lipstick casing is a nice grey this time as opposed to the cream and gold from Nine to Five.Apart from that, I could see that this lipstick is more pigmented and glided better than my Nine to Five ones.

Lakme lip

Okay, so Absolute is more pigmented, deeper, and glides better.

Lakme red classic

The lipstick goes on absolutely matte and stays put and feels lighter in the beginning, but with time, it gets drier and drier on the lips. Personally, I never have dry lips, but this lipstick made my lips feel dry and made me feel as if I am wearing something on my lips.

Lakme red lipstick

The color here is a classic deep orange based red and it really brightens the face up for me . I like oranges and orange-based reds rather than the blue-based one for warming up my face. It is very pigmented and glides on well and sets too, but since it is matte, it does settle in fine lines for me, making my lips drier with time.


It lasted me a whopping 6 hours with meals, fruits, several pecks to my baby, and it definitely is transfer resistant, but it is not at all moisturising, kind of matte. :nababana:

It fades to a mild stain (these do stain) and fades patchy since it is dry in texture.

Lip swatch 1

Lip swatch 02

It fades from here and there and not evenly. I suggest you to check your lips after a meal and re-apply.

The logo is new for Absolute which is fine with me, no great shakes, packing is nice too.  I like the flat top of lipsticks for ease of application.

Other Recommendations:

There were only five shades I liked. For peach lovers, I recommend Peach Carnation.  Mauve lovers can get Grape Blossom.

Lakme Absolute Lipsticks

Lakme Absolute Lipstick Swatches

Brilliant Kiss is a darker pink and the red one is the one I got which is Classic Rose.  There were some browns as well, but I have enough browns from Nine to Five range. :yawn:

Last Word:

As a lipstick, it is not moisturisingly matte, it is in fact very drying for a person like me who never has dry lips. The colors are good but nothing that I have never seen. The packing is nice, the logo average.

Lakme Lipsticks

These are just like 9 to 5, even a little more drying, deeper pigmented and glides better, these set and don’t transfer.  These stay for a very long time, about six hours definitely, but then are patchy too.

Red lipstick

Do I Recommend Lakme Absolute Matte Lip Color:

These are just like 9 to 5, trust me, same price, more pigmented and more drying.  If you really fall for some color out of the Absolute range and the 9 to 5 range, you can pick any, no difference.  Unfortunately, for me (usually never have dry lips), it is uncomfortably drying.

Lakme 9 to 5 lipsticks

Lakme Lipstick

Please do not get these if you have dry lips. I would not say you have to get one, but do check these at the counter.  I understand there was a hype created, but don’t be smitten by the hype to spend 375 rupees, phut! Here goes the bubble!

The color is a pretty orange red, but you can get better moisturising red lipsticks too.

3.2 on 5 (I have used better matte lipsticks).

Coming up are the reviews of the highlighter, bronzer, and the concealer!

Sharing some pictures of the Lakme Absolute Range, sorry guys had not taken the camera along, so the pictures aren’t so clear.

Lakme Absolute Lip Glosses:
Lakme Absolute Gloss

Lakme Absolute Highlighters:
Lakme Absolute Highlighter

Lakme Absolute Eyeshadows:
Lakme Absolute Eyeshadow

Lakme eyeshadows

Lakme Absolute:

Lakme Absolute Mousse:
Absolute Mousse

Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse
Lakme Absolute Makeup Collection Coming Soon!
Kareena Kapoor Announced as The Face of Lakme ABSOLUTE
Lakme Absolute Collection Blusher Photos, swatches
Lakme Absolute Collection Bronzer Photos, Swatches
Lakme Absolute White Intense Skin Cover SPF 25
Lakme Absolute Matte Lip Color 201 Pure Glam
Lakme Absolute Cheek Chromatic Baked Blush
Palmolive Absolute Relax Shower Gel
loreal absolute repair shampoo


151 thoughts on “Lakme Absolute Matte Lip Color 47 Classic Rose Review

  1. hmmmmm..this sounds ok ok……not for me lips always find excuse to crack and show all roughness they can.. 😐 Nice detailed review Neha!!!! :waytogo: Waiting for further reviews !! 😀

    1. and I am listening to Mackreeenaa song after such a long time..I still feel like dancing on the tune!! :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

