I really enjoy this time of the year when our favourite brands come up with new launches. Today I shall be reviewing one such fairly new launch by Lakme. It’s the Lakmé Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi Definition Matte Lipstick in Red Rush. I came to know about this lipstick through a TV commercial in which Kareena Kapoor Khan is sporting a fantastic deep red matte lip shade which allured me into trying out this new range. When the Gloss Stylist Range was out, I was so disappointed since I am not a lip gloss fanatic, but matte lippies just work their magic on me. So without further ado, let get into the review ladies!
Product Description: Lakmé Absolute’s latest range of high definition Sculpt lipsticks has arrived! One stroke of contoured perfection is all you need to get a chiseled, long wear experience with a rich matte finish. Available in 15 dramatic shades (the brightest shades so far in the Absolute range), Lakmé Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi-Definition Matte Lipstick is your go-to professional product that provides nothing less than an expert finish.
ü High colour pay off in one stroke
ü Matte texture and finish
ü Long lasting formula
ü Highly recommended by Lakmé makeup experts
ü Most vibrant matte collection from Lakmé Absolute
How To Apply:
- Step 1: Pull out the cap.
- Step 2: Start applying from the centre of your upper lip.
- Step 3: Work from the centre towards the outer edges of your lip, following the contours of your mouth.
- Step 4: Glide across the entire bottom lip.
Shades Available: Peach Out, Maroon Magic, Pink Caress, Mauve Fix, Pink Me Up, Plum Shell, Coco Shot, Red Flames, Crimson Touch, Red Rush, Coral Flare, Burgundy Affair, Tangerine Lush, Rose Bloom, Pink Glam
My Experience with Lakmé Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi Definition Matte Lipstick in Mauve Fix:
Though the Lakme Matte Lipstick TV Commercial is very mouth watering, I was still in doubt about purchasing this lipstick because I have had terrible experiences with Lakme as a brand. Hence I was very skeptical about spending 700 bucks on one lipstick that too from Lakme. Had it been L’Oreal, I would have blindly picked it up because I knew I would like it like all L’Oreal Lipsticks. But I am so thrilled I took a chance and gave it a try. Result? I love it!!
Packaging: Lakmé Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi Definition Matte Lipsticks are packed exactly like the Lakme Absolute Gloss Addict Lipsticks. It has a gunmetal coloured metallic body with a clear cap which shuts with a click sound. The lippie bullet colour can be seen through the clear cover of the lipstick. It’s well-built and sturdy which makes the lipstick travel friendly. All in all, super packaging!
Colour: This shade one of the most beautiful and unique shades that I own in my vanity. It is a gorgeous mauve-y pink colour with brown undertones. It looks way better in person than the images of the swatches. It’s a very versatile shade that one can rock with Western and Indian wear both. Just amazing!
Texture: According to me, this lipstick has a very unique texture. It’s very soft and creamy yet delivers a velvety-matte finish. This means, it smoothly glides on the lips yet feels comfortably matte and light weight. The texture of this lippie is like nothing I have experienced before.
Smell: These are fragrance free. Perfect! Let’s move on to pigmentation.
Pigmentation: Full marks for pigmentation! It delivers implausible pigmentation in just one swipe. It sure is buildable and gives a rich bold colour pay-off with the second swipe. So it can be used as per liking and preference.
Longevity: As if all the above mentioned goodness was less, this baby also long lasting to an extent of 7 to 8 hours of comfortable wear. Though it slightly transfers, but it sure does not bleed and feather and remains on the lips for a good amount of time which is awesome!
Quality: Frankly speaking, I am floored!! The quality of this baby has taken me for a surprise which I am enjoying to bits and pieces. I already have 5 shades on my shopping list which I shall purchase one by one. All in all, I love it!!
- Good sturdy packaging
- Fabulous mauve-y shade
- Awesome color pay-off
- Perfect Matte finish
- Does not dry out the lips
- Really long lasting
- Velvety-cum-Creamy texture
- Comfortable to wear on the lips and does not feel heavy
- Does not settle into the fine lines of the lips
- Does not accentuate dry patches on the lips
- Light weight feel
- Does not bleed or feather
- Glides easily and smoothly on the lips
- Moderately priced for the quality
- Easily available in stores and online
- Transfers a bit (But I generally set it with loose powder to solve this issue)
Price: INR 700/- for 3.7 gms (Generally lipsticks are 4.2 gms)
Recommendation: If you are a matte lipstick lover, do not wait girl! Just get at least one shade and enjoy the goodness that this baby has to offer. If you were disappointed with the Lakme Absolute Glossy Lipstick (like thousands of others), don’t worry! These lippies are perfection and won’t let you down. I honestly feel at least one tube of lipstick from this range is a must have for lipstick users (lovers)!
Guest Review By Priya Sinha (Oily skin with occasional breakouts, fair skintone)
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