Lakme Absolute Sun-Kissed Bronzer Review, Swatches, Comparison

Lakme Absolute Sun-Kissed Bronzer Review, Swatches, Comparison

Lakme Absolute Sun Kissed Bronzer Review

Product Description:
Uber-cool tanned haute look is in. Lakme Absolute Sun-kissed Bronzer is a dermatologically tested Vitamin E enriched formula which provides a sun-kissed glow and luminous finish. The bronzer is divided into dual shades, providing you bronzy gold and a cream silver shade with a little shimmer, perfectly suited for Indian complexion. It can’t be any hotter!

New Lakme Absolute Range


The much-awaited Lakme Absolute is out and many of us are still waiting to lay our hands on the range.  Keeping that in mind, I am shortlisting some stuff from that, which may be not that difficult to choose that you won’t have to go out and swatch them as they have come up with a “one size fits all” kind of bronzer for Indian skin tones.  I love how they have named these – the sun-kissed bronzer and moon-lit highlighter!!

Sunkissed Bronzer

So, coming back to the bronzer, if you have been reading my posts, you would know that I totally love bronzers.  So, now that the Indian market has a bronzer out there for you and not much to choose from (just one bronzer), I don’t see a reason why you can’t contour your face and make that cheekbone higher and the hollow of the cheek deeper.

Lakme New

Lakme Absolute Bronzer

Lakme Absolute has priced the bronzer at Rs. 600, which many say looks like waffles. This one is more intricate looking than a waffle and it looks even crisper and more baked to perfection to me.


Now, the bronzer has two tones in it, which may look exactly the same at a single glance and even more close when you swatch and almost same when you blend them.  The idea here is not of a bronzer and a highlighter remember, but just two shades of bronzers which are almost same but look fancy enough in the pan.

Lakme Absolute Range

swatches 1

The packing is nice, not bad, but nothing that you may not have seen before. It looks like an average compact-like packing with transparent lid and no puff or brush like our good old eyeshadows and blushes.


Thank God, there is no brush occupying the space there and what I got is a whole round pan of bronzer, not a semi-circle, and not a dome.

Lakme Bronzer

The bronzer I must say is very pigmented, very smooth, color rich, bendable, thick in texture, but now, how many of us use contour and bronzer, I don’t see many hands up and that’s the reason they have come up with just one bronzer to may be test the waters.

Bronzer swatches

The shade of the bronzer is almost copper, which I think is not suitable for daily wear and especially if you don’t want to add any color to your skin.  The sheen in it is pretty I should say and even better on blending.  It looks a little too much when you swatch because it is really coppery-bronzy kind of a shade, nevertheless, very pigmented.  The bronzer is almost like a copper or bronze pearl finish eyeshaodw to me.

My Experience with Lakme Absolute Sun-Kissed Bronzer:

I find it very smooth, soft, pigmented, but lasted on my oily skin for around three hours, not more. It is at least three tones darker than me and I find it very dark for daily wear, it is a really dark bronzer.

Lakme Absolute Bronzer Review

I have a lot of bronzers that are mild enough for daily contour also and a little pink in tone too, but this one is outright copper-bronze kind of a contour color and if I go overboard, I tend to look sunburnt.


After you blend, it looks really soft though, but does add three more tones of color. So, be careful when you use it and be specific where you place it (in the shape of a three on the side of the face mainly under the cheek in the hollow and under the jaw line to slim up your face).


Some suggestions that would have made me like it even better:

  • I wish it had a half-matte bronzer side and half of what it is.
  • I also wish it had some light color and the other side could have been dark.
  • The sheen should have been lesser.
  • The color tone should have been a little lighter, so that I could use it more often.
  • The color is perhaps more suitable for body bronzing.
  • Both the shades look so similar to me!

Bronzer mua and lakme

Last Word on Lakme Absolute Sun-Kissed Bronzer:

It’s a good bronzer, a little dark for my liking.  It  is soft, pigmented, but not for daily contour.  I think darker skin tones would carry it off better.  I use a large fluffy brush to blend it well and it leaves a very healthy-looking tanned sheen on the skin.  It is good for body too, it can actually double as an eyeshadow too.  It blends really well but lasting power is just three hours maximum.  Those with oily skin should be careful about the extra sheen that it imparts.

Do I Recommend Lakme Absolute Sun-Kissed Bronzer:

If you don’t have a bronzer yet, this can be your first, from our very own Lakme.  Out of the 7 odd bronzers that I have, this one is the darkest and the smoothest too.  Indian market doesn’t have many bronzers to choose from, so if I think about the local brands, this one is a winner and even if I think global, this is in fact a good bronzer.

