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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