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By Ishani N.
Today, I am reviewing Lakme Enrich Lip Color Classics 456 Rum N Raisin. I always prefer lip gloss rather than lipsticks, but recently, I decided to try a darker shade of lipstick. So, I picked up Lakme Enrich Lip Color Classics 456 Rum N Raisin. Hope you will like the review.
Rs. 225 for 4.4 ml.
Use before 36 months from packaging.
You can see how much dark the lipstick looks in appearance, but in the swatch below, you will see it looks so different on my lips. It is not that glossy, neither matte. One single swipe is enough to get the perfect color, but for people who like darker shades can give multiple swipes to bring that rich rum and raisin appearance. For me, one swipe is just perfect. It is not necessary to apply any kind of balm underneath as the lipstick is quite moisturizing. I apply a little bit of loose talcum powder before the swipe since it keeps the color intact on my lips for quite some time.
I don’t prefer applying this lipstick on a daily basis. The color is neither chocolate nor dark brown. It is purely the color of a hard dried raisin and goes well with its name.
I apply this lipstick very occasionally, actually depending on my mood to a great extent. I was not that satisfied after buying it. The dark shade didn’t suit my complexion. The spark was missing. You can see in the picture below how it looks on my lips. Nevertheless, the color is really rich and very classy. This color would complement bridal make-up or when you are wearing a very gorgeous saree or a salwar suit.
It comes in a dark brown color case. The stick is quite thick and it may last for many days. Its travel friendly and can be carried around.
Since I was not much pleased with the color, I tried to experiment a little by combining this color with Lakme Enrich Satin 128 and bingo!! I got my perfect shade. Below, I have given a picture of Lakme Enrich Satin 128 (it has already been reviewed in IMBB, so I think giving further details will be quite unnecessary). You can see the difference in this picture below, what a major variation in color after the combination.
The shade that resulted was dark marron or cherry color. I think it is best to mix the two colors. First, I applied two swipes of Lakme Enrich Lip Color Classics 456 and over that, I applied a single swipe of Lakme Enrich Satin 128. Though I enjoyed combining the two colors and experimenting it on my lips, yet it was time consuming and not fruitful enough.
My Experience with Lakme Enrich Lip Color – Classics 456 Rum N Raisin:
I did not enjoy using this lipstick. The colour lasts for about 3-4 hours. Just one swipe is enough as more than that can make it look very dark, but those who like darker shades, can go for multiple swipes. The color is quite glossy and lustrous. Since the time I bought it, I have applied it twice and I don’t think I shall use it that frequently as I have many more pretty shades in my kitty. Since the price is not that cheap, experimenting with shades from this range will not be a very good idea.
Pros of Lakme Enrich Lip Color – Classics 456 Rum N Raisin:
- The lipstick is quite moisturizing.
- Does not dry out lips.
- One swipe is enough and that would last for 3 to 4 hours.
- Glossy, one does not need to apply a lip balm underneath.
- Pigmentation is satisfactory.
Cons of Lakme Enrich Lip Color – Classics 456 Rum N Raisin:
- Lipstick color is not that satisfactory.
- No specific mention of ingredients used.
- Does not suit all skin complexions, best for fair skin.
- Not suitable to be used on a daily basis.
Do I Recommend Lakme Enrich Lip Color – Classics 456 Rum N Raisin?
Well, I don’t think I would buy it again. I don’t have much time to spare to keep on combining two shades when I can get my favorite color in just one lipstick. For people who are in love with darker shades, can definitely opt for this one.
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