I have a confession to make ladies. I have a mindset that Lakme = Average/Bad quality products and heavy price tag! Please do not hate me for this, but I personally had some horrible experiences with Lakme hence I have very very few Lakme products. “Enter Studio Sculpt Matte Lipstick”. I must say that this baby has changed my perception about Lakme and its product quality. What a marvelous invention this lipstick is! I can’t wait to tell you lovely ladies about my new found love, so let’s get started.
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.
- High colour pay off in one stroke
- Matte texture and finish
- Long lasting formula
- 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 Red Rush
The only Lakmé product that I swear by and can’t live without is the Lakmé Absolute Kohl Ultimate. At this point in time also, I have one half used kohl pencil in my daily makeup pouch and two unopened back-ups of the same. That is how much I love this product! But I thought, my list will end here. I was so wrong! Since the time I have used the Lakmé Absolute Sculpt Studio Hi Definition Matte Lipstick, I am seriously addicted! The name “Hi-Definition Matte” is what drew my attention and tempted me to try out this range as I am a sucker for matte lippies. I am so glad I did!
Packaging: The packaging of these lippies is like the Lakme Absolute Gloss Addict Lipsticks. It comes in a gunmetal coloured metallic case with a clear cap which shuts with a click sound. Since the cap is clear, the shade of the lipstick tube can be seen through the cover. The packaging is quite sturdy which makes it travel friendly. Overall, great packaging Lakme!
Colour: This shade is a gorgeous bright red colour with orange undertones. It is one of the most beautiful shades that this range has to offer and will also suit all skin tones. It’s by no means a neon red per say, but sure a bright wearable red colour.
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 in my vanity which contains over 200 lip products. (Not bragging, just giving an idea of its unique texture)
Smell: Fragrance free!
Pigmentation: This lippie score 100% marks in the pigmentation department. It delivers fantastic pigmentation in just one swipe. If it is swiped twice, its gives a really bold colour pay-off. So it basically works two ways – single swipe for a wearable everyday red and double swipe for a bold red pout.
Longevity: Another wow element of this baby is the lasting power. Its lasts on the lips for a good 7 to 8 hours, without bleeding or feathering. It does transfer a bit to glasses and mugs, but that does not reduce the pigmentation of the shade on the lips. If set with loose powder, it does not budge at all.
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
- Absolutely versatile and gorgeous 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)
- Not really a con – I really wish it was priced between INR 500/- to 550/- so I could indulge in another few shades (Dil Maange More!!)
Price: INR 700/- for 3.7 gms (Generally lipsticks are 4.2 gms)
Recommendation: I could not imagine in my wildest dreams, that one fine day I will wholeheartedly recommend a “Lakme product” to anyone. But trust me ladies, you need to have at least one of these babies in your life. This is no doubt a fantastic product from Lakme and I would love to buy a couple more shades from this range. Finally I have a Lakme lipstick in my vanity!!
Guest Review By Priya Sinha (Oily skin with occasional breakouts, fair skintone)
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