Lakme Absolute Ruby Glimmer Illuminating Lip Shimmer Review

Skin tone: Medium fair, warm undertones

Hello beauties,
I am here again with one more Lakme Illuminating Lip Shimmer in the shade “Ruby Glimmer”. Jump into the review to know more about this lovely shade.
Lakme Absolute Ruby Glimmer Illuminating Lip Shimmer Review

INR 700 for 3.7g

Key Features:
Backstage experts at Lakme Fashion Week bring to you the latest trend of ‘The Illuminated Look’, with a range of makeup that helps create red carpet luster every day. A creme lipstick that delivers high color pay off with a reflective shimmer finish.

Shelf Life:
2 Years

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How to Apply:
• Step 1: Pull out the cap.
• Step 2: Start applying from the centre of your upper lip.
• Step 3: Work from the centre of your upper lip, following the contours of your mouth
• Step 4: Glide across the bottom lip

My Experiences with Lakme Absolute Ruby Glimmer Illuminating Lip Shimmer:

Lakme has changed their packaging and improved it from their usual ones. But, still they have not added the color-coded feature to the lipstick tube. The lipstick is housed in a simple black coloured cardboard packaging. All the details about the product are mentioned on the outer packaging in white fonts. But, it lacks the ingredients list. All Lakme lipsticks lack their ingredients list.


The lipstick tube is silver inside and wrapped up in a translucent charcoal gray plastic case. The cap is also of the same colour. The range’s tagline is printed on the cap in simple white fonts. The cap fits very securely making this lipstick tube travel-friendly. The tube has a regular twist-up mechanism with a locking system; this helps to keep the lipstick bullet free from damage. This lipstick tube bears a sticker at its base, which bears the shade name. Overall, the packaging is nice and improved.

shade name

“Ruby Glimmer” is a gorgeous deep pink shade. It is somewhat a nice strawberry pink shade. This shade bears strong red undertones. It suits my warm skin tone so well. It is so vibrant and it adds an instant glow to my face. It is an amazingly flattering shade. It gives my face a fresh and brightened look. This is a pink shade, which will suit fair to medium skin tones very well. Though, the lipstick is shimmery, but the shimmers are finely milled and do not look chunky at all.

lipstick bullet

The silver shimmers present in this lipstick look nice and give this lipstick a nice illuminating effect. I really don’t mind these shimmers of this lipstick at all. The lipstick is not a glossy one. It sets to a nice velvety and shiny finish. It is a perfect pink shade for parties and weddings. It can be worn on daily basis, if you are comfortable with hot pinks. I personally feel this is the most gorgeous pink of this range. I love it!

shimmer lipstick

The lipstick is insanely pigmented. Just one swipe is good enough to impart good colour to the lips. Its intense pigmentation hides all the dark patches of the lips giving the lips a perfect opaque colour. It take two swipes to build up the colour and proper finish. It does not look frosty at all. It has that perfect pigmentation and the right amount of shimmers make this lipstick an amazing choice. The lipstick has good pigmentation & it does not stain the lips in any way. Removing the lipstick is also very easy. Even those shimmers are very easy to remove.

hand swatch

The texture of the lipstick is almost buttery. It is soft and smooth. It glides effortlessly on the lips without any tugging or pulling. It is lightweight and feels super comfortable on the lips. It never feels heavy or patchy even after layering. I find the formula really moisturizing, so it works fine on my lips but it may not work for very dry lips. It does not bleed or smudge like other creamy lipsticks. It does not settle into the fine lines of the lips. The creamy texture makes it transfer a little.

lip swatches

The lipstick has a mild vanilla fragrance, which is a little strong but non-bothering for me. It might bother people with sensitive noses. The lipstick has a long-lasting formula. It lasts for 5-6 hours on my lips without any meals. The colour loses its intensity with time. The lipstick stays for approx. 4 hours. With full meals, it fades away evenly without giving a patchy finish. But, when colour loses its intensity, the shimmers of the lipstick become more prominent and look a little chunky. So, reapplication is required. Overall, I love this colour. This is my most favourite shade from this range.

Pros of Lakme Absolute Ruby Glimmer Illuminating Lip Shimmer:

• Good packaging
• Easy to carry
• Amazing shade
Brightens up the face
• Shimmers are finely milled
• Perfect for parties & wedding
• Can be worn on a daily basis, if you prefer bold shades
• Decently pigmented
• Smooth texture
• Glides effortlessly
Moisturizing formula
• No smudging
• Feels light on the lips
• Long-lasting

Cons of Lakme Absolute Ruby Glimmer Illuminating Lip Shimmer:

• Shimmers look prominent when the colour loses it intensity

IMBB Rating:

Would I Recommend/Repurchase Lakme Absolute Ruby Glimmer Illuminating Lip Shimmer?
Yes, this is amazing and worth-trying.

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