Lakme Absolute Matte Lipstick Review : Peach Carnation

by mehak on April 8, 2012

in Lakme, Lip Products, Lipsticks, Reviews

Lakme Absolute Matte Lipstick on Peach Carnation

There are a few people who I am convinced need better eyesight. Firstly, the people who work at subway (that is NOT  six inches), my own mother (i swear she almost failed the color blindness test during her driving exam – i had to whisper “thats a 68” when all she could see were blurry red and green dots), men in general (orange is not red *smacks newspaper on their head*) and now the makeup marketers at Lakme Absolute . Because that Lakme Absolute Matte Lipstick honey is NOT a Peach Carnation from any stretch of the imagination.

So if it is not a peach carnation, then what is it?  This lipstick is a super pretty, medium brown-rose which is just a tad deeper than my natural lip color. It does have some peach undertone to it , but essentially once on the lips this is just a lovely rosey brownish pink which is stunning as an everyday color-specially if you are medium to dark and struggle with finding lipsticks that flatter you , you must check this one out.  Guaranteed stunner ! I  love how this makes my lips look almost as if it were a stain, like i just ate a berry or something – infact if it were up to me i would name Lakme Absolute Peach Carnation as  “Rosewood” or “Roseberry”or something like that!!  Except Roseberry doesn’t mean anything, at least Rosewood is a place (Pretty little liars)

General thoughts on Lakme Absolute Matte Lipsticks

I love these lipsticks !!! I really do, even though one swipe gives you semi sheer color so they are not the most pigmented,  but  three swipes and you are gliding your way to opaqueness !!! But what i REALLY REALLLY love about these is that they are soft mattes, they are not stark and harsh but sort of envelope your lips in this soft, matte plumpness. I dont know how to describe it really, except the finish is really lovely and really polished looking- almost like an opaque lip stain! It doesnt settle into lines, it does not look like an obvious matte- just a very natural sort of wash of color on the mouth ! ! What i also loved is how they glide so easily and smoothly on the lips – something matte lipsticks struggle to do. They also just feel so light and weightless, that they are perfect for spring summer – who want gloopy unkissable lips? Eww.  They aren’t excessively drying, but they arent particularly  moisturizing either ( so if you are miss.chappy, do moisturize before hand) , yet they last a REALLY long time and on me they live up to their 8 hour claim.  They do tend to fade around the edges of the mouth, but honestly given that these look like a stain, i dont mind that-it just addsa to the stained charm.Even when they wear off, they leave a stain behind . I think this Matte lipstick formula from Absolute is possibly the best formula from Lakme in Lipsticks in a really really long time.

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Left: One Swipe , Right: Two Swipes

Overall Verdict:A

Product :4.5/5, Pigmentation:3.5/5, Texture: 4.5/5, Longevity:4.5/5, Value & Packaging: 5/5

Price: Rs 345/-

Shades: I think Lakme needs  to extend their shades in this  range, there are way too many purple toned lipsticks in there, a few more like this one would be nice.

Recommendation: Lakme Absolute Matte Lipstick in Peach Carnation is a medium -deep rosey brown pink. If you are a deeper skin color and struggle to find good everyday lipsticks, Peach Carnation will not dissapoint (just that it’s not peach!). I thought these lipsticks were lovely soft mattes, that give such a natural finish on the lips, almost like a stain. You do need three coats to opaque, but they last long, they look like a lip stain (so if you like that solid coverage with one swipe you wont get that) they glide easily and smoothly, they are affordable , feel weightless and light and  don’t dry out your lips excessively inspite of being matte. Totally recommend, this is possibly the best lipstick formula from Lakme in a really long time!

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{ 49 comments… read them below or add one }

sristi April 8, 2012 at 10:33 pm

That looks stunning! Such a lovely color! Now I had my mind made up on buying the newly launched Thrilling Pink from Colorbar… and now I don’t know… may be I’ll just buy both!! :D


Sophia April 8, 2012 at 10:50 pm

is dat really a matte lippie???the texture definitely ‘looks’ weightless-more like a stain really….mehak,does this range have any peach shades??? or can u recco any good peach lipstick for fair/medium skintone…….


mehak April 8, 2012 at 11:25 pm

No peach shades in this sadly soph! Good peach lipstick- revlon colorburst peach???