    1. he he he…..somehow landed on it.. 😀 …its such a great song of all time…louuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu it!!!! :jiggy2: :jiggy2: :jiggy2: :jiggy2: :jiggy2: :jiggy2: :jiggy2: :jiggy2: :jiggy2: :jiggy2: :jiggy2: :jiggy2: :jiggy2: :jiggy2: :jiggy2: :jiggy2: :jiggy2:

      1. kya ho gaya!!! 😐 I meant this :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa:

          1. haaan…he he…kyun? Macareena nahi sun sakte kya?? 😛 Jab shammi kapooor ke gaane sun sakte hain toh Macareena toh sacch mein mast hai..he he…I am playing all 1990-2000 ke beech ke songs right now… :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

              1. :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

                  1. 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 samajh toh mere bhi kuch nai aata tha..but I loved the music…used to jump a lot…ek baar jump karte karte gir bhi gayi thi!! 🙁

                    1. I know…shame to shame…..we at school used to make our own lyrics…waala kusuba maa ka reena…he he he :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

        1. he he..yeayeeeee :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

  2. Neha…such a detailed review. :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: …..and you have compared this to the 9 to 5 lipsticks…. :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: I better avoid it….I don’t want lipsticks that dry up my lips 😐

    1. 😉 heheheh
      the SA was so cute she was taking out new pieces for me to click
      i said arey testers will do re
      :headbang: n i dint take my camera

            1. Neha……pata nahin kya hai…lekin kuch toh hai :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker:

            2. neha you clicked the full collection, isliyech thodi senti ho gayi. 😥 Thankoo 😀 Furr also wanted to bt usko grr prr SAs ne click nee karne diya. You guys are awesome. :puchhi:

              1. :woot: :woot: acha is liye

                han arey nupur ki SA aur meri SA opposite
                :snicker: :snicker:
                meri SA to new pieces nikal ke de rahi thi lo picture le lo :stars: :stars:
                but i was telling my hubby lo i dint get the camera only :rotfl:

  3. You got the best among the shades it seems 😛 and the glossies look so fabulous – i`ll check those out next – or maybe a liquid lipcolour ( i prefer those to lipsticks ) :clap:

  4. not super impressive :nababana: and plus i already have a little dry lips and these make it even more dry :methinks: waiting for the other reviews :thanks:

    1. he he he…..why so many rounds all of a sudden? 😛

      I got my toothbrushes from healthkart just now!! :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:

      1. toothbroossh koi online order karta hai cali!! 😐 😐 😐 you must leave something for your baccha log to order online na :tongue:

        the painters , plumbers etc had made mess out of my house so i have not been able to wash clothes from past one week toh aaj ek hi day mein maine poori kasar nikaali. :dumb: i was getting irritated seeing pile of daaty clothes :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

        1. awwww…he he he….then toh it might be feeling really nice na…I aiwein ordered it Rati..just for the heck of it… 😆 he he he…and they gave a confirmation call too for my order!!!! :shying: :shying: :shying: :shying: :shying: :shying: :shying: :shying: :shying: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

            1. He he he….Kimi….you are :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: toothbrooshes online kareed liya :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

      1. :phoolan: :phoolan: :phoolan: :phoolan: :phoolan: :phoolan: :phoolan: :manicure: :makeup: :lol2: :preen: :mirror: :mirror: :mirror: :mirror: :mirror: hieeeeeeeeee

        1. ek kuessthnnn hai…i m wearing a lavender sari with gold work for a wedding and plan to do lavender golden eyemakeup and brght pink lippy…kaunsa blush achcha lagea briar rose(pink) ya sunbasque(golden)… :makeup:

            1. nahi no highlighter but i have one borjois ka e/ white in pan but apply karne pe golden dikhta hai…very nice for brow bone area..wo usse kar sakti hun??? 😐 😐 😐 😐

              1. champaaaaaaaa jomoooooooo..hunppphhhh…wasie jomo u wud love that saree izz real gold zari work… 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐

                    1. Gold zari :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: mekkko chahiye woh sareeeeeeeee gold wali :stars: :stars: :shying: :shying: :shying: :shying: :shying: :shying: :shying:

                    2. awwwwwwwwwwwwwww… toh teek hai…..35 saal purana saree hai toh main permission deti hoon…pehen lo :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs:

