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I’m really thrilled and excited to be here with a review after a while . I can say that whenever I go into hibernation on IMBB, it’s always a Lakme review that somehow jumpstarts me back into action again, so I guess it’s all good. My very first review on IMBB in 2010 (yes….I’ve been around for 3 years, and counting!), was a Lakme foundation review, and then later I went to town here on IMBB with reviews on stuff from the Lakme Fantasy collection. Nothing gives me a bigger adrenaline rush and releases endorphins and dopamines into my system, than seeing my articles here and reading all your lovely, sweet and encouraging comments. Right, so for the time being, let’s reduce the mushiness here and get down to some serious work!
Today I’m talking about one of the lipsticks from the 26 newly-released shades of the Lakme Enrich Satins range, No. 149. These lipsticks cost Rs. 225/- each, and have the usual deep wine colour outer casing, with a gold band in the middle with ‘LAKME’ written across. The bottom end of the case has a sticker with the shade number, and an additional feature in this new range of 26 shades is that the same sticker has been added on the top cap as well.
I was happy to see a few shades other than nudes and browns in this new lot, although nudes and browns occupy majority. I totally avoided any nudes, browns or maroons (can’t remember having seeing any maroons, I may be wrong though), as whatever the SA showed me were browns and more browns, till at last there was light at the end of the rainbow, and she showed me some other colours.
This shade comes across as a bright raspberry pink with a soft, creamy finish. At first I thought there was absolutely no shimmer present, but on swatching and looking very closely, I saw some pink shimmer particles, so I would say that the shimmer in this lipstick could be described as hidden shimmer, which hardly shows up, but instead just adds light and shine to the shade, without being overbearing. I have 3 other lipsticks from the new shades released, and I see that these are very, very soft and creamy and need a light hand when applied, and the tube needs to be twisted up very little, just enough to be able to apply with ease, or else I feel that these may break, and the hot weather these days doesn’t help too.
The shade has a kind of glossy shine as well, and definitely is one such shade that will brighten up the face, and IMO will suit light to medium skin tones, and even medium to dusky, depending on personal choice. I also found that when I experimented with dabbing this lightly with a tissue to blot it a bit, it looks totally matte and stays longer too. Personally, I loved this as a matte look – a bright colour that looks like a deep lip stain, and if you like it creamy and glossy, just don’t blot it at all, or another thing you can do is to blot it and then add a touch of gloss – in that way it lasts longer too.
Pros of Lakme Enrich Satins Lipstick #149:
• Soft, smooth and creamy on application.
• Good coverage and pigmentation.
• A nice bright and fashionable shade.
• Lasts around 4 hours, longer if blotted.
• Covers lip lines well.
• Feels lightweight and comfortable.
• Doesn’t bleed around the lips.
• Keeps the lips moisturized well.
Cons of Lakme Enrich Satins Lipstick #149:
• Lakme should have included more variety of shades and not so many nudes and browns.
• No update as yet on their website, which would have really helped.
• I haven’t seen any leaflets around either on these 26 new shades.
• I don’t really have any other grouches about these lipsticks. I personally feel Lakme lipsticks are a first love for most of us here in India, before the other big brands arrived on our shores.
IMBB Rating :
4 on 5.
Regarding re-purchase, I would surely be comfortable getting this again, reviews coming up on the other 3 which I bought from this range.
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