Lakme Absolute Gloss Stylist in Rust Crush : Review & Swatches

by mehak on May 13, 2014

in Lakme, Lip Products, lipgloss

Has anyone been outside in Delhi for more than 2 hours recently? Its weather to turn you into a   fried egg, and while I have been meandering through the lanes of Karol Bagh for Bridal Shopping (Seems fun, but in 45 degrees- not so much), I have tanned two shades darker than usual !  Which means a lot of colors I used to just lap up earlier, now almost seem like nudes on me !! Take Rust Crush for example…



Lakme Claims

“The new range of high performance lip gloss by Lakmé delivers rich colour and luscious texture for impeccable lacquered lips. The deeply pigmented, revolutionary gloss incorporates high shine polymers and light reflecting particles for an intense finish.

With the Lakmé Absolute Gloss Stylist range a dramatic pout is only a single stroke away. This high performance range of lip gloss   helps you achieve super glossy and highly pigmented lips to match any gorgeous ensemble.”





Rust Crush is a purrty purrty peachy nude. In the tube, it looks like a beautiful papaya color but on the lips its much lighter so it ends up looking like a pretty peach-nude on me to be worn with smokey eyes.

Apart from this , these glosses are non sticky, lightweight and quite moisturizing. In terms of pigmentation- these are decently good, but with pigmented lips you may need to layer these on a tad bit. Plus with lighter colors like this one,they have a tendency to settle into lines but I didnt find the same problem with the darker or brighter colors.




  • Moisturizing and comfortable to wear
  • Decently pigmented
  • Non sticky
  • Lasts about 4 hours on me, but I know some people find that these dont last that long
  • The color would be a nice peachy one on lighter skin tones and more of a nude on darker ones


  • This color can settle into lines- its a problem with lighter colors anyway
  • Pigmented lips may find that they need an extra coat, but since these apply evenly i dont think thats a big deal.

Verdict: B

Price: Approx 700/-

Recommendation: I guess it ultimately comes down for value for money, and though these are really nice lipglosses, at 700 Rs i would expect  something even better than this. However if that is not a consideration- these are moisturizing, lightweight and decently pigmented but do have a tendency to settle into lines . Rust Crush is a peach-nude, which looks nice with heavier eyes on me (its lighter on the lips than in the tube)

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{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

Lisha@HeartBowsMakeup May 13, 2014 at 12:07 pm

The colors are so so pretty but I guess for the price we can get something much better! Great review!


Hems May 13, 2014 at 12:14 pm

I like the color of rust crush… cute nude shade..

xo, Hems


Xuvious May 13, 2014 at 12:18 pm

I like the colour, looks good by itself. I like the darker shade in this range though. :)


Sucharita May 13, 2014 at 12:18 pm

Doesn’t justify the price!


Manasi May 13, 2014 at 1:05 pm

pretty shades!! plum looks amazing!


Rashi @sincerelylazy May 13, 2014 at 1:26 pm

Pretty colour, but somehow shelling out 700 odd quid for Lakme makes me feel I’m paying Kareena’s brand endorsement fees :-P


pari May 13, 2014 at 1:28 pm

color looks nice on you..price is a problem..


Anamika May 13, 2014 at 1:40 pm

this shade is very pretty


Shailja @BeABrideEveryday May 13, 2014 at 2:14 pm

Did not come up so well.. though the packaging looks quite attractive !


Vini @dndb May 13, 2014 at 2:19 pm

great shades!


Shikha May 13, 2014 at 2:29 pm

good shade for fair skin tones. Looks newer avatar for Lakme Aquashine – Coral. Which was priced around 400. They have increased prices a lot


laks May 13, 2014 at 2:34 pm

I feel other glosses in 500 range does a better job.


Supria May 13, 2014 at 2:37 pm

The colour on the lips looks nothing like how it is in the tube. Would love to see your review on the other brighter colour :)


Embellished May 13, 2014 at 2:46 pm

That’s a pretty shade.


rinnee May 13, 2014 at 3:04 pm

lovely shade..i wish lakme didnt hike thr prices so unreasonably


Piu May 13, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Nice colors but really expensive.


amy May 13, 2014 at 3:39 pm

nice shade. but 700 bucks for lakme is too high i guess!


sonal May 13, 2014 at 4:09 pm

lovely swatches!


Chris May 13, 2014 at 9:35 pm

Not liking the settling into fine lines. :/


mily May 13, 2014 at 9:38 pm

Personally i have never been too fond of glosses……it definitely is more nude than coral on lips…


Sumathi May 13, 2014 at 10:16 pm

Kolkata is also terribly hot :'(
The colour in the swatch looks so different from the one in the tube.
The colours would have looked really gorgeous if they had the same colour as in the tube..


Swastika May 13, 2014 at 11:06 pm

The papaya color tube looks yummy but it looks light on your lips..I think I need to get the revlon papaya one only…have been lusting after this color for long


PinkTrends May 13, 2014 at 11:23 pm

Quite pricey for a lipgloss…and even I feel the color in swatches and tube looks quite different


Shivi@COSMOCHICS May 14, 2014 at 9:48 am

Too expensive! But lovely shades :)


Bhawna@GlamCasa May 14, 2014 at 11:30 am

They look good in case, won’t suit me.


Priyanka Jain May 14, 2014 at 3:29 pm
Mayuri May 17, 2014 at 5:20 pm

this shade would not look good on me,.. I wanna try some bright dark shade from this range :)


Aayushi May 21, 2014 at 1:14 pm

It seeems like this color is settling in your fine lines which is not good :(


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