Lakme Lip Love Lipstick in Dark Desire

Lakme Lip Love Lipstick in Dark Desire

Hello All, Today I am going to review Lakme Lip Love lipstick, the most expensive lipstick that I have bought till date. Actually, I haven’t bought it at the first place. I will tell you the story behind it in short.

Lakme Love Lipstick in Dark Desire

A few months after my wedding, I went for shopping with my mom-in-law and she wanted to buy any dark-colored lipstick. So, we went to the Lakme counter and the SA showed us the Lip Love collection. I hesitated to ask for the price. The SA started swatching the Lip Loves’ on my hand. Although, I did not like this one at all, but when I asked my mom-in-law to choose the one, she chose this one.

Then, the SA gave us the bill and both me and my mom-in-law were surprised and shocked when we got to know the lipstick’s price (a whopping Rs.550 for a Lakme lipstick!!!!).

After some days, she said the shade is too dark for her liking and wanted me to use it. I was like grrrr :headbang:

My Take on Lakme Lip Love Lipstick in Dark Desire:

This is my first ever lipstick from Lakme. I think Lakme is the only reputed make up brand for make up novices like me. It comes in such a cute packaging that I fell in love instantly with Lip Love. The bright red cover has a heart engraved on it that forms the O of Love.

Lakme Love lipstick Dark Desire

The shade’s name is printed on the base of the lipstick case.

Dark desire

On removing the cap, the lipstick case is bright silver which has Lakme printed on it in white color.

Lakme lips

The lipstick also has “LOVE” engraved on it like the cap.

red lipstick

Now, coming to the shade. I tried hard to like the lipstick, but every time, I pull out the lipstick from the case, I feel like :yuck: :yuck: The lipstick has scratchy kind of shimmers and that too big ones.

Chunky glitters!


I forgot about this lipstick completely, but a few days back when I was arranging my stuff, I stumbled upon this lipstick and the first thought that came to my mind was “what a waste of Rs. 550,” but still I tried to give it another try. This time the lipstick had a purplish kind of color on the top and when I was swatching it, the brown shade was coming out from beneath the purplish surface. :chewnails:.

Dark lipstick

Lakme creamy lipstick

The application was not smooth at all. Although, the lipstick is quite creamy, but still, I could feel the scratchy glitters rubbing against my skin and giving a streaky application.

Lakme dark lipstick

Apart from the glitters, I did not like (read hate) the shade also. I think it too dark for my liking and it made me look darker.

Lakme swatches

Someone has rightly said that “looks can be deceptive” and the same holds true for this lipstick. Contary to its name “Dark Desire,” I don’t desire for this lipstick at all.


Now, coming quickly to the pros and cons.

Pros of Lakme Lip Love Lipstick in Dark Desire

  • Sturdy and attractive packaging.
  • Creamy texture.
  • Very pigmented.
  • Single swipe is enough to get the color.

Cons of Lakme Lip Love Lipstick in Dark Desire

  • Dirty and cheap-looking glitter particles.
  • Swipe is not smooth at all and gives a streaky effect.
  • I did not like the color at all. :yuck:

IMBB Rating:

1.5/5 (just for the packaging and pigmentation).

Do I Recommend?

No, not at all. Stay away from this lipstick. I don’t know if this is the problem only with the shade. I cannot dare to try any other lipstick from this range after this horrible experience. This is a complete waste for me. Please suggest if it could be put to any use.

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34 thoughts on “Lakme Lip Love Lipstick in Dark Desire

    1. :thanks: Kamini… will try to do that also.. actually i applied it with a very light hand and it was still very dark for my liking.. :nababana: :nababana: .. but the worst thing is it made me appear dull and dark… :pan: :pan: .. :ghost2: :ghost2: ..

