Lakme Absolute Matte Lipcolor Red Muse Review

by Nidhi K.

Read on girls for reddest red lips all day long. This post is for all you red lipstick lovers. I’m sure there’s one in all of us.

Have you ever had one of those days where you wake up and the world around seems so gloomy and blue that even looking at yourself in the mirror annoys you? A day when even your best outfit won’t change the way you feel about everything! I found myself at a mall, in-between work and looking to drown my sorrows into some mindless shopping. Thinking of picking up another lipstick, I wandered over to the Lakme counter. This is my second red from Lakme. The first one was a deep dark red called Red Carpet (also equally fabulous, review coming up soon!) .

Lakme Lip Color Red Muse

The Lakme girl asked me if I was looking for anything specific, I just sort of grunted and she realised that I needed a pick me up 🙂 . She showed me a bunch of bright pinks that didn’t seem to pique my interest. Then I stumbled upon this matte silver packaging lipstick called Red Muse. It was love at first sight! It was the exact red colour I’d been looking for; for a very long time.

Lakme’s Red Muse is one of those shades that will instantly change the way you feel about yourself and the world around. This colour could even bring Christian Grey on his knees (ok too much drama lets proceed).


Rs. 500/-


Enriched with Vitamin E and Wheat Oil, Lakmé Absolute Matte Lipcolor keeps your lips soft, smooth and silky with every application.

  • Vitamin E
  • Wheat Oil
  • Long Lasting

My Experience with Lakme Absolute Matte Lipcolor Red Muse:

Lakme claims that the product is Matte. And it is. It goes on creamy, and within a minute it’s a beautiful creamy, yet matte colour. It costs Rs. 500. My skin type is fair, so it really lightens up the face. The colour is quite versatile actually; you could even wear it to work with crisp white shirt. For that matter, you can wear this colour anytime you are looking for a little drama. The colour has the ability to complement most Indian skin tones.


The girl at the counter claims that it stays on for the entire day. And it does! Even after a big scrumptious meal, the colour won’t fret. It bleeds a little bit because I’m quite a messy eater like that! 🙂

For all you women looking to put on a nice red shade in the morning and still have a nice plump red tint at night, this is the shade for you. You could put it on before a long boring day at work and step out looking fabulous without having to reapply every 3-4 hours (don’t you all hate that too?).

Overall, I’m very impressed with Lakme’s new range of lipcolors. I have picked up 4-5 of them and would be reviewing them very soon.

Lakme Lip Color Red Muse

Left – Swatched once. Right – Swatched thrice)

Lakme Lip Color Red Muse Lakme Lip Color Red Muse

Pros of Lakme Absolute Matte Lipcolor Red Muse:

  • An elegant red.
  • Matte finish.
  • Long Lasting.
  • Great colour in just one swipe.
  • Will match most Indian skin tones.

Cons of Lakme Absolute Matte Lipcolor Red Muse:

  • Won’t come off your husband’s favourite white shirt! 😉
  • None actually. I have found the Holy Grail for red lipsticks. 🙂 Hallelujah!

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Would I recommend Lakme Absolute Matte Lipcolor Red Muse?


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10 thoughts on “Lakme Absolute Matte Lipcolor Red Muse Review

  1. I am surely going to get this one.. thanks for the review 🙂 loving such shades these days 🙂 beautiful swatches 🙂

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