I have added a picture for comparison with the other two bronzers that I have just to show you how different the texture is from others.  I just wish it was a little lighter and had a matte half to it.


4.1 on 5 (smooth, blendable, pigmented for sure).

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76 thoughts on “Lakme Absolute Sun-Kissed Bronzer Review, Swatches, Comparison

  1. Lovely review Neha..and even I felt the same when I sawww it first a few days back in some post here…It looked like waffles only..he want to eat waffles… 😐

    But this sounds really nice naa…..Awesssomeee piccys u’ve clicked!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

    1. i know me too wnat to ahve waffles.. i am just feeling so hungry today. morning see am just sitting and munching something or the other :dumb: :dumb:

  2. ” Out of the 7 odd bronzers that I have, this one is the darkest and the smoothest too.” :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: Sounds so awesome neha :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

      1. yeah rati is right
        no brush or semi circler prodcut like i sais
        a whole pan of bronzer :victory2:

        n preetha havent u heard “its a revolution in makeup” :tremble:

    1. coz its Lakme’s (Royal according to them) “Absolute” range…and coz Kareena is endorsing the range….. so they thought of pricing it that way… probably.. 😐

            1. actually am not defending but endorsing lakme is a part of her job. What she uses for her personal use could be totally different. It’s the case of personal and professional stuff. 🙂

              1. cali it’s a part of their bread and butter… i mean i no see anything wrong with it. sachin must be endorsing hundreds of brands bt at the end of the day he is an individual only and hed use what he likes no.. atleast i think so. 😀

                1. he he he..I remember one instance when on zoom..Hrithik had gone to some Lifebuoy event and was endorsing Lifebuoy brands with children all around kiddo asked him..”Do you really use lifebuoy soap daily?”

                  Hrithik was so embarrassed, he couldn’t reply to the kid. Obviously he didn’t use the soap but I really liked the fact that he didn’t lie. He simply smiled and started asking him his name and what does he love to do etc…. 😆

  3. Thanks for the review Neha. When i picked up the mousse foundation from this range few days ago, i was tempted to get the bronzer also but didnt. I was also tempted this morning to pick it up online but never got around to actually do it. I am slightly on the fairer side but have extremely sensitive skin too so me in 2 minds whether to buy it or not..hmmm..tough one :chewnails

    1. 😆 even I was laughing when I saww that sketch..usska bronzer usske face se baahar jaa raha hai!! :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi:

          1. :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: tum ladkia na
            product pe focus karo :stars: :stars: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

  4. this definitely looks quite dark for me also i prefer matt ones and this one has little bit of shimmer..btw fabulous detailed review Neha! your rviews are always so honest and detailed! :thanks:

  5. No bronzers for me though I am prety sure tht this is a winner product for the Indian beauties :announce: :announce: …. v still need to understand the meaning & use of a bronzer n our own Lakme, a trusted brand among lakhs of Indian women, ihas don a gr8 job launching a superbb product like this :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
    awesum revu neha :jaiho: :jaiho: .. i luved ur 3rd bronzer .. uska name bta.. 😛

  6. Nice review neha! You really explained all the points well and very clear pictures too! Lovely! :clap: :clap: :clap:
    Waiting for the illuminator review coz I’m thinking of picking that up. :pompom:

  7. I can see Neha’s 2 x optical zoom mark from the Lakme’s silver cover :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  8. A really awesome review and superb pics, Neha. I liked the swatches somehow, but I will wait for the highlighter review before buying this or that. :))

  9. Very nice and detailed review Neha, everywhere i am hearing abt lakme absolute only.. Happy to see the reviews so fast here.. :thanks: .. I wont be using any bronzer in near future.. :tongue:

  10. Neha u have written such a detailed review.. :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: ..
    Me dont like this much.. waiting for ur next review on highlighter.. :worship: :worship: :worship:

  11. Nehaji… Lovely review… :thumbsup: :thumbsup: im tanned enuf tat i dnt need bronzer i tink… :whistle: :whistle: bt i can chk highlighters….

  12. :preen: :preen: :preen: I will buy! I will buy! :jiggy1: :jiggy1: And I’ll use it on my body too. :shying:
    And sachhii it looks like an intricate waffle only. :dumb: Ab muzhe bhi waffle khana hai! :waaa: :waiting:
    Actually na….I like the application wala instructions ka drawing. :snicker: :snicker: :lol2: 😆 😆
    :thanks: sooo much for the awesome and detailed review,Neha di!

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