Lakme has been impressing the masses by introducing high quality products and been giving a tough time to its competitors too. Its 9 to 5 range was a total hit and now, Lakme has introduced this Lakme Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi-Definition Matte Lipstick range. This range is totally drool worthy. And, my love for reds is crossing all the boundaries now.
Lakmé Absolute’s latest range of high definition Sculpt lipsticks has arrived! One stroke of contoured perfection is all you need to get a chiseled, long wear experience with a rich matte finish. Available in 15 dramatic shades (the brightest shades so far in the Absolute range), Lakmé Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi-Definition Matte Lipstick is your go-to professional product that provides nothing less than an expert finish.
High colour pay off in one stroke
Matte texture and finish
Long lasting formula
Highly recommended by Lakmé makeup experts
Most vibrant matte collection from Lakmé Absolute
INR 700 for 3.7 grams.
My Experience with Lakme Absolute Red Rush Sculpt Studio Hi-Definition Matte Lipstick:
Packaging: The lipstick has the exact packaging as the earlier Absolute range lipsticks. It comes in a silver metallic cylinder housed in a transparent tube. The cap is transparent and hence, the color identification becomes easy. The cap opens and shuts with a twist and is not prone to opening automatically which makes it very travel friendly. The bullet comes out with a twist mechanism and that too with a click. Hence, one has to twist the lipstick or it won’t come out. This lock and twist system is very unique and new.
Red Rush is a sober red with dark undertones that makes it a very subtle, daily wear color. Since it is not very bright, a single swipe would suffice for day use. This one gives a very mature look. Also, this one looks more orangey in the pictures, but it really is not! Red Rush is a matte finish lipstick. But, when you apply this shade, it looks a little sheer initially and then settles to a complete matte finish.
It has a creamy texture, but if one uses it on dry and non-moisturized lips, it might pull the lips. Once applied on prepped up lips, this lipstick glides effortlessly. I basically have dry lips that start feeling dry when I use matte lipsticks like these. I would suggest to use a little lip balm before application and use a little afterwards as well.
Red rush would score an 8 on 10 for pigmentation. Not much difference in single and multiple swipes, but yes, the color can be built up to a darker shade. The staying power for me is around 4-5 hours after which it starts to fade away leaving behind a reddish tint on lips. It survives through small snacking, but would need touch up after a meal. Also, it transfers a little bit on to cutlery. It is in no way waterproof and can be easily wiped off with water if a single swipe was used. For multiples ones, there would be a stain left behind after using water and will require a makeup remover. Overall, I love this one.
Pros of Lakme Absolute Red Rush Sculpt Studio Hi-Definition Matte Lipstick:
• Beautiful daily wear dark red shade.
• Twist and click mechanism.
• Classy packaging.
• Travel friendly.
• Creamy texture.
• Matte finish.
• Highly pigmented.
• Good staying power.
Cons of Lakme Absolute Red Rush Sculpt Studio Hi-Definition Matte Lipstick:
• This particular shade can pull a bit if not used on exfoliated lips.
• Can get dry if lips are not moisturized.
• Transfers to cutlery.
• Not waterproof.
• Could have been priced better.
Would I Recommend Lakme Absolute Red Rush Sculpt Studio Hi-Definition Matte Lipstick?
Yes, definitely. I think it’s just perfect for the Indian skin tones and not at all very flashy.
Would I Repurchase Lakme Absolute Red Rush Sculpt Studio Hi-Definition Matte Lipstick?
Not this shade as I have many other reds too!
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