Lakme Gypsy Collection Sheer Satin Lip Glosses Review, Photos


Lakme Satin Lipgloss
Lakme Satin Lipgloss

Shades being reviewed: 21, 11 and 23.

Hello everyone. Hope all of you are doing good. Most of us here in India have been eagerly awaiting the launch of Lakme’s Gypsy Collection Winter 2010 range of cosmetics and finally they are here; mostly everything has been launched, except the blush which I hear is a Limited Edition and has not reached the stores as yet. So, being a real sucker for anything that’s new, I recently picked up 3 of Lakme’s new Sheer Satin Lip Glosses from their new Gypsy Collection. (8 shades are available).

Lakme glosses come in a long glass packing with a gold cap and the top of the gold cap has a small mirror. They are sealed with cellophane wrapping and don’t come along with any cardboard packaging box. I couldn’t find the quantity printed anywhere. The shade numbers are at the lower bottom end of the glosses.

Lakme Satin Lipgloss
Lakme Satin Lipgloss

(Left to right: No. 23, 11, 21)

Lakme Satin Lipgloss
Lakme Satin Lipgloss
Lakme Satin Lipgloss
Lakme Satin Lipgloss

Left to Right: No. 23, 11, 21

Lakme glosses come with a sponge-tip applicator. They have a pleasant bubblegum kind of smell and also leave a sweetish taste in the mouth. I have not found this kind of sweetish taste in any earlier lip glosses from Lakme, so I am guessing that they contain some kind of (artificial?) sweetener as an ingredient. The mirror on the top of the gold cap has a plastic cover which says “Peel off” as seen below. After removal of this plastic, there’s a cute little mirror on the cap, though I really don’t know how useful this mirror would be – how are we supposed to look into the mirror to apply the gloss when the mirror is on the cap/handle itself? I couldn’t figure this out yet.

Lakme Satin Lipgloss
Lakme Satin Lipgloss
Lakme Satin Lipgloss
Lakme Satin Lipgloss

Lakme Sheer Satin Lip Gloss swatches :

Lakme Satin Lipgloss
Lakme Satin Lipgloss

Top to Bottom: No.23, 11 and 21.

A close up look in the same order :

Lakme Satin Lipgloss
Lakme Satin Lipgloss

Lakme Sheer Satin Lip Gloss Swatches :

Lakme Satin Lipgloss 23
Lakme Satin Lipgloss 23

(Lakme Sheer Satin Lip Gloss No. 23)
This is a plummish-purply shade with a high-frost look and very fine shimmer particles. I like this one the best.

Lakme Satin Lipgloss no 11
Lakme Satin Lipgloss no 11

(Lakme Sheer Satin Lip Gloss No. 11)
This is a dark peachy, brick-rose kind of colour with no obvious shimmer or frost, but the high shine is there.

Lakme Satin Lipgloss 21
Lakme Satin Lipgloss 21

(Lakme Sheer Satin Lip Gloss No. 21)
This is a dark pinkish shade, tilting towards mauvish a bit, with shimmery particles and also a frost effect.


  • I like the new packaging, as compared to their earlier Star Shine lip glosses.
  • I like the idea of the small mirror on the cap (even though I could not figure out how one is supposed to look into the mirror and apply the gloss)!
  • They have good spreadability.
  • The darker you go shade-wise, the pigmentation is more.
  • Pleasant smell.
  • Lasts at least 3 hours.
  • This time Lakme has updated their website as soon as the collection was launched.

WHAT I DON’T LIKE ABOUT LAKME SHEER SATIN LIP GLOSSES I don’t like the fact that barely anything comes out on the sponge-tip applicator and I had to re-dip the applicator back into the gloss at least 4 to 5 times to get enough gloss to cover my lips. (Maybe I’ve gotten real used to the new heart-shaped wand applicator that many other brands are sporting these days which deposits a good amount of product onto the tip so just one swipe is enough).

  • I found the light shades very sheer indeed and the colour almost fades away after about 2 hours.
  • The first shade I bought could not open after removing the cellophane wrapping and I had to return it to the store and get a new piece and I made the SA open it in front of me. But I think this was just a pebble on the beach, all the others opened very easily, so I really don’t think I should grumble anymore about this one defective piece.

On a scale of 1 to 5, I would give these glosses a :-* :-*:-* + 0.5

I would definitely re-purchase these in other shades, well, I already have 3 out of the 8 so far.

Have a great weekend and take care.


101 thoughts on “Lakme Gypsy Collection Sheer Satin Lip Glosses Review, Photos

    1. Hi Radhika..Thanks & yes, me liking 23 the best so far. There’s also a reddish maroon frosted shade (41) and a brown frosty shade (51)…tested these recently, but yet to buy!

  1. Hi Deeptima…You liked 21, it was the first shade I bought becoz it looked quite sparkly, but it turned out that it was the sheerest of the 3!

  2. Hi sabrina,
    Nice review, what’s the price for these??
    today was enquiring today @ my cosmetic shop. hv a lakme counter there, bt SA has’nt recieved any of the Gypsy collection products here yet.
    so guess hv to wait a bit longer.

