It has been a while since I wrote, and I totally missed it. I was freaking busy all this while with placements and all the tests are lined up. I did a small haul recently, and this product belongs to that. I reviewed P172 earlier which was a dud, so I wanted to try some other shade.
Price: 260 INR for 4.3g
Ingredients: Olive oil and Vitamin E.
Shelf life: 24 months
Claims: Steal the show with an intense, vibrant pout. The added goodness of olive oil and Vitamin E helps keep your lips feeling satin smooth.
My Take On Lakme Enrich Satin P171 Lipstick:
Packaging: I am so in love with the new transparent tube with a ‘concave’ glass on the top, that makes the lipstick bullet appear tiny. The see through packaging totally rocks, when compared to the boring old ones of this range. The shade number is written on a sticker below. The bullet has the gorgeous engraving on it that I don’t see with other brands. The packaging is convenient and travel friendly. I wish they were color-coded to avoid the effort of searching a particular shade in the stash.
Shade: P171 is a blue based bubblegum pink with purple undertones. I was so impressed with the swatch that I purchased it without a second thought. I have always been in search for a ‘pop’ pink, and I mistook this shade for one. This one does not flatter me at all; it makes me look darker than what I am. A plus, for me, is that it is shimmer free.
Texture: The texture of this lipstick is smooth. It just glides on smoothly without tugs and pulls even if the lips are not exfoliated. Although, it tends to accentuate dry patches and fine lines. The texture is convincingly velvety and smooth. I did not feel it moisturizing, instead it dried my lips out. P172 was better at this part. It gives a supple finish.
Pigmentation: This is super pigmented. I am quite impressed with the color payoff, sadly it doesn’t suit me. In one swipe, maximum pigmentation can be achieved. Multiple swipes will make it look cakey though. The color appears to be more mauve-pink on me, unlike on the bullet.
Smell and Taste: It has that same old horrid smell that I cannot relate to. It also tastes weird. The smell lingers for a very long time and even after wiping off the lip color!
Lasting Power: The lasting power of P171 is better than P172 and it lasts about 3 hours with light snacks and drinks. Even by the slightest contact with anything, this lipstick transfers. It fades very unevenly, and it leaves a strong stain behind. The stain is very bothersome when it comes to removing, as it refuses to budge. I had a hard time to get it off.
Pros of Lakme Enrich Satin P171 Lipstick:
• New, see through packaging that’s sturdy also.
• Travel friendly.
• This shade is a bright blue based pink that flatters fair skin tones.
• Gives a supple, glossy finish.
• Color payoff is superb.
• Enriched with vitamin E and olive oil.
• Glides easily on lips.
• Availability is easy.
Cons of Lakme Enrich Satin P171 Lipstick:
• This shade dried out my lips.
• The color settles into fine lines and accentuates dry patches.
• I hate the smell of this lipstick.
• This shade looks more mauve-pink on me. I expected it to be brighter.
• Makes me look darker.
• This shade will not suit dusky beauties.
IMBB Rating: 3/5
Would I Recommend/ Repurchase Lakme Enrich Satin P171 Lipstick?
Well, it does not flatter me at all but if you can carry bright blue based pinks with ease, then this can be your cup of tea. Sadly it looks very different on me than it appears on the bullet. Another miss for me from this range of Lakme lipsticks.
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