  1. very good photos keirti. even i am not comfortable pulling off such shades. :(( I just have one from the collection- aphrodite blush and i adore it. the glitters in this oen are soo chunky. :yuck: :yuck: :yuck: :yuck:

    1. :thanks: Ratiii.. for the compliments… :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:
      but its me.. :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa:

  2. Whats with that weird glitters!!! :nono: :nono: :nono: :nono: :nono: :nono: :nono: :nono: very bad!!! :spank: and nice review keirti!! :)) :waytogo:

      1. :thanks: cali..but i think you are right.. this one is just apt for Halloowweennn… :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: ..but y did lakme launched this shade in india when we no celebrate Halloween here.. :waiting: :waiting: .. :stars:

        1. May be they want us to celebrate it here!! 😐 Thats why this shade.. :giggle: We can use Neha’s Avon blushers too along with this lippi to create a perfect chalky vampire face :toothygrin:

          1. wwooohhhaa.. nice thought.. me too waant Halloowwweenn here.. such an awesum concept.. It wud be fun.. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: ..
            And you are right avon blushers..were like :yuck: :yuck: :yuck:

  3. such shades actually make someone look aged !!! and ya i dont like those chunky glitters at all :yuck: veryyyy nice and honest review !!!! mix this shade with some other light one and apply, dont waste it !!!! I heard other shades from this range are amazing like aphrodite blush n all,but na lakme should improve quality with price too!

    1. :thanks: Taps.. u understood my pain.. 😥 😥 ..and this for :spank: :spank: :spank: Lakme.. At 550 Rs Lakme delivered this i felt like :bash: :bash: :bash: ..

  4. I cant dare to carry of such colors..i do have aphrodite blush from this range and its quite nice lippie..though not my fav but it does brighten up the face 🙂
    I dont like glitters in my lippies :nababana: :nababana:
    :thanks: for the review Poo 🙂

    1. :thanks: Parita.. me too dont like glitterss.. but these were too be to put on lips.. u can compare their size to any scrub ganules.. :stars: :stars:

  5. maybelline is available at half the price and the shades and quality is really good….lakme needs to pull their socks up!!! nice review Poo 🙂

  6. ewwwwwwwwww… the lipstistick peeling :shocked: :shocked: n whts with the glitters :stars: :stars: i dont own a single lip love n i dont intend to now. :thanks: for the review poo 🙂

    1. :thanks: jyo..dont waste ur money on lip loves… u can buy much better lippies in other brands with a lesser price and better shade..

  7. :thanks: Ankita.. even i was thinking the same Maybelline delivers much better quality. I own 3 of them and totallyy lovinggg.. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: ..
    Lakme quality scared me off :yikes: :yikes:

    1. yaa Poo, the only lakme i love is lakme aquashine…but now that i own maybelline and lotus, i find the price of lakme much more expensive…and they dont even offer quality… :spank: :spank:

  8. Poooooooooooooooo….its your review :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

  9. The shade is :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: wapas de doh poo :methinks: :methinks: :methinks: :methinks: :methinks:

  10. Hiyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa :daayan: :daayan: :daayan: :daayan: this colour is 😐 😐 Still..nowadays dark colours are in naaa…but glitttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttter…… no like 😐

  11. Me too liking dark bright ccolurs these days specialllyy hot pink and coral reds… :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: .. that why i tried it again.. but this was :yuck: :yuck: :yuck:

  12. Try wearing a clear lip gloss and apply lipstick with lip brush over it, this will reduce the color to half. Maybe it will be wearable then.

    You can also wear lipstick in ” dab” manner and top it up with lip balm.

    I brought lakme love collection, wine whisper and valentine velvet and these are sold as single application colors giving deep color payoff. Valentine velvet was too dark for me. I had thought will use it for occassions but when I wore these, magenta tinged it stood out like signal lights.

    I use it with above manner and these both styles worked for me. In fact brought more dark colors and wear them in this style.

  13. Glitters are puke-worthy.. :yuck: I do have two highly pigmented lippies in maroon & burgundy shades..without glitters though & I use ’em as colour concentrates. I juss dab ’em 2-3 times lightly & use nude glossy lippies to blend the colour on nice result.. 🙂

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