Lakme Absolute Forever Silk Lip Liner in Merlot Review

Lakme Absolute Forever Silk Lip Liner in Merlot Review

Hi Everyone!!!

I had an eyeliner from the Lakme Absolute range and after being very impressed with it, I wanted to try a lip liner from this range. I got it in the shade “Merlot” a few months back. Read on more to find out about this lip liner:

Lakme Absolute Forever Silk Lip Liner in Merlot Review

Product Description:

  • Velvety texture.
  • Waterproof.
  • Smudge proof.
  • Long wear.
  • Dermatologically tested.

Shades Available:

  • Poppy Red.
  • Merlot.
  • Expresso.
  • Chestnut.

Lip liner 2


Rs. 275 (has been hiked to Rs. 325 now).


0.35 gm.

My Take on Lakme Absolute Forever Silk Lip Liner in Merlot:

It comes in a retractable pencil form and looks classy. The outer cover is black in color with the color band at the end of the cover. The cover fits efficiently and cannot come out accidentally; hence it is travel friendly and can be easily carried in handbag.

Lip liner 2

Merlot shade is a mixture of maroon and brown. It is more on the maroon side and has hints of burgundy. The shade is very pretty and would easily go with plum, browns and maroon lipsticks.

Lip liner 2

The pencil is very soft. It glides on easily, like a crayon. It is creamy in texture and isn’t drying at all. The finish is matte, not glossy. It helps to hold the lipstick in place efficiently and gives intense color in a single swipe. It doesn’t have to be pressed hardly while using and can be used to apply a thin line as well. Being very soft, it might break if too much product is taken out while applying.

Lip liner 2

It stays on for 4-5 hours. After 5 hours, only a thin line remains which needs to be removed with a makeup remover. It helps to increase the staying power of the lipstick used with it. Being retractable, there is no need to sharpen, hence there is no product wastage, but definitely hygiene issues are present.

Pros of Lakme Absolute Forever Silk Lip Liner in Merlot:

  • Versatile color, it would go with brown, plum and maroon lipsticks.
  • The texture is just superb. It is very soft and creamy and glides on easily.
  • No need to sharpen, hence no product wastage.
  • Keeps the lipstick in place.
  • Increases the staying power of lipstick used with it.
  • Great color pay off.
  • Very easy to use.
  • Travel friendly, elegant packaging.
  • Moisturizes the lips.
  • Easily available.

Cons of Lakme Absolute Forever Silk Lip Liner in Merlot:

  • Available only in 4 colors.
  • Staying power is not very long.
  • The product may break off if too much is exposed while applying.
  • Price is on the higher side.

IMBB Rating:


Will I Repurchase/Do I Recommend Lakme Absolute Forever Silk Lip Liner in Merlot?

Yes, definitely.  I loved its texture and I am definitely going to try it in more colors.

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15 thoughts on “Lakme Absolute Forever Silk Lip Liner in Merlot Review

    1. All the lakme counters sale original products. And from what i have experienced, duplicate products are sold at cheaper prices, not at the prices which are mentioned online. 🙂

        1. No problem Mona. I have myself been a victim of duplicate products a number of times. i hope this time i am correct about how to be sure.

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