Lakme Absolute Matte Lipstick – Brilliant Kiss Review

Lakme Absolute Matte Lipstick – Brilliant Kiss Review

Lakme Absolute Matte Lipstick Brilliant Kiss Review

I recently went out for shopping with my friends and we wandered in Health and Glow with no intention of buying anything. As always, I stepped into the cosmetics section and went to the Lakme counter to check the Lakme Absolute range, thinking about the brushes reviewed by Neha, but lucky me, I found a lovely lipstick from the Absolute Matte range.

So, here I present the review on Lakme Absolute Matte Lipstick – Brilliant Kiss shade #203.

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Product Description:

Ensure a proper pout while you enhance the beauty of your lips, with Lakme Absolute Matte. Enriched with Vitamin E and wheat germ oil, this keeps the lips smooth, silky and soft. Now enjoy the special attention along with an attractive matte finish as the non-drying creamy formula keeps the lips hydrated.


Rs. 395


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The lipstick comes in a metallic case with a little of matte finish. The name of the shade with the shade number is written at one end of the lipstick.  This makes life easy.  Overall, the packing is strudy and travel friendly. I carry it everyday to office and it never opens. The bullet is slightly slanted and I find it easy to apply. Overall, the packing has been improvised by Lakme on their absolute range.


Brilliant Kiss #203 is a beautiful pinkish plumy shade. This is just perfect for a day wear/office wear. There are quite a number of beautiful hues from the pink and brown family.

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The pink+plum shade is going to suit almost all skin tones.  I usually stay away from pink shades, but this one stole my heart.


The texture is soft, creamy and it glides like a dream. Like many other matte lipsticks, this doesn’t dry or settle in fine lines, but that doesn’t mean its moisturizing.  !Any matte user will be well aware of the need for proper exfoliation of lips and moisturizing factor.  So, the same applies here.

Staying Power:

The staying power is average.  It stays on my lips for 3-4 hours, with minimal eating/drinking. After a heavy meal, there is a hint of the shade on lips.

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This lipstick is heavily pigmented. Just one single swipe will be okay and doesn’t feel heavy on lips.


It smells of some fruit candy and its mild. The smell fades off the moment you apply on your lips.

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What I Like about Lakme Absolute Matte Lipstick – Brilliant Kiss:

  • Lovely shade for everyday wear, will complement all skin tones.
  • Sturdy metallic packing.
  • Smooth texture and glides easily on lips.
  • Does not dry out like other matte lipsticks.
  • Good pigmentation. Good enough for highly pigmented lips.
  • Mild fruity and candy smell. Not very bothering.
  • Not expensive.
  • Average staying power of 3-4 hours.

What I Do Not Like about Lakme Absolute Matte Lipstick – Brilliant Kiss:

  • Transfers a lot to cups.

Do I Recommend Lakme Absolute Matte Lipstick – Brilliant Kiss?

Definitely yes.

IMBB Rating:


Overall, it’s a pretty pink shade with a plum base making it perfect for daily wear.  A light, semi matte lipstick with good pigmentation, smooth texture and 3-4 hours of staying power, makes it a hit.  This retails for 395 INR, doesn’t it sound good? Definitely yes, I am so much loving this range and eyeing the Peach Carnation and Lush from the same range.

Thanks for reading 🙂

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9 thoughts on “Lakme Absolute Matte Lipstick – Brilliant Kiss Review

    1. Rati, please rescue…my Clarins Base review has disappeared from the site! It was posted yesterday. Dropped an email about it as well 🙁

    2. Thanks Rati, the color looks purplisish in this friend tried it and it was sort of beautiful pink..and the camera has captured the shade a little different..

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