Aparna April 8, 2012 at 11:06 pm

Hi Mehak! Totally off topic but wanted to tell u that i saw u in Metro on Sat at arnd noon.i was the girl sitting in front of u wearing a bright coral shirt with black slacks.Was really happy to see u and was thinking will introduce myself but someh0w i kept giggling inside and waited:P. crazy me.anyway it was good to see u and whenever i see u next time will surely chat or atleast say Hi :).


mehak April 8, 2012 at 11:23 pm

Hainnn??? were you the girl listening to the ipod???? i could hear yr songs from so far away!!! ahahahah…why didnt u come over…i was off to Chandni chowk to pick up my wedding cards…


Aparna April 9, 2012 at 1:05 am

hehe yah n i kno my ipod is too loud :P. i kno i shud have bt m sure next time when we meet in metro will talk :P:D. btw u might find it stupid bt during the past week i had a weird feeling that m gonna see u and voila there u were.
I also wanted to thank u for ur bridal posts and m also getting married in Nov and didnt have much idea abt the bridal stuff in Delhi.have recently come from US.take care frnd! hope to see u soon (in or outside the metro :P)


mehak April 9, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Hehe yah see you soon!!!! i liked the music though *im sexy and i know it *


Aparna April 9, 2012 at 10:39 pm



anks April 8, 2012 at 11:21 pm

Love it! God knows that I don’t need another rosey brown lipstick… but if i did, this wud be it!


NIvedita April 9, 2012 at 12:45 am

I wonder what’s with Lakme! Sometimes they keep making browns, then pinks, and now with this brownish pinks! Nah, not another berry or brownish pink please! But your lips look ahem ahem!! :D


Sukanya April 9, 2012 at 12:45 am

Oh this looks so lovely..but i think texture n staying power wise they are pretty similar to colorbar velvette matte range..r they ??


mehak April 9, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Texture is different…these are smoother and lighter…velvet matte is a bit heavier on the lips and more pigmented


Tanmayee April 9, 2012 at 7:34 am

I tried this in the store, yes the formula is way too good……….its true the range has mostly purples in different tones……


ashwini April 9, 2012 at 8:16 am

nice shade…something that i wear often but i already have too many similar shades but when they get over(hopefully) will buy this one :)


Lancy April 9, 2012 at 9:58 am

A soft daily wearable shade for deep skin tones like me :D Lovely Review


Aparajita April 9, 2012 at 9:59 am

I was actually thinking of trying some lipstick from the absolute range….I am definitely gonna go for this shade…its so pretty!!!!


tanveer April 9, 2012 at 10:29 am

This is my fav lipstick from this range, and the only one I own. I totally agree with your review – I love the quality of this lipstick & wish they had better shades.. It is so beautiful for office :)


mehak April 9, 2012 at 3:10 pm

I love it tanz!It just looks so effortlessly chic na..i hate the shades in this range..ther are hardly any good ones or i would have hoarded!


Kejal April 9, 2012 at 11:20 am

Sounds like a nice lippy…but we have way too much of this shade all over the market. Now I struggle not to pick this same shade


mehak April 9, 2012 at 3:14 pm

I agree. I always tend to go for this, brown pinks are coming out of my ears now!


Parul April 9, 2012 at 11:41 am

Darn If I dint have so many lippies of the same shade then I wud definitely have picked this..luks lovely on your lips…I wonder why they named it Peach Carnation..maybe they got some man doing this naming stuff…


Chand April 9, 2012 at 2:22 pm

nice post……….and lovely shade …..


Shruti29 April 9, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Beautiful… I think I’ll end up buying it :p


Riya April 9, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Mehak, if u cud help, is this shade similar to Maybelline CS Autumn rush? In case not then i hav a reason to splurge!thanks


mehak April 9, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Hi Riya, Autumn rush is much browner….this is more pinkish berry types can see autumn rush swtaches here to compare


Riya April 12, 2012 at 10:34 am

Thanks a lot, gonna buy 2day!love ur daily dose of colours and fun!


giggle girlie April 9, 2012 at 7:23 pm

I like its formula from what you have written but would like to have some other shade as something similar to this might be there in my stash.Why don’t lakme come out with new shades for Indian skin tone..something which surprises us!