                    3. me wear all susuma’s saree…click photees and preen preen on imbb :dumb: :dumb: 😀 :happydance: :jiggy1:

                    4. hawwwwwwwwwwwwwww…noh noh you can’t do that..paap lagega :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: ..I want to talk to your sasuma…. :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs:

                    5. SUSUMA :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:

                    6. haan jomo…abhi ek ghanta aur rukna hai… :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: mujhe kal nikalna hai faridabad ke liye..adhi packing bachi hai..but m stuck here :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: 😥

                    7. i chraoed 3 sarees frm her…ek lavender and gold..ek grey n black with silver work and one rekha types..cream with red border… :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom:

                  1. Ittttttttta bada typo…aaj tak poutmati ne bhi nahin kiya :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: SUSUMA SUSUMA :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:

                    1. maine nahi umne kiya typo :smug: …. :shame: :shame: :shame: :shame: shaadi faridabad me hai jomo… :toothygrin:

                    2. oh…waise kya….send in the piccies as soon as you are back Fartu :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

  5. i already am getting 1 frm this range neha.. i luv mattes :love: :love: … drying is no problem.. i’ll use a lip balm O:) .. but u did a gr8 review again dear.. n finally I got to c ur lips ka picccyyyyyy :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

    1. & this shade luks like my revlon matte misty spice… :pompom: :pompom: :pompom:
      i’m a fan of such corals… :inlove: :inlove: :jaiho: :jaiho:

  6. Neha please tell me the glosses dont have shimmer in them ?
    I want to get so much of stuff from this range ,would have to skip lipsticks though ,i already have pretty dry lips :((

    1. aiyoo
      actually ritika i dont wear glosses
      to mane dhyan nahi dia :yikes:
      bas ye pic to mane readers ke liye le liye


  7. Liked your honest and detailed review. I like ur non diplomatic way of reviewing :waytogo:
    I’ll stay away from them as I have dry lips and not a big fan of matte lippies :yawn:

  8. Nice review Neha, Matte but drying ….. 🙁 You did the review in the nick of time. All are so excited about the absolute range that you definitely did stop some impulsive shopping….. :waytogo:

  9. I love the shade . I am loving my Chamor Orange Falmbe these days. You r right that these orange shades really brighten up the face ……. Wish it was not so drying. But I too have dry lips , so I’ll stay away from this

  10. Actually I personally feel most of the products in this line are a relaunch from the 9 to 5 collection with some more additions thrown in… :-/

  11. oh, I saw these at Shoppers’ stop a week back and I thought a lipstick couldn’t be more drying..The shades average and like you said better pigmented . Great review Neha, :waytogo: :waytogo: exactly like what I felt after seeing them. And patchy wear off :yuck: :yuck:

  12. the swatch photos on your lips are very helpful in deciding on how drying they truly are.thanks for the most awesome review on these. you’ve saved me my stash of greens. :thanks: and looking forward to all the other reviews. :rose:

  13. The lipglosses and the lipsticks peach carnation and pink kiss :woot: :yahoo: :inlove: :love: i want them all :waaa: well the lipglosses look similar to the nyx sheer glosses that nids reviewed isn’t it??? :toothygrin: bt i hope that the staying power would be good…..thanks fr the review Neha…..i wonder hw many lippies u gonna buy 😀 :preen: :puchhi:

  14. Finallyy LipSwatchess.. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: .. but these drying lipsticks.. I completely hatee.. :yuck: :yuck: .. Nowadays to I avoid lakme.. :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: ..
    Thanks for ur review.. I really expected some good stuff this time .. but they failed.. :spank: :spank: :spank:

  15. such a detailed review Neha!!!! :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: loads…

    now i am def skipping these lippies. :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: …

    waiting for your other reviews from this range… :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: …….

  16. NICE review Neha!
    I was wondering, Lakme Absolute everywhere. Thanks for the first para of sentiments 🙂

    But does look like u did some pranayama or drank a calming elixir before you wrote this 😀 such determination in ur words 🙂

    Plus y is it called classic rose! i dont see it close to any rose 🙁

  17. Not for me. :nababana: :nababana: My lips seem to think that it’s good to randomly start cracking and flaking…so I’m assuming they won’t be very happy with this. :ghost: :ghost:

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