Lakme Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi Definition Matte Lipstick in Crimson Touch Review


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I think my love for reds has gone overboard now and people at Lakme surely know this because when I ordered three shades from their new “Absolute Matte Sculpt” series, I got three similar shades with three different names. I mean was the same shade packed by mistake in three different bullets with different names, Urgghhhh!! I had to tell this to you ladies, so please don’t make this mistake. I have already reviewed Lakmé Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi-Definition Matte Lipstick in Red Rush and Plum Spell is pending, but if you compare all these three reviews, you would feel that I am using the same lipstick. Trust me, I am so duped 😛

Lakme Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi Definition Matte Lipstick in Crimson Touch

Price:

Rs. 700

Ingredients:

Not mentioned.

Lakme Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi Definition Matte Lipstick in Crimson Touch

Quantity:

3.7 gm.

Shelf Life:

2.5 years.

Packaging:

This lipstick has the exact same packaging of Absolute range lipsticks. It comes in a silver metallic cylinder housed in a transparent tube. The cap is transparent and hence color identification is easy. The cap opens and shuts with a twist and does not open automatically, thus making 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 else it won’t come out. This lock and twist system is very unique and new.

Lakme Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi Definition Matte Lipstick in Crimson Touch

Product Claims:

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.

Lakme Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi Definition Matte Lipstick in Crimson Touch

My Experience with Lakme Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi Definition Matte Lipstick in Crimson Touch:

Crimson Touch is a dark red color with blue undertones. As I said earlier, the swatches of Red Rush and Plum Spell are exactly same as Crimson Touch with a difference of brightness probably. This one too is a matte shade, but finish wise, I feel it ranks much below than the other reds from this collection. Crimson Touch has a soft and creamy texture and application is smooth too. With this particular shade, I noticed that if the lips are not exfoliated, then the overall look of the lipstick is very flaky. Also, this one settles into the lines and accentuates them.

Lakme Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi Definition Matte Lipstick in Crimson Touch

Lakme Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi Definition Matte Lipstick in Crimson Touch

No doubt these matte lipsticks dry out the lips. Crimson Touch has great pigmentation and color is buildable to darker tones eventually.  It stays on pretty well for 4-5 hours, but I have noticed that after 2-3 hours of application, it gives a very dry look. All the three shades that I have now would look dewier if a bit of transparent gloss is applied over the top. I am really not a lip gloss person as I feel a lot of dust gets accumulated on the lips, but for these shades, I wouldn’t mind trying. When this color fades away, the fine lines on the lips get more prominent. I really don’t like this part about it.  Also, it definitely transfers, but not as prominently as Red Rush and Plum Spell from this range. Using a lip liner is advisable.  It’s not waterproof either.

Lakme Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi Definition Matte Lipstick in Crimson Touch

Lakme Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi Definition Matte Lipstick in Crimson Touch

See, you now do you understand what I meant by being duped? Although all the three shades are same, they all have different pros and cons. I really thought I am buying different shades, but nevertheless, I will have to gift them to my friends as I would definitely not be able to finish all three anytime soon.

Lakme Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi Definition Matte Lipstick in Crimson Touch

Pros of Lakme Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi Definition Matte Lipstick in Crimson Touch:

  • Dark red color with blue undertones.
  • Twist and click mechanism.
  • Classy packaging.
  • Travel friendly.
  • Creamy texture.
  • Matte finish.
  • Highly pigmented.
  • Good staying power.

Lakme Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi Definition Matte Lipstick in Crimson Touch

Cons of Lakme Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi Definition Matte Lipstick in Crimson Touch:

  • Color identical to Red Rush and Plum Spell lipsticks from the same range.
  • Will look dry on the lips if lips are not properly moisturized.
  • Looks flaky and dry after some time.
  • Accentuates fine lines.
  • Will bleed if lip liner is not used.
  • Transfers to cutlery.
  • Not waterproof.
  • Deceiving name and pictures on website.
  • Could have been priced better.

Would I Recommend Lakme Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi Definition Matte Lipstick in Crimson Touch?

Yes, but definitely try it first at the counter.

Would I Repurchase Lakme Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi Definition Matte Lipstick in Crimson Touch?

No, I already have Red Rush and Plum Spell from the same range.

IMBB Rating:

4.8/5

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7 thoughts on “Lakme Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi Definition Matte Lipstick in Crimson Touch Review

  1. Sayli, you look so lovely 🙂 and Lakme could do a bit better with shades – at least not three shades in the same range 😛

  2. The packaging is really good according to Lakme’s standards. 🙂
    How can all the lip shades suit you so well Sayli?

    1. haha Shikha..I still have to try many shades but as it is said every girl can carry red color and must have one too..

  3. These are not at all same shades and plum spell is totally different on my lips from red rush. I can say it cause I own both of them. This range contains gorgeous shade selection. This is totally your personal opinion that all shades are same.

  4. I just have one shade and I am so much in love with it! I think using a lipbalm first would help dry lips . . . and plum spell is a beautiful plum shade; I saw it on a friend yesterday. I guess the same shade may look different on different people, depending on the pigmentation of lips. 🙂

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