Lakme Absolute Forever Silk Eye Liner In Earth Line: Swatches & Review

by Assistant Editor on December 27, 2013

in Eye Products, Eyeliner, Grade B+, Reviews

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Lakme Absolute Forever Silk Eye Liner In Earth Line: Swatches & Review

Guest Review By Adi

I think we underestimate the power of a classic brown eye liner. Atleast I know I did. Brown liners aren’t quite as severe as black liners and yet they’re great for giving almost the same amount of definition without looking too bold. This review focuses on a beautiful brown eye liner from Lakme – the Lakme Absolute Forever Silk Eye Liner and the shade I’ll be reviewing is aptly called ‘Earth Line’.

Claims of the product: These water resistant metallic hues come infused in a creamy dollop of color to create an incredible shimmer and shine. It’s also enriched with Vitamin E to keeps lids soft and smooth. Lasts for up to 8 hours. Smudge proof.

My take on the product:

The eyeliner comes in a plastic retractable pencil form but wait, there’s more to the packaging than meets the eye! The eyeliner only twists up about half a centimeter or so at a time – apparently this is to avoid drying. (This is great for me because I twist up my eyeliner pencils too much and end up breaking them :P) however the initially ‘pointy’ liner does become blunt after the first use and there’s no way to get the tip back :P so yeah, drawing thin lines with this is a wee bit tricky.

The shade ‘Earth Line’ is a gorgeous deep chocolate brown. The pigmentation of the eyeliner is really good; one swipe is enough for the full intensity of the colour to show up. The finish is really lovely, it’s smooth and velvety and somewhat matte.

It takes a minute or two to set to a smudge proof finish, before that you can smudge it for a smokey brown look. Once it sets, it wears for about 5-6 hours easily, with pretty much no smudging or flaking. It’s waterproof too. You’ll need a decent makeup remover to remove all traces of this liner.

BUT when I tried this on my waterline, it definitely irritated my eyes. In fact, I had to remove it after a bit because it was – I wouldn’t go so far as to say ‘stinging’, but yeah it definitely bothered me. I wear contact lenses but I don’t think that’s the problem. So yes, I wasn’t very happy about that part. However you can use it on the lower lash line. On the waterline, it’s a no-no, atleast for me! Also I think the price slightly on the higher side given that there’s only 0.28 g of product. 

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Why you’ll love it:

  • Smooth texture
  • Easy to apply
  • Highly pigmented
  • Velvety matte finish
  • Waterproof and smudge proof
  • Unique mechanism makes sure that the product is not wasted
  • Wears for about 5-6 hours without smudging or flaking

Why you’ll hate it:

  • Slightly overpriced
  • Stings slightly if used on the waterline

Rating: B+

Price: Rs 410

Final recommendation: Earth Line is a beautiful deep brown shade that will flatter all skin tones. Plus the staying power of the eye liner is what makes it stand out. It’s a bit expensive relative to other similar eye liners in the market but it’s absolutely worth every penny and I highly recommend it!

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Xuvious December 27, 2013 at 12:46 pm

If it’s waterproof and smudgeproof I’m up for it! Love brown liners! :)
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Anupama Eyyunni December 27, 2013 at 12:50 pm

I bought this yesterday and totally adore this :)
nicely reviewed
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Gowthami December 27, 2013 at 1:55 pm

I love brown liner very much, and i feel these are bit over priced… :)
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Rishika December 27, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Ur eyes looks lovely! Have u used contact lenses here?
If so whch ones?

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Supria December 27, 2013 at 4:15 pm

I have this in Blacklast. It used to be a pain to take off at the end of the day, but looks like my makeup remover was to blame! I agree it is a bit on the pricier side for a kajal.
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Arzoo December 27, 2013 at 7:14 pm

Beautiful shade.
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Blushnblossom December 27, 2013 at 7:28 pm

I love this shade…… and your eye swatches are looking gorgeous…… it is one of my favourite eyeliner……. but the only downside is that it is slightly overpriced but thats okay because it is such a gorgeous shade…… I love brown eyeliner. It not at all stings on my waterline
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Meghana December 27, 2013 at 9:48 pm

i think i should try this. browns a re good start to shift away from black
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Jyoti December 28, 2013 at 12:07 am
Swati December 28, 2013 at 12:51 am

I need this one! It looks great
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Mayuri December 28, 2013 at 3:28 am

I wear brown liner everyday to work and this looks perfect :)

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Shreya December 28, 2013 at 9:43 am

Such a lovely beautiful brown shade dear ! I really want this one
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Appu December 28, 2013 at 7:41 pm

oh my !
this looks sooo great :) :)
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Lisha December 29, 2013 at 1:06 pm

this looks sooooo gorgie!! U have lovely eyes dearie! <3
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khad December 29, 2013 at 8:51 pm

u have lovely :) and this shade suits you a lot :) !
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Vineetha December 30, 2013 at 6:27 am

Pretty shade! but stings in the waterline :-(
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Manasi December 30, 2013 at 1:07 pm
Amani Zaara December 31, 2013 at 9:07 pm

Nice shade..
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Saraswathi Sneha N V January 1, 2014 at 1:43 pm

Good one :)
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