tannima April 9, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Lovely shade would definitely gonna rush and buy this.. well I am just starting to do makeup and stuff and this seems like a good everyday shade…

and I love love your bridal me and my cousin read it religiously and we even bought her bridal lehenga from FRONTIER RAAS.. :P her wedding is in june and I am way too excited or it as any PUNJABI would be for the grand wedding.. :D

btw mehak can you plz suggest me some peach daily wear as well as a coral lipstick which would give a lil colour kinda lipstick..m kinda medium toned…


Duane April 9, 2012 at 10:31 pm

As a woman, I can’t live out without this beautiful lipstick… It’s really beautiful!


ziya April 9, 2012 at 11:20 pm

does it last really long……. i mean 8 hours plus staying power?


Mehak April 10, 2012 at 12:12 am

Yes it does ….. But remember it fades … So at the end of 8 ours is till have lipstick on but it’s like a stain , faded from the edges


Lapanika April 9, 2012 at 11:55 pm

This one’s super pretty and considering , its long lasting , im liking it :)


pavani reddy April 10, 2012 at 12:00 am

this is totally a must-have i guess…will definitely buy this..i must say all ur lippie reviews are bookmaked by me…


Tannima April 10, 2012 at 12:49 am

I love love your bridal colums, me and my cousin read it religiously and we even bought her bridal lehenga from FRONTIER RAAS.. her wedding is in june and I am way too excited or it as any PUNJABI would be for the grand wedding..

btw mehak can you plz suggest me some peach daily wear as well as a coral lipstick which would give a lil colour kinda lipstick..m kinda medium toned…


mehak April 10, 2012 at 10:03 am

Hmmm peach/ coral…if u can spluge on mac then mac see sheer is perfect peachy coral….otherwise try revlon colorburst peach, tht might be slightly washing out though so test it in the store..


tannima April 10, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Yeah i wiil try for sure…
thanks for suggestion..:)


mehak April 10, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Oh and s happy yr loving the bridal column!!!!! Yay for frontier. me like!


Niesha April 10, 2012 at 1:26 pm

lovely peachy color… i ordered brilliant kiss yesterday,,, keeping this for the next purchase list.. :) :) :)


Nidhi April 10, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Hi Mahek! I have always tried lipsticks which are nude or tints of brown .. I am wheatish in complexion and my lips are a bit u think this can be given a try If you were me? ( I want to purchase a coral or a peach lippie ) or would u suggest me some other brand’s Peach shade?


mehak April 10, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Hi nidhi , this is not resally peafch, this is brownish pink bt it will def look good on you. If you want peach, try revlon colorburst peach or mac see sheer ….Actually give me some time, i have a peach/coral lipstick post coming up really soon


Ritika April 10, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Hi mahek,
I am absolutely in love with ur blog and especially ur style of writing! It’s awesome :) This lippy looks like something that might hopefully suit me! I have medium skin tone and practically everything looks too dark or washes me out! :( I’m hoping that this lippy doesn’t do that!
Anyways is this similar to Lakme lip love rose kissed?


mehak April 11, 2012 at 12:20 am

Thank Ritika :):)
This is a deeper than rose kissed, more plum-berryish..should look really good on you !! :)


Ritika April 11, 2012 at 7:45 pm

Thank u sooo much Mahek for ur reply :) Also can u please suggest some more good pinkish brown shades for medium skintone? Slightly towards the pale-brown side? Please? I’m such a newcomer to makeup I have no idea what to buy :/ I bought My mahogany toh and I’m liking it, however it tends to wash me out in case of pix :(
Please, any help will be highly appreciated :)


mehak April 11, 2012 at 9:53 pm

Check this post out here- these are some of my favourite lipsticks and would work well with medium


Ritika April 11, 2012 at 10:29 pm

Thank u sooo much! U rock :)


Nidhi April 11, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Thank you! oh well you have all the time…m absolutely in no hurry..shall wait for your review. BTW your profile pic looks awesome.


Nidhi April 11, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Actually I would request you to put up a list of lipstick shades and glosses that people with darker lips could choose.. I mean you yourself are a directory in these thing right? So u r the best one to b asked such a qstn :) Again no hurries..but do put up this post My Special Request.


Ritika April 11, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Thank u soo much! I am certainly gonna get this :)


elle June 12, 2012 at 5:53 pm

looks like buff from maybelline


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