I am in love with matte range of Lakme Absolute Hi Definition Lipsticks. I picked up 3 red shades at one go and they are similar but not same. Here is the review of the brightest of the 3 in the shade Red Envy (other two shade reviews coming up). Read on to know more…
Price: Rs 700/- for 3.7gm
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My Experience with Lakme Red Envy Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi Definition Matte Lipstick:-
A lot has already been said about the packaging, I would not bore you repeating the same; my two cents regarding the packaging would be, a color coded sticker at the vase and matte body would have made this oh-so-perfect. Here you have to remember the shade name and the finish if you have more than one in this range. Not a huge con but why not look at the possibilities of betterment.
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The texture is a complete LOVE. As much as I liked the velvet matte range of Faces, I am liking these as well. Almost all the shades from this range are summer appropriate and kudos to Lakme for that. This is moisture matte as per my opinion and hence very comfortable on the lips. Also it does not feel heavy or sticky on the lips. The lightweight formula would be like wear and forget.
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The pigmentation is buildable, one swipe is good for regular wear, but if you want a longer stay multiple swipes are required. These do not move from the lips and hence lip liner is totally optional. I love how smoothly it glides on the lips and gives a velvet matte finish to the lips.
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The particular shade is beautiful red which looks wow on my NC 42 skin tone. Like most red lipsticks it does look bold but it does not look tacky. You can easily wear it with any outfit. It is a happy fun shade for me and I mostly keep a bare face with this on. Having said that, this is not a unique shade, but again a matte red for variety of skin tones and makeup looks. If there is one red I have to pick other than Ruby Woo, it would be this one.
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The only complain if I HAVE to make one would be the transfer to the cups/cutlery. The staying power ranges from 5-6 hours depending on the food/drink intake. With a liner the stay improves up to 7 hours; but I avoid the liner as I enjoy the lightweight texture.
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Pros of Lakme Red Envy Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi Definition Matte Lipstick:
• Nice packaging
• Array of shades
• Beautiful texture
• Long stay
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Cons of Pros of Lakme Red Envy Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi Definition Matte Lipstick:
• Slightly expensive.
• Transfers to cups/cutlery.
IMBB Rating: 5/5
Would I Recommend/ Repurchase Lakme Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi Definition Matte Lipstick – Red Envy?
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