  3. Hi friendz… i had a wunderful day…:-) went to Mac D with my kiddo to celebrate his LKG result 😀 …i also went to H &G 😛 ..and guess what i found 😯 😯 😯 …lakme gypsy collection :drool: ….so without any delay.. i bought the NEW KAJAL..and ginger surprise blush :drool: …and yeah..also lakme star shine lipgloss…and also…lotus 3in1 sunscreen lotion 😀 …and my son also got gems & chocolates :cute: :cute: …wasn’t it a gr8 day…i thought i’ll share it with my IMBB friendz…
    take care…

      1. hi radhika….of me & my kiddo…….???? :rotfl: :rotfl: ..i know my shopping… 😉 i’ll do that sooon..but i m lil lazy..i m sure sumone else will do its review bfor that and post the pics as well… 😛 but i m def gonna use this stuff from tommorrow onwards… :dance: :dance: i m going out with my hubby… :blush: :blush:

            1. Ya but me no going out with hubby like “going out” going just boring vegetable shopping going out..and Anshu is like “going out” going out.. 😐

                1. Dear Ikkkeeee (hehehheee) going to Lakme counter with hubby??????? Nooo wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy I would die of shame..he would be standing quietly and like mentally recording everything I do/say at the counter…then come back home…and make fun of me :-((

              1. Now now, you have a better chance to show off. You should say, “Hubby and I were going out and then we looked into each others’ eyes and we decided to stay indoors” :rotfl: :rotfl:

        1. zaroor ik bacha..tumahari manokaamna poori hogi….kab???? ?:-) ?:-) hmmmmmm….
          hmmmm…… :waiting:
          i’ll post pic and that day i’ll announce on IMBB…. :announce: :announce:

          1. Ok post pic of the colours you bought at least naaaaaa… super helpful..apart from the fact that I just love seeing other people’s makeup stuff 😀 😀 😀 😀

            1. ok rads..i have to do it now as u have demanded 🙂 ..give me 2-3 days time na…2morrow anyways i m busy going out with my hubby na…for lunch… :blush: :blush: 😉

                1. thats alright ik… 😉 :giggle:
                  now i gotta go..and sleep in time..dont want to look dull as i m going out with my hubby…. :jump: :dance: :rotfl: :rotfl:
                  gud night…

    1. he he Anshu, enjoy your shopping today, That A + is you for you.. :-* :-* :-*

      If you want to know smething regarding the collection, lemme know. I have got the full collection. 😛

      1. Hi Rati…..gud morning.. :yawn: i must tell u i m soooooooooooooooooooooooo addicted to IMBB now….checking the new post on IMBB is the first thing i do when i switch on the system :giggle: …gr8 job i must say..and thanx for u’r wishes… 🙂 i told rads abt the post and c dear sabrina has already reduced my workload for the lakme kajal…but i hope i’ll soon write here abt my shopping.. 😛

        1. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO..what happened to my profile pic????? 😯
          where is my pic??? 😯 🙄 rati…help me sooooooonnnn 😥 😥 ..not liking this pic…. :weep:

  4. I guess they r thinking that after applying the eye liner we can check in d mirror n not c d mirror n apply.
    Just imagine what wd hv happened if they had put the mirror on the bottom where numbers r mentioned.
    we’d b looking @ mirror n applying n d remaining lip gloss wd hv dripped on to d floor.

      1. hi cali…..ya sure i’ll try to find sum time to click sum pics… 😉 btw when r u posting u’r new avatar(new look) ?:-)

  5. Wow..lovely shades Sabrina!! I am so glad you did this review and swatches!! Me too :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: the 23 shade!!! :-)…Will check the stuff at H & G tomorrow!! :yes: :yes: :yes:
    And I guess the mirror is given for the touchups… that you can see first if you need to re-apply again and then go for that!! :-P….I need the quadd toooo!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Thank you thank you thank you Sabrina! I so wanted reviews on the Gypsy collection products… My very close friend is getting married and I have been given the responsibility of her cosmetics! this is of great help 🙂

    1. You’re most welcome, Samyukta. All the best for cosmetic shopping for your friend’s wedding. I love shopping for cosmetics.

  7. Btw…me also show off little bit :announce: :announce: :announce: me go to Lakme counter tomorrow..ALONE… :announce: :announce: Me confused whether to go to Shiseido or to the Lancome counter, or both maybe..haaa thats better..I go to both tomorrow..ALONE. :announce: :announce: Tell hubby to wait in food court or finish vegetable shopping ALONE

  8. Nice review, gotta try these once I go home…I really like no. 11, no frost or shimmer for me :), are there any other shades without frostiness or shimmer?

  9. Thanks Ip. No. 11 is the creamiest looking shade of the lot, rest are all frosty, except of course, the clear, transparent shade No. 61.

  10. Hi Insiya, No. 23 is really good, am also liking No. 41 (it’s a maroon frosty shade), didn’t buy that as I have a somewhat similar shade to it in their Lakme Lip Chrome, but am going to check out No. 41 again soon.

  11. Hi! This looks fabulous. How much do these usually cost around? I am planning on coming to India, and I wanted to check out some amazing products. Do u have any other suggestions? thnku!

    1. Hi Mai. These lip glosses cost Rs. 325 each. When you come to India, you can check out all the Lakme products, and you can also check out Color Bar and Chambor. The other international brands are all available here.

  12. Hey i got it…the shade 23 seemed to be a bit dark for me a i prefer light shades i got 11..n m liking it so much…..thanx so much Sab

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